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Posted over 1 year ago by MartinK from Slovakia with 45 ratings

Vo voni velmi vyrazne prevladaju banany, vanilka, je velmi sladka. Chut je pomerne sladka, ale nieje komplexna. Aj ked som na sladsie rumy tento mi velmi nechutil. Citit v nom nejake umelo pridane latky a ta bananova aroma mi v chuti tiez velmi nesedi... Skusenost fajn, ale dalsiu flasu by som si uz nekupil...

Posted over 1 year ago by Kerwin13 from United States with 1 rating

Read reviews and thought they might be overblown comments about added flavoring and extracts, because I’ve seen reviews of Diplomatico Reserva calling it more of a liqueur and claiming added flavoring. Well I have to say they were right about this one. It could be a sipping rum because it is a liquid and can be dipped. The nose is heavy with straight up banana extract. It has the exact same nose as a bottle of banana extract with just slightly stronger alcohol notes. Would say it’s not as sweet as runs labeled banana rum and that it does have some vanilla and slightly spicy finish. This is a rum needing a mixologist to tap its purpose.

Posted over 1 year ago by MiKli from Czech Republic with 66 ratings

Too sweet for me, vanilla or candied fuits with honey ?! Not like a rum in traditional expected taste, more like elixir... For the same price better rum can be found I believe.

Posted over 1 year ago by DavidFiggé from Denmark with 14 ratings

Rigtig flot mørk farve uden at være tilsat farvestoffer eller andre tilsætningsstoffer.
Duften er meget domineret af banan og vanilje og smager følger dette efterfulgt af karamel. Næsten lidt Werthers Ægte agtig.
Bananen er meget dominerende i smag også, men jeg finder det ikke negativt for rommen - det er blot en af karaktertrækkene og noget som gør den skiller sig fra mængden.

Flasken er ekstraordinær. Rigtig oldschool pirat-look! Giver næsten et point i sig selv

Posted over 1 year ago by Sousou85 from France with 36 ratings

Rhum un peu trop spicy et trop porté sur le sucre.
Jolie note de caramel et banane.

Posted over 1 year ago by Taster from Switzerland with 105 ratings

Special taste: does not taste like rum, does not even taste like an alcoholic drink!
But if you like banana syrup, this one is a good one.
Nose: lots of veery sweet banana and some burnt caramel.
Palate: also very sweet, no burn (well; it‘s only 35% Vol.). No character. Just sweet banana. Tastes a bit artificial and sticky. I miss some wood notes and complexity.
Reminds a bit of Don Papa.

Posted over 1 year ago by Fmahy from Belgium with 22 ratings

Rhum artisanal produit sur l'île que l'on surnomme "Le Berceau du Rhum" : la Barbade. Elaboré au sein de la distillerie "The West Indies Rum Company", sa composition reprend avec soin la recette originelle et historique des premiers rhums épicés, chers à la Caraïbe.

Ce rhum d'assemblage tire ses origines de 8 pays au cœur desquels les cannes à sucre ont été méticuleusement choisies : Barbade, Brésil, Costa Rica, République Dominicaine, Salvador, Guyane et Honduras.

Cette bouteille de rhum Bumbu présente la particularité de ne pas revêtir d'étiquette papier mais une croix en étain qui se positionne au centre du flacon.

Posted over 1 year ago by kmpiast from Poland with 41 ratings

Easy to drink, not much flavours, sugar added, banana. With cola I think I could drink it all night, but for that price range I demand something more. I would give it lower note but it definitly has some orginality within its taste, and botlle is great. It is good for gift becouse of it and good for rum newbies.

Edit: I have to edit my opinion, and add something after having couple glasses of Bimbu more:
I feel those banana / vanilla notes are artificial added, and I've realized that I regret buying this rum, for the first time I had to puor some different rum to this botlle and mix it becouse I wanted to try to save it, and partially I've succeded, but is this a solution? I am dissapointed.

Stay away, behind that nice botlle and marketing its a empty shell, not real rum!

Final verdict: I will not buy it again

Posted over 1 year ago by pittsy from United Kingdom with 1 rating

Rum or not? I for one am not 100% sure...

