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Got quite excited after tasting it's younger brother (the 12 Y.O.), so I obviously expected too much before sipping this one.
I don't mention that as an introduction to be followed by a comparison between them.
Both are nice and overall qualitative Rums. If you can spend the extra money, go for this one, at least once. It's more classy.
Personally, I wasn't able to justify the price difference.
Promised myself to try the "Insolent" edition and if necessary update both previous reviews...
This rum is Good but liifle Sharp taste and caramel and some spices
This is my first agricole, and I'm not disappointed. I like its very smooth taste and i do smell and taste a very strong sense of coffee. For me its the main taste and smell, but I have to mention that a friend of mine who tried this rum said he didn't smelled or tasted coffee at all. So, maybe it's just me, but i think it's a very "coffeey" rum – which isn't a bad thing! :)
En rom, hvor der er god sammenhæng mellem aroma og smag. Den har duft af brændt sukker og lidt hen imod honning. Smagen er udpræget fed karamel, uden at den bliver for sød.
En dejlig rom, dog lidt for lidt kompleksitet for min smag.
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.
Geschmacklich dominieren süsse Aromen von Karamell, Vanille und Toffeebohnen.
Langer Abgang mit würzig-süssem Nachklang.
Big taste of honey, smooth, overall good balance. Good sipper.
Betydlig bättre än 12-åriga. Även här bränt socker. Behöver luftas lite
Dictador 20 year old. The starting point for my passion for great Rum. I had always been a whiskey man until my friend popped the cork on a bottle of Dictador 20 on his birthday 10 years ago. Now I search out the limited and tastiest Rums of the world and drive my wife crazy when I don't bat an eye when paying '00's for a great bottle. Price-wise, this is an incredible value, holding it's own alongside rums that are 2 or 3 times more expensive.
when compared to the 12 Yr, this smell is more pleasant and smells like a higher quality rum. Very smooth taste, rich and buttery like the 12 yr, but smoother. I also did a side by side of this against ED21, and this seemed a little more abrasive with more alcohol and apples/pears on the nose. ED21 seemed much more complex, pleasant, and mellow on the nose. 85+
Pretty much cocoa/vanilla/caramel taste which is not bad. The after taste was pretty dry but warm, smooth.
Smell is very addictive, even mine non drinking wife grab the glass just to smell it for couple of minutes.
Tested in Air Cafe, Brno, Czech Republic
N- Trying to work out the math on how much 20 years liquid left in the solera cask when drawn, but feeling quite depressed when look at the decimal points.... Anyway, the creamy stuff are much better than the 10YO, thought I think both have more or less the same aged liquid but the intensity of the aged cask could make a different to the vat. Latte, more toffee and caramel. Still quite light after breath without excessive sugar and pleasant with pickled ginger. (85/19)
P- Light, sweetness that balanced with emerging sour fruits. Spice of anise, cinnamon and clove with dried fruits of raisin and mango. (85/19)
F- Medium, feel more natural oak sweetness in this one. Subtle pepper, salt and sour notes that goes along quite nicely. (86/20)
Weighted Rate- 77pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Fľaška rumu má luxusný dizajn a krásnu matnú fľašu s korkovým zátkom.
Nie je príliš sladký s karamelovou chuťou. Pije sa ľahko, nie je cítiť alkoholový dozvuk. Vôňu a chuť má príjemnú jemne dymovú, cítiť zrenie v dubovom sude.
Za tie peniaze som čakal, ale trošku viac, ale to bude aj tým, že mám radšej sladšie rumy. Kto má rad suchšie rumy bude mu určite vyhovovať a navyše sa nemusí obávať rannej opice :)
Maybe there’s not that much going on here, but it’s very smooth and very easy to drink. Really enjoyed it.
Dictador bliver nok aldrig én af mine favoritter. Syntes 20 års virker noget tynd, i forhold til alder.
The appearance in the glass is the standard caramel brown color, certainly not something one would expect after long aging (although 20 years + solera system = literally whatever in a practical sense).
The nose is warm, soft, sweet, inviting, fruity, some fresh dough, and a hint of a savory note resembling bacon.
The taste is strangely sweet, and since I am informed that there is no added sugar in this rum, it must be something else - fruit extract, perhaps? Notes of ripe apricots, ginger, marmelade, tamed by really meek oak presence. The mouthfeel is oily, full, almost syrupy, the finish is medium-length and pleasantly warm.
This is certainly a pleasant sipping rum, however that syrupy,fruity, sweet note does not seem quite natural.
Had this bought for me awhile back, I've had better aged Rums but this was a good change on a Friday night.
It has a nice flavour but overall for the price and total taste I like the 12year old more
DICTADOR 20 less expensive than Dictador XO Insolent which is reflective in the rating but still a very good sipping rum./
Rich flavour - coffee and caramel, wood tones. Strong and just little bit sweet.
Butterscotch on he nose and Kailua on the palate, but only the single flavor. Overall, a nice drinkable rum.
This is a good Rum. Probably another half point. But I tasted this after the XO. It was a disappointment - bad planning. It lacked the smoothness and depth of the XO. Still a good rum. But a long way short of the XO.
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.