Four Roses Single Barrel OBSK (Big Red Selection) Review

This is a Four Roses OBSK Single Barrel selection by Big Red Liquor. It’s a 9 year 9 month bourbon bottled at 56.5% ABV.

Nose: Big vanilla up front – the added rye from the B recipe helps balance the oak nicely. Black cherries, watermelon, and toffee.

Palate: Oak up front turning earthy and spicy as rye comes in. Slightly sweet, but mostly peppery and earthy overall.

Finish: Pulls quite a disappearing act here sadly – basically zero finish here unfortunately.

Rating: 79/100 – One of the rare busts I’ve had as a FR Single Barrel pick.

Value for the money: Normally I consider these one of the best values in bourbon, but for this particular bottling, I wouldn’t pay $50 again for it.

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