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I bought this because it is rated so highly on here and agree that it is quite fantastic! My favorite is El Dorado 12, but this is definitely less sweet and has more character, fruity notes, cinnamon and oaky with a nice Zinfandel finish, quality sipper!
...besten Rums, welche ich bis jetzt getrunken habe. Der Anfang einer wunderbaren Freundschaft zwischen mir und der Foursquare Distillery :D.
I experienced a sample of this from The Party Source in Bellevue, KY. Unfortunately they were sold out of their stock! I'm now crying into my sample!
Aroma is smooth oak, Zin, hints of toffee and vanilla with some molasses. The first sip is warming but never near hot. A smooth natural sweetness, maybe from the Zin barrels, comes forward up front with hints of vanilla, molasses, toffee, oak, Zin and other soft spicy notes. It dries out nicely mid taste and finishes dry. Medium long drying finish. This rum is smooth as silk and way too easy to sip neat! As the rum rests in the glass the oak and Zin move more into the forefront. A lot of depth here in both aroma and flavor but it's all very subtle and extremely smooth. I don't know that I've ever had a better rum to this time. In my opinion all of the hype about Foursquare is justified. Although I have 3 or 4 other offerings from them in the cabinet this is the first I've sampled. This is absolutely outstanding! I hesitate to give anything a 10 but this is damn close!
Fruchtig und ausgewogen.
Nur leicht süss, so wie Rum sein sollte.
I hesitated to try this one, as I thought it might be overly sweet. I was thankfully wrong. Flavors of cinnamon, molasses, and oak (as well as some spice) come through in a masterful balance. You won’t regret it.
Deep brown sugar nose. Smooth molasses flavour with the Zinfandel cask coming through well - quite an interesting wine-type initial hit, but I’m not an enormous fan of it. Serious spice lasts forever with smokey and woodsy tones. Unique for sure, just not my cut of tea
Lovely amber colour with and initial hit of fire and burnt caramel. Slightly sweet smooth at the end, a warmth at the back of the throat and lingering, pleasant finish.
Typical rum flavor is dimmed. Which brings this rum closer to whiskey fans.
Cask taste is intensive, which I love.
The influence of Zinfandel is for my untrained senses undetectable, which makes me a little bit sad, because I’m passionately in love with Zinfandel/Primitivo/Plavac.
Bottle is very simple and pretty, but the plug looks too cheap. Maybe Foursquare should think about some changes in this detail.
Otherwise, I highly recommend this rum.
Good winter sipper. I feel nicely warmed. Plan to have more!
Too much of a bite for my liking. I've only tasted a few rums and this is my least favorite so far.
First i must say, yes, I’m fan of this foursquare exceptional cask series. At the moment I have 5 different bottles from 8.
And I very liked all what I try before from this collection.
So today I opened one of Zinfandel bottles. Before I open it, I was sure about that, I will not be disappointed. But I’m surprised again.
43% bourbon and Zinfandel wood.
Nose: very clean, sweet aroma. I got vanilla and maybe honey notes.
Taste: first note! It’s tart and viscous. Different. And after that you got of smooth taste in your mouth: mix of vanilla, caramel, little spice. I’ll like this rich taste. No alcohol burn for sure, and not to sweet. Balanced.
Perfect for single malt.
But port cask finish (9y) I liked little bit more at the moment.
Port cask 8.8-9
N- Imagine a white caramel, along with floral perfume and a touch of oak.
P- Strawberries! I kid you not! Strawberries, rounded out by some brown sugar, rye spice and an ever so light vegetal-ness.
F- Cherry and more oak. Vaguely reminiscent of cough syrup.
Very solid rum! Also a rather odd rum. Absolutely worth a try, but perhaps not worth buying a bottle.
Since I absolutely hate rums aged in sherry or madeira casks, and port is a close cousin to both of these, I have held off on trying anything from this distiller who likes to use port casks. This one is aged partially in zinfandel casks, and this varietal happens to be my favorite. I was still hesitant to try this one until I read all of the reviews. At only $52, I deemed it to be worth the gamble. Since this is a dry rum, that was an added bonus.
