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I guess I'm just not a fan of the Jamaican style of rums. I will never stop trying something new if they get reasonable reviews and ratings, but I have had many better.
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.
like in title....not bad...but definetly nothing special.
Just not quite good enough for sipping in my humble opinion.
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...
Le nez de ce rhum est très léger. Au gout, également. On note néanmoins la présence de vanille et un gout boisé. Malheureusement, les arômes sont trop effacés et le coté sec prend un peu trop le pas. Le final est néanmoins agréable.
Il s'agit d'un rhum d'entrée de gamme correct mais qui n'est pas au niveau de ses concurrents (Barcelo, Diplomatico reserva).
Taste vanilla and wood but taste too slight. Nice finish however.
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.
I had a few drinks of Appleton Estate 8y while vacationing in Mexico. Bottle and label design are like any other Appleton Estate franchise. Very strong alcohol to the nose and palate if neat sipped. Mixes rather well with your favorite soda drinks.
Jamaican funk, a touch hot, but ok as a sipper.
shines is cocktails.
For an aged rum it doesn't show it, drinkable in a pinch but outclassed by lesser offerings which is a sacrilege and offense on the consumer.
Un ron que decepciona al parecer mas joven de lo que es.
Not my favorite but still pretty good rum for god price
Not my kind of sipper..but a well rounded rum and good mixer.
Its a good product, the people drink it with Apple Soda. Its too sweet!
I first came across the standard 8y Appleton Estate about 12 years ago. I thought it was fabulous. Now however I find the malasses flavor too sweet, even when mixing it with Canada Dry.
Nothing special, but a solid rum for mixing with a decent taste. Not good enough to drink straight in my opinion.
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Určitě se vyplatí trochu připlatit a sáhnout po 12-ti letem bráchovi...
Fairly standard Jamaican rum, bought this on holiday and enjoy mixing it with coke, a bit too burny to sip
I have the same critic as Shane Hadley ............
Nez plutôt fin.
Bouche initiale forte en alcool. Finale boisée plutôt agréable !
Peu de sucre et de vanille
A go to rum for me. Adds more smooth taste than the V/X, and has the great Appletons taste.
Best of Appleton rum I tasted ... yet. Better than the V/X
Bought this as a sipping Rum but really needs to be added to Coke or something else to make a long drink
Nice little rum, quiet enjoyable taste and will always be on my shelf