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Smells fantastic, sweet brown sugar. Taste is smooth with just the right amount of spice. The only reason it's not a 9/10 for me is it's not as complex as I'd expect for a 20-yr. Some caramel, sweet molasses and a little fruity finish come through - but none stand out that much to be distinctly great.
I am not an expert... I am just a guy that wanted to find the 'best rum to sip on a Saturday evening...'.
This is one of the ones I bought ($50). It's great... but not as good as a Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva... yet it has a similar angle.
Une jolie bouteille, soyeuse au toucher et totalement opaque. Elle révèle un liquide de belle couleur ambrée. Le nez manque de richesse. La dégustation révèle immédiatement cette saveur de café retrouvée par tous, elle est en effet prédominante. Le reste est un peu pauvre. Manque d'intérêt.
Une marque 100% marketing, sans intérêt…. et sans distillerie !!???
Ce qui m'attire, sur le cuir et le tabac, notes de café, pas besoin de glace, une vraie douceur.
smooth rum , but for that price there are better choices
The Dictador 20 is more subtle then the Dictador 12. The oak smokiness is still present but less dominant. Some vanilla, cinnamon, caramel and spices. Lingering aftertaste.
I personally prefer the (cheaper) Dictador 12 for most occasions but this is still a very good rum.
Even if you are not rum expert, you will feel taste and know the difference between this 20-years old and his younger brother. As I don´t like 12-year old too much, this older version is much better and you don´t need any ice to tastes good. It has nice caramel, honey, toffe taste with a little bit strong start from the beginning but very soft and complex.
Update: Tried this rum the day after, with a better result.
Less bitterness, and more of the rum taste, but still an unpleasant bitter sensation in the finish.
Update from a 3 to 4.
Interesting bottle, with a weird feel. Almost rubber like, but a funny ceramic sound.
First nose from the bottle - Port wine, sweet, prunes, vanilla, chocolate.
In the glass, beautiful amber color, lovely legs.
Nose - Caramel, vanilla, chocolate, molases.
Taste is strong at first. The notes of the rum is at first hidden by a bitter taste. Sweet in the middle, with a hint of vanilla and caramel, but again ending with a sharp bitterness.
Very weird rum. Initially expecting a lot from the bottle, nose, and color, but getting a weird, bitter tast that lasts all the way through. Its a real struggle to find the notes of the rum behind the bitter tast. Definitely not a favorite of mine. Bought it because I heard interesting things - Not always good things - about it, and I can say, this wont be going in the bar cabinet again when its empty.
As expected for a 20 year rum, this is very good. I have other favorites that I have paid much less for, but this Columbian rum is worth going back to now and then. Once it is gone, I will not replace it because there are so many more out there to try.
toujours sur le café, moins sucré que le 12 ans donc du coup, un peu plus "raide"... et un peu plus "sec"... mieux en digeo que apéro;-)
Bottle looks great, inside is smoother, more andvanced quality content (than 12y), but typical flavour (which I dont like so much) is still here. 6,5 rounded down.
... finden sich in diesem sehr würzigen Rhum die an Muskat oder Pfeffer erinnern.
Mutch better than Dictador 12 , Coffee taste.Complex. Good rum
Ikke helt balanceret og har ikke så lang en eftersmag, men en god rom uden megen sødme
smooth and tasty, enjoyed it with a few cubes of ice and Pilsner chaser! 😁
Flaskan var fin.
romen var ok!
belle bouteille et très beau packaging, au gout puissant en réglisse très fonce, il reste toutes foi très bon mais s'adresse a un public de connaisseur, parfait je pense pour une fin de repas car il reste tout de meme lourd.
Once again,after finishing a 12yo Dictador, i had another present of my wonderful wife. The bottle didn't last long either,just like the 15yo El Dorado. Its hard to find a better rum then this.Addionally,the bottle style of Dictador is the coolest i ever seen
I was fairly disappointed when i tried this one.. Had so high expectations when i saw the bottle.. I had read some reviews before.. And the taste.. Mostly alcohol and mild tastes.. Far from one my favourites.
Dictador 20-Year Rum er speciel alene på grund af, man ikke møder mange rom fra Columbia. Duft og smags noter bl.a. lidt honning.
Lidt frækt med en anderledes flaske.
Kompleks smag, lidt sødme, ok eftersmag.
Trying to save face for the reps, tried the 20 year after the 12. It is even worse! Couldn't even choke it down.
A rich, caramel and vanilla solera with interesting sweet wood notes. It has a very specific smooth to it that I haven't encountered with any other. I feel the average rating should be higher for this rum. Then again, this might be like the cilantro of rums. I'd say if you want to trying something a bit different, give it a shot. I was presently surprised.
The black bottle makes you think of liquorice. And not without reason - as the content has clear notes af anise seeds and as such is quite different than your mainstream sipper.