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... and very sweet Sherry as for that: This is one for you. I do like sherry, but this rum is too much. Too sweet. It is very agreable to the nose (plums and sherry), but then too sweet in your mouth. There is a hint of dark chocolate, though. Dark chocolate that lingers in your palate for a pretty long time.
jedine XV ktore ma trochu oslovilo bolo Tawny, ostatne nic moc. nieze by tawny bol nejaky zazrak. za tie peniaze slabota 7/10. cisto chut 7,8/10
I like my rum to have sherry, port, zinfandel, oak etc notes on it, but even I find this way way over the top. I recently had the Valdespino rum (with Valdespino being a Sherry producer, and the rum used coming from Abuela) which was no way nearly as dominated by sherry. I like Panamanian rums but I think that the standard 12yo Abuelo is the one for me as I find this too sweet.I would like to try the Cognac finish, but TBH, the overworking of this rum puts me off.
I have a very simple test as to how good a rum is - would I buy it again? The answer to that is "no".
EDIT - having had the bottle open for a few months, I have gone back to it and find it nigh on undrinkable. Such a shame as rarely have I been so disappointed by a rum.
Un rhum très rond et très riche de les saveurs! Belle longueur en bouche! J'ai adoré!
UNO DE LOS TRES RONES DE LA EDICIÓN FINISH COLLECTION, MUY SUAVE, GRANDES AROMAS, 9.5RATING
Dieser Rum ist sehr schwierig zu bewerten.
Habe Diesen am Gin + Rum Festival in Luzern verkostet.
Möglicherweise habe ich mich mit diesem Rum zu wenig auseinandergesetzt.
In der Nase eine fruchtige Frische.
Im Gaumen Karamell, Toffee, eigentlich lecker.
Im Abgang für mich etwas zu rauchig.
Ein spezieller Rum der Zeit braucht. Nicht für Jedermann.
This rum is very difficult to evaluate.
Have tasted this at the Gin + Rum Festival in Lucerne.
Perhaps I have too little time with this rum.
In the nose a fruity freshness.
In the palate caramel, toffee, actually delicious.
In the finish for me a bit too smoky.
A special rum takes time. Not for everyone.
A beautiful product that would certainly get a better rating if the xeres flavor wasnt overtaking the overall experience.
Very round, smooth, easy to drink.
J'avqis déja testé des sherrry finish mais celui-là n'a pas a rougir. Un goût matûre rond, puissant avec un rétro délicieux!
su nombre dice mucho añejado por 14 años en barrica de roble blanco americano y un año en barril de coñac este rum se hace presente con notas fabulosas de especias definito uno de los grandes por solo 65.00 dolares
This a is a good rum. I'd rate it above the Abuelo 12, and below the Abuelo Centuria.
A semi-sweet rum whose taste includes sherry, spice, leather, oak, and cacao. Seems a tad harsh for 40%abv.
Definitely a good rum, but it's not quite top shelf for me. I think the Abuelo XV Tawny is better.
i smell oak, grape, chocolate and passionfruit. a mighty fruit note at the front.
i taste different notes of fruit and some oak. chocolate in the back, some raisins. vanilla. still the fruit is leading.
5/10 - add 5 points if you love sweet rum.
a perfect rum for a sweet rum. the fruity note is different from the rest of the abuelos. sometimes i´m thinking of artificial fruit. in compare to the 12 the XV is rounder, fuller and smoother. fruitier but also more polarizing!
First rum from the Abuelo ' Finish Collection ' I have tasted. In the glass or in the mouth, the first thing which punchs you in the face is the sherry bunch of flavor which unfortunately overtakes other ones.
This rum is sweet, too sweet from my point of view. Provided in a beautiful packaging, this Abuelo can be a good gift for Sherry lovers who want to discover the rum world softly.
Really great rum, that is has a really nice overall quality. Sweet but not to sweet, so may layers. And the taste just stays in your mouth for a long time. You can for sure taste the Sherry influence on this one - really nice. The Tawany version is just a litter touch better Integrated ......... try it.
Its complex aroma and flavor comes from a blend of the finest rums. The smoothness and complexity of this superb product will fulfill the most sophisticated and demanding palate.