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Principia

Velier • Foursquare

88 /10063 reviews
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233 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Bottler
ID
RX90
ABV
62%
Vintage
2008
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot and Column Still
Age
3 years - 6 years
No. of bottles
5400
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The Foursquare Principia is a limited release rum from Barbados, distilled in 2008 and aged for 3-6 years. It has an ABV of 62% and is described as having a mahogany color, a scent of sherry and Mon Cherie, and flavors of caramel, tobacco, chocolate, sandalwood, red fruits and spices. It has received mostly positive reviews with ratings ranging from 65/100 to 92/100.

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88 /10063 reviews
COMMUNITY RATING

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Principia is based on 63 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Vanilla Coconut Oak Sherry Caramel Raisin Fruity

Taste associations

Intense Chocolate Peppery Sherry Woody Vanilla Sweet

Finish associations

Woody Spicy Vanilla Tannins Chocolate Dry Oak

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Community comments

Already 63 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 88 points. A total of 8 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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86/100

Holy moly der klatscht ordentlich! Aber sehr geil und intensiv. Kräftiger Mokka, Vanilleschote, Rosine, dezent Sherry und Rum-Rosinen, dunkle Schokolade mit Fleur de sel und Espressobohnen und dann wieder Kokos und Bananenchips. Lediglich der Alkohol könnte besser integriert sein.

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85/100

Als Foursquare-Skeptiker kann ich nur sagen: Schmeckt mir erstaunlich gut! Ein toller Rum mit Biss, Charakter und Tiefgang. Gerne wieder. 😋

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83/100

Un rhum qui manque d'équilibre. Trop boisé et fermé à mon goût. L'alcool manque d'intégration. À part le Patrimonio que je ne connais pas, c'est celui qui m'a le moins plu de la série Velier-Foursquare.

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88/100

This is a very complex rum with a high proof that unfortunately shines through too heavily. A few stops of water will balance the alcohol a bit better. Less intense then Triptych but an interesting rum none the less.

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92/100

Super leckerer Foursquare

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87/100

Fierce cask/wood driven young Foursquare. Sherry influence is very noticable, but the bourbon cask had some say in it too. Good wood management! Lots of dried (red) fruits:dates/raisins. Coffee/dark chocolate. Thick stuff. Different from most of the Mark releases (Also Empery). Lots of oak/wood.

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89/100

Ein volles und schönes Bouquet. Fruchtig würzig, wie ein Brandy. Eine metallische Frische mit Limetten und leichter Säure von getrockneten und geschwefelten Johannisbeeren. Eine holzige, leicht röstige Würze mit Vanille und Tabak. Und fruchtig mit Kirsche und Kokos. Die Nase gefällt mir richtig gut. Intensiv und kräftig am Gaumen. Würzig und irgendwie bitter-salzig-süß. Wieder dieses Metallische mit Limettenschale. Und etwa getrocknete Frucht, Aprikose, Johannisbeere, Rosine. Etwas pfeffrig mit Muskat Vanille und Mandel aber auch süß wie Toffee. Sehr schön. Runder , intensiver, toller Rum.

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88/100

Foursquare Distillery 2008 Velier Principia Distilled: 2008 Bottled: 11.2017 Aged 9 Years (3Y Ex-Bourbon, 6Y Ex-Sherry) 62% One of 5400 Bottles Melasse Rum, 100% tropical ageing Farbe: Mahagoni Geruch: Riecht süß und schwer nach Sherry und Mon Cherie. Eiche mit dunkler Schokolade und Toffee, Sherry, exotischen Früchten und Gewürzen, z.B. Muskat. Geschmack: Süß und vollmundig nach Karamell, dabei cremig im Mund, beisst aber auf der Zunge. Kräftig und intensiv. Dabei würzig-pfeffrig mit Toffee, Tabak, Schokolade und Sandelholz. Rote Früchte im Hintergrund. Abgang: Mittellang und trocken. Dabei holzig und sehr würzig mit viel Tanninen. Fazit: Der Abgang ist nicht so der Reißer. Ansonsten super leckerer Foursquare, wie von Velier auch nicht anders zu erwarten. Foursquare Rums der Exceptional Cask Selection und natürlich von Velier gehen gerade bei Rum Auctioneer preislich durch die Decke. Da werden sich einige in den A... beißen, dass sie nicht früher zugeschlagen haben. 88 Punkte

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75/100

Horsi jak Triptych, uz moc silne

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89/100

Au nez, pas de doute, il y a eu un long passage en Fûts de Sherry, cela me rappelle bien évidemment le HSE Fino & Olorosso. Le sherry est omniprésent mais on retrouve des notes d’amandes, de tabac, de fruits (banane-orange), le nez est plutôt prometteur et on sait qu’il y a des watts derrière tout cela ! C’est fruité à souhait, on veut s’y plonger ! L’attaque est plutôt alcooleuse, aie, on est mal parti ! L’alcool et le sherry prennent trop le dessus sur l’attaque. Mais la suite n’est que gourmandise … ouf ! Effectivement, le milieu de bouche tire sur les fruits tropicaux.

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65/100

#nofs

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90/100

Ciekawy ale bez rewelacji. Jak na ten voltaz jest bardzo delikatny i w zapachu i w smaku.

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About the distillery

The distillery Foursquare is located in Barbados. Rums from Foursquare have been reviewed 4,602 times with an average of 83/100.

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