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Bizarre and Incredible!
Rum from Thailand. That's your first indicator that this is gonna be something different! Bright yet earthy aromas, featuring notes of moss, caramel,
I don't have a better word than lovely,
so I'm just going to say lovely again, but louder. This rum is LOVELY!!! N- Starts off remarkably normal, but as it airs, it intensifies and moves
Yup, they named it right!!
This is like a deeper, richer, dryer version of the Kaniche XO, which I already thought was a great rum. Everything seems to have been tweaked just a
Family Reserve Old
The obvious king of blackstrap
This is RICH!! Whoever said the aroma fills a whole room, they're not kidding! It's powerful and just keeps coming! Carries heavy notes of molasses
A misleading greatness
First things first: I have a sweet tooth. This rum is too sweet. It is also delicious and anyone who says otherwise is a snooty liar! Are we good? C
You naysayers genuinely confuse me...
For every rum I've tried up to this point, whether I personally enjoyed it or not, I can understand why one may like or dislike it. Even my top picks
Big step up from the Chameleon
Chameleon was a great introduction, but Barrel 216 really ups the ante! The nose is very reminiscent of the Chameleon, but with a delightful sarsapar
Pineapple Stiggin's Fancy
Plantation with yet another ananas-kicker!!
This stuff smells and tastes exactly like the core of a ripe pineapple! It gives you all the flavor of the fruit without the cloying sweetness or sha
Hello darkness, my old friend...
This stuff is like the best of EVERYTHING dark!! Aroma carries vanilla, chocolate, coffee, charred wood, licorice and root beer! The taste is not near
Original Dark Double Aged
The new (for me) standard.
This! Is! Awesome!! This is standard procedure done really really well! Strong aroma loaded with tropical fruits and brown-sweetness (toffee, caramel
This is just BEAUTIFUL!
Not much in the way of tasting notes, since this is a coconut rum that's pretty darn good at its job. This rum is essentially coconut syrup that come
Per other reviews, I'm genuinely wondering if the bartender gave me the wrong rum...
Aroma has a big lemon hit, nicely underscored by burnt sugar and campfire smoke. The flavor has that typical plantation core with more of the aforeme
Syrup on Steroids!
The nose is really boozy, so much so that it would be off-putting if not for all the lovely components in it: dark molasses, brazil nut, some wormwood
It's normal, but better!
N: brown sugar, wood... and meringue! That's a new one! Some chocolate comes out later too! P: Soft, but not weak! All the flavors from your usual Do
Merchants Reserve 8-year
This is like Lost Spirits and Smith&Cross had a baby
If you're familiar with those, than you should be able to see exactly what I mean! But assuming your don't: N- Hot prunes, jet fuel and fruity FUNK a
It's like Drambuie 15, in dry-ish rum form!!
Picked this up on a whim, and boy am I glad I did! There's spiced honey all over this, on the nose, in the palette, as well as some brown butter and
Plantations with attitude!
This nose is a fun one! Pretty alcoholic at first, but it quickly clears up to reveal oak and cola, before morphing into a smokey brown sugar, similar
Nice. Reallllly nice... Smells like vanilla and butterscotch, with some oakiness to it, and tastes basically the same. The butterscotch hits a huge
All it needs to be
I am quickly learning that the fine folks at Plantation never disappoint!! Nose is like cherry cola on steroids, mellowed out by a bit of butterscotch
Kirk and Sweeney
What a rum ought to be!
N - Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate, Coffee. Somewhat musty. With time, you get some light caramel and coconut, but the alcohol also seems to become more pro
Forget the notes, this is TASTY!
It's like alcoholic caramel! With random notes of wafer, orange rind and sugar popping up. It's balanced, it's well made blah blah blah. Key take aw
Smith and Cross
In spite of what I'm about to say...
This smells like jet fuel. This tastes like someone force-fed you caramel and cherries, then threw a pineapple at your face. And the finish is just f
Middle-of-the-road taste, top-of-the-line quality!
N - Rummy and good. That's about it, which sometimes is all you need! P - Green wood, bubblegum and lots of baking spice! Just a hint of funk. F -
Cuvee de l'Ocean
For the explorers, a must-try!
Nose of golden raisin, the usual agricole grassiness, and some salty sea air coming through. In the mouth you just get a big ol' hit of salted, dried
Navy Rum 68
Powerhouse right here!
Which is exactly what I was expecting! Lots of charred wood along with coffee, olive brine and caramel on the nose. If you're being brave and sippin
Guatemala XO Extra Old Reserve
Yup, it's Plantation!
That's about all there is to be said unfortunately. If you know, you know. If you want details, look at my review of Kaniche XO (both made by Maison
High praise for an agricole, but not in the grand scheme.
The pallete doesn't fit in with the aromas or finish, otherwise this would be really nice! On the nose you get cherry cola, with vanilla coming out mo
Blurring the line between whiskey and rum.
And I like that!! The nose is a lot like Kaniche, just without fruit. That is, brown sugar, smoke, spice. Tastes of sweet brown sugar and dry leathe
8 or even 9 for a white!
I had to rate this on the overall spectrum of rum, otherwise it throws off my list. But for white rum, this is awesome!! Smells pretty neutral, only
Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
This rum is like my first girlfriend...
