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For just a few dollars more (isn't that a Clint Eastwood movie?) you can have some of the best I can think of - the Plantation 5 year Barbados. The best few dollars you will ever spend.
Medium sweetness and quite easy. Smokey taste/smell, some ripe fruit (banana). Lacking aftertaste though.
Quick burn, but fades quickly. Flavor lingers a long time. Notes of caramel and vanilla.
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.
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.
god smak med et lite hint av røyk, som jeg liker veldig godt i Rom
My pour of this had a strong fusel alcohol taste and flavor to it. So much so that it might have been a bad bottle or something else
Alkoholisch, aber nicht scharf, fruchtig, feinwürzig, lieblich.
Evtl. gut mit Cola zu mischen.
Geschmacksvoll, fruchtig, süß, aber nicht lieblich. Alkoholgeschmack gleich stark vertreten, wie die süß-fruchtigen Aromen.
I like the smell, some caramel notes. Flavor wise is OK for sipping again caramel can be perceived, banana and some orange hints.
Where it really shines is for mixing. Cuba Libre, Old Fashioned rum, you named.
One to enjoy. not quite to the standard of some of the better proof rums but good value none the less.
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.
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.
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 ?
On my tops list for sippable rums with lots of flavor.
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.
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.
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.
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This rum is fine. It's fine! Actually, it works rather well as an introduction to traditionally Jamaican hogo flavors. It has a simpler flavor profile than other Jamaican rums, going lighter on the developed , overripe fruity notes and leaning more on baking spices, while also going sweeter. This switch up does kind of give the sweetness of the rum an almost artificial vibe, as it doesn't feel as much like an organic result of the rest of the concoction, with that fruit being taken back.
This does provide a really gentle backdrop for that pot still funkiness to come through. It has a real soft landing. Even my fiance likes this one, though she's not a big fan of drinking liquor straight, or rum, or Jamaican rum in particular.
Speaking of drinking the stuff straight... It's fine. The nature of the drink does make it a natural mixer, though, and even a little bit of something else helps this stuff really shine. I've been having good success mixing a couple of fingers of this stuff with the juice from a quarter of an orange, garnished with an orange wedge. A lazy sipping cocktail that works.
Plantation original dark is a great go-to for so many cocktail recipes. It was not designed to be a sipper, but rather a base for cocktails, which it does exceedingly well. It's great in a Mai Tai.
Not very dark color,fruit not definite, maby banana,not best plantation rum
I find it most enjoyable in the right mix. Don't use to much. In the right amount it's great in a coke.
Ce n'est pas très complexe, assez peu d'arôme et bruts de décoffrage. Mais le prix est très bien placé. Ce n'est pas un rhum de dégustation mais il est parfait pour les cocktails.