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Without paying over $100 a bottle, this is always consistent with a fabulous flavor, smoothness, nose, etc, Well balanced. I have owned easily over 150 rums and this always comes out on top.
I had read a number a very good ratings on this rum. I cannot agree on any level. It is harsh, with a metal after taste and finish. Too many great rums out there, this one is a miss.
The wood has taken over a bit in this one compared to the outstanding 8 yr (5 star). I have seen Barbancourt Rhums referred to as "The Cognac of rum" and nowhere is this more evident than in the 15 yr.
Hyper équilibré et maitrisé, un rhum vraiment efficace. Les notes classiques d'un bon rhum agricole sans excès. Une longueur tout en subtilité avec quelques épices pour finir. Haitianer Qualitat.
Real rum taste. Nothing fancy. Not woody, not spicy nor caramel. Just simple good rum. Smooth enough. Definitely a sipper.
Rum secco e deciso! Si sente decisamente la presenza della canna da zucchero. Ottimo liscio, interessante anche con ghiaccio e una scorzetta di limone. Uno dei miei preferiti.
What a disappointment for a 15 year old rum. I have tried over 400 aged rums over the past 15 years and this one is the second worst rum of them all, only losing marginally to the awful 8 year old Barbancourt. The rave reviews from other users just simply does not make any sense. This is rat poison disguised as an aged rum!
The top 10 worst rums I have ever tried:
1. Barbancourt 4y / 8y / 15y
2. Bounty Dark Rum from Fiji
3. Stroh 40 / 80
4. Plantation Pineapple Stiggin's Fancy
5. Villa Rica 23y
6. Mocambo 15y / 20y
7. Captain Morgan different variations
8. Don Papa 10y / 15y
9. Bacardi flavored "rums", all of them
10. Kraken rums
I had a really hard time trying to sip this. I should have mixed it with something. I would not recommend this rum to anyone.
Origine : Haïti
Nez : boisé, faible arômes de caramel
Bouche : Très boisé sur le bois et les tanins, faible arômes de caramel et noisette. Très longue finale qui apporte chaleur en bouche.
Rhum chaud en bouche, sec sans excès, très boisé et long sur la finale, des arômes de cuir, c'est un rhum animal. Groar !
Very good rum, not overly sweet, not overly harsh. Very good to sip and enjoy the taste of Haiti. Well balanced in my opinion.
Un ron muy aromatico pero con quizás demasiada barrica.
Je suis d accord avec certains avis sur le fait qu il soit trop boisé dans le fond. Ceci dit cela reste un tres bon rhum
Ce rhum est à mon goût un peu trop boisé et trop épicé (poivre).
This rum came highly recommended from many sources. It just didn't do it for me. As they say "different strokes for different folks"
Im very impressed how good this rum was sure is worth a try
I used to love it many years ago, and not being able to find it for many years, had forgotten the taste. I was just now able to get a bottle. My taste must have mellowed over the years because now I find it a bit too dry, too French, too cognac-like (I prefer Spanish brandies over French cognacs). Which does not mean that I do not recognize the quality. And I will still sip it with pleasure, when in not the mood for sweeter libations!
Leider hat die Qualität im Laufe der Jahre (seit 1976) nachgelassen. Deshslb nur 7 Punkte.
Bottle: upper average, but the stopper does not match the bottle design.
Nose: light alcohol odor, raw
Body: warming, raising, upright rum taste
Tail: great one - long lasting, slowly exploding in my mouth
Stronger one, not so sweet rum. Interesting product of Haiti.
A nice rum but not to par with the better top of the line Caribbean rum
I tried it once and like it but could not really appreciate all it has to offer.
Will definitely need to try again
For a premium ruhm, I was surprised the initial impression wasn't smoother. Loved the aroma! Also thought it was good after cutting it with bottled Coca-Cola.
Got it directly from the domain in Haiti in 2010. Traditional production. Worth the price.
Not much nose. Little bit of burn, more than I expected from a 43% aged rum. Afterwards a very pleasant wood and leather taste. More dry than most sipping rums. Would be good to offer to a whisky or cognac drinker who thinks that rum has to be too sweet.