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Tasty, but not quite great
I considered Bumbu XO a decent choice so i decided to fill a hole and finally try Bumbu Original in "The Ground Floor" bar, Toruń, Poland.
The bottle is original but on the edge of daub. In the glass the rum has light golden brown colour.
The aroma is strong, dominated by banana (gross michel, a dead species of banana, not the bananas we eat today. I suggest you to Google it up, it's a very interesting story of banana business). You can also sense anise and some cloves.
Bananas are also present in the mouth, accompanied with vanilla. Combined with sweetness of this rum, these tastes remind me a piece of bakery. The finish is short, spicy and very sweet. After drinking a glass your breath smells like a banana.
I used a word "banana" in this review many times and it brought me to the conclusion that there is nothing else particularly interesting in this rum. It is drinkable but i think i will not repeat this experience.
True nice bottle with a gold cross. The cork is coated with wax. Color is good smell is toffee, alcohol and something else strange...
First sip and... It taste like child cough syrup and it is almost sweet.
Definitely a deceipt, once again marketing won.
Only tried as a sipping rum so far. It is smooth with hints of vanilla and caramel. Some reviews object to the amount of banana and having read that I expected to be disappointed, but no! The banana is not overpowering and does not detract from the flavour. I enjoyed my first glass and will now try it as a cocktail base.
A fairly sweet rum that brings a nice change of pace to the traditional tastings. For some it may be a bit too sweet, and if it is to be mixed it should definitely be mixed with a diet soda or it may be overpowering in sweetness. Can be purchased for around 35 dollars in Arkansas and Missouri, and with a really cool glass bottle. It makes for an awesome inexpensive gift!
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