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The Barcelo Imperial Premium Blend has all the qualities for a proper high class aged dark rum - nice packaging, beautiful and very high end looking bottle, nice semi dark color and a decent flavor profile revealing mild orange to the nose and palate. Strong aftertaste without being just a burn. Interesting rum indeed. Especially when enjoyed at the pool side in Santo Domingo.
Not a rum for beginners , it can be considered too strong or aggressive for some people because of their strong aromas. Contrary to what many think, is not a 30 years rum , but about 10 years (not much ) , was released to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Rum Imperial and demands a knowledge on rums to enjoy the same . Perfect companion for good cigars and is the current owner of the title of world's best rum, not easy to find nor cheap , because I think that only produce about 7,000 bottles a year, not sure. It is amazing and totaly worth it!
Heb het geluk gehad om deze rum te mogen proeven. Een heel zachte en sweet van smaak caramel en vanille
Wesentlich besser als der imperial 16 jahre. Nicht so würzig/scharf wie der 16 jährige
I saw this one in Denmark to a heavy price! Went to the border and gave ½ price :) LOVE IT
Not bad, but mostly sweet (caramel). And to be honest, for the (not so sweet) price and high age of this rum I expected a bit more (complexity).
The barcelo imperial was my first proper rum so I just had to get this.
A few people have commented on the bottle/packaging being cool but I think it is poor. The plastic bit in the middle fell off when I first opened it and the (artificial) cork is incredibly difficult to open (just took me literally 5mins to ease off!). I guess the tin is cool but I make a rule of never keeping them to optimise space on my shelf. I got this for about £80 from vinusvinis if I'd paid the £200 some UK websites are advertising it for I wouldn't be happy!
So it's lost a mark for packaging.
Vegetal nose and a bit of sugar but not lots.
Beautiful dark brown colour.
Some sugar but then lots of odd chemicals. Green grass and petrol?
The grass taste lingers for some time. And then an almost pleasant burn.
Just tasted back to back with the imperial and that is much better. Despite being a fraction of the price.
By no means a bad rum. Quite sweet with some oak and roasted nuts. It is really overpriced in Denmark, but you can get it elsewhere for less than 100 Euros, and then the deal is fair. But you can still find more interesting rums around at that price.
Denne rom havde jeg forventet mig meget af, når man taget prisen på 2250 kr. i betragtning, så burde den efter min smag være meget bedre.
En ellers meget blød og rund rom som desværre forsvinder hurtigt i munden.
Enjoyable, but when you consider the price there are definitely some better choices.
Just like its younger cousin the anejo, this more exclusive product excells in holding back overt sweetness and instead putting herbal, spicy and nutty qualities. it has a light quality that I actually like, making it lively. Not as oaky as one might have thought for such old rum, but still with a vrty smotth and balanced mix of the aforementioned tastes.
Good enough to taste it straight. But must be cold for doing so.
Très bon rhum fortement ambré (30 ans!), avec un côté sucre de canne/caramel assez marqué. Rond et équilibré, il ne lui manque pas grand-chose pour être un coup de coeur (son prix trop élevé sans doute).
There is a fair nose.. Some pure alcohol in it.. The taste is strong and have some nice tones.. But the finish is whats kills it for me.. Pure alcohol and the finish fades down to cheap moonshine.. Not much sweetness in it..
The nose is classic dominican and somewhat neutral in that regard. Light oak, sweet toffee and a hint of banana rise from the glass. The body and taste is medium full, soft and a little oily with deep notes of toffee, some molasse and light oaky spices. The finish is long, clean and smooth. Altogether it reminds me of a slightly more full version of the Zacapa XO. It's good but i am letting my rating reflect a pretty hefty overpricing.
This might be one of the nicest presentations I have ever seen in a room bottle, unfortunately the rum was a bit of a let down. Good but not great for an aged rum.
If you are used to and appreciate the Barcelo Imperial you will not be surpised by the 30 anniversario blend.
The bottle is very nice, mine came with a wooden stand in a metal box.
The smell is appealing, the taste is good (very Barcelo type) but it goes too fast away, there is nearly no after taste.
For a bottled priced in the 100€ I am left a bit disapointed, compared to the Barcelo Imperial priced one third of the price, I don't really find the added value except in the look of the bottle.
You might want to give it some time once served in the glass to warm up a little as I find it developing more taste (and better) after a few minutes in the glass.
If you like a lots of strong oak flavours !
I think to mutch money to little rum
Nice rum really complexed with a full body