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I never knew Hemmingway, nor am I a super fan, but I can't imagine him drinking this. His loss.
Ce duo est vraiment très bon. Un odeur mélanger de cassonade et de caramel. Le 7 est moins sucré et plus fruité. Le 24 est caramélisé et épicé, la finale est longue et complexe. Je recommande a tous, merci à ma sœur.
This is perfection for me. Deep color with sweetness, molasses, cola, vanilla and it is the smoothest. Wish it had better distribution near me in CT
This is the best run I’ve ever had. I love the maple butter flavor. Dark mixed with light is super smooth to sip. Love it!
It's dark, not too sweet and my favorite rum to have neat. There is a special cask version that rounds off the smoothness even more.
Just a touch of burn as you sip it but the maple finish is amazing. I love the design of the bottle especially the cap. I enjoy sharing rums for the first time with my friends and this is one that holds their golden standard.
The nose of vanilla and butterscotch are present on the nose and in the mouth. It's very sweet and dry. Smooth and has a delicious aftertaste. Amber color in glass, it's burn is very inspiring.. I just smile and want to take more sips. This is. Must have sipper in the collection. Reminds me of centenario 25, but with more complexity. There is alot going on with this rum, I shall get to the bottom of it!.
After tasting others the complexity and burn is just right. Excellent.
A great rum no matter what your drinking for the night. A great craft cocktail, simply on the rocks, or a classic rum and coke.
While drinking on the rocks pairs well with a great cigar.
Papas Pillar is one damn good rum.. I try a lot of different rums at different price points and feel this is an excellent rum. A little more expensive than I prefer to pay, but worth it. Goes great with a cigar!
Wow! That is one word to describe this fantastic fine rum. Definitely, if you enjoy Zacapa's XO rum, then this is for you and for half the price. Superb from from initial smell to the last sip. Definitely a sipper, this rum is perfect as an after dinner rum or to compliment your dessert.
This rum has complexity and smoothness that is contained in an old style canteen bottle indicative of that which Hemingway had in the service. Of course, Papas Pilar is the name of his boat.
Nicely done for a rum crafted in Florida!
If you don’t like a sweet rum, this one’s not for you. Initially there was a little bite to it but that faded after some airing. Throw in a lime wheel and a few drops of water to open it up and this is a treat.
Hints of maple syrup start this smooth drinking rum. Nice aroma. No bite to it.
When you think of Hemingway, you think of grit, leather, oak, strength, toughness, and character. All those things can be said about this rum. Its as complex as its namesake. With warm overtones of maple, caramel, and vanilla. Definitely a worthy of a long pour and a long night!
I was bowled over by this rum, that's all there is to it. it's pure heaven to sip or drink on the rocks. There is incredible complexity here, a wealth of lovely flavors from start to finish, and it looks simply gorgeous in the glass. Plus the marketing campaign behind it - including the beautifully-proportioned bottle - gives you plenty to expound upon with novices and aficionados alike. My question is this: is it rum? Created from a blend of rums from five different locations, using both pot and column stills, following by solera-type aging in no less than three types of cask...well, by the end, I wonder if they've lost the thread. Though in my mind superior to the two Dos Maderas products from Williams & Humbert, this rum similarly "steps over the line" when it comes to the heavy influence of wine-derivative flavors (port and sherry). So, if you are looking to experience the directions rum can take in the hands of people willing to explore new ground, this is one exciting rum. If, however, you are a traditionalist who prefers that rum hues close to its roots, with old techniques refined rather than avoided, you had best look elsewhere (like, perhaps, the Zafra 21 Reserve).
Purists probably won't give 9 out of 10, it's just that this one brings back some beautiful memories. Not memories of rum, but of mocha flavored ice cream. Yes, this rum truly makes me happy...
I looked this up and can't believe it is under and 8 ranking. It is an amazingly smooth and flavorful rum. Just a delight to drink neat or with an oversized cube. My bottle did not last long on the shelf.
Sugar: 24 gpl. This rum is a must have if you like a sweet rum. It's sweet with some complex flavors from the Port and Sherry casks, along with some strong vanilla and caramel, but the biggest flavor is the taste of dark Maple syrup which to this Canadian is awesome. The blend of rums in this bottle work very well. It has a bolder flavor than the Centenario 20 or the Maderas PX 5+5. It is a must have in any collection.
Delicious combo of caramel with a hint of black pepper. This is my go-to when I want to make sure I'm going to enjoy a glass. Super smooth and just sweet enough.
First impression is solid. Color is a nice caramel color. Aroma is sweet with nice maple notes. First sip had a strong alcohol burn. I was not happy so I let it sit and breathe for about 15 minutes. Boy did it change. Each sip was better than the last. Mildly sweet but complex in a good way. Everything I look for in an affordable top end sipping rum. Perfect with a single ice cube.
Most everyone has already stated the obvious about the strong maple, and vanilla flavors, but the taste, to me, is different. Definitely caramel and molasses, and not to strong of an alcohol burn considering it's 43%. Definitely a repeat though!
Whoever would have said "Delicious" and "leathery" in the same sentence? This rum is a beautiful deep colour, red, and inviting. In the glass it immediately smells of burnt caramel, and leathery. In a way that is hard to describe. There's some maple in there. More sugar. A bit of oak. Maybe maple syrup. Smooth taste, that lingers at the end. A bit of hit on the back of the tongue, letting you know the alcohol is there. Very complex. Old tasting, but not necessarily "aged". Like it came from a bottle that had been in a saddlebag. Maybe a pony keg. Not dusty though. Very exciting, this is a great tasting rum. I need to have another taste!
Sweet, good, with a lot of coffee flavor and some chocolate. Wonderful to sit and sip on.
Hard to go wrong with this rum, as good or better than many at 2-3 times the price. Tried it at a sampling and had to buy the bottle. Rich in maple with great accents both in aroma and taste. Nothing wrong with this rum except I cannot get it in Oklahoma, have to order it.