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Bottle: Nice bottle 1/1
Colour: Very light amber
Aroma: Not so rich but pleasant 0,5/2
Taste: Midly sweet but I do not taste anything specific. 2,5/5
Aftertaste: Smooth 2/2
Generally I like this rum when I go on a trip. As a first aid kid. It is not fancy drink for the evening. Never tried it as a mixer but I'd guees that would be great.
Just had a couple of neat nips of this. Moderate flavors but goes down well. The bottle I bought is a 7 year anejo especial. It was priced at around $21 per bottle. Still puzzled by the bottle shaped like a traditional fifth, unlike the short squat bottle shown on display.
If you look for good example of resonable rum for good price that's that. Easy drinking, good with coke, ok on the rocks.
I finally got my chance to try a rum from Costa Rica. Since this distiller has mixed reviews on this site, I did not want to spend too much on my first try. I was hoping to find the 12 year old, but that one was not available. This 7 year old was only $18 and was basically a no brainer to buy. I found this one at an ABC store in Florida on a very long road trip to their northeast coast.
The aroma is of subdued alcohol only, but there is no burn on the tongue or going down the throat. Super smooth, but not enough complex flavors to satisfy rum sippers. Whiskey drinkers could use this one as a gateway to the wonderful world of rum. There appears to be no added sugar. If the price is right, I would risk the bucks on other rums from this distiller with higher aging. I now know where to find them!
As for the bottle, it has been redesigned from the teardrop shape shown here. It is now tall, slim, and cylindrical like the 25 year old. This is a very good thing because it now takes up less room on the shelves of liquor stores and encourages them to carry it. As avid rum collectors already know, don't ever be fooled by the fancy shape of the bottle that tries to hide an inferior product within.
Krajina pôvodu: Kostarika
Prevedenie: 70cl fľaša
Od tohto producenta rumu je to moja prvotina, nečakal som nič extra a to sa mi aj potvrdilo. Avšak treba skúšať rumy aj z iných krajín a od iných výrobcov, no tento ma nepresvedčil, možno je to tým, že sa jedná o 7-ročný rum a ten nie je tak "odležaný" a neprekvapuje škálou vôní a chutí.
Fľaša: tak precízne prepracovaných fliaš nájdete len veľmi málo, každá strana Vás niečím prekvapí, ide najme o rôzne vystupujúce časti ako erb, alebo akési stopy stekajúcich kvapiek po fľaši. Od svojich starších súrodencov sa líši najmä tým, že prevedenie fľaše je lesklé a nie matné.
Vôňa: musím povedať, že vôňa je silná alkoholová, cítiť však aj karamel, preráža vôňa dubového dreva a niečo sladké k tomu.
Chuť: po ochutnaní je ostrá chuť zaoblená do jemne sa rozplývajúceho pelendreka, aníz, sladké drievko. Zakončenie je krátke ale výrazné.
Záver: ako som spomínal na tomto rume ma zaujala najmä fľaša, zaujímavejšia je tu skôr chuť ako vôňa. Možno by sa hodil ku miešaným nápojom ale ja mám rád skôr niečo, čo je aromatickejšie, kde sa prelínajú rôzne chute a vône.
Cena: v priemere 19€/70cl fľaša
Spôsob degustácie: pohár Glancairn
Buen ron para tomarlo combinado o en mix.Ideal para cocteles. El ponerle 6 no significa que sea malo, es bueno pero para mezclar.
Un très bon rapport qualité prix pour un entrée de gamme de chez centenario
It’s golden colour and light smell is inviting. It is not very smooth but not too harsh either. The after taste is woody with a little caramel, not bitter.
My first experience with Centenario and not exactly the best one. Probably better as a mixer.
I tried this side by side with the Centenario 9 year and the 12 year. Though I feel the 12-year is best, I prefer this to the 9 year as it is sweeter and tastes better to me.
Smells and tastes of sweet caramel and brown sugar. Very simple, but good; and it's a bargain for the low price of only $17.99 (2017 price)!
I had a tasting of 7y, 9y, 12y and anejo special. The best was 12y and anejo special. 7y and 9y were behind. But these are not exceptional. 12y and anejo are average rums and the others are below average.
I bought this on my first trip to Costa Rica several years. I believe it was $10. I bought it to mix with fruit juices, 7-up, and coke. I remember I really liked it. So one night, I tried it by itself as a shot. It was the best shot of rum I had ever had to that point. So then I tried it neat. And I was surprised I coh I'd enjoy it by itself. Now I am a kind of a rum guru thanks to this rum. Try to 20, 25 and 30 year of this brand. Those are 3 of my top 10 rums out there. This is a great CHEAP rum.
Very good cheap rum but a bit sharp for me. Could be smoother
Nice solid flavor. Touch of molasses, but not overpowering
Nice full flavour, nice colour and nice bottle. That makes Centenario above average.
Not to sweet and great sipping rum for it's price.
Nothing wrong with it.
asi nejslabsi z ron centenaria. velmi blizky k ceskym " rumum" velmi silna alkoholova chut. mozna dobry ke kombinaci.
Frankly this is basically the same as the 9-year rum but with a little more of an edge. Just as with the 9-year it has a nice aroma Some little woodiness to it along with a nice vanilla flavor. A little more of an edge to it than the 9-year. I give both a 7 but it's more like a 7.75 for the 9-year and a 7.25 for the 7-year. Not much difference between the two. Whereas the 9-year makes for an acceptable sipping rum as well as a mixer, I feel the 7-year is best suited as a mixer and not as a sipper. Other than that they are pretty much twins. Works GREAT in Coke Zero.
This is a good sipping rum, and so far, goes well with ginger ale. Unlike my previous adventure I didn't have to let it breathe before I could drink it. I wish they would stop putting those pour spouts in the bottles.
I can smell a bit of vanilla, some oak, and something sweet I can't quite put my finger on. I may keep this in my cabinet. Good all around rum.
Nicely flavoured, but little bit harsh in the throat. But it was great fox mixing and it was excellent replacement for Chivas in Chivas crush drink
Quite delicious. Light toffee/caramel notes. It comes across though as if the barrel aging mellowed it out too much. Could be a little more complex...
good rum, but nothing special ... drinkable with cola
Menej sladký, ale kvalitný a chutný rum. Bez nejakej výraznej korenistej chuti.