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Typically, Four Roses releases two limited edition products each year - a single barrel and a small batch. This is the single barrel release from 2013 which is an OBSK cask.
Baking spices, pound cake, big vanilla, big fruity molasses. Pepper. I keep saying big because the nose is really quite impressive.
Rich oily mouthfeel, pepper, thick rye spice. Light passion fruit. Nice oak and some toffee, caramel and orange peel.
Long, drying and tannic. Brown sugar, molasses, orange peel.
Delicious and unique, big flavors and a nice complex profile all over. I'm not sure I really enjoyed the level of citrus that came out here, but it was still very enjoyable overall. I was recently lamenting that all of my other OBSK bottles are under 10 years old and I think that is for the better. The tannins were a hair heavy handed so I'll be curious to see how those compare when I review younger barrels.
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