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Recommendable to most
I was drawn to the name of this rum thinking it might be some gimmick but quickly found out this is some good rum! Just slightly more burn with an ounce less sweetness as El Dorado 21 Year Rum. Great vanilla, smoky, oak, and caramel.
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.
"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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