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A little something Santa left under the tree. The bottle is really cool. Great presentation.
I poured it neat, it smells of chocolate and toffee. It had just a little burn, but tasted great. I put it on ice, and it really opened up. There's an oaky sweetness with hints of sherry and a little pepper left behind that leaves you wanting more. A great sipper.
Post Script - I love the heft of the bottle, but it doesn't pour very well. If there's a trick to pouring from this bottle, somebody let me know.
Vanilla and Maple are the first two flavors that jump out of the glass to fill the pallet. I like this rum but strong almost over dominance of maple notes leaves it short as a sipper but mixed cocktail is perfect. which is the way I tend to prefer rum.
Velmi dobry rum. Krasna flasa a myslienka ze ho pil aj pan Hemingway je parada...
Nie je to lahky rum, citit tam drevitost sudov, aroma je silna a dozvuk chuti je silny! Sladkost pride na zaver co je velmi mile. Odporucam nechat postat v pohari aspon minutu-dve a potom pit aj vonat. Potom sa prejavia jeho silne zbrane - drevita vona sudov, aj chut a dozvuk sladkosti.
Odporucam, nazdravie ;)
When I was introduced to this aged rum a couple years ago I found it refreshing without lime juice. When you first sip this you can taste that toffee flavor. This rum is best with cola or straight to the glass. One of my favorites in the aged rum category.
I love the glass container but be careful after you pour it as it is oddly shaped. Enjoy!
Hints of maple syrup start this smooth drinking rum. Nice aroma. No bite to it.
Very earthy on the nose and palate. I believe these are finished in sherry casks - it gives a unique finish that is different than moat other rums out there. Great color, no burn and a hint of oak makes this a really good rsipping rum.
Molasses syrup. Alcohol bite up front. Sipper. Splash of water opens it up.
Papa's Pilar 24 Dark to me was quite a disappointment. There are so many better rums tastewise and so many better rums price-quality wise, that I would not waste my time with this one. It's too sweet, but still has an off putting burn at the end. Maybe mixing it with Coke, but not an enjoyable neat sipper.
Exceptionally smooth and the hints of the spices really carryover into the flavor
Short and sweet. This rum starts with a sugary sweet aroma. . .and then continues with the liquid version of that. This is one of the most simple tasting rums I've had. There is a sweet vanilla taste that is short lasting, but extremely satisfying.
It's dark, not too sweet and my favorite rum to have neat. There is a special cask version that rounds off the smoothness even more.
Succulent aroma , smooth and tasty. Definitely a sipper, this rum is perfect served neat. Has vanilla / flavor complexity and smoothness. Nice presentation as well. Recommend
Wow! That is one word to describe this fantastic fine rum. Definitely, if you enjoy Zacapa's XO rum, then this is for you and for half the price. Superb from from initial smell to the last sip. Definitely a sipper, this rum is perfect as an after dinner rum or to compliment your dessert.
This rum has complexity and smoothness that is contained in an old style canteen bottle indicative of that which Hemingway had in the service. Of course, Papas Pilar is the name of his boat.
Nicely done for a rum crafted in Florida!
Sharp alcohol bite is followed by a wonderful array of flavors blended beautifully with a nice, thick feel on the mouth. Excellent neat or with ice and easy to sip faster than you might want it gone.
Hits you with hard alcohol taste, then apologizes with a sweet maple/vanilla after taste. Each sip it's like it hits you and the hugs you and says sorry.
I mix all rums I buy with Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi. This one is pretty great, when it's mixed with a Diet Coke, you can't taste the strong alcohol that much. But what it does it give the drink a nice sweet vanilla/maple taste. I personally wasn't head of heals for that type of taste with my soft drink, but it's a nice change up from my go-to mixing rum(sailor Jerry).
Very smooth. Aroma of vanilla and molasses. Taste is sweet, but not overwhelming. Oak flavor is present.
Slightly on the sweet side. The taste of molasses is present. Very smooth.Love the name and the bottle!
Just a touch of burn as you sip it but the maple finish is amazing. I love the design of the bottle especially the cap. I enjoy sharing rums for the first time with my friends and this is one that holds their golden standard.
I'm fairly new to sipping rums, but this is by far my favorite. It is smooth with hints of butterscotch.
Nice dark amber color. First impressions is a strong caramel aroma. This rum was very smooth with a nice chocolate taste.
I'm a fan of Hemmingway, love the kanteen bottle to pay tribute to his time as a soldier, the lion on the seal to signify the old man, the compass for his love of travel/sailing and the great presentation. Excellent tribute to the man himself with a great slogan "never a spectator!"
Now beyond the marketing - this rum is sweeter but, not too sweet. It is excellent tasting when neat and I don't think I'll be mixing any of it. Very complex nose that has strong molasses and fruit aroma. It goes down smooth and warm and has a wonderful finish that complements the nose.
I discovered it one day and went back to buy more of it two days later and they had sold out. Happy to say I found two more bottles at another location to take home. I paid about $37 US each and it was well worth it.
A great rum no matter what your drinking for the night. A great craft cocktail, simply on the rocks, or a classic rum and coke.
While drinking on the rocks pairs well with a great cigar.
I had this neat. Initial impression on the nose of vanilla and carmakizes sugar. Wonderful aroma. On the palette, as others have said there is a great butterymaple taste. Very smooth with little bite or burn. This isn't readily available at home so I may not get another chance at this one my time soon.