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Classic Appleton taste without the harsh. Not too sweet, well balanced. Really smooth on the tongue compare to its younger brothers. I enjoy it on the rocks.
Purchased for $31.99 in PA. The nose is rather mild. Upon tasting, the flavor is rather faint. Thin body and finish for an ABV of 43%. I expected more from a well known brand.
very tasty and good smelling...like it..due to its strenght (43%) still smooth..
I've drank the 21and think for a third of the price this holds it own, dry and bold with a great nose it's a must try.
Nice taste for start of degustation. Is very dry, but not bad.
The best for the price for me. Very spicy and smooth.
I've had many Appleton rums, and they all have that distinctive Appleton flavor. This one is no exception.
Nice deep golden color. Strong aroma. Smooth, but with a bite at the end. Lingering tastes, that orange hanging on. Slight burn in the throat. It's a stronger and more complex taste than the V/X.
Very nice rum.
I thought this one won't be good when I first taste it but on the second/third thought this one is really good. Recommended to leave it breath for 5-10 minutes before drinking...
Appleton also makes a 12 year old that is not labelled "rare". This is not the same expression as the other 12 year old and despite the label "rare" is inferior in taste.
No Sugar added; great nose/taste, very fruity - that's rum for me. Price is awesome for this Jamaican Perfection. Cool Man ;)
Zusammen mit dem Flor de Cana 12 ist der Appleton Rare Blend 12 Years mein Favorit. Da ich Rum nur pur trinke hat er alles, was das Trinken eines Rums als Erlebnis gelten lässt.
Not as smooth as some sipping rums and it wouldn't be my first choice but still a reasonable selection.
I like this rhum very much. I try this one in Bar'H Chic located in Policoro, Italy. With a toscan cigar, vert good experience.
This rum reviews much better than it tastes...for me. I'm still pretty new to aged rums, so maybe my pallet is just still immature. However, I'll have this bottle in my collection for a while. Maybe I'll have an updated review with a better opinion before this bottle is gone. As always, I prefer my rum over ice with a healthy splash of Coke.
The aroma is strong: berry jam. Classic dry taste, 43% burns seriously. It gives warmth and strength. Heavy within normal limits. The effect of confidence, calm.
Very light and "watery" - by watery I just mean not very thick. Just light and airy. But it does have some burn without a lot of deep flavor. It's fine, just not a fan. Would like to try the 21 year though.
Having become a Foursquare fan, I am usually sceptical about blends.
Two things caught my attention and made me reconsider:
Unlike Solera rums, Appleton's age statements are the MINIMUM age of the rum included, not the oldest.
Jamaican law prohibits adding sugar.
The parent company Campari has completed a rebranding process for their 3 younger products in 2019, which now calls this "rare blend". The label has changed - the contents has not.
Nice cardboard tube, chunky bottle, makes a nice present. Screwcap. Aged in American oak after blending.
Dark amber / mahagony colour.
Lovely complex nose of ripe fruit and nuts.
The typical Jamaican funk of volatile esters is very restrained, not the bursting over ripe banana of a Hampden or Mezan. It delivers the aromas gently and beautifully.
Same in the mouth. Gentle, full aromas, not overpowered by the 43% alcohol.
The fruity notes carry over into to woody tones from the oak barrels, which linger.
This is a dry rum (sweetness 1/5)
In summary a very high quality rum full of flavour but of understated Jamaican character.
Considering that in 2019 it costs around £35 in the UK, maybe it should score a 9. Great stuff.
Hvis man ikke er så meget til rom fra Jamica, er dette en god start.
Such a really solid rum. One of the one's that really got me into sipping. It's still has a perfect taste for the price
It wasn't what I was hoping for for the age, better luck next time.
It’s a decent rum,you can buy better for ‘this price...It’s definitely a sipping rum..complex with a long aftertaste...I like it BUT there is something odd when I taste it...I can’t describe it but something destroys my taste in it
Assemblage de rhums de mélasse de 12 ans, titre 43°.
Design : belle présentation, étui et belle bouteille 'appleton estate', le rhum a une jolie couleur ambre.
Nez : assez piquant, après aération, vanille, fruits secs.
Bouche : miel/caramel, huileux puis boisé, suivi de tanins et d'une forte présence de l'alcool.
Finale : long, notes de réglisse.
Un peu sucré (caramel?), cet appleton estate 12 ans est très recommandable.
Everything else has been said. Man that acidity really telling of the fact that there must be some rum in this much older than 12yo.
It started good with a fruity sweetness, raisins and a little vanille. Candy syrup also, lots of alcohol. After a few sips it all seems to dissipate and just the alcohol burn remains...