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Posted 12 days ago by Spidey-P from Netherlands with 63 ratings

This rum is great. When you open the bottle the smell that hits you, makes you fall in love immediately. That's when it starts, the game of wanting to conquer this goodlooking, sweet smelling liquor! The first sip I took, made me drop on my knee and ask this rum to stay with me forever!!!

Posted over 4 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 228 ratings

The nose is very full and sweet with thick caramel, fudge and vanilla. Nice but not a lot happening. I get the same notes in the taste, perhaps supplemented by dried dates. It's very sweet and smooth. The finish even things a bit with a long, rounded barrel note, but to me, it's not quite enough to counter the massive sweetness. A shame that Oliver & Oliver went overboard with the added molasses, as I think it slightly ruins what seems like a nice rum.

Posted over 4 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 424 ratings

As of this review, the Opthimus 25 is rated slightly lower than the Opthimus 21, but I think the 25 is better. The 25 is smoother, and simply tastes a little better imho.

Has a sweet honey nose, with just a touch of bourbon and oak. Taste is also nicely sweet, with a hint of caramel.

Easy drinking at only 38%abv. A very good rum.

Posted almost 5 years ago by greg k from France with 35 ratings

Si le paradis des rhums existe le mien est en république dominicaine chez OLIVER I Oliver, j'apprécie énormément leurs rhums et celui ci tout particulièrement.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Morten Matthes from Denmark with 75 ratings

Lovely rum, sweet, complex, lot of taste, no alcohol feel - and do miss that a little bit.

Posted 5 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 152 ratings

Smell: sweetness, caramel, intense dried fruit (plum), barrel (whisky).
Taste: caramel, spice, fruits, oak, slight bitterness, nice and mild. Nice aftertaste (sherry), it's typical for Oliver and Oliver.
There are some other rums that are similar. This is still nice and round.

Sweetness: 3 / 5
Spice: 3 / 5
Fruit: 3 / 5
Mildness: 3.5 / 5

Posted 5 months ago by zaks from France with 38 ratings

Caramel et vanille, ce rhum est agréable à boire.
Gouté en septembre 2017

Posted 5 months ago by MikeyA53 from Canada with 33 ratings

In my top 3 along with Plantation XO and Brugal Leyenda.

Posted 8 months ago by Vicke from Sweden with 62 ratings

Nose, eyes and mouth! A pleasure for them all. Well balanced with a sweet and smooth body.

Posted 8 months ago by Amauri from United States with 29 ratings

Good aroma and color, but kind of sweet rum. Zafra and Zacapa 23 my favorites still. not complex and with the price and 25 years old I was expecting something more impressive.

Posted 11 months ago by RCox3 from United States with 1 rating

Some light toffee notes and tobacco leaf on the nose. Starts off with a good mouth feel that is robust in a complex array of flavors, but quickly dissipates with an alcohol, almost medicinal finish.

Posted about 1 year ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 220 ratings

luxusní vůně, luxusní chuť, pro mne dokonalost mezi rumy

Posted about 1 year ago by Tony Sanders (PREMIUM) from United States with 46 ratings

Paid $83 US. Neat: nose is light leather/tobacco with vanilla cooked maple. I’m fighting the sweet dry battle. This is a good sweet because it has notes walking it back. Can’t imagine many who like sweet complexity not having a bottle in their cabinet.

Posted about 1 year ago by Ryan Rosebush (PREMIUM) from United States with 31 ratings

One of my favorite sippers, along with El Dorado 15. Nice hint of sweetness but not overpowering. Very easy-drinking...

Posted over 1 year ago by Jan Ce from Czech Republic with 13 ratings

After some time truly great drink! Ain't cheep, ain't bad, ain't normal. You have to had developed some fine rum taste buds to truly enjoy this rum without any additional sugars or caramel.
Honestly, can't wait to have this one again.
(It can remind someone a taste of fine cognac XO rarity or even older.) Very smooth, very soft, very gentle. You will love every single drop of this life elixir (:
Job well done Master blender!

Posted over 1 year ago by John Poulsen from Denmark with 15 ratings

Denne rom er Super lækker med mange smags nuancer, jeg bliver ved med at komme tilbage til denne rom da den bare er så god.

Posted over 1 year ago by Michael David from United States with 10 ratings

This is the most delicious rum I've ever had and what I reach for when I want something sweeter. For the most balanced rum, I like Ron Zacapa Xo. For something with complexity and more whiskey kick, I prefer the Flor De Cana 25. These are the only 3 rums I need besides the other dozen or so...lol

Posted almost 2 years ago by 5xo from Slovakia with 237 ratings

This is probably the best from Oliver&Oliver, I would compare it to El Dorado 15y, but without the whisky taste and the prune is not as pronounced.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Robert Ferron from United Kingdom with 166 ratings

Purchased a sample from Master of Malt the bottle had been discontinued but there were still samplers left :)

Wonderful nose to this rum, on first pouring tobacco and leather, after breathing time the complexity really comes through sweet and perfectly balanced there's a touch of brandy with a side of sweet sherry it's incredibly inviting!

It's ever so smooth, and with wonderful character it's a delight to drink!

Posted almost 2 years ago by Token from Netherlands with 26 ratings

I had high expectations of this rum due to my Opthimus wishkey finish rating. It is a sweet rum with a really oaky aftertaste. It is ok for its priceclass, but I do not think the best.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Michael N from United States with 69 ratings

I drink my rum neat. I’ve tried several mid to high end sipping rums that I would consider 9’s. Some have come close to a 10 but I am the kind of person who believes there is always something better around the corner. This is the first of this brand I have tried and it is an absolute pleasure to drink. This is the way rum should be! Smooth, bold, and full of flavor with no lingering tastes. A must try!!

Posted about 2 years ago by Lezizmo from Belgium with 42 ratings

This one of the best slippers out there. Price is not too high but taste is really Wonderful !!

Posted about 2 years ago by Simon from Switzerland with 9 ratings

Very pleasant drinking, sweet, mild. I slightly prefer the port finish one, since that one has a bit more character and punch.

Posted about 2 years ago by Paul Hübscher from Switzerland with 69 ratings

The nose gets nuts, honey and prunes. In the mouth there is more of the same, a bit of oak and toffee. Long lingering.

All in all very round. Classical stuff.