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Papas Pilar Dark rum

Papas Pilar Dark

United States | Aged

7.7/10 (156 ratings)
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Posted 9 months ago by Potpie from United States with 6 ratings

The Hemingway endorsement and the hokey packaging put me off at first, but this is my favorite rum so far, or perhaps tied with Diplomatico Reserva. It's got the vanilla and the caramel but with a smack of black pepper that's just wonderful.

I don't usually comment on packaging, but the little chain for the cap is just so cheesy and makes it difficult to open and close. Break it off immediately.


Posted 9 months ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 199 ratings

Flavorful and complex. Exceedingly smooth. Definitely a maple presence but I really like maple. And there is so much more to this rum. Pepper and almond notes. Definite alcohol punch. Long brilliant finish with only a slight hint of burn. Very nice sipper. Even slightly better on the rocks. I have to admit the Hemingway association did intrigue me. "A life well lived" This is a rum well crafted and befitting the Hemingway legacy.


Posted 11 months ago by Djgross144 from United States with 41 ratings

Lovely smelling rum with strong maple note. Slight alcohol burn though pretty smooth. Dark brown color. Interesting bottle with screw top.


Posted 12 months ago by Robert from United States with 63 ratings

Maple flavor with a bit of an alcohol bite. The alcohol masks the sweetness at first but it shows up with a vengeance after the swallow.


Posted 1 year ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 280 ratings

A rum with many spices, they give him it it's own character. Never found so many spices in another rum. It's very special for me.

Smell: Pepper, nutmeg, caramel, vanilla, orange, sweetness
Taste: Caramel, nutmeg, vanilla, spice, slight bitterness
Finish: long, warm, oil, vanilla, spices (pepper) in the aftertaste.

Sweetness: 2/5
Spice: 3/5
Fruit: 2.5/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Value (35€): 4/5

Solera, blend of carribean and north/south american rums
Barrels: Ex-Bourbon- and Ex-Sherry


Posted 1 year ago by Stadaik from Greece with 38 ratings

Very dark colour, fancy military bottle, sweet taste


Posted 1 year ago by HunterRomario from Czech Republic with 311 ratings

Alkohol: 43 %
Původ: USA
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)
Body: 87/100
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.


Posted 1 year ago by Walrus from United States with 1 rating

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.
Bottoms up!


Posted over 1 year ago by Dave from United States with 8 ratings

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!


Posted over 1 year ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

I never knew Hemmingway, nor am I a super fan, but I can't imagine him drinking this. His loss.