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My first sense was bubble gum. What is in this concoction? Never again
And that's about it. Hard to believe this claims to be from the rum haven of Barbados.
There is something about this rum that is way off. It's so overly sweet and flavored with something I don't know, it's weird. Couldn't get through my first glass. The bottle is pretty cool though.
Tons of added sugar (sticky lips), added banana extract and vanilla extract, an ugly, childish bottle that screams 'themepark giftshop': this is a joke. Those 'professional' reviewers on spirits/lifestyle-websites that say this is good rum have either been bribed by Bumbu or have no idea what rum really tastes like. This is not rum, this is a banana licqueur It is so sweet, I was sick after half a glass. Only if your diet consist of liters of sugary energy drinks - and your ability to discern anything but sweetness has long since died - could you appreciate this rum. It's a disgrace.
Fun as an example of "poorly flavored" rum for tastings.
This one was recommended to me in special store, but i regret i didn't smell it at least. It is 35% strong, it smells very artificial and tastes the same. There is some "fruit essence" added.
I tried this once. It's watery and sweet. The fact it's bottled at 35% to save on taxes yet costs as much as a premium blend is not forgivable. Stay away.
Sampled this rum and my first impression was the sweet smells of banana and vanilla which felt very un-rum like to me. Tasting this rum confirmed this was an overly sweet rum, probably from extracts rather than from a natural distillation process. While this may appeal to those who prefer sweet rums, I did not like it at all.
This crap is overpriced and overloaded with an unnatural sweetness. There is strong smell of alcohol, vanilla extract, and banana laffy taffy as you lift your glass to take a sip. The body is weak and sugary with a finish that is chemical tasting sprinkled with peppered bananas. This stuff is only good for maybe making mixed party drinks. I can definitely see a bad hangover from over indulging in this one due to the high sugar content. Traditional rum drinkers this is a pass. There are A TON of better rums out there for $30+ that I paid for this one like appletons 12 year rare blend.
If you like your rum to taste like syrup with banana flavouring then this is for you, otherwise I'd stay away! I ended up using mine to soak rasins for baking with! Far too sweet and artificially flavoured for me!
Taste more like a candy than a rum. This is too sweet and almost artificial ! There are so many rum from Barbados.better than that one
Bumbu is a high additive mess that barely resembles a rum. If you're looking for a sugary rum liqueur, you might like it. I do not.
Podle legislativy EU tohle neni rum a už vubec by nemeli prezentovat ze je z Barbadosu ... hnus
35% ABV (so, not actually a “rum,” but a spiced rum or a liqueur. (Note it never says rum on the bottle, only “Bumbu Rum Company.” Very sneaky.)
I was warned about this rum (it has quite the terrible, well-earned reputation within the rum community), but somehow I was still surprised at just how bad this was. The nose is full of artificial fruit flavor (though they claim everything is natural; well there’s plenty of crap natural ingredients out there). People say banana runts, and that’s pretty close, but it was a lot more than that. Big candy aromas with lots of vanilla. The banana comes on the middle/end of the nose. As for the palate… mostly a sickly sweet, syrupy mess. More runts, maple & cough syrups… really hard to drink.
And yet, underneath all the sticky garbage, (far underneath,) there did seem to be the faintest hint of a decent rum base. A touch of wood? Something actually resembling a drinkable cane distillate? Nothing however to keep it from being, without a doubt, one of the worst (fake) rums i’ve ever had the displeasure of trying.
This liquid is bad, and the people who profit from it are bad too. Please, spare yourself from this experience.