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The nose is definitely rum. The colour is dark, red, unusual. Back to the nose... Smokey. That's weird, in a rum. But it still smells like a delicious rum. Maybe not as sweet... Smells like a Zacapa. But with smoke. What's with that?
Then on the tongue. Immediately there's the classic Zacapa taste. Caramel, oak, slight vanilla. Smooth. Then the smoke shows up. So unusual in a rum. Still some bite, but ... it begs to be inhaled. Nose in the glass. I just can't help myself. The aroma, so inviting.
I could sit an inhale the wonderful aroma of this rum all night. Except..
No I can't. I need to keep sipping it.
Such a unique rum. If the opportunity arises, you must taste this. Not the best run I've ever tasted, but it really stands out, definitely worth tracking down.
Compared to "Zacapa Etiquette negra" I the Edition Negra is more smoky and spicy .
this rum is also very harmonious and has the typical Zacapa caramel flavors .
Im Vergleich zum Etiqueta negra empfinde ich den Edition Negra rauchiger und auch würziger.
Auch dieser Rum ist sehr harmonisch und hat die typischen Zacapa Karamell-Aromen.
Nice smell and taste full of chocolate and smoke. Very complex with long aftertaste. Much better than Zacapa 23y but still under Zacapa XO.
Lots going on here, great sipper. Really like it. Much better than the regular 23 Solera
This has all the good stuff from the 23 with more on top. More alcohol burn but so much more complexity. Smokey, oaky and delicious. The flavours stay in your mouth and develop for ages. Let it sit in the glass for a few minutes for optimum enjoyment.
Great aroma with a smooth, lingering taste that doesn’t disappoint. A bit sweet at the onset which keeps this from being rated higher but the flavors come through in the end. Dark color helps to make this a total package of sight, smell, and taste. Another great edition to my collection.
A good smooth rum. It is very similar to the original with extra char and ash on the finish. I prefer the regular 23 solera. This rum is an 8 but i down graded it to a 7 because of the price.
Wow what a flavor profile it definitely has those chocolate notes I have come to expect from Zacapa and hints of cinnamon any smother and you would be drinking water this is some Great stuff my new favorite go to
No rum collection should be without this one again Wow
I haven't tried the 23, but my understanding is that this is similar but aged in 2 different heavily smoked barrels. It has a very complex set of flavors and aromas, and when I first tried it, I didn't like it much and I even thought it had some kind of a smoked tomato-y hint which I thought was offputting. However as I've tried it more over the past few weeks, I have found many interesting nuances, and the initial impression has given way to a real appreciation. It is a different rum from any I've tried, and that took some time to get used to. Now I look forward to it, it has a beautiful precise sweetness, a flare of smoke, easily and nicely balanced.
There is nothing really special in this rum, it is bit stronger then Zacapa 23.
Sugar:est 18-20 GPL. In terms of flavour and rating the Edicion Negra his sits right between the Solera 23 and the Zacapa XO. A dark sipping rum with a taste profile contains the well known Caramel, oak, and vanilla flavours associated with the Zacapa line of rums. The Edicion Negra kicks it up the taste with some smoke from the charred barrels it is aged in, plus there are strong traces of leather, tobacco,and spice. This rum is a bit lower in the sweetness factor. When I first tasted this, I thought wow, this is good, perhaps equal to the Zacapa XO. However an immediate taste test concluded that it's not as good as the XO. Still damned good and well worth having in your collection.
I love the color, the smell and most importantly the taste. Fresh, smooth and smoky with just the right sweetness for my palette.
Liegt angenehm in der Nase,Gaumenfüllend
Schoko, Vanille, Trockenfrüchte, Banane, Rosinen
Ein recht typischer Zacapa, für Guatemala recht schwerer Rum mit einer klaren Süße, Schokolade und getrockneten Früchte als Hauptnote. Der Abgang wird von Vanille und einer leichten Phenolnote begleitet. Gut und gerne wieder.
Refined and delicious with a sweet after taste with smokey tones. I'm a massive fan of the 23 but this trumps it.
If you can find one buy it.
This is a Zacapa with a twist, and I like it. The smokey character is probably not for all.
In comparison with Solera 23 is not much different then +50% of its price... I was wondering to taste this rum, but at the end I was very disapointed. Rum is fine, I like this type of rum, but probably high expectations which were not met together with higher price mean I will not buy it again...
Glad it's expensive! One could get real used to drinking this rum!!!! Open with a little ice in the glass. More body than 23. (reverse aging) Higher proof! Nice legs! Very tasty.
This is what Zacapa-heads call great? Holy nothing. No.
One of the best I ever tasted... Ofcourse such things can't be discussed, however, just try and you'll see 😉
Ron Zacapa was my true first love of rum. I don’t know if the rum has changed or if my palate has advanced. Its much different than the solera 23. It makes me think the same rum without added sugar
By far my favorite. The smokeyness and smoothness is amazing. I would have to order multiple bottles at a time to get it in. But it was well wort it.
Ron Zacapa Edicion Negra - just like it like other Zacapa 23
Schönes Mahagoni mit Kupferreflektionen im Glas.
In der Nase tief und satt. Düfte von angesengtem Holz und auf einem Lagerfeuer gebranntem Karamell erreichen den Riechkolben zuerst, gefolgt von kandierten Früchten die auf feuchten Moos langsam zergehen, Lakritzstangen die mit Kakao bestäubt sind lassen das Wasser im Mund zusammenlaufen.
Im Gaumen sehr zart, elegant und mundfüllend. Die Aromen müssen sich durch den Solera Einheitsbrei kämpfen, Holzaromen ertrinken im Karamell, das Karamell wird mit Schokolade übergossen, die Schokolade wird mit einer Holzkelle eingerührt, Vanille, Gewürze und ein Lagerfeuer sind als Passagiere dabei.
Im Abgang, ja da passiert es ! Das volle Raucharoma kommt gewaltig rüber aber nicht so Whisky artig sondern eher BBQ mässig. Karamell, kandierte Früchte, etwas Holz und Vanille schauen auch vorbei.
Hey Zacapa, super gemacht, schön das Ihr nicht so tief in die Zuckerdose gegriffen habt !
Ein mittelsüsser Rum der spass macht, Einsteiger entzückt und Liebhaber begeistert. Nach meinem Geschmack der beste Zacapa.
Beautiful mahogany with copper reflections in the glass.
Deep and full-bodied in the nose. Fragrances of singeing wood and caramel burnt on a campfire reach the olfactory bulb first, followed by candied fruits that slowly melt on moist moss, liquorice sticks that are sprinkled with cocoa let the water run in the mouth.
On the palate very delicate, elegant and mouth-filling. Aromas have to fight their way through the Solera standard mush, wood aromas drown in the caramel, the caramel is covered with chocolate, the chocolate is stirred with a wooden ladle, vanilla, spices and a bonfire are present as passengers.
In the aftertaste, yes there it happens ! The full smoke aroma comes over enormous but not so whisky style but rather BBQ like. Caramel, candied fruits, some wood and vanilla are also coming over.
Hey Zacapa, well done, nice that you didn't reach so deep into the sugar bowl !
A medium sweet rum that makes fun, beginners delighted and lovers enthusiastic. According to my taste the best Zacapa.