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Wow what a flavor profile it definitely has those chocolate notes I have come to expect from Zacapa and hints of cinnamon any smother and you would be drinking water this is some Great stuff my new favorite go to
No rum collection should be without this one again Wow
Man patinka ir tiek, nors aš nevartoju alkoholio. ;)
I have added this one instead of the original solera 23. I find it more interesting in the taste and sent.
Like the Title sasys, Its basically a smoky big brother to the zacapa 23, but not overwhelming.
Mein Schwiegervater ist seit über 30 Jahren leidenschaftlicher Whiskey-Trinker und ich konnte mit meiner Rum-Leidenschaft nie zueinander. Dies hat sich nun mit diesem Rum geändert. Tolle Aromen, perfekte Süße - und das Ganze mit extrem viel Holz und v.a. Rauch. Definitiv nichts für jeden, aber wenn er einem schmeckt, dann so richtig!
Very sweet...not tasting any cask or aging barrel. Just a true rum flavor with a very light alcohol after taste. If you are a sweet rum fan this is about as good as it gets. If you like the heavy more distinct flavors of oak aged rums this will not do it for you. Truly not a big difference between this and Ron Zacapa 23. I like it!
SIN DUDA UN SABOR ESPECIAL, UN RON CON CUERPO Y COLOR! LOS FANÁTICOS DE ZACAPA LO TIENEN QUE TENER!!!
This rum has a strong smokey taste. I like this rum more than the solera 23.
Förväntningar på denna var låg inför första gången jag provade den. Men oj så fel jag hade. Många som gillar whisky sägs gilla den här och jag är inte en whiskyfantast därav de låga förväntningarna. Men rökigheten som denna bjuder på är så perfekt och lagom att den placeras sig bland royalen. Royalen är dyrare absolut, och är bättre men denna får också en 9a pga att man får 3 av denna för priset av 1 royal.
I only had a small taste of this rum, but it really surprised me. I'm a fan of the Solera 23, but still find it overly sweet. The Edicion Negra is much more balanced, with a glorious hint of smoke and spice that others mentioned. In true Zacapa form it's as smooth as all get-out, is complex, and (don't worry) still certainly leans sweet.
Worth the price? Debatable—but definitely in another league compared to its familiar sibling.
The nose is definitely rum. The colour is dark, red, unusual. Back to the nose... Smokey. That's weird, in a rum. But it still smells like a delicious rum. Maybe not as sweet... Smells like a Zacapa. But with smoke. What's with that?
Then on the tongue. Immediately there's the classic Zacapa taste. Caramel, oak, slight vanilla. Smooth. Then the smoke shows up. So unusual in a rum. Still some bite, but ... it begs to be inhaled. Nose in the glass. I just can't help myself. The aroma, so inviting.
I could sit an inhale the wonderful aroma of this rum all night. Except..
No I can't. I need to keep sipping it.
Such a unique rum. If the opportunity arises, you must taste this. Not the best run I've ever tasted, but it really stands out, definitely worth tracking down.
I love the color, the smell and most importantly the taste. Fresh, smooth and smoky with just the right sweetness for my palette.
Robe foncée. Belle complexité. Un peu plus lourd que le Solera 23. Côté visqueux sur le tabac. Arôme de fumé très présent. On aime l'originalité.
Au nez il y a du caramel et un soupçon de fumée. Au goût il y a de la cassonade, bois, chocolat et bien plus... Et on termine avec une finale tout en finesse
Dark good looking colour on this one. Nose: coffee, dark chocolate and burnt sugar. Palate: coffee, cacao and brown sugar.
Nice smooth, delicious caramel. Looks sweet. Let’s taste it...
Wood! Don’t know how to explain this feeling, it looks like “very clean”, when you taste it. And after second you got this full of wood taste. Imagine clear waterfall coming from ground. Water is cold. And after that you got so strong oak taste.
I can’t say that this Rum is “super fantastic”, but it have some independence. This Rum is special, something different.
I give about 7,8 - 8,3
I have a particular fondness for the Zacapa rums and the XO is one of my favorites. The 23 is my go to daily sipper but the edicionl negra is in interesting change of pace. The flavor profile is more complex and more intense on my palate. I find that the smokiness stands up really well when I'm enjoying the rum with a cigar.
Nose: nice scent of oak and some smoke
Palate: very woody and a bit smoky, some chocolate too. Aromatic, some interesting roughness, full, long lasting taste.
Probably the most ‚barrique‘ rum I‘ve tasted so far. But also some unnecessary harshness.
As others stated before: edition negra is not the same as etiqueta negra. I‘ve tasted etiqueta negra a few years ago, but, unfortunately, took no notes. So, no real comparsion possible for me.
I got the chance to buy my bottle of edition negra in a duty-free area. There, the price was okay, but the regular price is way too high. You can find lower-priced rums with even more complex and amazing aromes. Diageo is trying to beat the maximum out of the well known brand Zacapa. 35% cheaper would be the right place in the scale.
Purchased a sample from Master of Malt.
Lovely sipping rum from Zacapa. Bags of coffee and cacao on the nose. The same in the mouth with hints of spice and oak.
Superbly tasty, very strong tobacco notes, and not as sweet as the standard Zacapa 23. Quite a unique flavour amongst rums and worth trying, but I’d probably still take the standard 23 at the same price point.
I am a big fan of the Zacapa line of rum. The smoky flavor and intensity really adds a lot of character to this rum. A very different and bold taste compared to Zacapa 23 Solera.
This is good! Dark and flavory with much oak and some vanilla. Lovely to the nose. A little alcohol at first but it dissapears fast in the sweetness. An upgraded 23 solera. If you like the 23 solera you will love this one. Very nice!
Dark amber color with notes of vanilla, banana and butterscotch.