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I got this along with Insolent as a pair of mini 5cl bottles and i found both to be quite enjoyable. Perpetual, for me, is nothing ground breaking but it has a nice smooth sweetness and feels quite good to drink with a slight burn. However, out of the 2, Insolent is far more unique and interesting. Still a good drop of rum.
Very delicate, smooth and extremely easy drinkable. In nose surprising notes of walnuts, plums and caramel. Great sipping rum.
Very nice rum. Like the complexity here, gets me out of my comfort zone.
I have held off for more than a year in buying this expensive rum ($96 US) because most of the reviews favored their XO Insolent to this one. I agree and I won't add any more to what has already been said. The best buy from Dictador is their 20 year solera and I keep several bottles of that one on hand because it is so hard to find where I live. This one is even harder to find.
A few days later, I compared it side by side with my Dictador 12. This one is much darker and much better in taste. Then I compared this one to my Dictador 20. Same colors, but very subtle differences in taste. Overall, I would say that this one is not worth the 50% markup over the Dictador 20. It is still a very good rum, but not worth the high price. Stick with Dictador 20 for best value!
A nice dark amber colour and a strong caramel, vanilla and spice aroma sets the expectation for a taste delight. Once sat for a minute or two it does not disssapoint. It's not overly sweet and delivers a smooth oak start, those caramel, vanilla and spice flavours in the middle and ends dry with a slightly molasses aftertaste. A very nice rum indeed.
docela pro mne zklamaní.
čekal jsem daleko lepší.
oříšky ve vůni, chuť vanilka ořechy, káva...
no za ty peníze...
Dictador has better ones! I had a quite high expectations having tried the insolent one. Perpetual is flatter, but it's still pretty good rum, very mellow. The smell is better than its taste.
Title says it all very oaky very dry
Not so sweet smooth rum
Not a bottle I’ll be buying but if you are looking for a dry rum this Dictador XO perpetual will be for you
Really can’t go wrong with any of the Dictador rums
No added sugar in any of their rums
Both shine in their genre. Insolent a touch of maple, Perpetual drier with dried fruit/vanilla. If you go back and forth you can decide which way you lean. My senses are still fighting over sweet vs dry ratio in my tastings. I seem to enjoy and appreciate both, so I will continue to own both.
This is simply a fantastic and smooth rum.
In my opinion the Insolent is marginally better but if anyone asked me which one they should buy I'd tell them to buy both.
Trochu více kořeněný a hlavně hodně ořechový. Měl jsem možnost ochutnat a musím říct, že něco podobného jsem zatím ještě nepil. Nicméně lahodný, sic těžší rum.
N- Toasted spices, herbs with molasses mix, nose warming and well mellow nature on letting the quite lovely aroma to whiff thru effortlessly. Catch the warm brownie, sticky sponge cake with maple syrup. A fine breakfast rum that breath well in the glass with broader spices, herb, chocolate and muskiness developed. (86/20)
P- Good indeed, sour fruit with right dose of caramel sweetness for suffices mouthfeel, well sphere with mellow spices with candle wax at the tail. Rounded. (87/21)
F- Medium-long, relatively low on strength at basic 40% but finely warm. Drift of pencil shavings along mannered oak present at this stage, with depth and body to justified as a premium releases. (88/22)
B/B- 88/22, Still a solera, so probably some youngster in the vat, but well crafted.
Weighted Rate- 85pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
It doesn't have the maple of the Insolent, but still delicious.
This rum is so nice to sit back and enjoy. So smooth and full of flavour. A definite must have
Eindeutig einer meiner Favoriten.
Sehr ausgewogen im Geschmack mit perfekt eingebauter Süsse, die super zu den holzig würzigen Aromen passt.
Genau so mag ich meinen Rum, Schluck für Schluck.
Apparently this rum is aged in bourbon barrels. Slightly more mellow on the nose than the 20 Yr, but VERY similar scent profile. Almost indistinguishable. Still has lots of apples/pears, and alcohol on the nose. The taste is by far the best of the three Dictator rums I've tried. The bourbon aging seems to mellow it out, has added a lot of complexity, and is very rich. Had this side by side with ED21, and although they are completely different, this is right there in the same class. However, looking at internet prices, this bottle typically costs between $100-$120. In that case, I'd probably choose the ED21 or a couple bottles of Diplomatico Exclusiva. 92+?
