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Ok, this was one of my first bottles... I also love Colombia, so this Ron is somewhat special to me.
First of all, forget about the 12 years, this is a Solera Ron, so maybe (just maybe) a tiny little fraction of the liquid is somewhat 12 "periods" of ageing long. As most other Dictador types of Ron the notes of coffee are quite prevalent, chocolate beans, buts, molasses... lots of molasses, and, added sugar... I wouldn't be surprised if I found some coffee grains here and there in the top barrels of their stockpile, but that's just my speculation.
I like it because as opposed to other Rones in the category, this one isn't shy of alcohol and strength, it is not persistent (not at all, too sugary to last long) but at least for some moments once you sip it gives you the idea that "yes it means something".
nez éthéré vanille banane
goût bois de réglisse cuir
Makes a great rum espresso martini. As a sipper the overpowering coffee notes on the nose and palate make this very one dimensional.
not quite there, after tasting the 20 year old version. It has some of the characteristics of it older brother, but more pale, sharper, less defined. I love to citric notes on it, and I think could be great if consumed cooled during summer.
Dark color. Nosing dominated by notes of raisins and caramel. Palate reveals strong flavors of milk chocolate combined with notes of sherry. The finish is quite sweet. Overall a typical sweet Spanish-style-rum. Rated this rum with a 5 as the sweetness is suspicious for added sugar.
Not bad at all, just nothing extraordanary.
Bitter sweet taste.
Finish rather short.
Tak tenhle rum me zaujal jen nazvem. To co je v lahvy uz tak zajimavy neni.
Argh, ce rhum présentait bien et j'étais curieux de goûter et puis.... Paf, ce goût de réglisse..
Faut aimer, moi perso impossible.
Smakar lite vattnigt men luktar väldigt gott. Ingenting för hyllan hemma.
I personnaly don't like this one because the tobacco aroma is to strong for me. I wouldn't recommand it!
Nice one, the 21 is better... This is nothing special...
Kein süsser rum, etwas scharf, kein bleibender eindruck und auch kein besonderer oder gar langer abgang - kurz um (wie schon im titel geschrieben): nuchtssagend. Werde trotz allem den grossen bruder versuchen - hoffe der kann dann mehr.
I like smooth and sweet rums and Dictador is neither of them. For me it tastes too smoky, sharp and has also a bitter taste.
I think It is quality rum but not mean for me.
Well over 700 aged rums tasted during the past 15 years and I had very high expectations on the Dictador rum family. The Dictador 12 year was a big disappointment to me. Flavor profile is very cluttered, smell is off putting and a very strong afterburn leads me to believe that the 12 and 20 year old Dictadors have a very long way to reach the maturity of the XO brands.
God blød duft. Desværre er smagen små kedelig og meget kort.
Someone offered me to taste the 12y, to turn me around about my opinion on Dictador rums. It is less bad than 20y which is less bad than XO Insolent, but the artificial coffee flavoring or whatever additive they use kills this product.
I was really looking forward to trying this but I really didn't enjoy it at all.
This rum literally tastes like aunt jemima syrup mixed with harsh vodka. Zero complexity, the only saving grace is the sweetness and some smoothness
There is sooo much wrong with this rum omg! This is one of the worst rums I've ever tasted! Completely different than the older brother of 20 years. Not even comparable!
A very strange tasting rum with poor balance. Lots of coffe in the taste, works for me only as a drink rum.
Dans la lignée de don papa, épais dans le verre et medicamenteux en bouche
Quite possible single worse rum sampled. Spit it out in front of company rep. Such a disgusting flavor and extremely harsh. Begs the question "are you truly aged or chemically aged?"
D'un ambré foncé avec des reflets roux, ce rhum présente au nez des arômes de cacao et de vanille (légère) qui virent finalement vers l'amer. La bouche rappelle ce goût amer et amène de légères pointes de café.