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This might not be the highest quality rum, but it is very pleasant to drink. Lot of fruit flavours with little alcohol taste.
However, I also bought Plantation 20th Anniversary XO, which was not much more expensive, and it tastes even better. I think Plantation would be my choice if I had to choose just one, but it is probably more about personal preference.
By conventional rum standards, it may be a little over sweet, but who cares, it's very tasty. Hefty banana essence and a sweet vanilla finish. For anyone seeking something different or at the very least sweeter, a definite recommendation. Carves it's own niche as a dessert rum.
Silne aroma pecenych/zralych bananu. Netradicni ale prijemny rumovy zazitek. Rozhodne stoji za to zkusit.
Never tasted something like this. If you like a sweet rum, you won't be disappointed with this one. For me it was a bit too sweet.
The most interesting part was the nose and taste of bananas. Or maybe better: pisang goreng (fried banana). At the very first sip I thought I tasted something artificial at the end (not as heavy as Don Papa though), but after a few sips more it was gone. It's a very smooth rum that can be sipped easily.
It comes in a bottle that will remind you of pirates immediately. Very nicely done!
Even though it's too sweet for me, I'll probably get a new one when this one's finished. Sometimes a sweet tooth is needed....
Aged for 15 years which is surprisingly long for a rum that is going to be infused with spice to hide some of the nice rum flavor of such a well aged rum.
Anyway, this rum, from Barbados, I was able to get for 25$...a steal!
Sweet, fruity, spicy and rich, Bumbu really has created a masterpiece. Throw in some cardamom, butterscotch, sage, cinnamon and ginger and you have a nice flavorful and somewhat complex rum that was helped out by being aged in ex- bourbon barrels.
Very sweet. Definitely tastes great, but it's too sweet
Although Bumbu boasts a much sweeter and banana flavor than other higher end rums, this is still one of my go-to bottles.
It sips incredibly well, and leaves a sweet taste of vanilla on the tongue.
It’s certainly not something to drink too many of, as the sugar will work it’s magic in the morning. But, a great after dinner treat.
Nice Caribbean sweet ron with taste of bananas and vanilla little bit. The tail of ron goes to some fruits smoothly. I would say good ron for a good price, which ladies also could drink.
It is fruity and easy to sip. Not sure I could do an evening of just this while hanging out with friends. But good for a variety and conversation.
Nice smooth rum perfectly drinkable without mixer would definitely recommend
I stumbled on this rum when it was recommended at a local liquor store. A great sipping rum with lots of flavors and very smooth. The rum is sweet and may not appeal to everyone but has very distinct flavors.
Started with scent of banana cocoa and caramel. Sipped over ice and went down smooth. Lingering taste of bananas.
Un bon rhum même si je suis novice et que je n’ai pas encore l’expérience nécessaire à sa totale découverte.
Une odeur de banane est perceptible ainsi qu’un mélange de vanille et de caramel.
Au goût, le caramel et la vanille sont plus facilement perceptible tandis qu’un arrière-goût de banane est légèrement perceptible.
Why not. Sweet and fruity rum. I like sweeter rums and this one will be one of my favourites. For someone maybe much fruity and yes, this one is not classic rum. :) Smell is very strong fruity, mostly banana.
Vzhľadom fľaše má rum Bumbu lákal od začiatku ochutnať. Nazval by som ho dezertným rumom...
Vôňa je kvetinová, chuť je sladká, výrazne po banánoch, cítiť ho trošku aj po ananáse a mangu.
35% a sladkosť ho predurčuje pre ženy alebo ľuďom, kt. neobľubujú ostrú alkoholovú chuť. Zaujímavý kúsok, ktorý odporúčam ochutnať.
I found this to be a very sweet flavorful rum. Great for mixing with something tart like grapefruit juice.
Banana and vanilla forward. Very sweet. But that's my pallet. May not be for everyone, but worth trying.
Mixed views nice and sweet with delicious after flavours ... Nice blended rums
Got this rum as a Christmas present from my kids, acting on a recommendation from our local liquor store - evidently they can't keep up with the demand!
Very attractive presentation with pirate-like "X marks the spot" bottle design and a big cork stopper.
The taste was notable, BIG banana flavour, will plenty of vanilla and caramel in the background, quite a sweetness to it, and very minimal finish with little after-burn. Very smooth, and the first glass was gone before I even realized it.
I do agree with some of the "not like a true rum" reviews others have posted, but taken for what this is, which is more of a dessert drink or almost a liquor, this is a very nice addition to the bar, to be enjoyed straight up on a cold day.
We found this rum while on a trip to visit family in Texas. We saw the bottle and decided to give it a try. It has a nice banana, vanilla, almond flavor to it and is smooth. An in-law who hardly drinks loved this rum and we have since gotten some of our local stores to carry it and it sells out. We even have given a bottle to a friend as a yule gift and it is one of his favorites now. This to me, is one of th ebest rums, and for the price, it is top notch
Low alcohol content, almost no burn on the sip. Plenty of sweet fruit smell and taste on the tongue. Most dominant is the banana (not as much as in Arcane Extra-aroma) and coconut. But not really a rum per-say. Works great as dessert after Sunday lunch or dinner. Will be welcomed by most female drinkers and looks stylish (if maybe a bit childish) on the shelf.
If you want a rum to enjoy the flavors and power, stay away. If you want a fun alternative to the Legendario elixir, give it a try.
One of the best spice rum, very original, banana, ice cream, could have had less sugar
Je to velice zajímavý rum. Míchá se tam spoustu chuti. Je sladký. Hodně tón čokolády.