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Just tasted this Dictador 20y old. I was curious, read about that the the 12y old is as good as the 20y. I like the 20y old, last long and keeps me warm.
DICTADOR 20. Another bottler I just finish from Cartagena Colombia . I will begin by stating for the record that a wonderful rum like this 20 Year Old SOLERA SYSTEM may easily be drank neat at room temperature this would be my recommendation for anyone who is trying this rum for the first time. Is very complex and is easy to taste the waltnut flavoring if sipped. Very enjoyable.
Sweet & smooth.
I was excited to bring home the Dictator and pop the top. The nose Vanilla, honey, leather and clove. Cookie dough flavors on first sip, more vanilla some heat and it's gone. Initially got some cachaca flavors which I guess is due to the fact that this is not a Molasses based rum. Rather quick finish. This will be second or third pour with a cigar.
I got a bottle of this at Dorignacs in New Orleans, LA on a major rum buying spree (they have a lot of rums I never saw locally). The aroma in the bottle is wonderful...definitely caramel overtones that unfortunately do not transfer over as well in regards to flavor. Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent rum just not worth the asking amount for the solera aged rum. I think about $10-$15 less would be better. However with that said the rum has more oak flavor than one would expect from a 20 year rum...even a solera system rum but it's not harsh either. It has a mild sweetness and a warmth in the back of the throat...no burn. It is a complex rum and it is SO close to a 9 but I just couldn't put it in that category. Maybe it will grow on me. On a more lighthearted note, I do like the design of the bottle...I could see Captain Jack Sparrow grabbing this bottle. Definitely pirate-esque.
Intense toffee taste at first and then the age bits you (in a good way). Then a lot of alcohol.
Tastes more mature than the 12 yr old but not a lot better.
The bottle is cool.
I'm not expert yet but this bottle was disappointment for me. I expected more from 20 years rum. Taste contains very strong coffee/oak tones with harsh finish. Maybe my expectations were high. Marketing of this bottle is higher than real taste.
when compared side-to-side with their 12Y product, it's definitely different... but better? not quite. expensive? yes.
so for your tastebuds wanting Dictador flavor, reach for lesser priced but equally tasty 12Y.
but if prices don't factor in at your purchases, go ahead and add a bottle to your collection.
It is ok but there are better for the price. I would pick something else.
one day bevore christmas with ny friend heli, we enjoyed it
Plus direct, punchy et raide que son petit frere de 12, je trouve ce rhum beaucoup plus profond au niveau des aromes. Le nez est plus courts mais les saveurs moins altérées par le sucre.
The coffee taste is pretty intense and I guess that is not for everyone's taste. I love it tho, one of my absolute favorites!
The wonderful oak and caramel syrup. Long aftewards, I can taste coffee and chocolate. Is extremely well crafted and balanced.
I really like the smell of this rum. Caramel, vanilla, cocoa, honey, oak, nutmeg, and mild tobacco. The taste isn't quite as good. Similar notes, but I find it harsh. Not a bad rum, but not great either.
The Dictador rum's really got there own thing going, and the 20 year is no exception. The nose has a darkish profile with notes of liqourice, oak, coffee and a hint of honey. The palate is medium bodied and unfolds with a nutty expression of the same notes found in the nose. Compared to the 12 year, the taste seems a little more subtle. The smooth, but also slightly bitter, finish lingers for a long time and leaves your mouth coated with an oily feeling. It's ok but the 12 year is better value, and to me also more enjoyable and better balanced.
I am not sure why but the rum tasted a bit like nuts? I prefer sweeter rum, but beside this the rum was pretty intense, flavorful...
Comme son petit frère le Dictador 12, ce rhum est un vraiment délicieux.
Premières notes, au nez, il est pâtissier et plus complexe. En bouche, il est rond et très équilibré. Enfin, la finale est très intéressante et d'une belle longueur.
Je le conseille vivement, c'est un excellent rhum :)
Note : 65/100
You should say, from its bottle, that it will be very good rum. But that is not true sadly. This rum have a quite good taste, but it longs just a few seconds and it´s gone. That´s a shame, from 20yo rum...
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.