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La plupart du temps avec plantation, on retrouve une certaine complexité et ici c'est ce qu on remarque. On est rarement déçu. Il goute la vanille le bourbon et le caramel. Ce n est pas le meilleur plantation, mais pour le prix c est correct.
I kind of expected a bit more from this rum. Even as a mixer it kind of disappointed.
En effet sur des notes fumees de bitume de reglisse il est plus sucre et un peu moins precis qu un mezan xi.Mais c vraiment un bon rhum.de plus il n est pas cher a 24 euros il est un super rapport qualite prix.il est mieux equilibre et moins dur le bitume qu un platation st lucie 2001.A essayer su vs recherchez ce type de rhum il est facile pour entrer dans cette palette aromatique.note 7.4.
Amber color. Smokiness with hints of dried fruit.Too harsh for me as a sipper. Adding ice made it passable. Certainly works well as a mixer with lime and as others have said can be had for a good price. Just average but hey it's rum so enjoy.
Even though I am not a big fan of Plantation this rum is somehow drinkable, considering the rather low price. But for me its not more and not less than that.
Btw: I tried the new version with the sticker "original dark" on top of the label (see picture from Ramon on 7 Aug '16 ).
Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: Trinidad a Tobago
Aroma: Na to, že se jedná o jeden z nejlevnějších rumů pod značkou Plantation, je vůně na dost vysoké úrovni. Středně těžká i plná. Sladkost asi 1/3, s exotickým dřevem, těžkou ovocností, medem, medovinou, lehce i cedrem a tabákem. (85 b)
Chuť: Na jazyku se míchá jemnost s pikantní štiplavostí a nasládlostí koření, rumové pralinky. Je to takový ten klasický rumový styl, kdy opravdu nepřemýšlíte, jestli vám náhodou nepřipomíná brandy nebo sherry whisky. Působí navíc silněji, než na 40%, a je i dost výrazný. (83 b)
Shrnutí: Ochutnal jsem díky českolipskému podniku Kavárna/bar Kocour, kde jsem zakoupil 60 ml vzorky pro další společnou degustaci v Hořicích u josého. V chuti mu ještě chybí větší vyzrálost a firma samotná ho doporučuje jako mixer, ale na mě udělal solidní dojem, obzvlášť když uvážíme, že se dá sehnat už od 340 korun. Pokud sháníte levný karibský rum, ať už do drinků nebo pro nenáročné popíjení třeba na chatě či u táboráku, jste na dobré adrese.
Fair mixer, stands up and doesn't get over-powered.
When its cheap (~15€) its good rum for value, but at the regular (~25€) price there are better rums.
I think I am talking about the same rum. I went to my local store and this one was new. I was totally drawn in by the busy bottle design with a nice curves in the neck and a stamp molded into the glass. You could sit for hours just reading the story on the label. Anyway the rum is strong and dark, a bit harsh as others have stated. Very much like pussers British Navy for my palette.
Excellent nose and taste for good money. Recommended!
You can compare it to a meyers just a typical rum and coke rum
this rum is not good for the pure taste. if youre drinking it neat, its a bit harsh. but with sugar and lemon juice and ice you´ll get a very good caipi.
This is great with coke doesn't knock my socks off.... Excellent flavour...
Here in Quebec, the Original Dark from Plantation is only available via private import, which means you need to buy at least one case at the time and go through an elaborate ordering process.
Luckily for me, I have some very Rum enthusiastic friends, and so last summer I ordered two cases that we shared together.
Priced at 30$ CAD, I personally think the only other product that matches its quality price ratio is the El Dorado 8 yo. All of my friends agree that it is very tasty and extra smooth. I went through practically an entire bottle with one of my friend the 1st time I tasted it, just sipping it on the rocks (beware, it then becomes extra smooth and dangerous, with delicious coffee and chocolate milk flavours).
Since then I used it in Painkillers and to bake some Rum cakes for the Holidays.
Just another one for collection purpose, I cant have money in my pockey, they burn hole :) So better spend them on rum!
perfect mixing rum! I use it as my pouring dark rum
Got this bottle as a Christmas gift from some friends. They got the version from Trinidad and Tobago, which seems to be the best version looking at the comments here.
For me this is a good mixer, but could be sipped too if your standards are not very high.
Beautiful amber color liquid in the bottle. The aroma is sweet reminding me of melting caramel candy. The flavor is also quite sweet with caramel, vanilla and some spiciness. Definitely too sweet to be a sipping rum. Must be a mixing rum. Tried it in Coke Zero and it didn't work well. The sweetness of the rum just adds to the sweetness of the Coke Zero and it made it seem I was drinking syrup with a little carbonation. I'm afraid it would do the same with fruit-based drinks or other mixed drinks that contain sweet ingredients.
A good use...which I will myself try...appears to be a counter for bitters and coffee drinks. I think a coffee with this rum might actually be ideal.
The old version (Trinidad & Tobago) used to be the best among its price class in my humble opinion. Too bad it's not available anymore and instead we get a rough and almost "smokey" new Trinidad & Jamaica version which I couldn't really enjoy straight up at all.
It's all a matter of taste of course but to me a very good and cheap everyday straight up rum has died. R.I.P.
It's a nice rum. Quite sweet. Its pretty cheap too.
Distinct flavour different from any other distillate I've had. Seems very artificial and sweet.
Might work in a cocktail in particular but i have yet to find which one.
I have'nt tried the old version so i cant really make a comparisson between the two. This new one is said to contain some rum from Jamaica and is double aged in different barrels.
Nose: warm and sweet with fudge, chocolatte and vanilla.
Mouth: first tastes like cognac, (guess its the jamaican part) then it gets spicy with a sweet lingering flavour.
Very priceworthy, i like it :-)
With a mild but rich flavor, albeit a little harsh, it's not a sipper but it works well in a variety of drinks. It's good on the rocks with water, too. I don't have a single favorite rum but if I were forced to choose only one rum to drink for the rest of my life with a limited budget, this would be among the finalists. My ratings don't factor in the price but if they did, this would be an 8 or a 9.
Schmeckt in Cola nach Rumtopf. Das muss man mögen, so wie ich.
For the 12 € I paid for this I got a lot of Rum. I think they somhow updated the original Dark, because it has a new lable now, which says that it also contains some jamaican Rum now and it is possible to taste the typical Jamaica notes now. So if your standard is not to high this one can already be a great sipper.