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Ron Esclavo 12-Year rum

Ron Esclavo 12-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged

84 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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84 Ron Esclavo 12-Year ratings

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Posted 6 years ago by Lasse Bloch from Denmark with 59 ratings

en fin rom, som jeg husker den dejlig nem at drikke, måske den mangler lidt ekstra punch.


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

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Posted over 1 year ago by Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) from Sweden with 238 ratings

Tasted this in a hotel bar with a very limited range of rums. Would never have tried it under normal circumstances cause that I tried the XO just over a year ago and thought it was to sweet.
This one is also sweet but not nearly as sweet as the XO, which pleases me.
I recognized vanilla, fruits and chocolate but there is also hints of sharp alcohol.


Posted almost 4 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 almost 4 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2841 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 almost 6 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

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Posted 1 month ago by Michal Ernest from Czech Republic with 74 ratings

Opět jedna malá ochutnávka u přátel. Jen jsme prohodili trochu slov a přitom ochutnali tuto láhev. Není špatný a možná si jej časem pořídím.


Posted 6 months ago by Rsvec from Austria with 80 ratings

Good middle of the road rum. Great value for money


Posted 9 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 9 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 9 months ago by Jagsroy (PREMIUM) from Canada with 188 ratings

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