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the perfect spirit to use in a cocktail bar places, angustoura rum is reach in flavors that another type of rums don't have it and the amazing thing in angustoura rum is aging over then year, almost the chocolate and caramelle flavors and others spices that's why it make a perfect combination for classic cocktail and tiki's cocktail and u can enjoy it net with some citrus zest .. m
Great amber colour with a smooth mellow taste and small hint of molasses. Great rum for use with mixers or water.
I'm not sure why I waited on this. It was pretty great for a 5 year rum. Lots of barrel characteristics. Nice baking spices, caramel, vanilla, honey. It's got a medium weight to is also, not too light, a mixture of different column rums some heavy. Nice straight up overall. I was surprised by this one to say the least. Also additive free.
Definitely nice spiced rum for the price. I got the third bottle. Reminds me Appleton Estate 12 years, but simplified.
Before I started writing reviews here, I tried the Angostura 7 Year and absolutely hated it. This family of rums is so different from the more commonly marketed brands that one can easily be put off by trying one of these first. Now that I have an appreciation for their 1919 and 1824 with their very unique taste, it was time to give the 7-Year another try. The store was out of that one, so I gave this 5-Year a try for only $21.
It is pale yellowish gold and exudes infancy. The same unique aroma of it's older brothers is apparent, but that is where the similarities end. It is a pretty smooth and dry rum, but it would be better suited to being served with ginger ale as I recommended for their 1919. So this one is too young and the 1824 is too rich and costly, which means that their 1919 is the best value for sipping. I just had to find out for myself.
As an after note, mixing one part Angostura 5 Year with two parts ginger ale and served over lots of ice cubes in a tall glass makes for one very refreshing and unique tropical drink. If it were only $6 cheaper, I could also recommend it as a good bargain buy. I will still buy this one again specifically to make the drink just described. It's THAT good! But don't drink it neat or on the rocks!
If you want a mixer rum that hides itself in the cocktail, this one is not it. It renders itself obvious that Angostura is in the unmistakable mix.
Nose of vanilla, hint of oak and passion fruit. The palate strikes with a bit of funk, young barrel and slightly grassy fruitiness. A bit stinging, short finish, but as a mixer it has enough character. Try it in a Knickerbocker or any flavourful cocktail that adds some complexity, such as a fix or a punch.
Edit: I added one rating bottle. Rums with character are too often dismissed by people who seems to want only sugary, caramel flavoured products, and it strikes me how much character the Angostura 5 adds to a cocktail. You’d believe you actually used a slightly pungent Jamaican rum, although esters in this basic Trinidad expression are less fruity and more on the grassy side. Considering value for money and how good a mixer this is, a 7 is well deserved.
Picked it up for $15. Nose is molasses, caramel, vanilla, and spice. Apart from an initial alcohol bite, it is relatively smooth with some nice dry notes of wood and caramel with some spice. Vanilla teases too with an elusive sweetness. Actually not bad on its own, probably not bad with ice, though will most likely be mixed.
Plne souhlasim s hodnocenim, co psal HunterRomario. Vune i chut prijemna. Dub a med s prijemnym dokoncenim. Radeji bych ale tenhle kousek oxhutnal v sudove sile, protoze opravdu pusobi lehce naradene.
Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: Trinidad a Tobago
Aroma: Vůně je o hodně řidší než jsem zvyklý u Angostury 1919 a 1824, ale je poznat, že jde o Angosturu, trocha včelích pláství a medicíny tu je, ale hlavně tu jsou znát citrusy. Je to takové odlehčené, nenáročné, zředěné. (82 b)
Chuť: V chuti platí to samé, co ve vůni. Hlavní poznávací znaky značky zůstaly zachovány, ale jsou naředěné. Dřevo, plástve, medovost. Pěkná je dochuť, ta je i přes naředění dlouhá, celkem plná. (82 b)
Shrnutí: Je to levnější, lehčí verze Angostury, za sebe doporučuji připlatit a jít do Angostury 1919, když už
Still the old version with 40% vol, heard that the latest release of this are being bottled at 37.5%...global warming with higher angel share...? Doubt so.
