Review #704 | /r/Bourbon Review #398 – Four Roses Private Selection OBSV Brigante
The Schtick: This is a cask strength, single barrel release from Four Roses, featuring their OBSV recipe.
Distiller: Four Roses
Bottler: Four Roses
ABV: 62.8% ABV
Age: 8 Years, 10 Months
Warehouse / Barrel Info: MW-50-5N
Nose: Clove, toffee, vanilla, allspice, pepper, caramels and sweet melon. Floral, sweet, spicy. Nice complexity here.
Taste: Medium, some heat, rich cocoa, honey, vanilla, floral fruits and pepper. Strong oaky backbone. Really diverse, and the cocoa is surprisingly prominent. The oak is a bit heavy handed though and it starts to dive into the dirt near the end.
Finish: Oak, tobacco, dry earthy pepper.
Overall: Too dry and oaky, spicy for my tastes. I was a little surprises since OBSV doesn’t usually come across ths dry to me, but this was an outlier for sure.
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