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Bon goût de sucre chaud, à boire sec mais doit être excellent en Cuba libre.
If you are looking for a strong rum, this it a good option. It is dry and it makes you feel the alcohol which is made of. You can use as a sipping rum if you are looking for harsh sensation. Worth to try!
The 8 Year reserve used to be an affordable choice of quality, an entry level step into the realm of more serious sipping rums. it also used to be my first Appleton experience and i found it to be quite interesting and unique, from the strange aroma which is different to other rums, to the pleasant and not harsh sipping experience. sadly until it really grew up on me it was discontinued and replaced by different and non age stated blend.
This taste more like rum than most any rum, very bold. A bit harsh on it's own.
Not my kind of sipper..but a well rounded rum and good mixer.
I thought this was a very good rum for the price. I like the 12 and this was not far off it. Nice floral flavours with a bit of a kick. Its fine neat but also an excellent mixer.
For quite a big price difference, I found it at most only slightly better than the V/X. It is sippable, but better mixed. I didn't try it on ice. One thing I don't understand is how Flor de Cana 7 can be rated the same; I found it pretty much undrinkable, even mixed.
Just not quite good enough for sipping in my humble opinion.
Bonne odeur sucrée, plutôt fort en bouche sur glace mais appréciable quand même. (env.25e)
Overall not a bad rum. This one I find balances right on the fence of a “with cola” and “straight up” although it boasts more flavor than your original Appleton’s, I find it ever so lacking the next level of flavor and smoothness I need to sip a rum straight up. Then again, straight from Jamaica as a gift, only it’s empty bottle remains...
Jamaican funk, a touch hot, but ok as a sipper.
shines is cocktails.
Appletons have that strange distinctive odour. Hard to smell anything beside that. The taste is alcoholic fiery, dry but sweet anyhow. There is also afterburn, but decent one. For 8 yrs, it should be better rounded and mellowed, more refined. 8 years or not, this one has qualities to be rather mixer than sipper. Altrough I very liek 12yrs and V/X Appletons, this one is little bit of dissapoitment for sipping. So better mix it up or mellow it down with ice/water.
Not my favorite but still pretty good rum for god price
Its a good product, the people drink it with Apple Soda. Its too sweet!
Nothing special, but a solid rum for mixing with a decent taste. Not good enough to drink straight in my opinion.
Fairly standard Jamaican rum, bought this on holiday and enjoy mixing it with coke, a bit too burny to sip
À venir prochainement.............................
Way drier than signature and the 12-year-old one. Not a good choice if you like it sraight.
I thought it would be a little better than what it was for the cost. It's a step up from the VX, making it drinkable, but having tried the 12 before this, it's a big step down. It's now discontinued, but I'm not sad about that as I wouldn't buy it again when others in that prices range far exceed it, or for a few bucks more you could just go for the 12.
A very nice rum and one that seems to be relatively available on most top shelves. If I recall correctly it was smoother than their normal reserve, but not noticeably smoother to not just opt for reserve. It makes for a very smooth rum and coke.
A good baseline aged Jamaican rum. Purportedly a blend of 40 rums with the youngest being an 8 year. Slightly aggressive with that Jamaican funk.
A défaut du 12 ans, je me suis rabattu sur le 8 ans. Un peu déçu par rapport à l'attente, trop agressif en bouche à mon goût mais c'est semble-t-il le style jamaïcain.
I found it to be a little harsh on its own, as others have said it is fine with a little mix.