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Plantation Original Dark rum

Plantation Original Dark

Caribbean | Dark

6.3/10 (103 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 1 year ago by Pete034 from Australia with 21 ratings

One to enjoy. not quite to the standard of some of the better proof rums but good value none the less.


Posted 1 year ago by Kuuorava from Finland with 2 ratings

This was my first rum to start experiencing the world of rums. Didn't really like the taste at first but when I got to the end of my 0,7 litre bottle (consumed in about a month not at once :D) my tongue got used to it. Really hard to rate as this was my first rum so I didn't really have a good comparison.


Posted 1 year ago by Jaybird from United States with 48 ratings

Aroma and flavor are both muted. Soft molasses, slightly medicinal. Soft sweetness. Did a decent job as a mixer in a cocktail but it is the least impressive member of the Plantation family that I've had so far. Respectible as a mixer. Not recommended as a sipper at all. Affordable but there are better rums in this price range that are both much better sippers and much more flavorful in cocktails. I give a generous 6 but more of a 5.5.


Posted over 1 year ago by BlackP2 from United States with 12 ratings

This stuff tastes like it is of much higher proof than it actually is, so if that's your game this one for you. Very affordable and I like it quite a bit as a "Dark & Stormy". The ginger ale cools it off and allows for the back flavors to come out. I got floral and orange flavors while my buddy said he got almonds and caramel, go ?


Posted over 1 year ago by Amalas from United States with 65 ratings

Quick burn, but fades quickly. Flavor lingers a long time. Notes of caramel and vanilla.


Posted over 1 year ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

On my tops list for sippable rums with lots of flavor.


Posted over 1 year ago by Panos from Greece with 11 ratings

It’s my favorite cheap rum
It has great mix-ability for tiki cocktails or an old fashioned and it can be a cheap sipping rum.


Posted over 1 year ago by Graham Davie from United Kingdom with 55 ratings

Not sure if I’m disappointed or not.
Not as dark in the glass as expected, with plenty going on in the aromas.
Smooth enough with little if any burn, and what really lets it down is the almost total lack of aftertaste.
Not tried it as a mixer yet, but who knows, it might come into its own then.
Probably the only Plantation rum that has in some way disappointed.
Enjoy, graham.


Posted over 1 year ago by Jpotocki from Hungary with 26 ratings

Plantation simply knows how to hit the mark. This is a simple straight forward dark rum that covers the bases of zesty, rich taste, versatile for your bar stock needs and done at affordable rates. The rum oozes fragrant fruits and comes out as a simple mixer that makes most cocktails better. It has enough going for it taste wise that it can cover the ground of black rums in a pinch and certainly settles the score for most drinks dressed up well by dark rums. I sometimes wish it was darker, but this is likely just representative of how much closer it is to the purest sensibility that Plantation promises.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Hanreb1 from United States with 9 ratings

Solid results in dark and stormy and rum and coke. This rum added complexity and body and improved the quality of these drinks significantly. A bit more expensive than typical choices and well worth the extra cost.