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Veteran | United States
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
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
I want to hate this, but: credit where it's due.
Nose- instant cocoa! Not as in notes of cocoa hit you immediately, as in tear open a packet of Swiss Miss, it's almost identical. Flavor- more of tha
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
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,
Kirk and Sweeney
A simple beauty!
Brown sugar, dark chocolate, caramel, and the faintest hint of coffee. A great woody presence to round it out and let you know this is an OLD rum, bu
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
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
Reserve du Domaine 15-Year
It's a little more than everything I want!
I love Dominican rums. The smooth caramel flavors, often dancing about with flavors of wood, vanilla, chocolate and/or coffee, with a certain earthy/
Xaymaca Special Dry
Ding dang delicious!
Is this stuff a hallmark, a standard to which you should hold other jamaican rums? NOPE! But, does this stuff taste good? Oh, you bet your sweet bipp
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
It's a shame that people love the familiar...
That's (I assume) the reason most people are comparing this Grand Marnier, but make no mistake: Creole Shrubb is superior! Sweet, but not cloying. B
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
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
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
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
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
Nice. Reallllly nice... Smells like vanilla and butterscotch, with some oakiness to it, and tastes basically the same. The butterscotch hits a huge
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
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
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
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
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
A white rum with charisma you say? Say it ain't so... Ah, but it is so!! Nose offers vanilla and marshmallow, with a bit of yellow fruit underneath. T
Zinfandel Cask Blend 11-Year
Undeniable charm, but doesn't quite fit together...
N- Imagine a white caramel, along with floral perfume and a touch of oak. P- Strawberries! I kid you not! Strawberries, rounded out by some brown sug
Special Reserve 15-Year
I never thought integrated flavors could be a weakness...
Yet, here, it is. Now having started this off negative, make no mistake: this is a good rum! It has everything that the El Dorado 12 does, but its a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 -
XO 20th Anniversary (old bottle)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A character to be sure, but still kinda forgettable.
N: Understated fruitness and yeast. P: Yellow fruit and molasses, with undertones of bread dough. F: Pineapple and olives (not quite as weird as it
This is just a treat!
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
Like Plantation, with a little more spunk
Which is to be expected from a relatively young, cognac cask aged rum. Nose offers a little caramel and mango with plenty of wood spice, palette carr
Not too shabby!
Vanilla, salt and raw egg on the nose. It's a little weird but still just fine. Definitely packs some heat at 115 proof, but it certainly isn't an u
I gotta find more!
Coconut, butterscotch, banana and FUNK! Potent, boisterous, and enjoyable!
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
No surprises, so: tasty!
At 20%, Ron Miel is very much on the lighter side of things, and I personally would count it as a liqueur and not a rum. But as far as spirits go: th
Pony up and go for the 20.
Dictador 12 is not a bad rum. It's definitely on the sweet side, which doesn't have to be a bad thing, but I think that here the sweetness is overdon
This has more coconut than some coconut rums.
And that's about all you need to know. Fairly sweet and only 30% ABV, so it drinks really easy. Heaps of artificial coconutiness and just a twinge o
Nothing to see here.
N- oak, sugar and cherry. P- Weak. Also: olive brine. F- Nope. This rum is not offensive. I would not call it bad. But I will definitely never n
Something's not quite right...
From my experience with Jamaican rums, there is one thing that they specialize in: boisterous, muscular FUNK. This Jamaican... doesn't do that. Whic
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
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,
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
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
Flor de Cana
Black label 5
I can verify that this rum does exist.
And that's about all it does: exist. It doesn't taste bad, and it does taste like rum. It will mix adequately, and won't offend you when neat. That
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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 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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