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Ron Esclavo 12-Year rum

Ron Esclavo 12-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged

6.7/10 (79 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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79 Ron Esclavo 12-Year ratings

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Daniel Lindén from Sweden with 60 ratings

Svag doft, smakar lite smörkola. XO är mycket bättre, man känner att de har samma karaktär.


Posted over 5 years ago by Thomas Nørlund Nielsen from Denmark with 9 ratings

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


Posted almost 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 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2662 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 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 3 months ago by Alkin from Latvia with 43 ratings

Quite sharp after all, but unexpectedly long aftertaste.


Posted 3 months ago by krasnal from Poland with 39 ratings

Tak sobie przeciętny i wisiorek mocny alkoholowe oj tak


Posted 3 months ago by Michal Micko (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 336 ratings

Sweet taste with vanilla tones. Very good for the price.


Posted 6 months ago by Yana from Czech Republic with 22 ratings

Skvělý jemný rum, pokud máte rádi jemné sladší (nikoliv však sladké) rumy, už 12y za to stojí. Ostatní vyšší kategorie (resp. starší - 15y, XO, Cask) jsou ještě lepší, což nebývá vždy pravidlem.


Posted 8 months ago by Domstadtkerl from Germany with 39 ratings

Schöner Einsteiger Rum.
Nichts zu komplexes. Würzig, Fruchtig, minimale Süße im Abgang.
Auch günstiger Preis.

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Posted 10 months ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 164 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.