I really wanted to love this rum, I really, really did! I've been eyeing the Plantation 20 since I first became a rum drinker a few years ago. Planta
First cachaca I've tried, and I like it!
Nose has a cool mixture going on; I get vanilla, grass and bourbon-caramel. As far as the taste goes, it actually comes across a lot like a normal st
This is NOT how spiced rum is supposed to work!
Spiced rums are supposed to be dark and brooding, with an excessively vast spice bouquet that works together with a high proof to beat your tastebuds
Dry County Distillery
Different is good!
Very strong notes of cinnamon on the nose, along with some cayanne, toast and cocoa powder. Just a bit of molasses, followed by milk chocolate and mo
Navy Rum Polynesian 66
What a beast!
I got to try this at a tasting at my local store, and it was really something! First whiff is pretty much straight ethanol. But after just one minu
3 Stars Artisanal
It's what I should have expected.
This is the first white rum I have tried, so I figured Plantation would be a good way to go. I was surprised to find that this somehow smells and tast
Excellent, basic rum!
This one's an instant favorite! Nose has slight notes caramel, along with spices and skins of tropical fruit (pineapple and papaya come to mind.) Much
Black Gold Special Reserve
Not a single bad thing! Or great thing...
Nose: gonna be honest, I didn't get anything. It's just alcohol. There's a smidge of... something. But it's just boozy. Taste: Here we go! Fairly s
Good stuff, but a bit too much
Gingerbread, coffee and caramel on the nose, closely followed by a WHOLE LOT of booziness. Eventually opens up with chocolate and cola. The palate is
Trust me, I'm a lifeguard.
This rum is commendable for a lot of reasons. First and foremost: it's a spiced rum made by literally spicing a rum. No molasses, caramel, color, ar
Flor de Cana
Extra Dry 4
Oh what the heck, it's good!
N - The word "pungent" comes to mind, but not in a bad way. Hard to make out much besides sugarcane and ethanol. P - Oddly enough, it tastes like sug
Old timer can't keep up with the youngfolk
For all the grand reviews and all the prestige, this was kind of disappointing. Nose has some oakiness and brown sugar, taste has a sweet woodiness.
The Scarlet Ibis
This sucks for sipping. It probably rocks for everything else though!
Smells like wet hay and tropical fruit skin, then tastes real hot and fruity with a little toffee. I was only sampling this at a bar, and sipping it
Fine, though absolutely worth it's price!
For a cheaper bottle ($15) was a very nice surprise! Very nice nose, with strong notes of banana, vanilla, and burnt caramel, and a little spiciness i
Well, it's there.
Nose - Brown sugar, caramel, and ethanol. Palate - Caramel, custard, and ethanol. Finish - Molasses and...ethanol. I think this one crosses the lin
Eleve Sous Bois Rum 50
Caramel corn. But weird...
This stuff just goes all over the place. On the nose you get maple glazed nuts, and something... green. In the mouth you get caramel and raw white
Weak, but fine.
Smells like toffee and caramel. The taste is pretty watery, but it carries definite notes of caramel and citrus. The finish only lasts a few seconds,
Maybe I'm easily impressed...
N: Vegetal funkiness P: Gasoline and poprocks. F: Funk I didn't think this stuff was too bad. Absolutely not for sipping, but that's not what cacha
I do like cachaca, but this just strikes me as another one of those creative cask expressions that didn't really work. N- Big hits of golden raisin,
Synthetic tropicality on the cheap.
Smells and tastes like cherries, pineapple, coconut, and mango. However, rather than having the components pop up one at a time, which would actually
One-dimensional, but fine.
Nose: spice and caramel Taste: spice and caramel Finish: damp wood If I'm stuck on a deserted island with a case of this stuff, I will happily go t
I prefer rum without the identity crisis...
This is rum made by a tequila company, and it comes out like cognac... I don't understand, and unfortunately don't enjoy it. This smells, tastes, and
Gran Reserva 12-Year
Not my style
This rum caters to a particular taste. If you have it, lovely, if not, you probably won't enjoy it. Sadly, I am one of those who did not enjoy it. The
Commendable and useless....
Through both the nose and mouth, this rum delivers the same things: molasses, yeast and copper. You've gotta hand it to the maker, it's impressive tha
Cool idea, it just didn't work
The Tanager has a nose of apricot fruit leather, so that's cool! Unfortunately the taste does not follow at all, just coming across like very green,
Well the nose is... there. There's the faintest whiff of vanilla, but that's about it. A little bit of nondescript spice emerges with airing. Taste is
It's all down hill after you open the bottle...
Nose = Angostura Orange Bitters - cardamom + water Palate: not the right word. Tastes like molasses soaked oranges with a hint of baking spice. Fini
Blanc Coeur de Canne
This is a good Agricole,
but, as it turns out, I can't stand agricole! I feel like the pungent grassiness is exactly what they're going for, but combined with the hot and extr
I'm not even sure how to respond to this...
I tried a little bit of this while mixing cocktails at a friend's place. It's like summer in a bottle! You know, coconuts, spray-on sunscreen, pool w
I'm just one more voice to confirm what others said.
This is just alcohol. No smell, no flavor, and most definitely no enjoyment. Avoid, even if this trash is your only option.
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