Starting with the packaging, it's heavy and feels like a quality bottle, nice labels and the cross looks a bit individual.

The 'rum' it's self is a nice caramel colour when poured and straight away you can catch that banana and vanilla scent which appeals to me on alot of levels.

Sipped neat the banana, vanilla profile comes through but oddly enough disappears from your tongue quickly leaving a slight sweet taste and none of that alcohol burn.

Bumbu really comes into its own when mixed, added to a nice ginger ale it's gorgeous.

All in all being a relative newbie to rum its quickly become my favourite as I am a slave to my sweet tooth 😁

Posted over 1 year ago by filovo from Czech Republic with 173 ratings

slabsi bananove, ovocné zklamaní.
nejak jsem od tohoto cekal trochu více.
Dámám bych asi v klidu nabídnul.

Posted over 1 year ago by Paniolopete from United States with 4 ratings

As opposed to many other ratings, I get no banana nose or flavor in this rum with “natural flavors” based on an old island recipe. I also like this rum a lot for the flavors as a sipping rum or to add sweetness to a mixed drink.

Posted over 1 year ago by Joe from United States with 37 ratings

70 proof of awefullness. I can’t even think of anything to mix this syrup with. Big bottle, big cork, big disappointment.

Posted over 1 year ago by Robert from Slovakia with 41 ratings

nice for some cocktails, enjoyable for ladies, and also for you in a summer day, otherwise not really a rum like a "real rum", still one bottle at home can be useful

Posted over 1 year ago by Rob Pettigrew from Canada with 22 ratings

Right out of the gate, giant nose of vanilla and banana. First sip confirms the vanilla and waaaay too much sugar. Tasty though!

Posted over 1 year ago by Ryan from United States with 6 ratings

Banana and vanilla forward. Very sweet. But that's my pallet. May not be for everyone, but worth trying.

Posted over 1 year ago by Hollister from United States with 4 ratings

This is the first Rum I could sip. It is my favorite.

Posted over 1 year ago by TheAG from Russian Federation with 5 ratings

Nice light drink. Sugar+vanilla+banana.
If you prefer sweet rum without strong alcohol aftertaste, you will find Bumbu really nice.

Posted over 1 year ago by marekmikus (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 31 ratings

I really did not enjoyed this “rum”, it has too much banana flavour and not delicate taste.

Posted over 1 year ago by Frank Blackmore from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

It pours brown in colour. Aroma and flavour are of banana and vanilla. It's quite sweet and only just on the right side of smooth to drink neat. I prefer to drink it with cola or Kinnie but it's certainly not the nicest rum I've tasted.

Posted over 1 year ago by RummerRalphs from United States with 4 ratings

This is a decent rum if you go into it expecting (and being okay with) a heavy banana flavor. It’s almost more like a banana liqueur with rum flavoring. That aside, it is very smooth and goes down nicely. Unlike many others’ reviews on this site, I quite enjoy the aesthetic of the bottle. Looks really nice on a shelf! Only wish the flavor was slightly more up-to-par.

Posted over 1 year ago by Egghead66 from Canada with 25 ratings

I am an unashamed pollutist, not a purist. I appreciate both ends of the rum spectrum, but have a definite sweet tooth. Leaning more towards a liqueur in many ways, but a fantastic bottle nonetheless.

Posted over 1 year ago by Samurdavidov from Latvia with 60 ratings

I though this one must be something funky like plantation fancy with that pineapple... but this time, it’s really to much banana flavor for me. This Rum is really to sweet for me. Little bit more and milk just goes more aggressive and alcoholic drink then bumbu.
But the good thing is that this Rum are totally different from others, and I like it. I think this Rum should be good and interesting in cocktails. And my wife like it. That’s the most important thing...)

Sorry, 6+

Posted over 1 year ago by Joakim Cederlöf from Sweden with 35 ratings

Första smaken som kommer är att den smakar nästan precis som Banana Skids, banankola godiset man åt när man var ung.
Härlig färg och ljuv arom.

Posted over 1 year ago by James from United States with 14 ratings

Has a strong butterscotch taste that didn't work well for me. My wife really liked it though.