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When I try a new bottle of Angostura, I'm always a bit exited, cause I feel there's big variety in taste among there labels. The 1787 is no different, with a unique profile in the range.
The nose surprises me, and the first thing that comes to my mind is Caroni. It has full, sweet notes of butterscotch, candied, baked banana and vanilla, but also an unmistakable note of that deep, tarry and oaky petroleum. The composition is very inviting and mouth watering. In the mouth the rum feels balanced and opens sweet with toffee, banana and dried prunes, going into oaky and slightly petroleum like caroni notes, but not in a overpowering way. Overall it's a sweet rum, that could perhaps have been more exiting with less sugar and slightly more %alc., but that's probably mood dependent, and I still enjoy this one quite a bit actually (8,5).
Angostura is broad in the way that they produce its Rums, with big viarity you can find round and smoth products and some more dry oaky. This is long fiinish with some oak in it.
Angostura 1787 claims to be a 15 year old rum, but unfortunately there are easily three dozen better 15 year old rums out there. In isolation the Angostura 1787 is not a bad rum at all, but far from great also. The 1787 is much better than the 1919 or 1824 rums from Angostura, but after well over 300 aged rums later, I'm not a big fan of the Angostura family of rums. 1787 barely scores a five for me, so it is way over rated rum in my opinion.
This was a new experience. The first thought, when putting the glass under my nose, was pitch pine. Then some dried fruit and oak. Taste is a bit strong, smokey and spicey, but smoother in the aftertaste, and it lasts for a long time.
I don’t think that I have tested a rum with a taste comparable with this one before. I’m not sure what it is, maybe grapefruit or citrus. Anyway the Angostura has made it again. The 1787 is on their No 1 level.
I have now also tested the new No 1 (Ed3) and I must say it’s not coming up to the same level as the earlier No 1’s and the 1787.
Picture: My Angostura shelf
Riche et subtil avec des arômes de mélasse et de vanille. Rond et onctueux sur des saveurs de miel, de fruits et de chocolat avec une finale longue et suave avec de belles notes de fruits.
Beautiful mahogany color with almond pastry notes, butterscotch, coffee and caramel sometimes going to chocolate and dried fruit. On the palate are dried fruits such as grapes with woody notes. The final is long and dry. I never identified the caroni side explained by Martin Jeppesen on his comment. The tasting environment was noisy and polluted by food odors. Could be great to taste it again... ;-)
Sååå len och mjuk i smaken. Söt, vilket jag gillar. Jag blev överförtjust i den.
Seriously, Angostura: IMPROVE! The fake vanilla (which is miles off from what you get from an oak cask naturally - more like bakers fake essence vanilla) is TERRIBLE. And the oak, where is it? 15 years in the tropics, no oak? Stop the excessive charcoal filtration. Rubbish.
First, it is a shame that Angostura changed the bottle type and replaced the cork with a valve and a regular cap. Just by presentation, this rums should score very low. Regarding the rum, it has a caramel and fruity smell, and almost no alcohol. In mouth you can taste prune, vanilla, caramel and the oak. You could say it is at the same level of sweetness as the El Dorado 12. Aftertaste is oaky.
I think it is best rum from angostura. Much taster than 1824
Dark rich color, great taste and aroma. Can simply enjoy on the rocks.
This is TT's best widely available rum. Nice body, good to drink neat, not overly sweet.
Good flavour smooth taste smells strong. Good barrel taste
Testade denna på Birkas romkryssning 2019 och den här passade inte min smak. En dominerande smak av bränt gummi fick mig och min sambo att hälla ut den.
Perfection! Smooth from the 1st sip to the last drop,no bitter oily or chemical after taste, love everything about this rum, haven’t found a 15 year old rum to match this one yet!
Darker color and distinguishable presence. Smooth all the time yet specific one. Caramel flavour in in the body. Gets smoother in the aftertaste.
N- Initial nutmeg that leads you into tropical fruit farm filled with ripe fruits, soothing and comfort aroma of maple, liquorice, banana and passionfruit rising from the glass. Thought a tad of nasty brown sugar in the middle but still pleasant. Peach-ed marsala tea. (86/20)
P- Spices, toasty with coat of bitter sweet toffee. Floral and fruit nuances linger with canned fruits, apricot and peach of that sorts. Wee thin on body, a bit stingy as this supposed their very top range. (86/20)
F- Short-medium, remain waxy, buttery with mouthwatering spicy oak. Short of width, drowned with dilution. Could be better (85/19)
Weighted Rate- 78pt
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Schönes helles Mahagoni im Glas.
In der Nase dominiert das Karamell, Früchte und Holztöne begleiten das Ganze.
Im Gaumen sehr weich und elegant wie ein Sahnebonbon mit Karamellkern, sehr süss.
Der Abgang schön lang und langsam ausklingend.
Ein gutgemachter Rum um eine guten Tag ausklingen zu lassen. Für Liebhaber von leicht süssem Rum.
G+R F LU18
Beautiful light mahogany in the glass.
Caramel dominates the nose, fruits and wood tones accompany the whole thing.
Very soft and elegant on the palate, like a creamy candy with a caramel core, very sweet.
The finish beautifully long and slowly fading away.
A well-made rum to end a good day. For lovers of slightly sweet rum.
G + R F LU18
I didn’t think Angostura could do better than 1824, but... here we are. A very smooth, sippable rum.
The oak taste surprised me a little the first time i treid it ... But i gave it a chance ... The oak taste turns in to a sweet taste of fruit
Thick molasses, toffee sweetness with a touch of funky/ sourness from long fermented rum which I enjoy very much. Toasted oak and pop corn with caramel coating.
Less charred notes compare to Angostura 1824 which makes it light but flavourful toffee sweetness, dried prunes and unripe peach.
Finishing was a surprise which is woody and pretty fruity, perhaps it's from the aging which I enjoy very much.
While the color of the pour in my snifter looks like right out of a photo shoot, the taste will deliver as it harmonizes all senses with a generous finish. A treat to have in my cigar room bar and almost in need of replacing already. If there is an Armagnac of rums, this might be the one. Just say yes.