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Enjoyed a glass of Elements 8 Cacao rum on a sunny afternoon. Very nice bottle and label design, extra points for the marketing department. Surprisingly light amber color. Pleasant cacao bean to the nose. Much stronger, but no means offputting cacao blast to the palate. Hardly any afterburn at all. Very well done rum from the beautiful island of St Lucia.
This one is a must in my cabniet.
The taste is perhaps not so much rum.. But the chocolate taste is superb.. And the coffe goes right by it´s side..
this is a well done hybrid between a rum and a liqueur. nice cacao notes. try subbing this in for vodka in a white russian.
A very interesting bottling. Criollo Cacao Room consists of both pot and column distilled molasses 3-6 years old, infused with Criollo cacao beans.
Nose; A punch from the alcohol at first but it calms down and softens considerably after about 30 minutes in the glass. Sweet vanilla, mashed banana, arrak, chocolate and coconut.
Palate; Soft and rich taste of vanilla, dark chocolate, leather, arrak,oak, pepper and coffee. Yum!
Finish; A warming and dry finish where a nice touch of smoke suddenly appears. Cinnamon takes place along with cacao, chocolate and it's just enough sweet.
Overall; A very interesting rum! It is well balanced, rich and not too sweet.
okay, the cacao notes are very good. and if you don´t know it, it is a good spiced rum. but i can tell you, this rum contains very much sugar! so keep your hands on, if it doesn´t matter. or take it bakc, if you dislike sweet rums! i the mouth you taste a creamy rum, almost no sharpness. in the aftertaste the cacao comes and runs through your mouth! tasty!