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The name of this rum is indicative of it's nature "Dos Maderas" translates as "two woods" meaning the oak barrels in which it is aged for 5 years and the sherry casks in which it is finished for an additional 3 years. Those three years give it a distinct flavor that is noticeably sherry while easing the oak tones. This results in a fairly nice rum. However this is best suited for mixing. The sherry flavor won't overwhelm the adult beverage of your choice but will give it a little bit of a twist in flavor due to the sherry finish. Sipping it reveals a sweetness to it that isn't too strong. There is vanilla and toffee flavors underneath but the sherry tones come forward rather quickly before the burn takes over. However the burn fades quickly leading back to the sherry. It's almost a mixed drink in of itself if you happen to like drinking sherry as well as cooking with it. In my honest opinion I feel this is better suited for mixed drinks. Especially anything with grenadine in it. The grenadine and sherry flavors play well together. Also this is quite good in coke zero as well. It's unique enough to be recommendable to add to your liquor cabinet for those times you desire something a little different but not weird. I think more bars, especially tropical-themed bars, should have this as a mandatory part of their selection. I know I would.
A bit dry, with strong alcohol scent. It opens up in a bit sweet vanila and oak
5 years in oak casks + 3 years in spain in sherry Dos Cortados casks in solera system. Interesting method of aging already used by different company but the double or triple aging is the "marque de fabrique" of Dos Maderas. Sweet notes of dried fruits (nuts) and toasted aroma in the mouth. Sweet but not very long aftertaste. Need more maturity. Waiting to taste big brother...
A good blend of the 5 and 3 to make something that taste about 8.
Nie zlé, skôr sa to hodí na celovečerné pitie v skupine ako na mňamku na večer.
Celkom chutný, zázrak sa nekonal, hlavne v tejto cenovej relácii.
Ocakaval som lepsiu chut. Chuti dost po vanilke. Oproti 5+5 je to sklamanie.
Svetla farba uz vopred napovedala, ze rum nebude mat vyraznu chut. Vona jemna, citit sudy od sherry PX, v ktorych rum zrel 3 roky. Chut suchsia, alkohol sice nepreraza nejak extremne vyrazne, ale rum nema telo a nieje nicim zaujimavy. Dochut v ustach neostava ziadna. Par rokov v sude by mu este prospelo... Nic vynimocne medzi premiovymi rumami.
Not a sweet rum. I prefer the 5+5 better. This one has less flavor in it. For this price there are better ones available.
I really like this rum but there are so many other choices that are finer (more aged) taste; Foursqaure/RL Seale come to mind.
Je suis un grand admirateur des Dos Maderas, mais avec seulement 2 ans de moins d'élevage que le 5+5. il y a un monde de différence. Ce rhum est beaucoup plus claire, avec un alcool très présent qui réchauffe et il est beaucoup moins rond. On retrouve un peu arome de caramel et il a un coté fumé. Je me serais attendu à beaucoup plus de cette maison. Aucune complexité, un rhum avec peu d'intérêt.
Je suis un peu déçu par rapport au 5+5 que j ai classé 10. On goûte le chêne et les noix. Finale moins longue et mon complexe que le 5+5. Il n 'est pas mauvais mais on est mieux de viser le 5+5.
Purchased a sample from Master of Malt for about £5.
Much fresher and more oaky than the others in the Dos Maderas range. There's definitely grassy notes coming through I would much rather be drinking the 5+5 or Luxus 10+5 to be fair. But this would work well in juice based cocktails.
This rum isn’t for everyone, but it has a lot to recommend it. Finishing in sherry casks adds delicious layers of dried fruit on top of the smoke and leather underneath.
Smell is wonderful. Very smooth. I was hoping for more flavor but very good rum
This rum is a great find. Loving already it’s brother PX 5+5, I tried this rum and it didn’t dissapoint.
I really like 5+5, it is one of my top choices, 5+3 is quite interesting and I recommend it to all, price is cool, taste is interesting - I advise to have couple of shots, first time we had it we were like - ooh the smell is so so nice, but the taste was rough and dry far from 5+5, the next day I made a small tasting for friends, while trying also El Dorado 8YO, and some "high class" rums, and suddenly the taste "jumped" to the good spectrum... we were surprised, maybe it has something to do with going through young El Dorado which is dryer and more rough, so the final verdict is - it is worth trying and I will buy it some other time :-)
40% ABV. No nose. Seriously… smells like nothing. If I swirl and inhale vigorously, I get the faintest hint of caramel. Wouldn't say sherry if I didn't already know it was there, but it's identifiable in the "after-smell," if that makes any sense (note: I think this means on the back end or finish of the nose). Huh. Palate is agreeable. Still a little light in flavor, which I would characterize as both deep and hollow. There's wood, for sure. Reminds me a tad of MGXO, perhaps, or ST1796? But a little "prickly" like a dry sherry. Strange. As usual, it gets better over time, but still smells like nothing.
When considering the Dos Maderas lineup, I decided to try this one first, and then if I liked it, I'd also try the 5+5. But this one was such a big disappointment, I wish I had just tasted the 5+5 instead. Now, I'm not interested in anything below Luxus (which I've heard is lovely). Just nothing to get excited about here.
Boring and not recommendable.
sherry flavor clearly dominates this rum, so in case you like Sherry this might be interesting. However also a clear alcoholic burn.
Hij is zacht doch stevig. Ontzettend lekker bij een dessert.
This is not my taste.
So hard to say its very bad.
But there are sure better ones.
I had high hopes on the Dos Maderas PX 5+3, but the burn is very off putting and the flavor is a mixed bag of a lot of individual things without anything really shining through. I tasted both the PX 5+5 and 5+3 back-to-back and I have to say they are very close to each other with the 5+3 having a bit more burn over its older sibling.
Drink rum, det är en bra början till deras äldre....
RON SUAVE CON SABOR A JEREZ. DIFERENTE A LOS RONES TRADICIONALES DEL CARIBE
Jeden ze dvou rumů v mé "skříňce", který nehodnotím na základě alespoň jedné celé vypité flašky. Na rozdíl od Captaina Morgana jsem tenhle ale rozhodně nemusel jít vyplivnout, jen jsem od kamaráda dostal zbylou asi třetinu láhve jako varování, abych zbytečně nevyhazoval peníze za verzi 5+5, což jsem tehdy měl zrovna v úmyslu. A vskutku - ušetřil jsem - dík!
Nebylo to nic špatného, ale také nic moc dobrého, což u mi kořalky za cca 700 Kč přijde málo.