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I tried a sip. Fantastic. I mixed it with a little. Delicious. Really nice at this price level.
This is “The”Jamaican Rum that all other Jamaican rums should be judged by period!!
Not for beginners- very dry - a cube of ice will help mellow it out. Very complex and probably for a more advanced rum drinker who can appreciate a rum without the sweetness that some prefer. Certainly a nice change of pace and a good one for scotch drinkers to try who are interested in sampling rum.
There is nothing like that Jamaican dunder funk. Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend isn't the funkiest cat in town but he sure is smooth. At $34.00 per 750ml, Appleton Estate 12 crushes the competition in it's price range and many others that are well above it. I can't get enough of the funk, and at this price it is one that I can always (and will) keep on the shelf. If you enjoy funky Jamaican rums, I think the Appleton Estate 12 year old Rare Blend is a "must try".
Lots of burnt sugar and vanilla on the nose. The flavor is dry with lots of charred oak and a bitter aftertaste. Very unique taste and unlike any other rum I’ve tasted.
Very soft, but no lasting flavour... not my kind of rhum
Needs to breathe a bit before sipping. Haven't tried it with a mixer but when neat it's quite strong yet complex. Plenty of aroma and flavour, although there's a hint of nail varnish. Bit of alcohol burn, subdued with a cube of ice. Appleton rums make great mojitos so I might go nuts and grab some mint from the garden.
As part of a rum board, this was my favourite of 4. Nothing truly phenomenal though.
Det här är mer som jag förväntade mig rom som rookie, men fick då en söt rom. Nu förälskade jag mig lite i den söta romen och då blev denna nästan en besvikelse. Men den är god. Ekfatig, med svag fruktighet i bakgrunden. Smaken påminner en del om highlandwhiskey och cognac. Efter 15_20 minuter i glaset hände verkligen något! En sötma framträdde och många nya smaker, ekfatigheten försvann. Vilken förvandling!
I wouldn’t call this a sipper rum but it shines in a Pinã Colada. Adds a deep molasses tone and fills in the warmth. Takes you to the beachs of Jamaica. If you are looking for a 12 year sipper the Eldorado will fill that spot but when you want a tropical rum fantasy drink this is your Rum.
The rare 12 year old Appletons is smooth enough to enjoy it's fruit, wood & molasses depth straight, or mix with lime & ginger to get through the bottle in double quick time.
Ca sent le poivre, le piment d’Espelette et la peinture blanche satinée Luxens. Dommage, je comprends qu'on aime mais je n'arrive pas à enlever l'association d'un rayon Bricorama ou d'un banc marqué "peinture fraiche". Un rhum fort qui plaira à ceux qui n'ont pas le palais sensible. Sauf si vous venez de faire des travaux dans votre nouvelle maison.
Nice smooth smoky flavor. Nice dark rum that pairs nicely with almost anything. I am not even a rum drinker, I do not care for it much. This is rum is truly worth its cost.
...I read that this one is for bourbon lovers...so I got nosy and wanted it...little spoiler it is and for a lot more people :)
The smell is smoky as well as fruity...in my opinion kinda apple-ish...couldn't stop sniffing the glass.
The taste kicks you with sweetness and tasting smoothness with a delightful afterburn...the residue stays on your tongue and throat for a pleasant while...
I will keep this on my bar shelf from now on...good buy for under 35 Euro!
A tasty and delightful 7.0 in my opinion...even when not too complex...
The taste is right I think.. but it is to much strong.. 43% is to much..
Très beau colori caramel. Rhum assez puissant. Prédominance d'arôme de chocolat noir. Bonne longueur en bouche.
This is in my opinion the twin-brother of the 12-year Appleton. I could not taste if there is any difference. As Appleton 12-year is at this moment my no. 1 favourite sipping in is price class I will purchase both bottles again and compare it at the same time. So this review will be updated.
Un ron intenso, los aromas de naranja y chocolate están excelentemente definidos, en copa posee un gran cuerpo que se transmite en boca con un sabor fuerte y donde se aprecia el 43% de alcohol. Preferible a las rocas donde aligera su nivel de alcohol y con una pequeña rebanada de naranja para magnificar sus olor y sabor cítrico.
A personal choice for me, discovered this rum while on holiday in Jamaica. It has got me drinking rum ever since.
Very pure no gimmicks. Nice and oaky, heavy mollasses and caramel, yet smooth as it goes down.
Definitely not for beginners.But still I prefer the El Dorado.
Good when you need somehing to sip on. Not the best i have had from them
Not too easy to drink, strong, no sugar and the taste is same as the nose. The full body dark molasses rum. Increasing warm in your throat lasts long, there is no sugar to stop it, thankfully, you need to enjoy it till the end. It is amazing experience each time I drink it, it is rum for a real man. That is how I call it, I know it is not for everybody (especially for beginners) they will hate it and rate it very badly.
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Very similar to the 21 year in taste. I prefer to drop an ice cube or two in this one to mellow out the strong presence of alcohol. The finish is sweet but not as lo g last g as the 21. I buy this one for my daily sipper and save the 21 for special occasions.
Utmärkande lite mörkare rom kraftig smak nästan så att det påminner lite om whisky
Sampled the Appleton Estates 12 year Rare Blend while escaping the Hurricane Irma to Jamaica during last weekend. I did not enjoy this one as a neat sipper. Alcohol smell, taste and burn are disappointing. The burn at the end is very surprising for such a famous 12 year old rum and man this stuff is dry! If you like cognac, you will like this. If you like sweeter and more flavorful rums, then skip this one.