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This is not a rum that makes a bold statement or gives one a hint of any specific flavor or aroma. It is not a sipping rum after a good dinner with good company. I give it a 6 because it's a good every day rum that, for me, mixes well with a Pepsi after a long day at the office.
I'm having trouble finishing off my 1.75L of this stuff. It has a horrible metallic finish and aftertaste even when mixed. Starts good and smooth but what it ends with does not make one want to take another sip.
I bought this rum when I asked for a good sipping rum, the man who usually suggests really good rums told me it was one of his favorites. First reaction when opening the bottle, my roommate could smell it from 6 feet away. It almost reminds me of a weaker Bacardi 151. I would not recommend.
Why they have even made this?!?!? Pass years I have had this feeling that the quality of Appleton has gone down. Even their 12-years old does not taste as it used to.
I was expecting little more when I decided to taste these "relatively new ones" Signature and Estate Reserve Blend. Same crap both of them.
Horrible smell, bad taste, really rough on tongue, also in neck. No specific flavours, no reason to drink.
nothing special here, great straight or mixed. Great rum for the price for partying ! :)
Evidentemente no estamos hablando de un ron premium.
Estamos hablando de un ron versátil que podrá ser mezclado con alguna otra bebida gasificada y nos dara un sabor decente.
Definitivamente mi Ron favorito para consumir el día a día.
Tastse like a high quality rum should taste. I usually only use this rum in cocktails but it's actually ok for sipping. It's not the best but considering value for money I wouldn't mind adding it to my collection
... unless you consider the price of under $30CAD at the LCBO. You can do a lot worse for $30. Comparable to Havana Club 7 but I find the Cuban offers too much alcohol aftertaste.
Not what i expected from appleton. Tasty but not great in cocktails. Worked great in food such as chocolate filling.
Sweet Appleton taste. It stings a little when sipping. Perfect with a bit of Sprite.
Quality control seems to have dropped with the move in the name. The blend has some nice qualities of molasses, caramel and raisins and I can taste some older (?) rums but it has a rougher edge of perhaps a higher % of younger rums. Still one of my staple mixers but no longer my preferred standard especially as the price in Australia has crept up compared to others
This rum has vanilla and oak tones with a slight burnt orange taste followed by a bit of a saccharine after taste.
Mixes well enough with cola, comes across as very middle of the road but earns a six due to its price point.
It is value for money if on a budget.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a huge fan of Appleton rums. But as far as Appleton rums go, this isn't bad!
Smells and tastes of oak, spice, and orange peel with a hint of molasses. It's not as good as the Reserve Blend and definitely not as good as the 12 year, but it's not that far behind.
If you like the Appleton rums more than me, you should like this just fine. If you don't like the Appletons (like myself), then you might consider spending more on the Joy Anniversary blend, which is a nice step up from the other Appletons.
Not as good as the v/x but fine as a mixer both with cola or ginger beer , was a gift so everyone shared it , no hurry to replace the bottle.
Bit harsh but no added sugar , it does the job !
This is not a bad rum for the price (about US$15). Mixes well with soda although I prefer to drink it neat after letting it breathe for about ten minutes. It's not the best rum out there but also not the worst. Cheers
This isn't a bad aged Rum, it's just boring and young tasting. Great as a mixer but offers nothing as a sipper. Smell is sweet with alcohol and toffee. The flavor is really thin with a little caramel and hint of wood. Not sweet,not dry. A possible cocktail bar stocker when on sale.
Given that I enjoy sipping on rum rather than use it for mixing I did not expect this rum to be a winner. Glad I only purchased a 375 ml bottle as this is well below the Appleton Rare Blend 12 year rum which I despised. This is a pretty awful rum on its own.
Great taste smooth but with Carmel taste and a slightly fruity finish but not sweet their are a lot better Rums out their but for the price you can't beat it 1.5 oz and 1 Rock
Our go to rum. Not the best rum out there, but not the worst. Better than Bacardi. The father in-law turned me onto this rum when I started dating his daughter and he always has a couple bottles in the house. I’m not turning down a free drink. Doesn’t need that much coke in the mix, but wouldn’t want to drink it straight.
This rum is unbalanced. Taste is young. Like it has not fully developed.
Smooth, sweet rum where the alcohol doesn't sting as much as it would in spirits. Good as a sipping rum but quite nice with spicier mixers such as ginger beer.
Aroma of the weak kind of Jamaican rum.
Absolutely dry. Severe burning softened by oiliness. The growing bitterness requires mandatory snacks or liquid.
It noise in my head, and my body is warm and relaxing. Large volumes do not affect to the health.
I couldn't place the fresh, crisp flavor behind this rum. I kept wanting to say "apple" but I'm sure that was just the name getting to me. Not bad overall, decent for mixing but not my favorite. Bottle is kinda fun.