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At first the scent comes off as if it were going to be harsh, but then you take a sip and you figure out it’s just the strong spices coming out, with a medium caramel. The rum goes down smooth, not what I was expecting. For 20 dollars, it’s definitely better than captain org. and Bacardi spiced.
Typická Jamajka za skvělou cenu, mne nesedí, jsem na sladší. Občas pro zpestření neodmítnu
For the price, it’s a decent choice. With a biting and funky taste, even if that rum is strong and not easy to drink, it’s somehow enjoyable and a classic. Not a sweet rum like other competitors in that price range.
Es un ron que no tiene necesidad de ser mezclado para ser ingerido
This tastes fine when used as a mixer, not really one for sipping though.
As a Appleton fan, I like all bottles over 21y. This one was a big disappointment.
Weak aroma and taste.
If you enjoy the Jamacain style of rum you could probably drink this straight. For me this rum is a pass.
Very very and once again very bad rum. Strong alcohol taste ... nothing for me.
Received again as a gift :) Maybe good for mixed drinks or with Coke, of course on the rocks!
After my disappointment with Appleton's 12 year old rum I have stayed away from this brand. However others have liked it so I bought a bottle on the way home from BVI. I am no connoisseur, but I do enjoy this rum. Taste is good but not as smooth as some. However in this price range it's a good pick.
A harsh rum with the smoothness of 120 grit sandpaper. Somewhat pleasant aroma but less flavor and more of a whiskey taste.
Great mixer, if you don't feel like thinking about what to buy, buy this.
Very good for AE’s basic rum! Smooth, great in a rum cocktail, & even works on the rocks in a pinch. Upgrade to the Reserve Blend when you can, but you’ll enjoy this “one size fits all” rum! 🏴☠️
This is fantastic stuff. Mixes really well and can be a supper too. Smooth but with character. Not very flammable. Not too sweet. Not too funky. Not too heavy. Great flavor. The average rating here is low in my opinion.
Bought this on a whim after spotting it in a super market.
It’s many years since I last tried it, and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a while before I buy again.
Good with coke, but far too harsh , for me, to drink neat, as I prefer to take my rums.
Appleton’s, like I imagine for a lot of people, is where my rum journey started many years ago.
Use as a mixer by all means
Starts off super bold and high octane, but mellows out quickly to a smooth finish
Great addition to the list, one more down 49 to go.
Nice fruity maybe too much alc, but good that is dry not some sugar bomb
probably I will give it another shot
I had this on a Disney cruise and enjoyed it but when I bought a bottle back in the states i was surprise that it didn't taste as good. To be honest I may have had the Reserve Blend on the cruise. I will try it next to be sure. Either way this rum is good for rum and coke but I still prefer Sailor Jerry for my rum and coke. This rum is a tad heavy on the spices with no real outstanding single flavor.
Has a lack of smoothness I didn't really care for but the flavor was definitely a classic full rum flavor. Had it with a couple ice cubes to catch a chill. It's definitely a nice step above the captain but that's not really saying much for me. I'd just as soon spend the same amount on the sailor as I would this one for the fact that it just didn't have that special I don't know what, same that the sailor does have the hint of.
The taste of this rum is like drinking bad vinegar. It has almost an apple cider vinegar and metallic taste. For a cool rum, it burns. You might get by giving this to a drunk wedding party, but not to a good friend to enjoy sipping with. I have had $10 rums that were better. I cannot recommend this rum
My first ever bottie of Jamaican juice as I was in the mood for a touch of their pot still "hogo" mixed in with my usual Demerara & Barbados with a splash of Black Strap house blend. Beyond the occasional taste I'm not a fan of Jamaican style so I'm not in a position to claim authority. Plus, there is a cork dork at every cocktail bar that loves the stuff nowadays.
Standard rum. Tastes a little harsh, a bunch of barrel flavor, no sweetness. A burn on the end of it. Mixing rum, not sipping rum, but not horrible to sip
Aroma is nice though as a sipper not a lot of body and has a tough edge to it. Okay as a mixer with a nice but narrow taste. Not a keeper for me.
I'm not entirely sure when the quality of this rum began to deteriorate because, for awhile, I wanted to believe the dropping of the age statement on my go-to rum was meaningless. But, alas, no. It's still a decent mixing rum, but has lost some flavor and is a bit astringent. Campari's takeover of Appleton Estate likely plays a role here, and I've noticed the label is silent on where the bottling (as opposed to blending) takes place. The Reserve (one step up) is better bang for the buck if you can find it.