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On the nose this rum has so much potential. It's a little harsh, but as you let it breathe it softens up considerably. Initial fruity notes become sweet and sugary. Let this one get some air, you will appreciate it more. On the tongue it's still a young rum, but tasty, and oddly, seems appropriate for a Panamanian rum. It's not sweet tasting, and a little too much alcohol for an everyday sipper; I suspect this would mix nicely. (I've only had it neat, and a few at that :) ) Not a bad rum at all, I'll happily drink it. But I tend to judge my rums by how they taste on their own, not mixed. And for that, this gets a 6.
Despite being a young rum, it has a nice taste and aroma, comparable to many of those aged for a longer period. I prefer it on rocks, but could go neat, as well.
Not bad. Not bad at all. It's quite drinkable but.. smell is much more expressing than actual taste. While your nose is screaming OMG!! Your tongue ends somewhere around meh. But still okay rum.
This to me exemplifies what a standard rum should be. Very versatile.
That's cheap so I wasn't expect much.....but that's nice surprise.....maybe nose is nothing special...but taste quite good. I feel something new there. If you thing about cheap and common rum that's very good example to try.
To the nose there are hints of vanilla and caramel. Not too sweet, luckily. Passes the "eye-test" (alcoholtest) with flying colours.Drink it neat, from a tasting glass (no tumbler!!). Lingering taste. Great value for money.
Very smooth and enjoyable to drink. Not happy about the smell but it tastes much better than it smells. Very smooth.
An excellent bang for the buck. Works for me as the go-to daily sundowner. An excellent representative of the Central American-Venezuelan repertoire: balanced and heftier than the P.R.-Cuban versions. Mild bouquet reminiscent of fine leather, vanilla and molasses. Easy on the palate and a smooth finish when sipped on the rocks or with a splash. I enjoy it with a dash of fresh lime or a few drops of Angostura hitters.
Smells like caramel. Taste is not great, but not bad either. Smoky flavour, quite a dark deep taste. Its doing fine with my coke. Bought my bottle in Spain, which has 37.5 % alcohol. I found that the Dutch version has 40% though!?
Good price, nice taste and aroma
Was introduced to this rum in Florida
Enjoy on the rocks or a bit of coke and with my son
My number 1 rum
Great rum for the price...no let downs! Been drinking it for years when I can find it, usually traveling to Caribbean or South America. Don't pas it up.
Por lo barato que es, es un buen ron.
Fuerte, con olor a alcohol y poca madera.
Genial para cuba libre (al estilo de Appleton)
Abuelo es buena marca, pero no esperes tanto de un ron de menos de $10
It's hard to believe this is rum. Barely passable as rum. Drinkable, but barely.
So smooth you can drink it straight! I have been buying Ron Abuelo as gifts on my numerous visit to Panama. I'd never tried it until recently I'm hooked!
Extremely cheap rum here (under 10 euro). For the price you get a sweetened, vanilla flavoured rum, not harsh, not complex. For me it makes a acceptable Cuba Libre with lot of lemon and Angostura Bitter, but it will still be sweet. Anyway good value for the little price.
lot of vanilla and flavour...sweet but not dry...this is my favorite rum for this price...
Ron abuelo is the rum with the greatest value for money ratio I own. Although an entry level, it features some interesting characteristics that in my opinion, are rare in other standard rums.
Colour: Golden to bronze
Aroma: Alcoholic and woody fragrance, although several sweet notes of cherry and caramel don't go unnoticed.
Taste: Sharp alcoholic at the start, then smoother and sweet cherry and caramel to end up woody.
Ι really appreciate its quality for the price. It is versatile regarding its use and sincerely, I wouldn't mind sipping it straight up. Better on the rocks (small portion of ice always), in order to soften its sharp alcoholic start and release the aromatic notes.
Tips: Go buy one bottle or two. It always comes in handy!
Smooth and sweet, molasses flavor a little strong but still quite nice for the price
This is my go to rum I grew up
With rum is a good rum to mix drinks and enjoy with friends and family. It has a good smoky aromas yet is pretty smooth in mix drinks.
Great entry level rum. I prefer it on ice, lemon and mint with loads of ice but can easily be appreciated straight.
Tastes like cheap whiskey with added sugar. At some point I actually doubted if it was rum or bourbon. Awful
Definitely worth the money. I can pick it up at my local store for around $13. It's somewhat smooth, but still has a slight burn. A couple of ice cubes takes care of that though. The taste isn't as in depth as the better rums, but still decent.
This one is a very nice and smooth rum from Panama, with some vanilla and spiced notes. Nice one to serve with a cigar to me.
This is my go to inexpensive rum. I ALWAYS have a bottle. Great price.