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Back to solera rum for these both Dictador rum from Columbia. Time for Perpetual : Same beautiful dark color. The coffee, vanilla, honey, caramel and chocolate are present. This one is drier with a more robust body. The finish is also long. Dictador made two different rum with one dry , and the insolent more softer. This one should be better for rum connoisseur. To be also into your collection.
Way back in May of this year I wrote my thoughts on the Dictador XO Insolent rum giving it a well-deserved 9. I made that bottle last until now so I FINALLY broke out my bottle (poor choice of words) of Dictador XO Perpetual. And I ask myself, "What took you so long?!?"
If you read my review of the Insolent you are going to find me repeating myself in several areas. With that said...or written...let me get started.
I got this along with the Insolent at Total Wine and More in Jacksonville, FL.
As with the Insolent rum the Perpetual also is a deep and rich mahogany color with excellent legs and a fantastic aroma in my snifter. I swear I detect the hint of cinnamon and vanilla.
As with the Insolent rum the Perpetual is also not a sugared rum. However there is an initial sweetness to it that quickly changes to a tannin-driven slight dryness. A very perplexing but delightful balance.
I also detect toffee, coffee, and vanilla with a hint of cinnamon so apparently my olfactory system seems to be working.
I do like this rum. A lot.
I do notice similarities between my impressions of this rum as compared to the Dictador XO Insolent rum.
Which means I will need to do a side-by-side tasting to try to figure out, in my own weird way, what are the differences between the two rums.
Oh, if I only had another bottle of the Insolent rum.
I had a nice long weekend in St. Augustine before Hurricane Matthew about a month ago and stayed at the Edgewater Inn (wonderful motel at the end of the Lion Bridge -- sadly they received a lot of damage and are currently closed until repairs can be made -- I do plan on going back) and my wife and I drove up to Jacksonville to replenish some rums I found I really, really like but cannot get locally. Of course I got another bottle of the Dictador XO Perpetual and Insolent rums.
So I will soon be having a little side-by-side comparison with my thoughts appending both reviews.
Stay tuned, campers!
And this rum embodies what Coach Lombardi meant.
Ceva deosebit.. Exclusivist și rafinat. Un rom super premium dacă se poate numi așa. Am rămas plăcut impresionat. Merită 10 fără nicio îndoială dar mai există și INSOLENT-ul care chiar este 10.
The rum is excellent. it has a strong smell that continues into the body of Vina walnut. Perpetual is very smooth, with a silky finish that lasts and gives away aromas of vanilla and nut. My wife says she can feel also coffee and dark chocolate hints.
Very strong coffee taste and aftertaste. It's not necessarily bad, just really weird. Also, it's a little too boozy and not in a good way. This is a decent $25 rum. What's that you say? It sells for $100??!! Wow...
First impression is that you have buy a high quality rum. Provided with a very beaytiful packaging, you are not dissappointed when you open the bottle. Once served in your glass, you can admire the dark brown color of this devine liquid. In the mouth,you will find a taste of coffee with a little bit of toffee. The aftertaste is quite long. This rum is well balanced. Really a good one. The next one to taste will be his little Insolent brother ... Yummy !!!
Шоколад, фундук и грецкие орехи. Мёд. Нотка ванили...
Один из самых любимых ромов.
С хорошей сигарой, получается фантастический дуэт!
Some semi-dry, very little sweetness & after that a complex and not my style taste like cognac style (maybe?) with medium (but not much) burn, if you let it in glass for 15-20 minutes is better and you taste also the spiciness and warm chocolate. Insolent must be better but not great either and for this price....
I’m not a fan. I can admire the overall structure and I can see why this rum is so well regarded. But for me it’s overriding butterscotch and toffee. On the nose and palate and forever in length. I do get other things going on but I don’t have a sweet tooth. I have great friends who love toffee. It’s simply not for me. Foursquare is rather more in my line.
