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Another fantastics rum from Esclavo. Very thick taste fills up your mouth and lasts forever. Love it!
Min absoluta favorit, 65% alkoholhalt och ändå drickbar utan att vattna den, men lite vatten i gör smaken ännu mer fantastisk och är av den typen jag älskar. Aromen fyller gommen på ett fantastiskt sätt, helt klart den bästa rom jag druckit.
My first 10/10. Had another really cool 65% blend just before this which was amazing but when I got this I was blown away by the explosion of taste. So much vanilla, caramel, syrupy molasses, honey, oak, bourbon, fruit. Body is superthick and oily, lingers for a really long time. Drinking this put a huge smile on my face.
Vilken fantastisk rom! En explosion av smaker som ligger kvar länge länge. Visst är den stark men det passar perfekt till den sötman.
Couldn't decide whether it should be a 9 or a 10, because I gave the original XO a 9. But I ended up with a toprate, because I'm surprised every time, that it's so smooth, soft and tasty even though it's 65 %. Absolutely brilliant. Worth every cent.
This is a rum with a fantastic ”punch” to the mouth. It’s strong, but the taste and flavours are just amazing. Just buy it, You will not regret it.
Testé au RhumFest Paris , vraiment très fort à la première gorgée mais la suite est une explosion de saveurs ! ! !
Great taste experience, so much flavor, so much strength. Vanilla, nougat, buttercup and caramel with cinnamon and honey slightly spicy o musty aftertaste, dominated by oak and candy.
En rom der kan anbefales.
Den første gang jeg smagte den viste jeg ikke at den var på 65%, så den første tår forsvandt i munden, men den efterlod en eksplosion af smag.
En rom fra Danmark som vi kan være stolte af.
Efter snart 2 års utforskande bland olika rom så är detta min absoluta favorit. Den höga alkoholhalten märks ej så tydligt utan istället fylls man av olika smaker
You will smell mainly alcohol due to 65% of content. But in alcohol is dissolved everything good and it is not diluted. After drinking a small sip or just few drops you will not guess 65%. I have drinked just one bottle, so i have tried only one batch but I hope that every batch is little bit different :-) Taste is extremely complex, smooth and strong with long and pleasant tail. You can feel everything you like in rum, but in this complex taste is hard for me differentiate anything dominant. Tail is long with strong flavor.
And price performance ratio is great also ;-)
Man fornemmer slet ikke at den er på 65%, den virker blød og rund i munden og pga. styrken holder smagen længe.
Der er noter af karamel, honning, vanilje og kanel.
Virkelig en rom der skal have en plads i samlingen og pga. styrken er det jo ikke en man drikker flere gals af, den skal nydes ;-) og det bliver den. ;-)
All I can say is wow, what an amazing rum. Truly a masterpiece! After well over 1,900 aged rums later, what an amazing find and what a big surprise. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength comes from the Oliver & Oliver group, so that does not surprise me a bit since most of their rums are simply stunning. The Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength comes in a black clay bottle, handwritten label, it has a very deep color, surprisingly strong alcohol to the nose from being 130 Proof. Cask Strength differs greatly from the Esclavo XO in a sense that Cask Strength is all about chocolate whereas XO is all about coffee. The Cask Strength does not have any burn at all at the end which is very surprising taking into consideration its 130 Proof. This rum goes directly to my top 2 spot after well over 1,000 rums later. Stunning. Masterpiece.
Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 10
10/100 Color of this rum 10
15/100 Nose test 15
20/100 Palate test 20
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 14
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 11
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 95
Epic, tasty, spicy, amazing, juicy, flavorful and most importantly very well priced. Definitely a strong 10.
This is really like a bomb. Sweet and strong taste but very smooth. I would not guess that it is that strong. Flavours of caramel, vanilla and oak explodes in your mouth. End is warm and so long... the longest from all rums I ever tasted.
We all have that one rum, which got us hooked on the juice. For me it is this one. Someone once described the feeling of drinking this perfectly to me. It is like being cradled by your mother and punched by your big brother at the same time. Smooth, sweet and powerful at the same time.
Nose: Burnt sugar, vanilla and molasses
Taste: (Almost too) sweet with hints of caramel, vanilla and coffee and then a swift kick to the tastebuds by the 65abv. Long and warm aftertaste.
Overall: I love this rum. It is maybe a bit too sweet for my normal liking, but the alcohol level makes up for that and creates a fantastic experience.
I've always liked rum, but after I tried this one about a year ago I got stuck and my interest for rum grew a whole lot! This Is why it's one of my favorites. Really sweet and roasty vanilla smell, with a strong nice taste of caramel, vanilla, dried fruit and more. As it's 65% abv you do best to let it breath before drinking, and take small sips. The sugarlevel and abv makes the taste spread around in your whole mouth and last long even with the smallest of sips. 10/10 for me!
What can I say. Aþong the top five best rum that I have tasted. Amazing kick and rich flavour. If you want to have one good bottle of rum on your shelf, this is one that you should consider!
Basically more flavorful version of XO, the one to rule them all.
První rum, kterému dávám hodnocení 10/10. Dánský zabiják si určitě toto hodnocení zaslouží. Ze zkušenosti vím, že stačí málo a zažijete hodně. Každá sklenička je lepší a lepší a vás i přesto, že obsah alkoholu je 65% nutí přemýšlet, zda li si nevychutnat ještě jednu skleničku. Zakoupil jsme v tmavé lahvi, která je velice originální.
This is a powerful rum, bold, very strong and rich in flavor. Despite it's 65% alcohol level it's still possible to drink straight and I really enjoy it. My current favorite by far.
This is brutal bit I say wow!! Awesome flavours, nice color and a taste that lasts a long time.
Very strong and yet smooth and full of rich and long lasting taste. The strength of this rum forces your saliva out and it carries the taste of the rum to all parts of your mouth. Excellent rum!
This is one of the all time great rums I've ever tried. Purchased from Vinoble Skanderborg (Denmark), batch #5.
I thought I'd love this rum, as I rated the Esclavo XO a perfect 10. This one is even better (great rums taste better stronger). I like this even more than the Tres Hombres Captain's Choice rums, which are also quite amazing.
In fact, as of 300 reviews, I'd rate this as my #3 rum of all time (after the Centenario Real (#1) and the Centenario XX (#2)).
Very nicely sweet. Smells and tastes of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon spice. Simply a beautiful rum. And a pretty good value at only ~$70 (500ml). I hope I can find more!!!