Review #641. Four Roses 125th

Review #641 | /r/Bourbon Review #372 – Four Roses 125th

The Schtick: This is Four Roses 2013 Small Batch Limited Edition release – it is a blend of 18yr OBSV, 13yr OBSK and 13yr OESK and bottled at cask strength.

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Distiller: Four Roses

Bottler: Four Roses

ABV: 57.6% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, Tasting

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Nose: Sweet caramel, honey and vanilla. Raspberries, syrupy butterscotch, berries, oak and pepper.

Taste: Rich pepper, lots of nice oak, tobacco. Faintly bitter, but that quickly fades to vanilla, caramel and a deep earthy tobacco.

Finish: Long with some heat, but it is mild. Rich pepper, caramel, toffee, vanilla and faint tobacco.

Overall: Great, and a departure from a lot of the floral characteristics I get from more Four Roses releases. Really enjoyable and I”m not surprised given the constituents – some of my favorite 4R recipes (OBSK and OESK are in my top 3 4R recipes).

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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