Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Too much banana flavor and sugar.
Otherwise soft rhum due to 35° of alcohol with other taste of caramel and spicies.
and not as in good. It is a good mixer but not the premium drink it makes itself out to be.
It looks like rum but it smells and tastes vanilla. Too much vanilla for sipping. The vanilla takes over your mouth. I would only have it for sweet drinks.
Overall the rum was really sweet with a lot of banana. Doesn't really taste like an aged rum, more like banana candy in a bottle. If your into that this is the rum for you, but this is definitely not what you expect from an aged rum.
À lot of Sugar and à weird taste like Bubble gym. The finish is like cheap alcohol. Very disapointed ...
This is one of the only rums, besides run of the mill bacardi I can get at my local. It's just too sweet and too banana for me.
Reasonable presentation, with the "X" marks the spot bottle, in keeping with the Pirate heritage.
Looks good in the glass, having a nice amber hue and good legs when swirled in the glass.
However the nose is not what one expects from rum. Very sweet, with an artificial flavoring aroma which hits you immediately after pouring. I can't get past associating the aroma with the artificial flavorings that my mother used in baking. Some combination of banana and other extracts.
It is more thin in the mouth than expected, given the good legs mentioned above. Also, the flavors do not develop in the mouth much beyond the original banana, etc. nosing.
It is reasonably smooth, however the follow up is more of a mild burn than any satisfying flavor.
Some might like Bumbu as a liquer or dessert type rum and therefore disagree with my overall rating, however as a traditional sipping type rum it just does not cut it.
Bumbu Original - not rum but banana liquore :(((((((((((((((((((((((((
Purchased this craft rum online at Amazon for around £30 for it to arrive calling itself Bumbu rum to find it comes in at 35% ABV. To be classed as a rum it needs to be above 37.5%. This spirit drink as it informs you on the back is made from a blend of rums from Barbados aged for up to 15 years in rather sceptical how much of this bottle is a 15 year old as the blend feels rather young. The aroma is heavy caramel coffee/cacao and it tastes like that too it's been heavily sweetened and you can feel that on the lips. It's a nice spiced rum drink but not a rum and I personally don't see what justifies the price!
Nice bottle. Smooth vanilla, super strong fruity (BANANAS) notes with sugar and oak. Bit of a marshmallow feeling on the tongue and super, super sweet. More like a dessert drink. I was given another bottle and I regifted it!
I wanted to try one of the more expensive brands at our local store but got disappointed with a strong banana and vanilla extract, might be good to mix in some cocktails but I would not recommend this as a premium rum ! Shame that the bottle is marked with the words “rum with natural flavors” as this doesn't taste natural at all...
I’ve learned if you have a nice bottle at a medium price, typically the rum is garbage. This rum is exactly that. No defining quality. Not much different from a cheap bacardi.
Pri tomto rume som mal velke ocakavania pre jeho recenzie a vsebecne renome. No bol som strasne sklamany. Chut ako pri lacnom alkohole plneho bananovej a vanilkovej umelej prichute. Pozitivne hodnotim iba vzhlad flase.
Yep that's what you get with this rum a sweeeeeet , cloy, desert rum and well maybe a cavity or two .
If you like sweet sweet rum go for it ,
if not steer clear way clear
Schmeckt wie das zum backen genutzte Rum-Aroma, fruchtig süss, durchaus trinkbar aber halt irgendwie künstlich.
Ausserdem sollte er mit 35%vol auch nicht Rum heissen.
Had two drinks of this, one straight up, one mixed with Coke.
Couldn't get past the sickly sweet smell of bananas and toffee in either case.
Some may like it, far too sweet for my palate....rum should taste like rum, not a banana dessert
Poor spiced rum, sold as aged in many shops. Tastes the spiced, not the rum
Fun as an example of "poorly flavored" rum for tastings.
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.
Not a good one but erverybody his osn taste
Never ever drink it again. Not my cup of coffee, ladies drink
I really liked this rum, except the added banana flavor. Might have been an '8' rating had they not added all that banana.
Smells and tastes of banana, vanilla, sweet caramel, spice, nuts, and cinnamon. Not bad, except the banana flavor. :-p If you like natural banana in your rum, then you might like this a lot more than I did.