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Barcelo Imperial rum is produced in the Dominican Republic using column stills before aged in white oak casks for up to 10 years.
Ron Barcelo was founded in 1929 by Spanish entrepreneur Julian Barcelo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The brand was sold mainly in the Caribbean and North America until a much broader international expansion began in 1992.
I first had this in punta cana and absolutely loved it. i started having friends pick me up a bottle when visiting the dominican. The odd time the LCBO carries it in hamilton. I prefer this straight up or on the rocks rather than in a mix or rum and coke. Out of a dozen rums in my liquor cabinet, this is the one i reach for after a long day at work.
Not a rum for beginners or for all palates. Very dry, smokey, leathery. I am sure it would be a great rum with a cigar, but I am not a smoker.
For the $20 I paid, I wish I had grabbed a couple more. When I tried, it had sold out.
There are toffee and sweet brown sugar aromas, but the rum doesn't smell overly sweet. There is also the slightest hint of oakiness. There's a nice light sweetness to the rum initially and a touch of oaky bitterness which then fills your mouth with toffee. Not very complex at all but its tasty. More of a mood rum for me.
A gift of this pushed me back into the world of fine rums, a superb standard.
Good rum but nothing special. Very easy to drink, quite oaky but it doesn't give you much else to sparkle the mind...
Rhum à cocktails, avec du coca ou en mojito mais pas sec.
Average sweetness and quite easy. Fruity taste with oak/wood, some coconut and honey.
Vítejte u další recenze, tentokrát se jedná o vlajkovou loď firmy Ron Barceló z Dominikánské republiky, dodávané v krásné elegantní lahvi o obsahu 0,7 litru a 38% alkoholu. Zrál nejméně 7 (některé zdroje uvádějí 8) let v sudech z amerického dubu.
Aroma: Výrazná vůně kůže a tabáku, čokolády, nasládlost se potkává se zemitostí.
Chuť: V chuti neobyčejně uhlazený, sametový, lahodný, plný a rozinkově nasládlý.
Když budu hodně přísný, líbila by se mi větší výraznost dochuti, je na můj vkus příliš jemná.
Shrnutí: Tento rum jsem podrobil opravdu náročným testům :-) , srovnával jsem s celou řadou rumů, které se u mě sešly. A patří k tomu nejlepšímu, co jsem poslední dobou ochutnal. Stroh 40, Abuelo Añejo, Matusalem 15y, ti všichni zůstali ve stínu Imperialu, jediný rum, který dopadl ještě lépe, byla Angostura 1824, ale tam už jsme v úplně jiné cenové relaci. Imperial seženete už kolem 550,-Kč, takže další muzikant, který vám zahraje hodně muziky za málo peněz.
Přijde mi, že mi s každou další přechutnávkou chutná víc a víc. Výraznější dochuť by z něj udělala supernovu...
I am perhaps taken in by the products of other islands, or maybe I have been seduced by rums in other price points. But, I no longer see the Imperial as a sipping rum. It's solid, no doubt - with a shallower version of the characteristics of newer rums from other producers. But, it doesn't light my fire.
A colleague of mine gave me this rum as a present.
I must say the way the rum is presented (design, color of the rum) did make me expect a whole lot. But, although it's a tasty rum, it's not very special.
Moelleux, sucré, vanillé, toasté, épicé, écorces d'orange et de citron confites. Très bon. 7 à 8
Very good rum. Full strong flavour, beautiful colour and beutiful bottle. Great for special occasions
Great balance: crisp and smooth. This is really a 7.5, however, if value for money is factored in, then it's definitely a 9
Bon rhum très doux sur glace. Pour le prix y fait la job.
Taste like every rum from the DR. I don't buy DR rum anymore because they don't do anything different.
One of the first higher quality rums, that I bought. It has been a while, but I can confirm that this rum does not disapoint...
I'm not a rum drinker but while in Cap Cana wanted to try something different. Others nearby said it was the best rum in the world. Obviously they were drunk or persuaded, it smells like maple syrup, not very smooth, 75 proof is really it's only benefit. Again, I'm not a rum drinker.
A classy rum for the price that has a dry flavour. Subtle flavours but not as much depth as other more flavoursome rums ... Makes a posh rum and coke but lovely as it is .. much nicer on the rocks
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I have to give this one an overall rating of 7, but it is an 8 if you factor in price. Got a bottle at Specs for on sale $22. The color is a little light but it has good legs. Not as much flavor as the rums I rate 8 and 9. No after burn. Over all its worth a try especially for $22.
Nicest aroma and smell.smells after barrel and dáte. Taste is sharp but good enough to a tongue.
A bit too dry and lacking body; the alcool heat a bit too much to my liking
Buena opción si se considera su precio. Dorado oscuro, sabor y aroma intensos. Recomendable para noche de amigos.
Tasty but not quite great yet. It is not too sweet which is pleasant but overall I feel as some body would be good to complete the taste as the aftertaste is a bit flat.
Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide