Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Tried this one while on sale. Did not like as much as Bacardi 8.
Got this as a gift from my GF's brother. Not a great sipper but makes a good mixed drink with coke. The bottle is kind of cool too
Nice sweat rum and it often served in in clubs but from all the i have tried this always gives me a bit of an hangover the day after
this is a lovely addition to any cupboard of someone who has a dry palette, goes lovely with a mixer and is an amazing cocktail rum ... spent many nights in dominican republic drinking this
Rum dolce, poco persistente e con un finale deludente, appena sufficiente per bevute spensierate.
Bottle with screw cap a little unexciting
Pleasant but quite alcoholic nose
Nice aroma of gentle vanilla and dried fruit but short lasting with moderate burn.
Brugal is at the Cognac end of rum. This one nice enough as a quick sipper but next to Zacapa 23 there is a distinct lack of flavour.
Alcohol taste.. Not enjoyable to drink.. Quite basic..
I prefer rums which are not as dry as this one, but there is hardly an alcohol burn (it is even tasting somewhat watery). Main flavour is smoke and oak. Nothing special as a sipping rum.
Brugal Reserva Anejo 40% (Dominican Republic)
Eye: Lovely copper
Nose: At first sniff Brugal seem a little “hazy” but after just a few minutes the immature alcohol fog clears and reveals a shy composite smell of treacle, margarine, oak, brown sugar, caramel. It has that youngish ethanol feature I really don´t care for in a rum. Then a lot of blood orange squeeze, white pepper and vanilla. It´s not bad at all, just a little young, uncertain and unnecessarily held back. At the end the orange turns sweeter and the caramel and honey tones becomes more dominant, which in this on is a good thing. Enough with the smelling, let´s see what young Brugal has to offer on the palate.
Mouth: It´s a bit harsh I think but with excellent middle register which consists of a lovely mix of orange, honey, caramel and oak. Rather thin, I would say but it kind of works here as the sweetness is more “upbeat” than many other young rums I´ve tasted lately. And now it even smells better. Of course, it is still astringent and far too unsecure to play with the big boys (or the big girls for that matter – any girl really) but, apart from the electric alcohol fumes, it is pretty consistent. I like the “taste” but not the “feel” in Brugal. Light to medium bodied with a medium taste length but the alcohol is clinging to the palate and gums like a badger to a boot.
Reaction: I actually enjoyed this unruly hobbit of a rum. Mostly I admire the harmonious middle and I have to say I could drink this again if someone pays for it. The empty glass now has a peculiar scent of gooseberry together with mackerel and smoked salmon. A rum that produces that at this age has my respect and. I like it because it is weird.
Price: Ca 300 SEK
Tasted: 2016, in a Riedel Sommelier Cognac XO glass at room temperature.
If you want that hot, full rum taste in your mixed drinks, this is for you. I am more into the premium sipping rums myself, but as a mixing rum it holds up well.
This was the rum they served in our all-inclusive resort at the bar. Had two of those everyday for a week 😀. It grew on me and I came to like the high alcohol bite it has.
You don't want to sip this one. But mix it with some coke and you'll be all good.
Definitely not a rum you enjoy straight up, but it does mix well.
When visiting friend this was the only Rum he had! a lot of other spirits products but not a good broad assortment Rums..... well I trieas straight but would not recommend that if you have tried better premium Rum brands.
Well, its cheap and easy to drink.
Not great as a sipper, but it's ok.
Good with coke.
my all time favorite, always has been and always will be!
In Eye it looks like a decent rum, however the flavor and nose are really poor, a bit better than the extra añejo but I still missing something.
I haven't tried older and escalated brugal rums, but I have tasted some añejos and they disappointments me
i had this rum once i dont really find it a aged rum
Tried this rum straight at a family get together and I was certainly not impressed.
Not quite smooth enough to enjoy straight and if your going to mix you might as well go cheaper.
Easy to drink. Good taste.
Good value for the money
Really smooth and goest down nice and easy...maybe to easy May be too sweet for some
It has chocolate and peppery taste to it. Nothing special and would recommend with coke.
Okay, but not a remarkable one