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The color of this rum was a glowing amber.
Possibility my favorite 12 year rum, and Appleton Estate has produced the best Jamaican rums I've tasted. The Appleton Estate 12 year is exceptionally smooth with hints of cinnamon and banana, with undertones of dark chocolate and oak , or what I believe the barrel is oak because other rums by Appleton are also oak, but I haven't been able to find what barrel type they used. The finish is incredibly smooth leaving a light taste of cinnamon in the mouth. Priced around $30 a great rum for the price, and served best over ice. However, this age is still ripe causing the drinker to miss out on some of the flavor undertones. I wish Appleton Estate would release the rare blend in 15 or 18 year vintage just to taste how this bottle would if matured.

OK, to be clear, I mix my rums with Diet Dr. Pepper. It is how I like my rums. This rum is affordable, yet offers a great complexity of fruits (like bananas), molasses, slight vanilla, and changes its flavors one to two times as you finish your drink. I put one shot glass per 12-oz can for this blend. Now, if you have ever got stuck with another rum that is just OK, or not that good, like Kraken rum, then I call this Appleton a perfect disguise cover up rum. Just add 1/2 a shot glass per 1 shot glass of Kraken, and you suddenly have a complex flavor that is very good. This custom blend between Appleton and Kraken almost resembles a Zacapa. Anyway, I have 8 bottles of this in my cabinet because the store where I live runs out. I like the price and I like the flavor. It is a must have.

I like this rum, especially for the low price of only $32.99 (TotalWines 2016)!

It's a tad sweeter than both the Appleton 12 and 21 (but still rather dry as are all the Appletons I've tried). It's very, very close in taste to those, but slightly better IMHO. Notes of oak, almond, vanilla, molasses, and nutmeg. Try blind tasting this against the 21 - you may even prefer this to that, as I did.

Visserligen bara min andra Appleton, men Estate V/X får bara en femma av mig och denna hamnar på samma låga betyg. Trodde den skulle vara bättre. Men det är väl bara att prova vidare:-)!

Best rum I've had yet. Better than their signature blend. Way better than Captain Morgan's. Has nice amount of alcohol content. Not too strong of a bite with good amount of flavors.

Not bad, smooth, but not as much depth as my favourite El dorados

It's great stuff. No added sugar, smooth as can be. Wow

I bought this rum somewhere at a airport in Baku at duty free shop. What a great choice, very good balanced in taste and cost. Smells nice and it is very gentle just enough burning oaky chocalty spicyness. The first night the bottle was half empty :D It is like kissing a girl you always liked, you cant get enough of it....Too bad they dont sell it in the netherlands :(

The rum taste nice and spicy.It has dominant combination of brown sugar, charred caramel, and a spicy oak. It is well balanced and complex with some points of fruits and almonds.

44%. Nose of mild coffee but I don't taste it. You can feel the extra alcohol but not in a bad way. Nice overall sipper.

Difficult to say what it was about this, but I generally did not like it. There seemed to be bight and an aftertaste that I found unpleasant.

Gotta say - I like this rum. Really smooth. Lots of sweetness, I smell molasses primarily. Sugary, maybe too much for some.

Smoother than the vx, worth the extra money if you can afford it.

my everyday sippim rum..good price point, pretty smooth, good afterburn

What a suprise the smooth arouma and taste go hand in hand love it on the rocks

The funk is there, but 12 years have taken the edge off and left a very smooth, well-rounded versatile product. It's not often I reach for a funky rum, they are generally not my favorite, but this is the one I go for and it does everything well. SUPERIOR mixer.

sugar test- 0

Add this one to your shelf, great on the rocks or mixed with Coke

I prefer the regular 12 year old but this rum was nice (I won it on twitter)

This is the 12yo Extra rebranded. While I haven't tasted side by side, I believe it is the same blend and equally as good.

Really nice smooth rum, with plenty of complexity too. Great value especially if you want to drink it neat.

It isn't as smooth as I thought it would be. The flavours are really nice.

Deși un pic mai spirtos (43%), aromele se disting bine iar Aftertaste-ul subtil încheie bine acest rom plăcut .

Very corpolent and powerfull rum. Smells magnifique, medium aftertaste. Classic jamaican rum.


You know what, I could sip on this rum for a while. It has a great Carmel and molasses nose, and the taste is mild with a little character. Little too tart for me, but not obnoxious. Have a try, but there are better between 10-15 years old