N- Sticky cola caramel with vanilla and nice pleasant milky chocolate. Like the tobacco smokes and grassy notes in the middle with good citrus zest at the back. (19/25)
P- Stark-y oak with dominant charred notes that works well with the grassy spicy juice, with herb bitters underlay. (19/25)
F- Short, dry with little burn but derives with an oak-y kick, and again, it complement well with the young fruit tartness. Can sip to this as the sweetness are well restrained. (18/25)
Balanced:- Oak presents in a good manner, remains "pure and clean" with more substance compared to the 3YO. (19/25)
Weighted Rate:- 75pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Quite an astringent nose , but not unpleasant , vanilla , caramel and oak. Might be a sipper at a push but as the manufacturer states its a mixer with either cola or ginger beer on the back of the bottle , that seals the deal for me.. with lime and ice ! Very nice and not bad value. I really like the 1919 and the 1824 but you get what you pay for...
not much to say about this the 5 year is tasty. carmel, vanilla.
great mixer , decent sipper.
Strong, discreet, without harshness and flaws. Even better than the Angostura 7 years. The more I drink, the more like it.
This rum has a beautiful bright amber color. It has an interesting odor. A bit alcohol-heavy that stings the nose a little.
Tasting it reveals the oak in which it is aged (between 5 and 8 years from what I've read online) and a little sweetness with vanilla and caramel with a drier finish. This will tingle your tongue a bit. Leaves a bit of a lengthy burn in the throat.
A very versatile mixing rum. Has too much of an edge to it to be a good sipping rum. Overall a good rum and very useable in mixed drinks.
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One of the better middle aged rums. Smooth sweetness on the nose, kind development and a tiny bit of wood in the aftertaste. Suitable for sipping straight up and in my book that equals suitable for purchase. Pretty good for an under 20 euro rum.
I found that this rum left me wanting something with a more complex flavor profile. It's smooth and mixes nicely. It's not offensive in any way and is something that I believe even non-rum drinkers would enjoy. It has a mild smokey Carmel flavor which the aroma doesn't tip you off to. Overall I feel like I need to try other rums from this brand to see if they can give me something more fulfilling.
5 or 6 i was not sure about it. It is not a bad rum but it is defi etely not on the must have side for me.
If i catch it on a good sale i will buy again but above $20 i've tried better rums.
Nose: oakiness and alcohol smell is very noticable.
Taste: i know it will sound weird but it is a dry rum but it is sweeter than expected with honey caramel flavors.
Tried both sipping and mixing same confusing results. Did not get best out of it.
But you may like it
Bought this rum to be used as a mixer, but found it quite enjoyable on the rocks too. However when adding some coke it resulted in one of the best rum & cokes I've ever tried. Would have given it a 7.5 if possible, but went for a 7 as I try to only give 8s or higher for real sipping rums.
Nice, smooth & easy going.
I had said that the plantiation had faint citrus, carmel and a white pepper flavour. This is missing the white pepper "spike" and the citrus is less faint but not at all overwhelming. Smoother with less complexity.
Has a woody taste with hints of vanilla, oak, honey, caramel and spice. Not very complex due to the limited amount of time it has been aged. A nice mid range rum that can be enjoyed neat or mixed with your favorite beverage. Good price for another fine rum in the Angostura line.
For me I can tell this Rum is good alternative for Dominican Matusalem 7y or 10y
Much heavy alcohol. Give a little bit time to this Rum, let them take a breath. Take a look on color, structure. Shake it in your glas and give him last 20 seconds...
Now it’s much better. Alcohol aroma is much lower. Now I can find caramel and some tropical citrus.
Palate: dry. Woody. Oak.
I guess whiskey lovers will like this rum.
I dont understand why Bacardi is so popular, when here is Angostura, much more better than that. 5 year is average, nothing great, but nothing terrible, better for mix.
Sweet from unbottling to after taste. Bees flutter from this little golden hive to tempt the tastebuds with the promise of honey. Nothing fierce here from nose to throat. A rum almost too easy to become aquainted with. Enjoy anyway you like, versatile in many ways. Beginners and newcomers will appreciate the ease of this mid range rum.