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Ron Esclavo 12-Year rum

Ron Esclavo 12-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged

83 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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83 Ron Esclavo 12-Year ratings

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Posted over 6 years ago by Thomas Nørlund Nielsen from Denmark with 9 ratings

Rigtig god rom, smag ag melasse og vanilie. En lille smule sprittet


Posted over 3 years ago by Brian from Denmark with 47 ratings

I like it, lovely sweet taste, not as good as the XO but closes. Need to try the 15 YO just to compare them all.


Posted over 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2808 ratings

I had the luxury of tasting Ron Esclavo XO, 15 and 12 year old rums back-to-back and what a nice treat it was on a sunny Saturday evening. Ron Esclavo rums come from the Oliver & Oliver group, so it does not surprise me a bit that they are all amazing since most of their rums are simply stunning. The Ron Esclavo XO has a very deep color, whereas the 15-year old Ron Esclavo is much lighter in color and the 12 year old is once more darker, a bit closer to the XO color. Coffee, chocolate and toffee have an amazing balance and when you move downwards from XO, which is super smooth, to 15 which is very nice to 12 which has a gradually larger amount of burn at the end. Flavor profile stays the same, but the intensity of the burn increases very gradually. The Ron Esclavo XO is much better than the Dictador XO Insolent which has a similar flavor profile, but it's nowhere close this good, whereas the Ron Esclavo 15 and 12 are much closer to the Dictador XO Insolent flavor profile.

Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 9
10/100 Color of this rum 9
15/100 Nose test 12
20/100 Palate test 16
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 13
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 11
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 85


Posted over 5 years ago by Ole Bodenhoff from Denmark with 46 ratings

Duft: lækker sød duft. vanilie, røget, blomme, kandis og en lille smule sprit.
Smag: sød og lidt røget i smagen. Karamel og blomme. God lang sød eftersmag


Posted 5 months ago by Rsvec from Austria with 80 ratings

Good middle of the road rum. Great value for money


Posted 7 months ago by Thorsgaard from Denmark with 7 ratings

Ron Esclavo 12
Fornuftig rom til prisen.
Men syndes at det er være at betale lidt ekstra og få storebror XO


Posted 7 months ago by jancewicz from Poland with 33 ratings

It is really quite nice rum. Smooth and mellow. Full bodied by a little bit too sweet for my taste. Some kind of funk far far away which is nice.

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Posted 7 months ago by Jagsroy from Canada with 184 ratings

Day 17 of my Rum Advent calendar. This rum smells really good (vanilla and caramel) but is too sweet for my liking.


Posted 11 months ago by Alkin from Latvia with 43 ratings

Quite sharp after all, but unexpectedly long aftertaste.


Posted 11 months ago by krasnal from Poland with 45 ratings

Tak sobie przeciętny i wisiorek mocny alkoholowe oj tak