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Plantation Original Dark rum

Plantation Original Dark

Caribbean | Dark

6.4/10 (99 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted almost 6 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

This rum has a great flavor going on but is not in the cask long enough to really give it the full statement that it's looking to make. This is first aged for 3-5 years with some 8 year blended in. After that is is put into ferrand Cognac casks for another year to a year and a half. This finish comes through quite strong on this one you get a lot different bolder tasting yet very smooth and not spicy at all. This one I rank down because the presence of alcohol is fairly heavy for something even just aged for about 5 years. Bold, slight oak, slight smoke.

Overall for sipping I give this an 8, for not appearing to be artificially sweetened or colored it has a little bit too much alcoholic bite/nose going on. For mixing easily a 10 but I rate my spirits on neat tasting not mixing. I tried the planters punch on the back of the bottle and it was excellent.

A classy all around rum at this excellent price point.


Posted over 4 years ago by Steven Cooremans from Belgium with 41 ratings

Medium sweetness and quite easy. Smokey taste/smell, some ripe fruit (banana). Lacking aftertaste though.


Posted 15 days ago by Olaf from Netherlands with 59 ratings

This one has the typical plantation taste: raisins. A bit strong of a strong burn at the end though. But only for a short time.


Posted about 1 month ago by Spud from Canada with 8 ratings

This is my go to for rum based cocktails, especially rum. Sours!


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 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 3 years ago by Carsten from Germany with 12 ratings

Mein 4. Rating:
Der Plantation Original Dark ist irgendwie abgefahren im Geschmack. Aber lest selbst...

Preis: ca. 14-18€

Ganz klar ist hier die Alkoholschärfe des 3-jährigen Havana Clubs zu riechen. Aber da wo dieser keine weitere Note aufweist, überrascht der Plantation Original Dark mit...was ist das?...Banane? Es riecht irgendwie fruchtig und dennoch schwer.

Geschmack pur (Note 3):
Der Geruchseindruck setzt sich hier fort. Allerdings kommt eine gewisse Süße hinzu. Dennoch nicht pur zu genießen, da der Alkohol klar im Vordergrund steht.

Geschmack in Cola (Note 5):
Okay, schmeckt wie beschrieben. Allerdings wird die Alkoholschärfe etwas milder und der Geschmack noch süßer in der Cola. Im Prinzip ist es ein etwas süßerer 3-jähriger Havana Club mit Bananengeschmack(?). Irgendwie anders und abgefahren. Von daher 5 Punkte insgesamt.
Kommt nicht an den Pampero heran.


Posted 2 days ago by dejvix from Slovakia with 26 ratings

Fľaša a etiketa je vizuálne vydarená a aj korkový uzáver je plusom. Vôňa je hrozienková. Chuť je polosladká (skôr sladšia). Cítiť vanilku, korenie, zázvor, jemnú zadymenosť. Záver je hrejivý, korenistý a alkoholový (až "surový"). Trošku sa obavám, že pri celovečernom pití by bol bolehlav. Kúpil som fľašu za 13€, určite stojí za vyskúšanie. V tejto cenovej hladine je určite nadpriemerný.


Posted 6 days ago by Seko from Czech Republic with 69 ratings

Ripe banana smell, banana and other ripe fruits are present in the body too, the unaged alcohol is partially masked by added demerrara sugar, but it still bites, and there is some unpleasant feeling on the tongue instead of an aftertaste, which stopped from trying to sip it. Simple mixer, not too bad for the money.


Posted about 1 month ago by btmg88 from United States with 8 ratings

The special thing about Plantation Original Dark is that it is versatile and affordable. Just a little bit of funk to go with the pineapple and banana on the aroma. Good mixed, neat, or over ice.


Posted about 1 month ago by Richard from Sweden with 67 ratings

Sweet and kind of liqueur-like on the nose. Taste is sweet and surprisingly smooth for it's price, although too short and keeps reminding me of a liqueur instead of a rum