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What can I say. I put QRM 30 on the top shelf as my all time favorite, but I think I have to put another one right next to it. The Esclavo XO Cast is pure magic. It literally explodes in your mouth. Distilled by Oliver y Oliver and marketed by Danish based 1423 you can clearly find similarities with QRM as it is very sweet, very rich in both nose and body. But this one attacks all your senses with it's high, but not intrusive alcohol level, rich in butterscotch, dates, sugar cane and it's slightly smoky flavor. The high alcohol rate gives it a certain sharp licorice touch to it. It's INTENSE! The only gripe would be that after tasting this everything, literary everything, taste bland. So don't start with this when you're testing other rums. Finish with it!
It really feels exclusive with the numbering and it won't break the bank for you. A new favorite!
The color is dark, The taste is thick. The finish hit you like a sledge. If morse rums where like this i would be a happy puppy.
Man fornemmer slet ikke at den er på 65%, den virker blød og rund i munden og pga. styrken holder smagen længe.
Der er noter af karamel, honning, vanilje og kanel.
Virkelig en rom der skal have en plads i samlingen og pga. styrken er det jo ikke en man drikker flere gals af, den skal nydes ;-) og det bliver den. ;-)
At the first smell you get a knock from the alcohol. After a while the sticky alcohol fades a bit and you can sense beautiful sweet aromas.
In mouth you will first get a kick from the alcohol but almost immediately you can taste vanilla, caramel and some spice. The 65 % alcohol makes this rum different in a good way. It almost vaporize in mouth. A very nice experience.
The aftertaste is very long and sweet.
This is a really strong and sweet rum with a big body and long finnish. Really good!
It's an explosion of sweet flavours in the mouth that lingers for ever. The only downside is the sharp hellfire burn on your tounge :-P
This one has a great aroma and the taste is even better. Even though it's a strong rum the alcohol taste doesn't take over as I expected it to do, instead there's an explosion of of different flavors that makes it very enjoyable. The aftertaste lasts several minutes afterwards.
You will smell mainly alcohol due to 65% of content. But in alcohol is dissolved everything good and it is not diluted. After drinking a small sip or just few drops you will not guess 65%. I have drinked just one bottle, so i have tried only one batch but I hope that every batch is little bit different :-) Taste is extremely complex, smooth and strong with long and pleasant tail. You can feel everything you like in rum, but in this complex taste is hard for me differentiate anything dominant. Tail is long with strong flavor.
And price performance ratio is great also ;-)
This is one of the all time great rums I've ever tried. Purchased from Vinoble Skanderborg (Denmark), batch #5.
I thought I'd love this rum, as I rated the Esclavo XO a perfect 10. This one is even better (great rums taste better stronger). I like this even more than the Tres Hombres Captain's Choice rums, which are also quite amazing.
In fact, as of 300 reviews, I'd rate this as my #3 rum of all time (after the Centenario Real (#1) and the Centenario XX (#2)).
Very nicely sweet. Smells and tastes of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon spice. Simply a beautiful rum. And a pretty good value at only ~$70 (500ml). I hope I can find more!!!
Couldn't decide whether it should be a 9 or a 10, because I gave the original XO a 9. But I ended up with a toprate, because I'm surprised every time, that it's so smooth, soft and tasty even though it's 65 %. Absolutely brilliant. Worth every cent.
A great rum. One of the best rum I have drank. Very special. A little bit to sweet, sugar added.
This could chock anyone! strong that it helpes to let it brief before, But to be so strong really goo!
This drink is STRONG... And I am not a fan of those kind of strong things, the taste (in my humble opinion) are slightly warped with such a high procentage... But here it kind of works...
Duft: lækker sød duft. vanilie, røget, blomme, kandis og en lille smule sprit.
Smag: sød og lidt røget i smagen. Karamel og blomme. God lang sød eftersmag
When drinking this one, remember to take it among the last drinks of the evening as it may kill the experience of the drinks after.
Vilken fantastisk rom! En explosion av smaker som ligger kvar länge länge. Visst är den stark men det passar perfekt till den sötman.
Another fantastics rum from Esclavo. Very thick taste fills up your mouth and lasts forever. Love it!
the taste is very well, but it's too strong for me.
Perfect smooth taste. Strong But nice Mild ron. Excelent.
It is very different than other rums. It os very sweet, lot of raisins. But with the 65% alcohol, it is balanced. If you have the option, at least try it.
Min absoluta favorit, 65% alkoholhalt och ändå drickbar utan att vattna den, men lite vatten i gör smaken ännu mer fantastisk och är av den typen jag älskar. Aromen fyller gommen på ett fantastiskt sätt, helt klart den bästa rom jag druckit.
Darker color , sweeter smooth taste with nice heat ... Long aftertaste .. if you are reading this.. buy it
meget flot oplevelse
god eftersmag taget % i betragtning
I had built up in my mind how this might taste, and at the time it was the best tasting sweet rum I'd tried.
The bottle is boring and black with a white label. It is only 50cl. The rum explodes in your mouth and the resultant aftermath tastes like I used to imagine a perfect sweet rum should taste.
After a few months I could say maybe a little too much clove/five-spice. There's not much depth, it's always wham, sweetness. If you like an El Dorado, Golsling Old Rum and other sweetened rums you should try this.
As I've drunk more Veliers, Rum Nation and the like I find this isn't enjoyable - the extra sugar is very obvious and the depth isn't there. Good for cooking though.