Four Roses - Single Barrel | 47.0% | USA
Meet #4 | 28/11/10 | Hosted by Laura
It was Bourbon Night at the Southside Whisky Club which entailed a 3-way blind taste test and a hearty review of the Four Roses Single Barrel.
It's all kinds of dreamy puddings: honey-caramel figs with vanilla ice-cream, cinnamon strawberries with ginger and chocolate meringues and bananas with bruised raisins and maple syrup. There's also some spicyness with cloves and pepper coming through and even a slight hint of sweatiness.
It's got more freshness than the nosing would suggest with tangerines, melon, apple, orange, cucumber, mint and even grass all shining through. There's an underlying smooth sweetness with coffee, cream, honey, caramel and sherbet as well as a rich spiciness in the form of chili and orange peel.
Finish & Comments
A medium finish with a more aged feel than the initial taste. There's treacle, vanilla and dark chocolate adding more sweet creaminess to the equation but there's also a woodiness with pine and smoked salmon knocking at the door. Finally, a triple-whammy of salt, liquorice and grapefruit complete the deal.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
64 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
No ratings available.
Tasting Game Points (out of 7)
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