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pri tomto rume ma zaujala jemnost v zavere. co pri jeho 12 rocnom braskovi sa povedat neda. 20 rocny dictador nepatri medzi sladke rumy ale aj tak svojou jemnostou zaujal a bez problemov chutil.
co mi pride este zaujimave, je ze niektori v nom citia kavu. u mna prevladali skor chute kakaa a jemneho karamelu. ak ste este neochutnali tento rum a nechcete moc sladke pitie, potom odporucam. tak ako je flasa jemna na dotyk je aj rum vo vnutri.
If you've had the 12yo, this is like that but more!
The nose is prune-like Christmas cake, which is carried through on the palate, along with hints of coffee. It is incredibly smooth, with the hit of alcohol coming at the back end. A beautiful long finish.
It may not be everyone's style, but even if not, the high class of distilling should be plain to see.
This Dictador is priced at about halfway between Dictador 12 and Dictador XO Insolent. So I needed to find out if it is worth the extra money over the 12 and is it almost as good as the XO Insolent? The answer to both questions is "YES!!!". The flavors are much more pronounced than the 12 and comparing side by side almost makes the 12 seem like a bourbon. Since this company also sells coffee and stores the beans in the barrels used to age these rums, coffee dominates the taste. You will either love these rums or hate them. I happen to love them. Great taste with no added sugars.
Since this is the second most expensive rum that I have ever purchased ($65), I consider it and it's older brother XO Insolent at $96 to be reserved for special occasions. I am glad that I bought a whole bottle to test side by side against the 12 rather than try one ounce at a bar and rely on my memory of what the 12 tasted like. These two are not even close in comparison to taste.
After only 5 days of opening this bottle and comparing it to my other highly rated rums, I have no choice except to raise my initial rating from a 9 to a 10! However, if you hate coffee, you will disagree with me on this one. This one for me is a $65 bottle of perfection in a rum. I would not hesitate to buy this one again on a regular basis. Only 25% of the rums that I have rated here fall into this category of repeat purchases being justified.
Update August 10, 2019: I now find myself with all three of my favorites: Dictador 12, Dictador 20, and Dictador XO Insolent. Time for side by side comparisons neat. This one makes the Dictador 12 seem like Angostura 1919. which is a good thing, but still not up to the level of the finest Dictadors. This is still damn good rum worthy of my 10 rating, but it lacks the refined finish of the Dictador XO Insolent. If that finish is worth an extra $35 US per bottle to you, then go for it.
po dlouhé době ochutnán a nějak se asi více přikláním k 12y variantě, která má výraznější chutový profil po kávě atd..
decentní pálení, lehká vůně, ale nejak mi něco chybělo.
I was very impressed by the black box and mysterious black bottle, very sexy. The color was a dark amber, darker than I would have expected. Since I knew this was partly a pot still distillation, I was looking for a floral nose, full of esters, but it was not there. I did get the earthy, slightly moldy, grassy nose that I expect from a sugarcane syrup wash. I also got some nice vanilla and a hint of banana in the nose. The initial mouth feel was soft, as I would expect from a aged rum, but it did not last long. I got a burn in the middle of my tongue, and light sugar along the sides. It was not particularly complex, and faded to bitter in the end. The addition of a splash of water helped to smooth the whole thing out. Overall, it was not bad, but I had better and expected more.
The toffee syrup is not as strong as in XO Insolent, but you can taste more of the alcohol instead. All in all, it is still far removed from any semblance of decent rum to get any positive review.
Bought a sample of this from www.masterofmalt.com (Drink by the Dram) for around £5-6 to try it a bottle usually retails at the 50-60 mark. The packaging and lool of the liquid in the glass are inviting. I let it breathe in the glass for a few minutes before sampling.
On the nose definite oaky woodiness and fruit, a little smokiness, sweet.
In the mouth, it's smooth with the tiniest touch of smoky warmth, no harshness but slightly dry. There are subtle sherry flavours coming through but not overpowering, there are hints of tobacco too.
It is simply a delight to sip.
"It has a reasonable amount of alcohol burn to reassure you it is a 40% spirit. It’s more like a kind of sherried flavoured vodka. I’m sure such a drink exists somewhere."
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