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Anejo rums are starting to gain a greater level of traction in the marketplace, and Bacardi has come to understand this. The 8 years spent in cask has allowed for a beautiful sipping spirit, as well as serious mixer to develop.
It has a thicker mouthfeel than many other rums, and it may be from added sugar, though nothing is cloying at all with the sweetness. I find much of the flavor to be smooth, and teasing. Molasses, toffee, spices, and pleasant, smokey dark chocolate that opens into a touch more sweetness and nuttiness with water. Coconut water is a real winner for mixing, otherwise its quite nice on its own, or over ice. Picked this bottle up for $18.
I think the "bat device" took a massive guano in this barrel.... every year for 8 years. Serious gut rot. Serious water trots.
What a mistake this one was! I thought possibly Bacardi could make a good product if it was aged long enough... Wrong! this still taste like low tier shitty old standard bacardi gold! Don't waste your money on this.. Hangover waiting to happen, and adds nothing to a mix drinks flavor profile other than nastiness.
I’ve had worst Bacardi rum. I was expecting more from this one. Still not a very good rum. I come to the conclusion that Bacardi rums are not for me.
- Please take my review as a particular issue, I do not want to generalize. - I've bought this bottle of Bacardi with very high hopes, but I had to face my biggest disappointment in rums so far. The price is average for an 8 year old rum, maybe even a little less. The bottle looks especially appealing, classy, creates the impression of quality in the buyer. But let's check what's in it. After opening, I have to say, I encountered with the strangest smell of rum ever. It smelled totally like plastic, mixed with a bit of alcohol. Similar to when you buy new shoes with that stinky rubber sole... I tried to taste it, but this chemical scent was unfortunately present in the flavor as well. After taking another look at the bottle that's when I realized what has happened. It has a plastic corking - and the bottle I assume must have been stored somewhere for ages - and this plastic got interacted with the alcohol somehow, and started to release the penetrating chemical smell. Tasting was over. I've poured the rum into a clean scentless glass bottle and leave it for a while, just to give it another chance. Two weeks later, the smell improved a bit but the taste is still awful. So I decided to contact Bacardi about this, I'll try to update my review after receiving their reply. I wonder if this issue with the 'cork' affects all their product range, and whether some fellow rum fans had the same issue.
So, take this with a lot of salt, as this is my first rum review.
I gotta say, having drank Bacardi all my life (with coke) this was a major disappointment. I tried this neat, to experience all the flavors, and couldn’t discern anything good. There was just bitterness. I couldn’t finish the shot, dumped a bit of coke in it, and still tasted paint thinner. I preceded it with another rum neat, so I know I can enjoy rum, just this isn’t one to do it with.
Well now, I expected a bit more from an 8 year rum particularly when the 12 - year Eldorado was priced a good 8 dollars less and was a much fuller, smoother taste. Not my favorite by any means. Is this a blended rum?
Thought this was like their other 8 year old one. What a mistake that was. It has the same name and a fancier bottle, however the contents is far from the same. What the hell Bacardi get your act together
This is not a smooth rum, I found it harsh and although we drank it, I can’t say I loved it.
Den funkar bra i rom och cola och romtryffel eller annan bakning/ godistillverkning.
Doesn’t mix well with Cola, but decent neat, or on the rocks.
Not as nice as some of Bacardi's other more expensive Rums but we'll worth a go.
Not too complicated, mixed well with several things. Pleasant
I remember the Ocho being taste and round in mouth. But I also remember being a bit advanced in my spirit taste by then..if you know what I mean
Opened the bottle 1,5yrs ago. Had a sip and thought what the hell is this. Left it alone for some time with my dad emptying half of the bottle during that time. Now opened it and poured a little. Does not smell bad at all! Does not taste bad at all! Should sit in a glass for a minute, because alcohol is still noticeable. Pretty Plantation Grande Reserva and Barbados XO smell-wise, but less sweet and with little coco. That’s a good thing. Actually pretty good on tongue, although it still has a burn. Average rum...but still a bit above average. Bottle says the rum has been coloured. Not sure if naturally or artificially.
There are better rums at this price point, such as Plantation 5 Year and Flor De Cana 7 Year. That said, this rum is pretty good too. It's somewhat sweet, and not too much of an alcoholic bite. Perfectly sippable, and a pretty good flavor.
Sure, bacardi might be very commercial but they do have some good/very good additions! This is one of them, very drinkable, straight or with coke. Pretty decent rum imo
This one is as bad or worse than the 8 years. I dont know what all of you that give this rum a high rating have been drinkig lately but this is nowhere near a decent rum.
De sabores fuertes a alcohol. Me recordo un mount gay pero de peor calidad
Pour on some ice and it's not terrible but definitely not what one might hope for.
N- Dust of wood shaves with inviting dried orange and hint of coffee underlay, started well but nosedive to hollowness. (80/17)
P- Some nice cocoa and orange peel with mellow coat of oak. But way too light and diluted for serious sipping enjoyment. (80/17)
F- Short, touch of nice dryness but lacking overall. (78/16)
Body / Balance- Waste of aging time with hefty dilution, what is the point of aging it at all? (78/16)
Weighted Rate- 66pt
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Nice amber colour. My first rum. The nose - I get notes of sweetness like caramel and also a smokeyness. The palate - Something fruity. Very smooth but with a sharp after taste. I give it a six because I think it's good but it's my first rum.
From what i remember i was surprised by smoothness of this rum, but what u would expect when u switch from bozkov and captain morgan. But i cant recall the taste, so its obviously not memorable.
it’s all about managing your expectations. At this price point (approx $35 Canadian) it’s rare to find a Rum that one can sip without grimacing. It competes with the Planation Grand Reserve 5 yr old for a value priced sipping rum and may actually come out ahead although there’s more than a $5 price difference between the two. It’s not as smooth as the higher priced sippers but you can’t expect it to be at this price. What it lacks in refinement is more than compensated for by its complexity and pleasant taste.