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Recommendable to most
Full of tannin flavor and dry like a good red wine. I don’t personally drink red wine, so I personally don’t like this one.
When I opened the bottle, this rum has a really nice aroma. It approaches a bourbon. I used to rocks with a shot. The ice mellowed the alcohol burn a bit. Again, This reminds me of a bourbon. Not too sweet. I can taste and smell the char of the wood. This is an easy drinker. I’ll recommend this to anyone. Especially a whiskey drinker who wants to try a rum.
I tried this based on the recommendation of a popular rum blog. Can't say that I'm quite as enthused as they were but I'm glad I tried it. Just a bit too astringent to be a sipper for me, it's also just a bit too sweet for a mixer. I'm really on the fence about this one...more testing is required.
Plague and confound me! This be a complex and tasty rum! Aye, she smells sweet of caramel and oak, a bit of chocolate, a wee bit of spices, and a roastiness that escapes me. But the taste, lads! What comes aboard first be spices, and then a hint of dark chocolate and caramel, and then wood. Ya heard me right, ya swabs! WOOD! Rot me if I be lyin'! She be smooth goin' down, and her flavor goes on forever. A bit of burn surfaces after that, but only pasty landlubbin' biscuit eaters would whine about such a thing. I found this bottle caught up in a fishnet... and now there be TWO things I like in fishnets. Well worth a shot or twelve, mates. arrrgh!
It's quite similar to Brugal Anejo, just has more flavour, more chocolate, and it is smoother, which makes it more sippable, yet it has lost a bit of kick of the cheaper one.
Whisky wood, some chocolate, raisins.
Very good mixer with coke, woody (whisky type, not fresh one).
The only reason I didn't rate it higher is the price, it does not reflect the difference between super cheap Anejo and 1888, and it is above some other famous rums in Europe.
Alternative if you like woody: Flor De Cana 12 (fresh wood, universal, but much less flavour), Dictador 12YO (old furniture French polish, bold not as pleasant).
Many people recommend Barbados rums for whisky drinkers, but I find them lacking whisky woodiness (Doorly's, Mount Gay). I find Forgotten Casks to be in the middle, so you might try that one.
Notes: whisky wood, chocolate
Wood: aged whisky wood
Sweet: no, slight
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