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Dos Maderas PX 5 + 5 rum is made from a combination of rums from Barbados and Guyana. It is unique becuase of its triple ageding process where for 5 initial years the rum is aged in the Carribean in oak casks. Next PX 5 + 5 is aged in Spain for 5 years in sherry casks, and lastly for 2 more years in even older sherry casks.
The Dos Maderas family of rums are produced by Bodegas Williams & Humbert, which is a well known Spanish winery founded by Sir Alexander Williams in the late 1800s. The region of Spain where the winery is located has a climate perfectly suited for wine and is known as Europe's wine cellar.
Sweet with a very subtle vanilla (I think). Smooth and with very little burn. Comparable to Doc Brown Dark just half the sweetness
Thanks to my bad experience with Papas Pilar rums, I have stayed away from rums aged in sherry casks. So I had a WTF moment and this rum was only $40, so I took my chances. When I got home, I also had no idea that it has 36 gpl of added sugar, which qualifies it as a sugar bomb. However, since I like it better than my current top sugar bomb (DRE), this now qualifies this one with a rating of 7. Since it is so hard for me to find, I doubt that I will go hunting for it again.
Oh yes, what about the flavors? Despite having the last 5 years aged in sherry barrels in Spain, the sherry flavors are quite subdued and not in your face. It somehow manages to still taste like a rum, because the type of sherry aging is what counts. Very well done, but I have been staying clear from heavily sugared rums. They don't hold their flavors in the bottle and they are bad for one's health.
Dark, smooth, tasty. Nice way to end a cold evening.
A bit harsh at the beginning, after very nice, smooth aftertaste with caramel, vanilla, chocolate, sweet, complex. Delicius; as well as world of sherry.
Velmi zajímavá třešňová chuť, na poprvé nic moc, pokud si člověk zvykne na třešňovou chuť (a že to jde lehce) pak je to jeden z nejlepších rumů co jsem ochutnal
Zdravím a skládam poklonu tomuto umu 5+5 se povedlo aroma naprosto hřejivé až sladké vyvážené. Chuťově bomba jemný uvolňující dojem SUPER požitek do skupiny sladších rumů na pomalé popíjení když mají muži své dny jasná volba !
There are some wonderful rums out there, mostly at higher price points, but time and time again I come back to the magnificent rum. This is the rum I get out for my mates who prefer scotch - and nearly all absolutely love it.
Straight or with a single ice cube, this rum is a perfect blend of smooth caramel with enough complexity and grunt to let you really enjoy it.
Would recommend to those starting out and more experienced rum drinkers alike.
A sweet rum with a balanced amount of oak. Smells of leather and cinnamon. Taste of sweet brown sugar with fruit, faintly butterscotch and nuts. The perfect amount of oak to tame the finish. I don’t find that it has any of the burn that others describe. Definitely a thumbs up at this price.
This is a Fine rum. Not to sweet, not to dry. I'm Just not a big fan of the after taste, but I can imagine a lot of People Will Like this rum.
Smell: dried fruit, spice, burnt sugar, nutmeg, light sweetness.
Not very intense but very fine smell. Exactly how I like it.
Taste: burnt caramel, fig, spice, light sherry note, oak, leather, sweetness.
Finish: Long, sweet, burnt caramel.
Aftertaste of sherry.
Pretty good for the price.
Sweetness: 3.5 / 5
Fruit: 3.5 / 5
Mildness: 3.5 / 5
One of my favorites. Solid sipping rum with a bit of a sugary taste.
I was excited to try this rum and it sure did not disappoint. A blend of Guyanese and Bajan rums, the ageing in Sherry barrels is sure noticeable. I get dried fruit and burnt sugar on the nose and going down. Slight woodiness in the aftertaste. Very little burn. Very smooth. A rum I will buy again.
So smooth!!! So unique!! Colour and aroma are truly awesome
Veľmi chutný rum a jeden z najlepších v kategórii do 30EUR. Naozaj cítiť dozrievanie v sudoch po Sherry Pedro Ximenez. Má peknú nasladlu dochut. Vo variante PX5+5 je výborný,ďaleko lepší ako 5+3 a dokonca pre mňa osobne chutnejší aj ako verzia Seleccion. Odporúčam každému,kto chce kvalitný rum bez investovania veľkých finančných prostriedkov. Pre mňa na úrovni 7,7
Vanilla, caramel, and raisin notes. A little sweet, but overall a good sipper.
First thing that struck me was the aroma after I cracked the seal and popped out the cork. Inhaled the rum scent and was immediately looking forward to my first sip. Poured some over ice and gave my glass a quick shake. First sip was surprisingly very smooth. No sharp or harsh taste going down. Drinking from a sniffer would have probably gave me a better experience to capture the scent and taste all at once. Strongly recommend.
Very sweet but Nice. No ice, just room temperature. Negatives? If you start, you will see empty bottle soon
Nice bottle with a cool story, this rum opens up with a rather sweet dose of spices in the aroma, followed by smooth smell of fruit and what I presume to be sherry after also tasting the sherry minibottles that came with the rum. The end of the aroma also catches a nice dried plum scent. Dark copper colour, medium legs run down my glass quite slowly after twirling it a few times..
The taste is very strange for me, and includes some biterness, honey, sherry and generally fruity taste, some tastes also found in heavy dry red wines, and alcohol but very manageable amount. Upon adding a few drops of water (tried 2-3 drops into a 0.02l amount of the spirit), the taste seems to smoothen around the edges and become less artificially sweet and more honey-like.
Almost no afterburn or exit, makes me wonder if this ain't a sweet syrup for kids or something. Oh and makes a crazy cool mixer to make your cocktails just a little different, however not sure it is priced as a casual mixer for everyone. Cannot say I do not like it, one glass is an interesting experience, but I would prefer to sip something else through the evening. Also offered this to three laides, each of whom was kinda happy, but nothing exceptional, They were only astonished by the rum once I actually used it to mix their favourite drinks, Jungle Bird, Daiquiri, "tequilla" sunrise and a non-jamaican Planter's Punch.
Very good sweet smell. Taste also sweet, hangs in your mouth for a good time.
First of all, if you don't like sherry or sherry aroma, you should keep your hands off this rum. But if you get involved, you will find a great, pleasantly sweet and mild rum with a wonderful sherry aroma. At the beginning I was a bit sceptical because I generally don't drink sherry very often, but this rum is something different. Not too sweet, hardly any alcoholic bite and a sherry note that is not too strong and harmonizes wonderfully with the other flavours. Nearly full score!
Definitely an exciting option to traditional benchmark rums. Let it breathe a bit longer than usual and you should not be disappointed.
Very nice rum with a strong flavour accented with a wonderful aftertastes of maple syrup and pomelo. Great for loooooong nights in front of fireplace and with philosophy book on your lap.
This is good. Not a Molasses profile guy but I do really like this one. I only drink this one neat, and the flavor profile is Molasses forward (not too dominant), with a caramel slight raisin finish. It's a tad on the sweeter side but not a sugar bomb at all. Definitely one enjoyable rum and one I'll happily buy again.