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The real mccoy 12 year rum

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Another great bottle from the island of real rum.This one get straight to the point and is a little more heavily bodied then you usual Barbadian. My nose fills with notes of leather, oak, coconut and pepper. In the mouth I pick up a dark character with notes of oak, leather, tobacco, orange-peel and spices. Despite the manly character, it's a pleasingly refined rum that's well executed. The taste and color feels heavily influenced by the barrel, but it never goes overboard. Thumbs up.

Lækker Rom uden sukker - god eftersmag af valinile og tobak

No surprises here—just a great 12-year-old Bajan rum with no added sugar. Along with the other offerings from Foursquare at Mt. Gay, this makes for a fantastic "benchmark" sipping rum, with notes of oak and dry caramel. Took a few minutes to open up, but once it did, it was very nice. I think it has a bit more character than MGXO, and is a little dryer than RL Seale's Finest.

I would love to do a side-by-side tasting with this, Doorly's 12-year (finished in ex-Sherry casks) and RL Seale's Finest—the latter two appearing to be significantly better values from the same distillery. But you can't really go wrong with any of these :)

(PS, I don't understand how anyone could rate this less than a 6, but apparently some have very different standards than the site's rating suggestions. [Also, wow, this rum must have excellent distribution in Denmark!] At the time of this review, the rating without these peculiar outliers would be 8.04, rather than 7.58.)

Dette er nok en af de bedste rom jeg har smagt, hvor der ikke er tilsat sukker

Dufter meget som Eldorado 12 som mit Ummidelbart førstehåndsindtryk. Efter lidt længere tid med næsen i glasset finder jeg følgende: citrus, vanilje, kokos, egetræsfad som bliver helt nøddeagtig i næsen.
Smagen er temmelig sprittet men utrolig sød til at det er en rom som ikke er tilsat sukker. Der er utrolig meget fad smag. Som snævrer mundhulerne helt ind til Kindbenet.
Sødme 5/10

Toch ook weer een prima rum van de Foursquare Distilleerderij op Barbados. De rum heeft minimaal 12 jaar gerijpt in ex-bourbon vaten. Smaken en aroma's van molasse, hout, kruiden en salmiak. Geen suiker en kleurstoffen toegevoegd.


A typical Barbados rum with floral notes and light body. i enjoyed it but i had better ones

Volles Aroma, sehr gut. Echte 12 Jahre, kein Solera. Nicht nachgezuckert, trotzdem angenehm süß.

the rum is good, great color, but I think it's overpriced.

My first exploration of Foursquare and Richard Seale. A purest delight. No sugar added so you get a true taste of his rum. Very balanced with many nuances on the nose and taste. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, citrus with a hint of tobacco. As a fan of El Dorado 15 and 21 year I must admit this made me rethink my ratings for these.

A interesting rum. Well balanced. Intense aroma, vanilla flavour.


Another great rum form foursquare ! True bajan flavor

This is a okay rom. It is a bit sharp. It is a quite dry rum. Not so much aftertaste. But drinkable if nothing else on the table.

I'm generally not a fan of rum aged in bourbon, but this is nice because it still has a touch of rum sweetness (though I wouldn't mind a little more sweetness).

Tastes and smells of oak, bourbon, caramel, a light spice, and smoke. Very smooth. A great rum for the money.

Denne Rom har en ok smag men hvis man ikke er til en Rom der er lidt sprittet skal man ikke vælge den

Meget tør rom, hvor smagen forsvinder hurtig. Kokos vanilje og banan kan anes i smagen

Meget lækkert bekendskab.
God duft.
Dejlig sødme, let fed og sprittet, lidt træ, appelsin og mørk chokolade.
Lækker behagelig eftersmag.

Dates and apricots in the nose. A bit smokey on the tongue, with dates again and licorice. So far, so well. The finishing starts in the same direction, when all of a sudden the burnign of alcool takes over. What a pity! Still: On the better side of rum.

This nice Rum in one of the biggest positive surprise for me. Really smooth sipper with long aftertaste, not to sweet and not to oaky, perfect balanced. This is among my new fovourites from now. Highly recommended!


Reminds me eldorado 12, bit sweeter than Bacardi 8.

While the nose is nice, the mouth is awesome! Damn smooth caramel, butterscotch, coconut, banana, leather, tobacco, chocolate, and citrus. A nice noticeable bourbon finish to top it off too. This may be a 10 at some point, but for now 9+

Sugar test-0. Well duh, it's from Foursquare!

This is a great example of a Bajan rum that is well aged. It does not have anything but a bourbon cask influence of many years. The main interesting theme here is the tobacco and bourbon cask flavor. All natural really a nice rum to add into a sipping rotation when you are going to other cask finishes or aging.

Whisky like nose from the wood and the bourbon barrels, with that bourbony sweetness.

Mature sugars on initial taste and some plaintain.

Can taste the age, dramatically more than the RL Seales 10yr which I tasted this alongside (maybe because it's aged in bourbon barrels?).

Almost get splinters from the finish, not very sweet at all. Dry.

Guava taste at the end.

Not loads of stuff happening in it but would strongly recommend anyone who like rum to try it.

I love the aroma in the bottle. Has a slight caramel aroma. Nice. Tasting it reveals a smoothness with some spiciness. Also oak flavor (not surprising for a rum aged 12 years). Not overly sweet although there is a bit of it noticeable right before the warmth of the rum takes over. As it fades the caramel and vanilla becomes more apparent. Excellent sipping rum.