Not sweet what's good. Coffee taste. But flat taste in mouth. It doesn't offend but also it is not the best rum. Still very good.
Rich brown color and a sweet aroma of coffee and caramel. The first sip is very enjoyable, with a bit of sweetness with coffee and toffee that leads to a long finish with hints of anise and dark chocolate that brings you back for more.
Good rum with taste of licorice, coffe, vanilla . Little sweeter and alcohol good level.
Had this side by side with the insolent. I prefer rums with a bit of molasses or fruit flavors. So I rated the insolent better. Having said that, this is an incredible rum... Cheers !!!
Podľa môjho názoru je toto ukážkový Kolumbijský rum od balenia až po dochuť. Na rozdiel od kolegu Insolent je Perpetual vyrábaný z melasy. (Insolent sa vyrába z vylisovanej šťavy.) Pekná, pevná rozkladacia krabica, strieborná fľaša a v nej kvalitný solera sistem rum. Jantárovo zlatistá farba. Chvíľku po naliatí sa pekne otvorí a zacítite stopy vanilky, čokolády, medových plástov a taktiež dubový sud. Oceňujem chuť rumu, nakoľko je presne tak sladký ako mám rád. Ani veľa, ani málo. Je skôr menej sladký, čo v tomto prípade nie je na škodu lebo to umožňuje rumu dokonale prejaviť svoju vyváženosť aj bez cukru. Je veľmi jemný, s náznakmi chuti kávy a čokolády. Záver je dlhý a jemný s tónmi dubového sudu. Rumy Dictador sú pre mňa výborné, lebo majstri nepoužívajú až tak veľa cukru na dosladenie ako niektorí iní výrobcovia. Autentický rum, môžem len odporučiť na pomalé popíjanie počas dlhých zimných večerov...=)
Mineral nose with walnut and light caramel aromas. Very similar in the mouth which makes out for a great original sipper. Notes of coffee, walnut, slightly burnt caramel and even some dry fruits on the finish. Maybe not worth the price compared to whats availble on the market but an interesting sip.
Osobně mi více vyhovuje chuť Dictadoru 20y. Rum je ostřejší než jsem čekal a nemá tak zajímavou chuť jako modrý.
prachtige Rum , mooie kleur.
subtiel en elegant, de alcohol en het hout heeft wel de bovenhand.
top product, jammer van de hoge prijs.
Well over 400 aged rums tasted during the past 15 years and I had very high expectations on the Dictador rum family. The XO Perpetual has plenty going on flavorwise, but there isn't anything clearly identifiable beyond the tobacco leafs and coffee. Afterburn is surprisingly strong for a top end rum. XO Insolent is better in all categories.
Måske ikke lige min smag, den er meget kraftig sådan lidt peber agtig, men forholdsvis rund og så mangler den noget sødme. Til prisen synes jeg den er meget skuffende...
Edit: Og dog efter endnu en smagsprøve synes jeg faktisk den er ganske god... Nok bare ikke en rom for nybegyndere!!
I can't say there is a rum produced by Dictador that I don't love.
I think between this one and the Insolent I give a slight edge to the Insolent but not by much.
This has a wonderful dark brown color and and intoxicating aroma.
Very smooth and not overly sweet.
I wish this was more available in my area, I would buy more bottles.
Der erste Geschmack ist recht enttäuschend. Der Rum liegt stumpf auf der Zunge, deutliche Toffee und Schoko Noten sind zu schmecken. Für meinen Geschmack ein zu kurzer Nachklang
First off you're gonna shell out $100.00 for this stuff. The Nose is spectacular with coffee, chocolate, caramel maple and a hint of vanilla and fruits. This waz my favorite thing with this rum. The mouth was a bit disappointing, smooth but not a home run for the price. Nor a hint of sweetness. The finish waz a bit lacking and did fall short as I would have expected more bang for the buck. Good yes, flavorful yes, fantastic no.