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Recommendable to most
Rigtig lækker duft som man kender fra Zacapa.
Noget sprittet smag til at starte med, efterfulgt af den kendte Zacapa smag.
Eftersmagen er ok!
Sadly, it seems this Zacapa hasn't been subject to one of the many hydrometer tests, but given their propensity for loading their rums with sugars and whatnot, I wouldn't be surprised.
I rated Zacapa's 23 Solera quite highly, not knowing that that taste I loved wasn't, in fact, a fully natural taste (I do intend to go back and change my rating). Now that I know, premium rums that almost certainly have additives like sugar without any kind of labeling automatically lose three points... meaning I will never rate them more than a 7, even if I otherwise enjoy them.
Sadly, even with the likely additives, this one is not amongst their best. It is smokey, which technically I should enjoy because I love a good peat bomb scotch (Octomore 08.3 is a holy grail of mine), but this is missing another aspect of that flavor. In a scotch, a peat bomb isn't just smokey... it also has umami. That is, there's a savoriness to it. (I wonder if peat is another natural source of MSG.) This is missing that completely. It isn't peaty... it's just smokey... like what the smoke from your fireplace might taste like if you (hopefully accidentally) inhaled it.
Then there's the expected sweetness that you always get with a Zacapa rum, but in this case it kind of clashes with the smokiness rather than works with it.
If you're going to get a Zacapa, their 23 Solera is much better. If you want to try this one, then go for it, but hopefully you can find it at a much better (lower) price...
En god och välbalanserad rom med fin sötma och mycket eftersmak. Man känner att det är en zacapa men rökigheten har jag lite svårt för efter första glaset. Jag återkommer säkert med en ny recension efter jag har druckit den ett tag. Efter första sekunderna i munnen då hjärnan säger till mig att det är whiskey jag dricker så smakar den ljuvligt!
Not sweet, vey pleseant. A lot of oak with gentle bitterness and dark chocolate. Dried apricot in the nose or maybe some plum? The fruit is hidden behind dry brown sugar and the wood. A lot of intense herbal aroma. Also burnt toast and cold cigar ash.
This was not what I was hoping for. Too strong and harsh. Turns out it works awesome as a dark for my Dark and Stormy's. Excellent character and notes in a mixed drink. But when it's done o probably won't buy again.
I love Ron Zacapa rums and this one doesn’t disappoint either. A little more complex flavor than Solera 23, with a nice smokiness to it. Very good sipping run.
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