Excerpt: Overall, the 2004 was a solid, well-constructed rum with a panoply of tastes that could hardly be faulted. It was way ahead of anything Foursquare had made before, instantly pushed the “standard” 4S/Seale/Doorly lines into second-tier status, and to my mind did more than any other single rum to mark Foursquare’s future ascendance and reputation on the Bajan rum scene.
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This is a cask strength release from Foursquare. It spends 11 years in ex-bourbon. I had a sample of this many moons ago, and was silly enough to think "why should I write down my thoughts on rum?". That was foolish. I have procured another sample so that I can take down accurate notes and share them with you all.
Rich brown sugar, pepper, clove, tobacco. Impressively bourbon-y. Mild overripe fruits, creme brulee. This smells like a very rich, fruity, bourbon.
Thick, rich. Very mild heat despite the impressive proof. Sweet maple, molasses, lots of rich fruitiness. Almost like a banana split. Vanilla, clove, pepper and more brown sugar.
Long and growing more rum like with lots of over ripe fruits, molasses and some faint funk presence.
This is really rich and complex, with lots going on. Its a super bourbon like rum, but those two things play exceptionally well here.
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