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It hits those Jamaican ester notes, but doesn't go overboard with them. It's overproof but drinks like it has a fiery spice instead of like jet fuel. The overripe banana transitions perfectly into those almost dusty dried fruit flavors. There's some interesting tobacco and coffee flavors in there that, when mixed, bloom into a soft chocolatey-ness.
Neat is almost too dense of a flavor, but splash some water in there and you have a wonderful drink. Mix it and it will do wonders.
What a rum.
This is certainly a rum that should be in every cocktail makers cabinet and will be firmly added into mine wonderful flexibility
Overproof rum is a world on its own, and it is certainly not for the faint of heart. With that being said, if you enjoy the burn, then you will probably love this edition from Plantation.
Nose: Plum, caramel and a light funk infused with banana bread
Taste: Very rich taste of maple, overripe fruit and a nice smoky body. Long warm aftertaste that spreads from the mouth, not only to the throat, but the whole body.
Overall: This rum is really something special. The 69% abv is something, that will scare of some people, and that is understandable, but if you are up for it you will get a tasting experience like no other.
sure I do not need to review around that is so highly acclaimed. Has a nice thick dark color and a fantastic taste so many delicious types of molasses and dark flavoring. you just have to be careful as the high percentage that sneak up on you.
Can it compete with the trusty lemon hart 151? Yes! In fact, this is sippable... mind you, you’ll get messed right up...
Fantastic flavors and very strong. Sip slowly. Wondering if there is anything like it at a lesser proof
I use this to make the Zombie and other tiki drinks that call fir Lemon Hart 151 and Jamaican/demerara blends. I recently made a simple mix with fresh lime juice and sugar syrup and I swear there was cinnamon in the mix but that’s because the lime, ice and sugar mellows out the high proof and lets those notes stand out. Sipping it is only good if you are Gene Simmons and plan to breathe fire!
Cette bouteille est a mon sens la réponse, en toute simplicité, a la question "qu'est ce que le rhum".
Une attaque franche et fraîche , des notes épicées et légèrement caramel.
Une grande réussite a mon sens
This rum is the best rum I have had in the Planation collection and the most useful overproof I have had the chance to work with. While I do not recommend sipping this rum straight, it is a powerhouse in just about any rum cocktail. Sub in half an ounce (or a whole one if you ain't afraid of some booziness) of this for your next daiquiri and watch your ordinary drink transform into something amazing.
Toller overproof. Explosion im Mund!
Nur pur zu genießen.
This is strong on the nose and a kick when tasted neat. As flavourful as it is potent, this powerhouse hints at molasses, burnt caramel and smoke. A balanced, long finish. Best enjoyed as a cocktail and too many rum and cokes are quite tippy.
Dark overproof blend consisting of Jamaica, Guyana and Barbados rums. This rum has very interesting history involving the developing group consisting of the most respected tiki bartenders including Martin Cate, and also cocktail historian David Wondrich who was also involved in making the excellent Plantation pineapple.
Nose: strong cinnamon, nutmeg, sweet tropical fruit.
Taste: Strong cinnamon clove and nutmeg, vanilla and light oak. Dark slightly charred molasses.
Demerara rum flavours dominate this overproof blend, jamaican and barbados flavours are just complimentary elements on the taste.
Finish: spicy, quite dry and lightly oaky lots of kick when sipped neat but no alcohol.
From what i have read this rum doesnt have any added sugar in it so extra points for that.
It can be sipped on its own even though it isnt aged(for long at least), has plenty of strong spicy demerara goodness flavour in it.
Is amazing in tiki cocktails. You could replace the cornerstone lemon hart 151(which is almost impossible to find) with this overproof.
Extremely recommended for tiki lovers.
Waouh !!! Quelle puissance en bouche. Laissez le s'aerer pour savourer cette explosion en bouche. Attention 69 degrés tout de même
Dzisiaj przed Wami fajna ciekawostka jaką jest dość kultowy już rum Plantation O.F.T.D. Jest to rum wzmacniany, pochodzący od znanego nam już na blogu francuskiego bottler'a rumów. Jedną z cech, a raczej najważniejszą oraz najczęściej zauważalną z nich jest moc alkoholu która wynosi równe 69%. Poprzednia odmiana miała ja na poziomie 73% jednak jest już dość trudna do zdobycia. Kolejną cechą jest blend - tutaj producent nie kryje a wręcz uwypukla miejsce pochodzenia składowych destylatów do kupażu - są to Jamajka, Barbados oraz Gujana. Następnie uwagę przykuwa piękna, wysoka i solidna butelka zakończona korkiem. Mieliśmy już z z nią styczność przy okazji degustacji Plantation Original Dark który okazał się dobrym wyborem za rozsądną cenę.
ZAPACH: Dużo toffi, trochę kawy, skórka z pomarańczy, cukierki trufle oraz wyraźny, gryzący w nos alkohol. Zapach jest intensywny oraz słodki
SMAK: Słodycz natychmiastowo przeradza się w rozgrzewające toffi, dalej wyraźna wanilia, beczka wszystko podbite kremem czekoladowym cynamonem oraz melasą. Na koniec trochę nutelli oraz prażonych orzechów. Smak jest intensywny - dodanie lodu uwypukla orzechy oraz beczkę.
