This is another weird one. A good friend gave me some Four Roses Private Selections some time back, but the selection information is missing from this bottle. I know the ABV, and the recipe, which is enough for me to give it a review. Let's dive in. If you can put up with a couple more of these unknowns I promise you'll be rewarded with, shall we say, 40 Roses. Give or take. Let's do it.
Sweet waffle cone, graham cracker, toffee and delightful tobacco. Rich and pungent, sweet and enticing.
Sweet and filled with dessert notes and fruit. Cherry, toffee, oak and waffle cone. Honey, musty tobacco, fresh orange peel and pepper. The heat is there but it is well behaved. Mouth feel is rich and viscous.
Finish is long, but a bit hot. Lots of pepper, oak, tobacco and cherry, almost like a pie filling. Sweet cream, honey and toffee.
The nose and palate on this are untouchable, but the finish is a bit out of step. This is still great, though, and I'm sad I don't know the age, selection or warehouse info to get a couple more bottles for myself.