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Don Papa Small Batch Rum is produced by the Bleeding Heart Rum Company on the southern island of Negros in the Philippines. The rum is distilled from molasses, then aged for over 7 years in American oak barrels, and lastly charcoal filtered.
The name Don Papa rum was inspired by Papa Isio, a leader of the Philippine revolution against the Spanish who led his island to independence before joining the main revolutionary movement.
Weak body, not many layers of taste - only sweet and candied fruit. No burning. Can be the choice for women.
Picked one up mostly for the nice label and the way the bottle looks.
Since i'm a beginner in sipping rum's I thought this would be a nice start.
But it wasn't...
Maybe I need to sip more other rum's and develope my tastebuds a bit more to get in to this one.
(edit) After tasting severall other rum's I'm beginning to like this one a bit more.I especially like the fruity taste of this rum)
this rum has a good taste in my opinion. pretty smokey aswell. if you search for a smokey rum wich tastes like vanilla this is definitely something for you. I'm in really good mood, that's why this rum gets a 7 out of 10. Otherwise a 6 could be a even better rating
Un de mes premiers rhum, au début j'aurais mis un bon 8 mais après avoir découvert d'autres horizons, ce rhum me parait fort "bidouillé"
Un arôme de chique limite exagéré...pas mauvais mais too much dans le goût.
Par contre, superbe packaging :)
belle bouteille on la croirait sortit d'un vielle épave du fond des mers, au nez sa sent la guimauve la vanille, le sucre cuit, au gout ces bizarre on dirait un sirop pour la toux, le caramel, avec un gout spécial dont je n'arrive pas a expliquer, je pense qu'il est taillé pour des cocktail avec des fruits frais il sera largement au dessus des premier prix de grande surface mais a déguster sur glace non En revanche il conviendra parfaitement au débutant qui veulent découvrir le rhum
I tasted Don Papa yesterday evening. This 7yo rum from Phillipines has a very pleasant smell and has a great taste. It's a sweet tasting rum. Even my wife liked it so that is a big plus :-)
een super rum voor de prijs. Een heerlijke rum fruitig hoop nog een fles te bemachtigen.
Notes d'agrumes prononcées et assez sucrées. Ne plaira pas à tout le monde.
A 4.5-5 on my scale. A really nice bouquet, but the first sip overwhelms one with a fruity/citrus flavor, described by my wife as tasting like Juicy Fruit Gum. Not quite sure what to make of that strong fruit flavor, even when mixed.
Tasted it in a hotel bar with a very limited range of rum. Would never have tried it under normal circumstances and hadn’t any higher expectations which were fulfilled. It’s a sugerbomb filled with taste of vanilla and citrus. Can’t recommend it.
Sweet with bubblegum taste. Reminds me childhood, so increasing the rating for that. Unique to some extent. Good to have a bottle at home)))
Tastes so sweet that you even couldn't understand what the product it is... But that's not the real Rum definitely!
Riecht nach Chemie. Schmeckt nach Chemie. Für ein Drittel des Preises wäre er ok.
Mediocre rum that is very commercial. Mass produced and poorly flavored. Not even flavored properly. Only been in business 8 years but are selling products that are much older (labeled anyway). I smell a fish. With excellent ingredients available at low cost why are they producing this?
Sweet, nice, mu wife loves it. One or two in the evening would not hurt...
An unnatural, artificial smell comes up when you open the bottle. It doesn't get better after a few minutes in a glass, and certainly not when drinking it. If you want to drink rum, don't buy and drink it. But if you like very sweet liqueurs, you might give it a try. This drink, I deliberately do not say rum, is extremely sweet, tastes and smells absolutely artificial and chemical. That has nothing to do with real rum. Since rum is rated here, it gets only one point, which should actually be zero points.
Krásna plná vona vanilky ale chuť má neoslovila, veľa alkoholu na mňa preto to podávam s ľadom.
A nice toffee taste with citrus finish.
In my opinion, lots of additives in this, more like a spiced rum.
Very sweet, Rum with lots of vanilla and spice. Not a taste for everybody, and more on the liqueur side of drinks, but good if you dont plan on having different drinks afterwards.
First of all.. The bottle and that beautiful label.. Deserves a place in any cabinet just for the looks..
Hay que admitir que la botella y etiqueta es muy bonita, me gusta. Pero ahí queda el asunto. Definitivamente NO es ron. Incluso en nariz no es tan malo si se tomara en cuenta que es un licor. Pero en boca es terrible, ni siquiera el aroma queda en boca. Exageradamente dulce, suave e irritante. Como licor no es malo, pero repito, NO ES RON.
It's definitely not like others. Very sweet, and candy like in taste and nose. If love trying out different tastes, then give it a try. But don't expect a traditional rum
This rum is ok, very good for beginning an rhum journey. :)
Once you open the incredibly nice looking bottle, the room is filled with a very strong aroma of vanilla, sweets and candy that comes a bit too artificial. Some people claim it to be all natural, but I doubt it.
The way it smells, the way it tastes. Sweet ... almost sticky. It's more of a liqueur than a 7 year old rum, but hey: some people like it that way. I will use the rest of my bottle mixed with coffee, because here the Don Papa works really great!
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