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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.
Testé au RhumFest Paris , vraiment très fort à la première gorgée mais la suite est une explosion de saveurs ! ! !
Bra smak och styrka sitter kvar i gommen har provat flera batchar här blir man inte besviken
Krydret rom med laaaang eftersmag. Selv om den holder 65 %, er den stadig rund
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
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.
Helt underbart god rom. Smakerna bara explodera i munnen
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.
Jag uppskattade Ron Esclavo XO men undrar om inte denna är bättre? Den når inte upp till 10 men bra nära. Blir väldigt len med lite vatten.
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.
Woche, was für ein Rum. superlecker.........in Fassstärke......was für Genießer......und man hat noch eine mInute nach dem Genuss...Genuss
Ron Esclavo Solera XO Cask Strength 65% er en opfølgning på den meget roste og populære Ron Esclavo XO
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
When drinking this one, remember to take it among the last drinks of the evening as it may kill the experience of the drinks after.
Vilken fantastisk rom! En explosion av smaker som ligger kvar länge länge. Visst är den stark men det passar perfekt till den sötman.
Another fantastics rum from Esclavo. Very thick taste fills up your mouth and lasts forever. Love it!
the taste is very well, but it's too strong for me.
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 ;-)
At the first smell you get a knock from the alcohol. After a while the sticky alcohol fades a bit and you can sense beautiful sweet aromas.
In mouth you will first get a kick from the alcohol but almost immediately you can taste vanilla, caramel and some spice. The 65 % alcohol makes this rum different in a good way. It almost vaporize in mouth. A very nice experience.
The aftertaste is very long and sweet.
Perfect smooth taste. Strong But nice Mild ron. Excelent.
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!!!
It is very different than other rums. It os very sweet, lot of raisins. But with the 65% alcohol, it is balanced. If you have the option, at least try it.
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.
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.