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Pretty clear gold color. Floral and fruity notes and the oak stay discreet. Lot of banana flavor. The taste is sweet with a short dry finish . First rum from this company. Nice discovery .
No gimmicks, no color, no sugar. Just a pure to form Jamaican rum with a bit of age. It has an interesting leathery quality to it, and I agree with the label there is a "tobacco" note in it, like aged pipe tobacco. Spicy, rich, and finishing dry. It would be wasteful to blend this in a cocktail, instead I prefer to sip it neat.
Has the distinct Jamaican pungency, albeit very mildly. Its VERY delicate on the palate, which is a description I've almost never used for a Jamaican rum. Almost non-existent banana funk, very clean and slightly nutty mid-palate, and a mildly spicy finish. This is a good sipper, and has some potential for tiki / fruity drinks. Maybe with a good ginger beer too...
Its good and classy, no doubt, with a noticeable amount of rum oil... Its delicate nature caught me off guard, and as I cool down and sip slowly, I find more and more to appreciate.
The greatest disappointment with this rum is how very mild it is. When you spend a premium price, you want a rum with lots of flavor (especially Jamaican!). 45% abv or more would have really made this rum sing, and would have justified the price of $45.
My experience with Jamaican rum is fairly limited. Some of those have had the "funk" that characterizes Jamaican rums, some are just regular-tasting rums. This one is not the latter. It has that astringent, overripe fruit taste that I assume is the "funk" everyone talks about. It's there and it's noticeable. The problem is, there isn't much else in the flavor profile. So that pretty much sums it up. Still, this is a bit better than Plantation Original Dark when sipped straight. However, it is an amazing mixer! Not only does it pass the daiquiri test with flying colors, but it is a welcome addition to Coke (unlike Plantation Original Dark).
I usually require a rum to be a passable sipper to garner a 7, but this one gets it strictly as a mixer. It makes for a pricey mixer, but I think it's worth it.
I had higher hopes for this one given prior tastings of Mezan rums. I better understand the Jamaican flavor. This was a bit strong, but it mixed fine with Coke. I have it as a 5.5
Foarte placut, usor aromat, usor dulce dar nu exagerat. As zice un rom de incercat vara pe o plaja cu multa gheata :)
40% ABV. Delightful nose! Muted but funky ripe bananas and other tropical fruits. Reminds me rather of a gentler Hamilton Pot Still Jamaican. So, I'm picking up on some of the Worthy Park distillates. Medium finish.
Delicious. Delightful. I do wish it was bottled at a higher proof, but really, it's super tasty as-is. Approachable yet utterly full of flavor. It's a nice upgrade from Myers's/Coruba for cocktails, but also works as an easy, casual sipper. Cheers!
It's ok. I had expected this to hit me with a smell like a force 10 gale - it didn't; I expected it to be tasty - it was so so; I expected a strong banana taste - it was there but not nearly by as much as folks say. Instead I found it another variant of fairly dry, oaky, slightly bourbon-like Jamaican rum...only it's not as good as Appleton's - and I am not a huge Appleton's fan to start with. It has a little sweetness to counter the overall dryness, but I just didn't think it was anything special and I wouldn't choose it as a sipper.
This rum has more flavour than expected. Vanilla, oak, crispy and fruity. A little short on the palate. But it had its moments
Very pleasant aroma of warm wood, tobacco, fresh jam, like bajan rum.
In the mouth, an amazing sweetness at first, harmonious, rounded. And yet the tongue grows numb. Woody shade.
Aftertaste spoils previous impressions: burning and heaviness in the esophagus, stomach, dull head. There is no ease in the desire to continue. But the next morning will be easy and good.
And I didn't find information about aging.
This is something else.
I love the concept of the "untouched rum" and my favourites come from Foursquare distilleries where Richard Seale is the Barbados advocate of the unadulterated rum.
Bought from Marks & Spencer at reasonable price the box and bottle are attractive and do well for a present.
Remarkably light in colour, due to lack of caramel colouring.
Nose: Described as "pungent" they're not kidding. It's an esther filled punch of overripe bananas. Initially overwhelmed I came round to it after 10min in the glas as the funk had tamed. Does will with an ice cube.
Mouth: Aromas of (over)ripe fruit fade quite quickly, there is a sizeable vanilla hit. Fruity but not sugary.
Throat: Moderate burn, aromas don't linger long.
I'm not rushing to get another bottle but I relish the experience.
This is a good quality clean rum that is not a load of added suger but flavour is rum ... Sadly the market has overtaken this one
This is my first of the Mezan rums and it has an aroma I was not expecting. Can't quite place it but it is very different from other rums I have tried. I would recommend this to anyone who want to try something different.
Belle réussite encore pour mezan, un rhum rond, léger, sec en fin de bouche, sur le bois et le fumé.
A solid Jamaican rum for the price. Super fresh, funky and fruity. No additives and pure flavor. This is a solid 40%abv mixer.
Belle couleur claire qui surprend pour un XO. Parfum de banane mêlé de pointe vanillées.
Lovely rum, not quite a sipper i have to say, but I really haven't tasted a better rum in a rum and coke with ice and a lime. Also great quality for the price. Would recommend. Very interesting.
Overall good taste and flavors. It had a good profile to it and was full flavored.
On paper this rum seemed like it would be a good choice, but it just didn't work for me. It has a strong odor and a bold taste with a forceful dried banana note. Personally, I find it overpowering. Though, I wonder if I'd change my mind, were this rum in a drink combined with flavors that complement banana.
Very pale colour and not much going on in regards aroma - at first. Leave this in the glass for at least 20 mins because it just comes alive, gorgeous natural aromas, nothing woody or smokey which I prefer (selfish) and a nice amount of vanilla sweetness finished of by buttery banana. The palate is left with a slight tingle of spice and a lovely warm coating which lasts just long enough. A great rum and a bottle will be added to my collection very soon
..természetesen a jó értelemben, egy merőben "új" , öszetett illat csapja orrba az embert az üveg nyitása után :) sajnos nem dugóval van zárva ... illatra kb olyan mintha kinn a természetben szagolgatnánk egy tálba összepakolt banánt , fűszeres fakérget, pici karamellt és ráöntenénk pici mézet . Egy érdekes ám nem túl intenzív illatvilág. Pohárba öntve halványsárga , világos aranyos színű, nem túl testes italt kapunk..pár perc pihentetés után a pohárból nyoma vész a " zavaró " alkohol illatának . Lecsengése közepesen hosszú, száraz ,keserédes....unikum :))
Pure, natural Jamaican rum ....................... !
I expected it to be exactly the way it is - dry, cut grass, bananas, coconut, oily, just a hint of sweetness.
Pungent and peaty - almost reminded me of Irish Connemara whiskey.
intriguing item this rum - for whiskey lovers.
One of the most interesting rum. A pure rum. Very mineral. It's intersting and unusual.
Nice Jamaican rum, notes of vanilla and ripe bananas. Quite some esthers but not over-bearing. No added sugar or anything, but still surprisingly smooth. Looking forward to try more rums from Mezan! :)