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There is nothing really special in this rum, it is bit stronger then Zacapa 23.
Sugar:est 18-20 GPL. In terms of flavour and rating the Edicion Negra his sits right between the Solera 23 and the Zacapa XO. A dark sipping rum with a taste profile contains the well known Caramel, oak, and vanilla flavours associated with the Zacapa line of rums. The Edicion Negra kicks it up the taste with some smoke from the charred barrels it is aged in, plus there are strong traces of leather, tobacco,and spice. This rum is a bit lower in the sweetness factor. When I first tasted this, I thought wow, this is good, perhaps equal to the Zacapa XO. However an immediate taste test concluded that it's not as good as the XO. Still damned good and well worth having in your collection.
Lots going on here, great sipper. Really like it. Much better than the regular 23 Solera
For the most part I've liked most Zacapa products I've tried.
However; this one is totally different. Right off the bat, smoke, smoke, smoke.
At first I thought; not bad, but by the time I got near the end of my glass, the overpowering smoke flavour started to become sickening.
The smoke really masks all the other flavours and makes this one for me very one dimensional.
I love the color, the smell and most importantly the taste. Fresh, smooth and smoky with just the right sweetness for my palette.
Liegt angenehm in der Nase,Gaumenfüllend
Schoko, Vanille, Trockenfrüchte, Banane, Rosinen
Ein recht typischer Zacapa, für Guatemala recht schwerer Rum mit einer klaren Süße, Schokolade und getrockneten Früchte als Hauptnote. Der Abgang wird von Vanille und einer leichten Phenolnote begleitet. Gut und gerne wieder.
This has all the good stuff from the 23 with more on top. More alcohol burn but so much more complexity. Smokey, oaky and delicious. The flavours stay in your mouth and develop for ages. Let it sit in the glass for a few minutes for optimum enjoyment.
Refined and delicious with a sweet after taste with smokey tones. I'm a massive fan of the 23 but this trumps it.
If you can find one buy it.
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.
Rigtig lækker duft som man kender fra Zacapa.
Noget sprittet smag til at starte med, efterfulgt af den kendte Zacapa smag.
Eftersmagen er ok!
Dark and smoky. A little sweet with some vanilla vibe. I get a touch of heat, like hot cinnamon. Nice and deep. Smoke lingers through the finish.
nice rum that's on the sweeter side.
a bit more complex than the 23 and the xo.
with a smoky taste and higher %
great for sipping.
Smells quite okay but you really feel this is a young NAS. Lots of alcohol and just a hint of sweetness.
Ein typischer Zacapa mit leicht rauchiger Note. Ein wenig weniger süßlich als der Etiqueta Negra. Alles in allem eine gute Abstimmung. Ich finde dass er sein Geld wert ist.
Typical Ron Zacapa taste, but more smoky. Some people may love this. For me it was OK. Good one but I am not convinced of the price-performance-ratio.
Compared to "Zacapa Etiquette negra" I the Edition Negra is more smoky and spicy .
this rum is also very harmonious and has the typical Zacapa caramel flavors .
Im Vergleich zum Etiqueta negra empfinde ich den Edition Negra rauchiger und auch würziger.
Auch dieser Rum ist sehr harmonisch und hat die typischen Zacapa Karamell-Aromen.
I beleive its close to Etiqueta Negra! stronger then the regular Zacapa 43%, more oaky and burned smokey taste. Less sweet then regular 23 year Zacapa!