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Medium sweetness and quite easy. Smokey taste/smell, some ripe fruit (banana). Lacking aftertaste though.

Not my top choice by far but still a good rum. It has good flavors to it and for the price it is worth it.

Good and smooth rummi with nice after taste to all rumm lovers

I tried it and it tastes to me. In my opinion this is correct rum at a good price. When you search a cheapes rum you should buy it.

Very nice smooth rum. Mild tast, but at bit strong alcohol taste.

Tasty rum. Very good to make an good Rum Old fashioned.

Great smell to it and it's pretty tasty too. Makes a great Cuba lebra.

Vzhledem k ceně není nejhorší, trošku ostřejší ale stále chutná

Un bon petit rhum pour le prix. Pas extraordinaire mais un goût assez original! :-)

Dark colored tastes like bourbon. Great to mix with coke.
That's about it.

Sweet smell, nice caramel colour, no hay-like taste like other Plantation rums. Simple taste, not woody, not spiced. Simply sweet and fruity.

I kind of expected a bit more from this rum. Even as a mixer it kind of disappointed.

En effet sur des notes fumees de bitume de reglisse il est plus sucre et un peu moins precis qu un mezan xi.Mais c vraiment un bon plus il n est pas cher a 24 euros il est un super rapport qualite est mieux equilibre et moins dur le bitume qu un platation st lucie 2001.A essayer su vs recherchez ce type de rhum il est facile pour entrer dans cette palette aromatique.note 7.4.

Amber color. Smokiness with hints of dried fruit.Too harsh for me as a sipper. Adding ice made it passable. Certainly works well as a mixer with lime and as others have said can be had for a good price. Just average but hey it's rum so enjoy.

Even though I am not a big fan of Plantation this rum is somehow drinkable, considering the rather low price. But for me its not more and not less than that.
Btw: I tried the new version with the sticker "original dark" on top of the label (see picture from Ramon on 7 Aug '16 ).

Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: Trinidad a Tobago
Aroma: Na to, že se jedná o jeden z nejlevnějších rumů pod značkou Plantation, je vůně na dost vysoké úrovni. Středně těžká i plná. Sladkost asi 1/3, s exotickým dřevem, těžkou ovocností, medem, medovinou, lehce i cedrem a tabákem. (85 b)
Chuť: Na jazyku se míchá jemnost s pikantní štiplavostí a nasládlostí koření, rumové pralinky. Je to takový ten klasický rumový styl, kdy opravdu nepřemýšlíte, jestli vám náhodou nepřipomíná brandy nebo sherry whisky. Působí navíc silněji, než na 40%, a je i dost výrazný. (83 b)
Body: 84
Shrnutí: Ochutnal jsem díky českolipskému podniku Kavárna/bar Kocour, kde jsem zakoupil 60 ml vzorky pro další společnou degustaci v Hořicích u josého. V chuti mu ještě chybí větší vyzrálost a firma samotná ho doporučuje jako mixer, ale na mě udělal solidní dojem, obzvlášť když uvážíme, že se dá sehnat už od 340 korun. Pokud sháníte levný karibský rum, ať už do drinků nebo pro nenáročné popíjení třeba na chatě či u táboráku, jste na dobré adrese.

Fair mixer, stands up and doesn't get over-powered.

sugar test-12g

When its cheap (~15€) its good rum for value, but at the regular (~25€) price there are better rums.

I think I am talking about the same rum. I went to my local store and this one was new. I was totally drawn in by the busy bottle design with a nice curves in the neck and a stamp molded into the glass. You could sit for hours just reading the story on the label. Anyway the rum is strong and dark, a bit harsh as others have stated. Very much like pussers British Navy for my palette.


Excellent nose and taste for good money. Recommended!

You can compare it to a meyers just a typical rum and coke rum

this rum is not good for the pure taste. if youre drinking it neat, its a bit harsh. but with sugar and lemon juice and ice you´ll get a very good caipi.

This is great with coke doesn't knock my socks off.... Excellent flavour...

Here in Quebec, the Original Dark from Plantation is only available via private import, which means you need to buy at least one case at the time and go through an elaborate ordering process.
Luckily for me, I have some very Rum enthusiastic friends, and so last summer I ordered two cases that we shared together.
Priced at 30$ CAD, I personally think the only other product that matches its quality price ratio is the El Dorado 8 yo. All of my friends agree that it is very tasty and extra smooth. I went through practically an entire bottle with one of my friend the 1st time I tasted it, just sipping it on the rocks (beware, it then becomes extra smooth and dangerous, with delicious coffee and chocolate milk flavours).
Since then I used it in Painkillers and to bake some Rum cakes for the Holidays.
Very recommended.

Plantation original dark rum