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Smoother than the Doorly's XO and significantly different - the younger Doorly's has more of a classic caramel/oak flavor while the elder has a deeper oaky flavor with hints of dried fruit. Both are delicious natural rums and some may call them "hot" compared to other sugary rums. The barrel aging really imparts a lot of flavor over the years. You get a lot of oaky bourbony flavor in this but it's not quite as sweet as bourbon itself. Update: I finally got a chance to try this side by side with MGXO which is lighter tasting, not as bold/sharp as the Doorly's 12 as well as being fruitier with more sweetness and vanilla. Doorly's 12 in comparison has more of a whiskey flavor and the age gives it a more funky wood/chocolate/dried fruit character. Update: loving this all over again, recently had real mccoy 12 year which helped me to taste the bourbon flavor in this rum even more and further notice the fruitiness not found in whiskeys. Time helps it so much as well. Can't beat it for the price, drink it neat!
Doorly's has garnered quite a cult following on some of the rum channels. I have only tried the 12 year old Doorly's, and I was very disappointed on it. Harsh alcohol smell, mish-mash of flavors on the tongue and a nasty burn to finish the experience. There are literally hundreds of much better aged rums in this price range, so don't waste your money on a Doorly's.
Paid $24.99 at Total Wine. Was recommended by many on this site, so I figured I would give it a chance. I was surprised to find that the bottle was a twist cap. Aroma is good but with a stronger alcohol edge. Initial taste is smooth, but has a slightly harsher finish than I'd like. Adding a splash of water really changes the finish. Overall not bad for the price, but not one of my top 5.
For me taste was to much sharp. Its less sweet, more raw. In this price category is much better buy abuelo or pyrat.
Geschmack zu oberflächlich, Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis stimmt nicht wirklich
one of the best 12YO aged rum, no sugar added, very nice aftertaste. very smooth. balanced
I love a good aroma, and this aroma never get old, from the first, to the last glass. Its truly smooth to drink. I love it, I'm not bombarded with flavors and they compliment each other well. For the price, this is my daily.
The 12 year Doorly's is smooth and tastes great, but I don't feel like it's that complex. It's is definitely worth buying. This is a great price point and value.
A pleasant aftertaste, particularly for the price point. A definite oaky flavor.
Amazing flavour this is beyond belief .. decent barbarian rum
Only had one try of this, too much of a burn and not much else. When you compare it to MGXO, Appleton 12, Seales 10 or Flor de Cana 12, it doesn't come close on first impression. I wouldn't buy a bottle, try a sample bottle first.
The Doorly's 12 years shows us a beautiful light brown/golden color presented in a nice bottle.
Once in mounth, you discover mainly pastry aromas and vanilla.
Not really in my range of rum.
Nice gold color, well balanced rum full of flavor. Just what to expect from a good rum.
you canot go wrong with this one ... less sweet but still smooth
Smooth and clean on the palate. Let it breath after the initial opening and the second glass was even better. Subtle hints of caramel and vanilla. Perhaps a touch sweet but overall quite worth the purchase at such a decent price.
Doorly's 12 ans est un rhum de mélasse - également appelé industriel ou traditionnel- qui a été distillé dans un alambic, traduction française de "Pot Still". Son vieillissement dans de petits fûts de bois blanc américain durant 12 années confère à ce rhum un profil aromatique frais et gourmand
De Foursquare Distilleerderij flikt het weer. Top Barbados rum, witte eiken vaatjes gebruikt. Geen toegevoegde suiker. Zacht in de mond, smaken van karmel, hout, appel, tabak, kaneel en vanille.
A smooth rum capable of sipping on the rocks with a very nice flavor.
Moderately smooth & tasty! Not for mixing. Of course, I had this after about 4 other rums, so take that into account!
Quel jolie surprise encore. La barbade nous reserve de bonne choses. Excellent rapport qualité prix. Je recommande
Oaky nose with hints of chocolate and toffee. Finish is oaky with a hint of pepper.
Sherry and chlorine on the nose.
Apricot taste with some coconut.
Une grande finesse pour ce rhum de la Barbade. Caramel et vanille mais contrairement à beaucoup d'autres, l'équilibre est subtil, raffiné, sans excès... Plaisir pour les papilles.