Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
90.0 Proof
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Jul 2011 12:01 pm

Average value

€ 26.85

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170 × member ratings

469 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Four Roses Small Batch

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.99 points

  1. Teomarg scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. ishi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    A lot of grain, vanilla, spices, chocolate marshmallows, dried apricots, cherries with cognac. First sweet, caramel, spices, then refresh, sour, dry

  3. TsiAI scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 18 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: Copper Gold

    Smell Nose: cream cake, varnish, alcohol is very obvious, caramel buds, heavy butter cookies, half-cooked cheese, Wang Zi milk, with a sour taste in the second half, like the monkey king Dan eat when I was a child, and Weak sense of northeast pickled cabbage

    Taste Palate: so sweet, caramel, cream, paint, heavy cheesecake, Lady M Melaleuca, faintly made with nine bayberry

    End rhyme Finish: medium and light, Monkey King Dan, corn candy

    Body: Medium, slightly weighty, medium firmness, bitter bottom

    Nose: 82/100

    Palate: 82/100

    Finish: 80/100

    Body: 83/100

    Overall: 82/100

    Overall: The sense of hierarchy is weak, from smell to entrance

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Decent bourbon, a bit watery, not so much caramel and vanilla, but the oak and cherry are a nice combination.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet varnish, citrus, caramel, oak
    • Taste
      83 83
      Thin, cherry, baking spice, orange, good heat
    • Finish
      83 83
      Slight tannin, red fruits, sweet raspberry tea

  5. valery77 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, pickled vegetables, notes of a carpentry workshop (just sawn board, varnish, glue), flower and perfume motifs, ascorbic acid, exotic fruits. Not very complicated, but pleasant. 21
    • Taste
      Lightweight, moderately dry. Pepper, green apple, oak barrels, salt, vanilla, fruit drops, perfume notes, creamy toffee, herbal bitterness, very light smoke. 20
    • Finish
      From short to medium, smoothly fading. Oak tannins dominate, to which not very pleasant alcoholic bitterness is added, at the very end a hint of menthol is added. nineteen
      Understandable, drinking bourbon. Balance 21.
      Total 81

  6. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For me, the tastes and smells are very well integrated and harmonious, but they are also very soft and not easily extricated. It is easy to dismiss this as characterless, but it's character is its nuance. It is has an amenable charm. It won't demand your attention if you want to drink it casually, but it will provide a good quiet chat if you're in the mood, too. 
    • Nose
      Citrus peel and dried red fruits, a flash of brown sugar and dill, light cinnamon and nutmeg, cereal grains, vanilla pod, dry tieguanyin tea leaves, damp oak, and damp earth.  (A bit of wood char comes out on the nose after a few minutes. )
    • Taste
      Oak and butterscotch, cherry cordial, and marmalade with cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate and raspberry liquor, fading to a faint taste of dark chocolate covered espresso beans and oak tannins.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur


    Four Roses, currently owned by the Japanese Kirin, was actually a blend until 2002. It was the Japanese owners that decided to produce and promote it again as a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This Four Roses Small Batch was bottled in 2014. It is composed of four different bourbons produced in-house.

    The nose is round and sweet, but very rich. This smells a lot like citrus peel and brown sugar. Sniffing tobacco, maraschino cherries and toffee apple. Nicely spicy on nutmeg and vanilla. Candied oranges. Hint of coconut and chocolate. Surprisingly complex.

    The arrival is (too) soft, not enough body. Honeysweet. The spices speak first. Think nutmeg, but also ginger, cinnamon and a pinch of black pepper. Coriander! Quite feisty. The rye did its best. The sweetness reminds me of chewing tobacco, oranges, cherries and honey. Quite nice!

    The finish is bittersweet and medium long. It leaves the mouth quite dry.

    A very pleasant surprise, to be honest. And just under 30 EUR. Recommended.

  8. Daan Tje scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: honey, caramel, fruity, vanilla, oak, spice, light touch
    Taste: honey, caramel, vanilla, oak
    Finish: long, oak, vanilla, nutty

  10. Daytona955 scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      68 68


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