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Smell: Pepper, Nutmeg, Caramel, Vanilla, light sweetness
Taste: Caramel, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Spice.
Spices (pepper) in the aftertaste.
These spices gives him it its own character. That's a good one.
Would give him a 9, if I could enjoy the spices.
Very dark colour, fancy military bottle, sweet taste
Alkohol: 43 %
Aroma: Rozinky, čokoláda, ořechy (takže taková Studentská pečeť), ale k tomu se přidává propolis, cedr, připálený karamel, připálené rozinky z vánočky, lehce se objeví i polévkové koření a pepř. To celé je pak v sherry hávu. To sherry jsem měl v poznámkách při ochutnávce ještě předtím, než jsem si o tomto rumu zjistil něco víc. (87 b)
Chuť: V chuti kapky proti kašli, opálený sud, karamel, opět ty připeklé rozinky. (87 b)
Shrnutí: Číslici v názvu berte s velkou rezervou, jde o solera system z Floridy, kde se mísí rumy z Panamy, Venezuely, Dominikánské republiky a Barbadosu, jestli mám tedy správné informace. Některé zdroje uvádějí jen Střední Ameriku a Karibik. Zraje v sudech po bourbonu a portském, finiš pak v sudech po sherry. Poměrně svérázný rum, asi se nebude líbit každému, ale mě baví. Je osobitý a jediné, co mi snad něčím připomíná, je styl značky British Navy Pusser's Rum, a to těmi připálenými rozinkami.
I was stunned the first time I tasted this rum and its white sister in a delicious Pina colada! Best I ever had.
I then began exploring the rum's origins and bought several bottles of white and dark for sipping and mixing. Dark is definitely a sipper, especially with an ice cube.
It's got great aroma, little bite and goes down smooth. You can taste the brandy. This rum is unique and for daily use probably my fave.
To put my palate in perspective, I also enjoy Stiggins Plantation Pineapple Rum and Barcardi Gran Reserve Maestro and Appleton 30-Year Old. Detest Captain Morgan's.
I highly recommend trying one bottle, preferably dark - but the light rum is less intense though very tasty. So far, I have found nothing like it on the market.
Papas Pillar is one damn good rum.. I try a lot of different rums at different price points and feel this is an excellent rum. A little more expensive than I prefer to pay, but worth it. Goes great with a cigar!
I never knew Hemmingway, nor am I a super fan, but I can't imagine him drinking this. His loss.
Enjoyed some wonderful Barramundi with this. Smooth, rich - didn’t overpower the fish.
This is one of the best rums I have purchased. The aroma alone is a treat for the senses. It reminds me of a hot Havana night in a little hole in the wall bar, the kind that the locals go to escape the tourists. The type of bar that smells of the sweat, leather, sugarcane, and honest toil.
As this sweet elixir rolls down the throat, it relaxes every part of your being. Like a sigh and after nap stretch for the whole body, it warms you like a wool blanket dried in a warm sunny summer breeze.
This is perfection for me. Deep color with sweetness, molasses, cola, vanilla and it is the smoothest. Wish it had better distribution near me in CT
Smooth maple overwhelms. Few other notes make it out. Too sweet for me. Just right for others.
Delicious combo of caramel with a hint of black pepper. This is my go-to when I want to make sure I'm going to enjoy a glass. Super smooth and just sweet enough.
Time for Birka rum cruises 2019 at the Baltic Sea. This was one that I tested. Nice bottle and story around it. The 43% balance up the rather high sweetness quite good. It’s also quite complex and you can find leather, maple, vanilla, spices and oak for example. The person representing it told me that it was a blend from several different locations and that the rum included was between 4 25 years old if I remember right.
Mörk bärnstens färgad. Doftar sött, godis typ tuttifrutti eller nå. Bubble gym den rosa. Friskt godis fast något kemiskt. Påminner lite om Don Papa 10y, men denna är bättre. Inte lika söt som Don Papa som nästan är odrickbart söt. Men denna är också otroligt söt. Efter en stund i glaset känner jag nu lönnsirap som en del påstår, vanilj, kokos. Den växer en aning från 5 till 6 på 10 skakig. Nja denna går inte helt hem hos mig. Mjuk är den, otroligt mjuk men knappt någon eftersmak.
I’ve tried all the Pilar rums. Non are my favorite. The bottle is beautiful, flask like playing in the Hemingway connection, but nearly impossible to pour without making a mess. The attached cork, wide mouth, and no neck make it gurgle and slop. The flavor in the pilar rums are confusing. The multi barrel aging creates a confusing palette. Too many flavors influences fighting for notice.
did pick up this on the spot at key west and did make a tour there.
about this its perfect for snipping before the computer and the taste is a little smoth with a nutty taste.
Smells wonderful. Taste is rather heavy on maple. Alcohol burn and overpowered the flavors for a moment. There are better choices in this price range
Very nice. I smell butterscotch and vanilla. Excellent sipping rum.
If you like sweet, which I do, you’re much better offer with Diplomatico RE
Beautiful packaging and medium amber color preludes an awesome nose of maple sugar and molasses, followed by a jammy sweet mouthfeel, and finishing like a rich dessert
Sweet, good, with a lot of coffee flavor and some chocolate. Wonderful to sit and sip on.
Most everyone has already stated the obvious about the strong maple, and vanilla flavors, but the taste, to me, is different. Definitely caramel and molasses, and not to strong of an alcohol burn considering it's 43%. Definitely a repeat though!
Hard to go wrong with this rum, as good or better than many at 2-3 times the price. Tried it at a sampling and had to buy the bottle. Rich in maple with great accents both in aroma and taste. Nothing wrong with this rum except I cannot get it in Oklahoma, have to order it.
Fantastic rum if you like really sweet rum. Lots of maple, and some vanilla and spices. I drink it on the rocks. I think it cools down the maple a little bit. Drink it neat, and the maple becomes a little overpowering. Comes in a very handsome bottle and being named after Hemingway’s boat is a great conversation piece.
this is so cloyingly fake maple syrup sweet that i really just cannot stomach it. if anyone wants the 85% of a bottle i have left stop over, you can take it with you.