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J. Bally 12-Year rum

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Posted over 1 year ago by Tomy from Romania with 388 ratings

Peach and pear, with grassy (almost malty!) notes in support. A good kick of brown sugar and black pepper. Well-aged rhum agricole from Martinique's J.Bally, presented in their distinctive pyramid-shaped bottle. We wonder if the reasoning behind the shape is similar to those teabags that are pyramid shaped...?

Posted almost 2 years ago by Rei from Germany with 98 ratings

Color: dark mahogany
Aroma: intense, spicy notes, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Taste: complex aroma with dominating note of wood.
Finish: Long Lasting.
This is a good agricole with 45% alcohol.

Posted over 2 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

A 12 year-old agricole? Sign me up!

I loved the nose. But the rum itself is just too sharp. It holds onto its agricole brine just a bit too much. And despite enjoying this slowly over the course of an hour, and it still didn't fully mellow or open up additional flavors not present at the beginning.

This "Pyramide" is recommended, if you find a good deal for it.


Posted 2 months ago by YMHC from Netherlands with 160 ratings

Van mijn vrouw gekregen :-)

Prima vieux agricole wat mij betreft.

Ik vind het net snoep.

Posted 4 months ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 194 ratings

Excellent presentation and of course the pyramid bottle.. Unfortunately the cork snapped clean in half as the wax seal was being gently removed ! Lovely amber colour in the glass , strong alcohol vapours with pears , almonds , grass and a touch of spices and a bit of caramel. Its a rum that smells better than it tastes at present. Left in the glass for ages sipping occasionally hoping for the vapours to dissipate. Sips ok , still strong and not too many flavours appearing.
This is no J.M or Damoiseau unfortunately.. tried with ice , waste of time. Only saving grace was it did get better the nearer I got to the bottom of the glass..

Posted 5 months ago by AndReginald from Italy with 41 ratings

It would be a 6 but I'm so impressed that I think it deserves a 7, because I'm always so severe with Agricole that this one may have changed my mind. The alcohol is strong, it may need some air in the glass. Almond and sweet sugar in the mouth, no burn and not acid at all, it was a pleasant experience. Wouldn't buy a bottle but I would drink it again.

Posted 8 months ago by Akis from Greece with 32 ratings

Strong and bitter. Thin body. Nothing too extraordinary. Tastr of dtry nuts. The alcohol overtakes the aromas

Posted about 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of J. Bally 12y while vacationing in Martinique. Very nice and unique bottle and label design. Plenty of floral notes followed with grass, pear and oak to your nose and palate. Strong but extremely short burn at the end. Rhum Agricole lovers can easily add 2 points to my score.

Posted over 1 year ago by Walome from Czech Republic with 18 ratings

I dont remember this one so i guess its nothing special.

Posted over 1 year ago by Mihai from Romania with 206 ratings

Pur și foarte dur. Probabil un rom extraordinar pentru cine apreciază agricol. Not for me..

Posted over 1 year ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 149 ratings

The bottle is why this rhum earns a place on my shelf. The nose and the taste is alright, but no more. It’s quite sharp but there is nothing else that’s special.
Picture: My Martinique shelf (excl. Rhum J.M)

Posted almost 2 years ago by Daniel from Italy with 18 ratings

Really enjoyable and tasty with a particular and complex aroma, recommended.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Yann from Spain with 10 ratings

une très belle version du " classique des caraïbes".
Racé mais doux, boisé mais pas Parkerisé. Canelle, épices, cane.
Je ne connais pas très bien le reste de la collection, mais celui-ci est un must have.

Posted over 2 years ago by Umberto from Italy with 16 ratings

Ottimo regime francese. Sapori forti profumi intensi. Uno dei miei preferiti.

Posted over 2 years ago by Harald from Germany with 37 ratings

Rhum J. Bally
Rhum Vieux Agricole Martinique
12 Ans d'Age

Color: Amber

Whoom ... this one smells intensive and tasty with a spicy aroma and sandalwood at first nosing.
Then there are notes of toffee and caramel, oranges, prunes and plum butter. It is slightly herbal as well.
After some time the aroma has changed and is dominated by notes of tobacco, smoke and ashes.

Hot and spicy at first mouthfeel, dominated by notes of cardamon and black pepper.
Tastes like toffee and caramel, sandalwood, tobacco and licorice with a dash of orange juice.
Very tasty.

Long, spicy and dry on notes of black pepper and licorice. Slightly herbal and bitter.

Posted over 2 years ago by Dominik Starosta from Germany with 13 ratings

Great stuff. Typical Old agricole. Vanilla, Pear, lemon, sandalwood, pepper and dried fruits

Posted over 4 years ago by Ken Klasson from Sweden with 21 ratings

Mycket bra vardags rom som smakar i min mening mycket vanilj .

Posted over 4 years ago by Nordicrum from Sweden with 22 ratings

I am partial to french style rhums, but even so, this is definitely one of the better I've tried. Added proof give it a strong taste profile, with herbal and buttery tones dominating, as in all agricoles. Excellent stuff!

Posted almost 5 years ago by Mikedub from France with 26 ratings

un bon rhum assez goûtu mais aussi assez fort malgré ses 45 degrés.