The aroma is nothing to write home about except for some of the alcohol vapors breathing off. The taste on the tongue is peppery and a thin mouthfeel because of it having no added sugar. The aftertaste has a very faint hint of zinfandel and oak with no after burn. This rum went through a very complex blending process, but it really amazes me how the final product is just pure and simple rum. If the info on it's blending had not been shown, I seriously doubt that anyone could guess all the trouble that went into making this fine rum.
After note: since Don Q Single Barrel 2005 is $16 less than this equally dry rum and tastes a lot better, I cannot recommend this Foursquare rum as a good buy. This was my first and last rum from Foursquare. I have no choice except to lower my rating from an 8 to a 7. If one word can describe this blender, it would be Overkill.
Can a rum be simply delicious? Light amber color, no ETOH aroma, legs galore, quickly dissapating warmth leaves a certain fruity sweetness that is a wonder. Jeeze this is good stuff.
86 proof, undoctored wonderfulness. My first Foursquare and hopefully not my last.
Kdo hledá doslazovanou jemnost s plastem, rovnou tuto láhev přeskočte. Toto je opravdový rum!. 43% je na začátku lávhe znát hlavně ve vůni. Chuť je pravá nefalšovaná, rumová bez dochucování. Výborný, podobnost lze nalést v Doorly's 12y nebo Mount Guy XO. Jde o podobné levnější varianty tohoto rumu, ale každá svým způsobem lehce odlišné. Hlavně v dochuti, která je v Zinfu přenádherně dlouhá. Cena kolem 1000,- by mu slušela více.
Think about the 2004 or 2005 (which I’ve yet to try). Add a layer of berries and cherries, you’ve got another great expression by foursquare. This is a limited release product like all foursquare products and is no longer being made like the Port Cask.
Foursquare have been one of the leaders in rum in the last couple of years and their "Wine Cask Finish"-series live up to the hype... and more
Nose: Sweet oak, dried fruit and a hint of red wine from the cash finish
Taste: Oak, raisins and a fruity wine note. The aftertaste is wonderful, although it is cut a little short
Overall: Wonderful rum that hits all the right marks. I was a little in doubt about using a red wine cask to finish the rum, but it gave a really complex flavour to the rum. Only the short finish is between this rum and a 10/10
Perfect rum to add to your collection or house rum staple. Another rum that doesn’t hide anything! No Chill filtration, no sugar or caramel additives. Just an honest very good, I may add, moderately priced limited rum by Richard Seale. A vast array of flavors and aromas from sweet to spicy, floral to oaky, fruity to nutty to create a nice complex rum, which you might be thinking would be a sweet rum due to the Zin influence, however, these barrels are dry barrels that housed Zinfandel, so the rum isn’t added to some Zinfandel wine still in the barrel.
Enjoy this as this rum won’t be along much longer.
So many great things about this rum!! Smooth, not too sweet, layered and complex. A beauty.
The Zinfandel Cask is an other great pot and column blend that goes toe to toe with the other four square expressions! It isn't the dark fruit and berries that I get from the others in the Foursquare lineup but is more of a light tropical fruit, which again is nothing to complain about on a hot and humid day! My palate tends to favor the deeper dark flavors otherwise this would land another 10 from me!
This one is mostly dried fruit for me (apricot?). Maybe a hint of pear. The finish has a very mild toffee sweetness. It has a full, rich flavor, yet it's quite smooth with nothing harsh or off-putting. One of those rums I could sip until the end of time.
Namely: When you smell at it, it is lovely, fruity and tasty. It ist still so in the mouth, but only after one has absorbed the shock of cask strength. It keeps a pretty long, fruity aftertaste, too.
Just that it lacks a bit of character, of a definet taste is kind of pity.
I was apprehensive to give this a try. No added sugar or flavors, sounds bland. Wow was I wrong. Subtle taste, great aroma, smooth finish. Overall a excellent rum to drink neat.
Denne rom er nok ikke til nybegyndere der forventer en sød rom. Den er lidt tør men bestemt god. Jeg tror jeg ville rate den højere, hvis jeg fik smagt den noget mere. God rom, hvis man vil prøve at komme væk fra det søde rom og over til noget mere “rigtigt” rom