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.
Distiller: Four Roses
Bottler: Four Roses
ABV: 57.6% ABV
Source: Bottle, Tasting
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).
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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