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Four Roses Limited Edition - Small Batch

Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB89777
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2016 Release
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Charred New American Oak Barrels
Number of bottles
2838
Strength
55.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
1150 20916 2107
Barcode
0742832730136
Added on
26 Nov 2016 9:03 am by DalaDanne
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Average value

€ 382.32

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Whisky Reviews for Four Roses Limited Edition - Small Batch

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. AquaVitae scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    Not really to my taste. Too much imbalance between the extreme fruitiness and coarse bitterness.
    • Nose
      First whiff reminds me of high strenght rum or bourbon. After a few moments this disappears and the smell of solvent takes over. Underneath there is a little burnt bread and a more noticable candy sweetness, like candy peachess and melon bubblegum. A little aeration diminishes the alcohol scents.With water it becomes much gentler with various fruits (melon, mango and papaya) taking the spotlight but still with a candied edge.
    • Taste
      Indeed a festival of tropical fruits in the onset. Followed by cereals, but not really malty. The sweet candies are ever present but unfortunately also the bitterness of cold black tea. With water the sweetness heads towards perfumed lavender soap.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium+ with the candies duelling with the tannic aftertaste.

  2. MikerG2k scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    This has sweet, yet a distinct well defined oak finish that draws me in after the other flavors set in. The blend is a combination of three recipes OESO, OBSV and OESK. Some may be unable to distinguish one beverage from another given the limitations upon importing Bourbon. Bourbon, like rum, is a distinct beverage unlike single malt. The mash bill is not just one grain, but at least 51% corn. In addition, age can more often have a counterproductive effect due to higher temperatures in the rick houses. Optimum age on bourbon is usually lower.
    • Nose
      90 90
      cherry, apple, honey, vanilla, apricot/lemon like nose
    • Taste
      89 89
      toffee, crème brulee, pepper is noticeable with citrus peach
    • Finish
      87 87
      mint, oak, spice, honey lingering.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This one has a really vibrant nose, all on toffees, waffles, various syrups, like golden, a little maple and something like stewed prune, peaches and apricots.
    I am getting orange and bags of spice with the apricots to the front and the syrupy notes bringing up the rear.
    Not sure what to think really, it is very very sweet but the sweetness drowns everything else out.
    Good for me to try something different and I think after a few of these you could quite happily sit down for the evening and get through half a bottle.
    As I am writing this , the finish really takes hold, very pleasant.
    Lets perceiver with this one, as I think the few drops of water I have added have really opened this up.
    Sweet, slight chemical taste, syrupy but still too sweet for me, just?
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Delicious strong dram with a good character.
    • Nose
      Strong nose, a high ABV. Vanilla, sweet fruits.
    • Taste
      The taste confirms the nose. Powerful sweet taste.
    • Finish
      Creamy, continues to stick nicely on the tongue.

  8. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The mouth feel is nice oil-like.
    Tasted in blind tasting (VBT9-1)
    • Nose
      Surprised by the sweet, round aroma: grapefruit, vanilla, hazelnut, raisins, brown sugar and something spicy.
    • Taste
      The taste is, especially after adding some drops of water, in the extension of the nose: orange, raisins, cinnamon, milk chocolate and a little drop at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium, vanille, 

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    HWF VBT-9 (Blind tasting) Sample 1
    • Nose
      Corn, apricot marmalade, tobacco, strawberries, vanilla and some ashes.
    • Taste
      Very nice creamy fruits - apricot, floral - roses, spices and orange peel.
    • Finish
      Gooseberries, some fudge, vanilla and again creamy.

  10. Defeatless scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Odor: High in alcohol, wood, straw, and bourboncask influences. There also seems to be something of laurel / salt wood. I get a bit of goose bumps here. There is, in my opinion, a high content of rye in this whiskey.

    Taste: Herbs, vanilla, bit of wood. Typical bourbon. Hint of cream
    Body: Full and robust
    Finish: Long. Dry, tikkie wrang, but recovered again. Here, obvious wood influences are noticeable. Lots of vanilla and herbs as an old-spice.
    Comments: Do not add water, you drown um.
    Sample from hetwhiskeyforum.nl blind tasting
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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