This rum has some very unusal qualities - sio much so that I reckon a lot of regular rum drinkers could easily pick this out in a blind taste test - perhaps even in a smell test.
On the nose - oak, tobacco, vague hint of roasted fruit
On the tongue - coffee and bitter walnut, a little dark chocolate, leather, oak and tobacco, dried fruit in the background and a little molasses.
After-taste - quite harsh on the tongue with a strong burn. Plenty going on but I did not enjoy the after-taste as much as the smell or the taste and so for me it loses marks there.
For those who've not tried it, it's perhaps a little like La Hechicera, but not smooth as that and stronger in the aftertaste. Also it doesn't quite have the sweet background taste of that rum.
It's expensive and I'd honestly prefer quite a few other rums at half the price.
Öffne meine alte Flasche Perpetual zum 250. Rating, ich finde das eine gute Gelegenheit.
Schöns kupferfarbenes Mahagoni im Glas.
In der Nase typisch Dictador, dieses tiefe, dunkle das einem hineinzieht und nicht mehr loslässt. Ein Fass voller Walnüsse die mit Lakritze umhüllt und mit reinstem Kakao bepudert sind, ein Lederbeutel mit karamellisierten Tabakblätter, Birnen, Pflaumen, Mirabellen...…..
Im Gaumen weich wie Watte. Zart wie Seide umschmeicheln die Aromen die Geschmacksknospen. Schoko-Drops gefüllt mit starkem Espresso, stark getoastetem Holz übergossen mit stark gebranntem Karamell, Lakritze, Kardamom, Toffee.....
Im Abgang der Immerwährend ist, Holz, Kakao, Kaffee, Leder, Gewürze, Früchte.... bleiben für immer auf der Zunge kleben.
Dictador, aussergewöhnlich, interessant und komplex. Ein deftiger Rum für Geniesser an kalten Wintertagen, nichts für Einsteiger und Süss-Rum-Lovers. 9+
Open my old bottle of Perpetual for the 250th rating, I think it's a good opportunity.
Beautiful copper-coloured mahogany in a glass.
In the nose typical Dictador, this deep, dark one pulls you in and does not let go any more. A barrel full of walnuts covered with liquorice and powdered with pure cocoa, a leather bag with caramelized tobacco leaves, pears, plums, mirabelle plums..........
Soft as cotton wool on the palate. As delicate as silk, the aromas caress the taste buds. Chocolate drops filled with strong espresso, strongly toasted wood poured over with strongly burnt caramel, liquorice, cardamom, toffee.....
In the finish the everlasting is, wood, cocoa, coffee, leather, spices, fruit.... remain stuck forever on the tongue.
Dictador, extraordinary, interesting and complex. A hearty rum for connoisseurs on cold winter days, not for beginners and sweet rum lovers. 9+
Približne to, čo som očakával. Chuť karamelu, vanilky a čokolády.
Taste 7,2/10. Some semi-dry, very little sweetness & after that a complex and not my style taste like cognac style (maybe?) with medium (but not much) burn, also i can taste the age of this rum not fake as some cheap soleras. If you let it in glass for 10 minutes is better and you taste also the spiciness and coffee. Insolent must be better but not great even and for this price....
I’m not a fan. I can admire the overall structure and I can see why this rum is so well regarded. But for me it’s overriding butterscotch and toffee. On the nose and palate and forever in length. I do get other things going on but I don’t have a sweet tooth. I have great friends who love toffee. It’s simply not for me. Foursquare is rather more in my line.
Not sweet what's good. Coffee taste. But flat taste in mouth. It doesn't offend but also it is not the best rum. Still very good.
Rich brown color and a sweet aroma of coffee and caramel. The first sip is very enjoyable, with a bit of sweetness with coffee and toffee that leads to a long finish with hints of anise and dark chocolate that brings you back for more.