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Had very high expectations of the Rumbullion XO 15y since its so rare find here in the US, but what a big disappointment. Bottle is very nice, points to the execution, but then it's downhill from here onwards. Smell test reveals a weird metallic odor and very artificial smells. Hardly any burn, but the aniseed flavor just simply does not work for me. Flavor profile is similar to the awful Don Papa 10y rum from the Philippines which struggled to earn a score of 2.
One of my favourites.
Fantastic aroma of cinnamon, cloves burnt wood etc.
Taste bursting with lots of flovours, a little mulled wine. Follows with nice long spices and lots of oak -
Reminds me of Christmas in front of an open fire!
Amazing nose to start. Sweet hazlenut and nutmeg. A lot to like about the taste, starts really nice and sweet - just like I like it. Then a little spice with a medium finish. Only thing holding this down is a little bitter/tart taste that comes through. Still good sipper and I'd have it again.
This 15 year old batch is very nice, and a slightly smoother improvement over the regular Rumbullion. A rum full of flavour - perhaps delivers less of a spicy punch as the original rum, but a decent sipping rum over ice.
It's a bit pricey, but worth it for a special occassion.
I had this side by side with Rumbullion Spiced, and I definitely preferred this one. The Rumbullion spice was mostly spice and orange, while the XO is mostly spice and rum, with a nice 46.2% kick (vs 43% for the Spiced).
Smells and tastes of cloves and rum, with just a little vanilla, orange, and cinnamon. It's the added rum flavor that makes this better than the Spiced to me.
To the user that asked if there's a better spiced rum, I believe the Koloa Spiced Rum tops this one. :-)
Not a spiced rum fan, but Rumbullion converted me. The only reason I held back from 10 is that the regular Rumbullion spiced was better.
A huge hit of creamy, sweet vanilla and juicy, freshly sliced oranges. There is a mulled wine-like delivery of toasted cinnamon and cloves. Aromatic notes of dark chocolate and fragrant oak develop in the glass.
Palate: Exceedingly thick, mouth-coating palate-entry offering up orange marmalade and even a hint of blackberry. Leathery an wood provide a complex backbone alongside a huge dosing of cinnamon, cloves and liquorice.
Finish: Long in fact huge! sparkling finish with notes of old-fashioned cola cubes and intense bittersweet orange. A final flutter of toasted oak appears on the tail.
The rum base is good and smooth, but the choice of an anise-forward spice profile just turns me off. I really tried to like it, but couldn't
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Initially this has a nice kick however the cloves and aniseed make this off putting as it is not balanced. The more you drink it starts to become cloying and disgusting. Must add that it lingers in the mouth and does not burn afterwards.
The standard Rumbullion is my favourite spiced rum so I was expecting big things from this and it didn't disappoint. If there was anything bad to say about this rum it would be that it is maybe a little heavy on the cloves and star anise but its got a great kick and bags of flavour.