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I'm surprised that the dominant flavor of this rum reminds me of El Dorado 8 year rum but with a lighter body less sweet finish. I've never been a big fan of Jamaican rums or Appleton in particular but I decided to give this less common 12 year rare blend a try. It's smooth and doesn't have much burn to it at all, however it's just doesn't really fit in my highly prefered category (I'm more of a Cuban, Bajan, or Venezualen style guy I guess). Good to mix just not my favorite flavors in here to sip. I will update this rating as I try more of it bc i often find that I have to transition into liking other rums after each bottle I try. Update: it had grown on me and wen I smell t I say "mmmm". Good stuff for having no added sugar at all. It's definitely a funky fruity whiskey tasting English style rum that has bold flavor.
Mein 12. Rating
Ich konnte diesen Rum als Blitzangebot für 20€ abgreifen und konnte nicht widerstehen. Hat sich der Kauf gelohnt?
Preis: ca. 20-30€
Je länger er steht, desto intensiver wird das Fassaroma deutlich. Allerdings überwiegt der typische Jamaika-Rum-Geruch. Sehr würzig und irgendwie fruchtig.
Geschmack pur (Note 5):
Erst kommt das fruchtige (typische Jamaika-Rum-) Aroma an. Gefolgt von brennenden 43%-igem Alkoholgehalt, welchem eine angenehme Würze folgt und lecker-trocken im Gaumen haften bleibt.
Der Geschmack ist recht eigen.
Geschmack in Cola (Note 6):
Die Cola verleiht dem Appleton Estate Rare Blend eine angenehme Süße, die er alleine nicht aufweisen kann. Von daher harmoniert die Combi schon ganz gut und es wird ein leckeres Getränk daraus. Allerding fehlen mir weitere Geschmacksnoten von Vanille, Karamell etc. Das einzige was ich schmecken kann ist der typische Jamaika-Rum-Geschmack mit einer Fass-Note.
In Cola ganz lecker, aber insgesamt zu eindimensional und zu würzig. Mir fehlt die Geschmacksvielfalt.
Weiter ist mir aufgefallen, dass dieser typische Jamaika-Rum-Geschmack nicht so mein Favorit ist und es mich eher an Deutschem "Billigrum" erinnert. Dies ist dieser Rum auf keinen Fall, aber an einem El Dorado 12 kommt er bei weitem nicht ran.
Traditionally you use pussers rum in a key west pain killer but know I prefer this 12 rare aged. It's a little pricey to keep in the bar for 1 drink but when I see it I'll get it. Lots of spice and some sweetness but has a burn if your sipping it.
This frustrates me that the best appleton rum I have tried is the special gold as any other aged rum seems over sweet and the complexion of the taste altered too much which is a shame really. With other rum companies they entice you by flavours to taste the more expensive stuff, I find with Appleton I am less inclined to taste the older more expensive rum..
Very smooth with close to zero sugar. It is very difficult to only drink one. Priced for everyday sipping, but tastes like a occasional treat. Will definitely explore more products from Appleton.
(37.50 CAD in Apr 2017)
A beautiful smooth woody mature flavour, and just superb over ice. One to keep away form your guests, so as to not waste one drop.
I have been trying many rums and finding them sweet and easy to drink, almost too easy to drink. This one is quite a change as I would expect from Appleton. I forgot how great their rums are. It took a little water added for me to allow the rum to open up a little.
Riecht in der Flasche gut, im Glas schon deutlich schärfer. Als Fan von milden, fruchtigen, süßen Rumvarianten, trifft dieser nicht meinen Geschmack.
I thought I was on my honeymoon. A perfect example of an excellent Jamaican rum. A nice potpourri of honey, orange, molasses and a nice smooth tobacco finish. Wonderful sipper. Enjoy!
Ganske fint glas. Duften til den spidse side, men en behagelig eftersmag med en tilpas sødme. Ikke for sød eller i nærheden af at være tør.
I was happy to give this run a try. It has a nice mild caramel aroma and is much smoother to drink than the signature blend, but I just couldn't get excited about it. I was not able to pick up any other notes to it and even the caramel note was barely tasted. I'll probably mix it with coke or bake with it until it is finished and then try something else.
Visserligen bara min andra Appleton, men Estate V/X får bara en femma av mig och denna hamnar på samma låga betyg. Trodde den skulle vara bättre. Men det är väl bara att prova vidare:-)!
Best rum I've had yet. Better than their signature blend. Way better than Captain Morgan's. Has nice amount of alcohol content. Not too strong of a bite with good amount of flavors.
Not bad, smooth, but not as much depth as my favourite El dorados
It's great stuff. No added sugar, smooth as can be. Wow
I bought this rum somewhere at a airport in Baku at duty free shop. What a great choice, very good balanced in taste and cost. Smells nice and it is very gentle just enough burning oaky chocalty spicyness. The first night the bottle was half empty :D It is like kissing a girl you always liked, you cant get enough of it....Too bad they dont sell it in the netherlands :(
The rum taste nice and spicy.It has dominant combination of brown sugar, charred caramel, and a spicy oak. It is well balanced and complex with some points of fruits and almonds.
44%. Nose of mild coffee but I don't taste it. You can feel the extra alcohol but not in a bad way. Nice overall sipper.
The color of this rum was a glowing amber.
Possibility my favorite 12 year rum, and Appleton Estate has produced the best Jamaican rums I've tasted. The Appleton Estate 12 year is exceptionally smooth with hints of cinnamon and banana, with undertones of dark chocolate and oak , or what I believe the barrel is oak because other rums by Appleton are also oak, but I haven't been able to find what barrel type they used. The finish is incredibly smooth leaving a light taste of cinnamon in the mouth. Priced around $30 a great rum for the price, and served best over ice. However, this age is still ripe causing the drinker to miss out on some of the flavor undertones. I wish Appleton Estate would release the rare blend in 15 or 18 year vintage just to taste how this bottle would if matured.
Difficult to say what it was about this, but I generally did not like it. There seemed to be bight and an aftertaste that I found unpleasant.
Gotta say - I like this rum. Really smooth. Lots of sweetness, I smell molasses primarily. Sugary, maybe too much for some.
Smoother than the vx, worth the extra money if you can afford it.
my everyday sippim rum..good price point, pretty smooth, good afterburn