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Papas Pilar Dark rum

Papas Pilar Dark

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7.7/10(159 ratings)
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Posted over 5 years ago by Franklin Fraitus from United States with 26 ratings

I gave it an 8 rating, but I'd give it a 7.5 if possible. It's tasty, smooth and flavorful. And that aroma,,, I recognize it, but simply can't place it. Quite simply, it does not smell like rum. Some people say "vanilla" and "maple" but I'm thinking it's more complex than that. In any case, I like it very much. I drink my rum straight, no ice. Smoothness is a huge factor for me, and this one is plenty smooth. But it is flavored and that takes away just a bit of desirability in my mind.

Pyrat rum (another flavored rum) is too strongly orange flavored. I won't ever purchase Pyrat again. Papa's Pilar Dark is a far better product, with just a nice hint of complex aroma and flavor. It will have a place in my rum cabinet. I did a direct comparison to Kaniche XO rum, and I still prefer the Kaniche, as the Kaniche is a pure rum, without added flavor.


Posted over 5 years ago by JCarter from United States with 27 ratings

Great tasting rum and it's incredibly smooth. You can drink this straight and it's like candy


Posted over 5 years ago by Hari from United States with 11 ratings

I am new to quality rum. Having recently sampled several high dollar rums in the Caymans I have started drinking it more and more, straight on the rocks! I searched for the ones I sampled down there, Ron Zacappa, El Dorado, Havana Club (which I can't get here)... I bought this one simply because of the bottle. Beautiful presentation. Then I opened it! Wow! There is so much there! Vanilla and maple jump out. This is more complex than some spiced rums I've had. I would highly recommend that you try this rum! A few ice cubes in a mini snifter glass....... You will NOT be disappointed!


Posted over 5 years ago by Dustin Doran from United States with 79 ratings

Deliciously rich. Heavy with notes of caramel, heavy maple palate,butterscotch, vanilla, spice, and wood. Finishing with a slight licorice taste as it completes itself with a mouthful of chocolate and mint.


Posted over 5 years ago by Nicholas Miller from United States with 75 ratings

This is a really unique rum and I like how its bottle is unique to compliment it. Opening it you smell straight up cask brown sugar and maple. It smells like it can go on pancakes to be honest. Sipping it straight it seems like it was meant to go on pancakes. The entry is like brugal's line of rums. Oak-woodsy taste then opens up with the brown sugar and its very pleasant, usually most rums make a mistake of too sweet or not existent. This is just a great balance. Then finally the maple sugar kicks in for a long long time till its end. Extremely smooth rum.


Posted over 5 years ago by Nick from United States with 54 ratings

one of my go to rums for sipping. Smooth, semi-sweet.


Posted over 5 years ago by Henrik Krogh from Denmark with 26 ratings

Smuk mørk og klar i farven. Balanceret smag af brun sukker og ahornsirup. Ikke så sød som Ron Zacapa. Utrolig flot flaske. Købes igen.


Posted over 5 years ago by JAStark from United States with 11 ratings

This rum has a smooth drinkability. It is semi-sweet as a rum should be. The flavor of maple and brown sugar mix well. Wow the more I drink the more I like!


Posted over 5 years ago by Darren from United States with 7 ratings

Not to sweet love it.. has a great after taste, with a good strong but smooth flavor


Posted almost 6 years ago by Dave from United States with 36 ratings

Picked up a bottle of Papas Pilar Dark Rum on my "Bootleggers" trip from Pennsylvania into Maryland and Delaware. Very smooth and tasty rum to sip and I agree with other raters it has a maple taste finish. EDIT: after a few more nights of sipping, I've upped my score to an 8 for Papas. A very good sipping rum.