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Huele a un armario de madera y sabe con notas vainilladas amaderadas y frutos secos.
Baja muy suave con un retrogusto muy agradable.
This is a very smooth sipping rum. I find the taste to be a bit flat in the finish.
If you’ve spent anytime in Puerto Rico you will soon learn that Don Q IS the rum that true Puerto Rican’s drink. Their gold / regular Anejo are much better the the famous Bicardi line which are also made in Puerto Rico.
With all that said I found the Gran Anejo not up to the price they want for it. For my money I’ll take the fine USA mainland rum Georgia’s own Richland rum much better.
Don Q is harsher and burns more on the backend.
The title says it all - it is ok, but nothing to write home about.
Beautiful bottle, nice addition on my bar shelve. Smooth, a good sipping rum.
Still Don Q, it's slightly better than the blanco, but barely.
...guter Stoff, auch wenn Zucker beigesetzt ist, ich mag ihn.
Über das typische Solera-Verfahren produziert und einfach lecker.
Don-Q, The Puerto Rican rums that Bacardi should be, are inexpensive and delicious.
The Grand Q is higher in the line-up but worth the money.
If you want a good start get the super valued Don-Q ANEJO.
Drink it neat, more so for the Grand-Anejo.
Very smooth rum. Easy drinking, slight heat going down.
I gave it 6 stars because it does mix okay. However, at this price it should not need to be mixed to be good. Compared to similarly priced rums it has a bitter and harsh flavor. It was not so harsh that it could not be sipped, like many cheaper rums, but it was not an enjoyable sip either.
There is a slight burn on the nose but you can smell some of the woodiness. You can taste the cask and some subtle sweetness. Very smooth finish with no burn. Compared to some of the other nice aged rums (Santa Teresa 1796 and Brugal 1888 to name a couple) this is a definite contender to keep on my shelves.
This gran añejo is Don Q tip of the line and I enjoy it for special ocassions. Very smooth, light with subtle vanilla, oak and caramel, I enjoy it on the rocks. There is something about Don Q Gran Añejo and Puerto Rico evenings that is magical
Good to add variety to an evening of rum tasting due to its unique taste. Sweet for sure but great for sipping.
This expression of Don Q is superb. Smooth, light with subtle vanilla, caramel and oak. A true Puerto Rican rum. This is what happens when a rum is aged properly and bottled without adding any additives. Old school great Rum.
There's some nice tastes of raisins, wood, a hint of vanilla and coconut, but you have to be patient. Try and drink it too soon and you'll get nothing but paint stripper. Patience is rewarded sweetly in this case.
Sort of a rum without qualities - it is drinkable, but cannot tell you much of its flavor besides the sweet wood.
this rum is fine. it's just a little too much sweetness, a little too much harshness, a little short on spice and character, a little short on barrel. its tasty, but not great. if it were a $35 bottle... yessir. for $~60? there are a lot better choices.
My normal sipper is Bacardi 8 and this one seems on par with that to me. Will have to try a side-by-side to nail it down. Will be a fun test.
Dark, deep flavour with tones of wood, ash. Less honey taste than zacapa 23. Deeper, richer than diplomatico mantuano. The bottle is really cool, but is it worth the extra cost, compared to zacapa? Not sure, feels like a strong mature rum. I will need a few more sips to make the right judgement. Not bad, thats for sure.
Don Q Gran Anejo is well packaged and looks very impressive.
Unfortunately, my good feelings for this rum prospect ended there.
It has a strong smell and creates a real burning sensation in the mouth.
It is drinkable with a mixer, however it just does not make the grade as a rum to be enjoyed on its own.
Never judge a book by it's cover. That saying also goes the same for things that look beautiful. For sure this is one of the best LOOKING rums on the shelf at the store. The hollow stopper even has the old "flip and fill" thing that 1800 used to have. However, I was disappointed with what was inside. I was much more impressed by Cruzan Single Barrel and that bottle is SUPER LAME. This isn't a terrible rum, but at this level and from the presentation I
Wow! Why did I not decide for the other one in the store. Very flat flavor, no vanilla, marginal or no sugar added. However a strong smell - very similar to that of my childrens glue - remains on top of all.
sorry, but half of the money you pay is obviously for the nice bottle.
I bought this rum on a whim based on the strong recommendation from the liquor store owner. I admit I was a little skeptical, but got it for a good price and thought it'd be fun to try a new rum.
I was actually very pleasantly surprised, and thought it was a very good, solid rum! I gave it a weighted score of 8.05, which I rounded down to 8 for rumratings.com. My scoring system (with weights) is as follows:
-Packaging (10%): 7
-Color (20%): 7
-Nose (20%): 8.5
-Palette (25%): 8
-Smoothness (25%): 9
It had a great flavor and was nice and smooth. I would have no problem at all buying this rum again, and would confidently serve it to guests.