Można opisać ten rum jako taki typowy, jakościowy karaibski rum ale ze wzmocnionymi doznaniami. O dziwo alkohol jest obecny ale pozwala odczuwać do tej pory znane mi smaki w zupełnie inny sposób pobudzając moje kubki smakowe do jeszcze bardziej wytężonej pracy. Czy rum jest pijalny? Oczywiście, ale nie jest to trunek łagodny o czym trzeba pamiętać. Jeżeli ktoś się uprze można śmiało zdegustować z lodem - nie udało mi się uzyskać uczucia rozrzedzenia bądź rozwodnienia - z dowolną ilością kostek jest satysfakcjonujący oraz pełny w smaku. Mi udało się wypić w ten sposób jednego drama, potem spróbowałem z drinkiem - i tu kolejne ciekawe doznanie. Z Colą jest super, ale ciężko oraz mocno aromatycznie - spróbujcie tylko nalać sobie taką samą ilość bazy do miksu jaką używacie do storzenia miksu na bazie rum/whisky 40% - zrozumiecie o co mi chodzi :) Także dwa dramy i na tym spokój. Do dziś częstuje jako ciekawostkę znajomych i tu muszę powiedzieć - Plantation O.F.T.D robi wrażenie oraz powoduje uśmiech i kojarzy się z dobra zabawą - w odkrywanie i degustowanie. Za to ma u mnie plus. Dodatkowo butelka szybko nie znika, a fun jak daje powoduje że wcale nie żal wydania dość sporej kwoty.
Since Lemon Hart Demerara 151 is so hard to find these days, the goal of this panel who created this great overproof rum had to be to come up with a replacement. I have not had Lemon Hart in more than a quarter of a century and am so glad that this group of old salts succeeded on this one. They have every right to be mighty proud of this, and their pictures and the story are on the back of this bottle.
As usual, I take the first sip of any new rum neat. Wooah!!! Talk about an alcohol kick! Then I added ice cubes and let it sit for a while. That is when it really shines and shows itself to be a truly great mixer. If a rum is good enough on the rocks or neat, then it is good enough for mixing (unless it is too expensive). This one is very reasonably priced. No point in me reiterating the flavor profile and tasting notes, but if you like rich dark rums on the rocks with hints of West Indies spices, then this one needs to be in your collection.
Because it is of such high proof, it stayed in my liquor cabinet for quite some time, as to be feared. Well the day came when it was time to kill some kind of internal illness, so I started out with 3 parts OFTD and 1 part spring water. Goodness gracious! I could sip on this combination all day with no need to add anything else. Similar to barrel proof bourbons, one buys them with full intentions of adding minimal amounts of water to what they can handle. I would say that this tastes so good that one should never use it as a mixer, but hell, it is cheap enough to use as a mixer or as a floater in tiki drinks that it was intended for. It is quite versatile and affordable! So why does it not get a rating of 9 or 10 from me? It is still no match for their Plantation XO 20th Anniversary or the El Dorado 12, which I have rated both at a 9. This is also one of the VERY FEW overproof rums that can be sipped neat, but SLOWLY! Also, adding some chilled coconut water to the snifter is also another great way to enjoy this rum. And OFTD really stands for Oh F..k That's Delicious, which is what this panel first used to describe it. They later changed it to more PC term.
Sugar: Estimated at 17 -20 GPL. Wow, does this ever sneak up on you! Wonderful aroma and taste but look out for the punch that comes with it. Burnt Sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla and raisins are the major flavours that I found. It's very smooth and you can drink it straight up but make sure you have a glass of water nearby to put out the fire. As a mixer this would be awesome. I would have more to say about that except that it's not available in Ontario and I was limited to just a taste at an out of town rum bar. It's on the shopping list for sure. You need to have one in your bar for the bold drinkers.
The nose is quite pleasant, not hot like one would expect. Caramel and molasses with warming alcohol. Fruity. The sweet aromas are subdued.
The flavor is a different ballgame! Very warming boarding on hot but low and behold a lot of flavor as well. Sweet molasses, hints of vanilla and oak. Not what I would call a sipper by any means but cut with water or on the rocks it may be considered by some. Not for the faint of heart in this context. Long softly bitter aftertaste that is quite enjoyable.
An excellent mixer when used in cocktails requiring an over proof rum. Plenty of pure rum character but not as hot or lacking in character as other readily available 'big name' over proof or '151' rums. I have yet to experience Hamilton 151 or Lemon Hart but these seem to be the only other over proofs that compare based on reviews.
If you're looking for a great over proof to use in 'tiki' drinks or other rum cocktails this is a great choice as it has great rum flavor and wonderful aromatics. For the price ($27 for a liter in Ohio-2019) it's hard to argue the value. A wholehearted thumbs up!
As an addendum the Plantation website stipulates 16 g/L dosage so it definitely has some sugar added. Not a sugar bomb by any means but I think it actually helps bring out the cursory aromatics that may be lost in the alcohol otherwise. I like the fact that Plantation is transparent in their dosage. It's not deceptive as in the case with other distiller/bottlers.
Plantation does not disappoint on this one! At 69% this rum has far more complexity then most at far less abv. O.F.T.D. Is defined in my own words as Oh.Fuck.Thats.Delicious. This dark overproof rum makes some kick ass Cuba Libres and painkillers. Would recommend to anyone that wants a cocktail with more oomph.
There are many uses for an overproof dark rum in the bar, with classic mixed drinks usually standing as primary. There are few options on the market, with Lemon Hart's 151 as the most famous. They all tend to follow the same scheme: Rich toffee, caramel, cinnamon, and spice with a whole lot of burn and explosiveness. Aromas can be overwhelming... Most have added sugar or molasses, and some form of coloring. The Guyana bottlings tend to be the most famous.
Bearing that in mind, this rum definitely doesn't disappoint, striking all the classic notes with great finesse. The nuances are nice, and tend to show up more when diluted in a tropical cocktail.
I experimented a bit and used it as the base for a Rhum Arrange, and it came out crazy... It was too much for most mixes or even neat, but with ginger beer... oh my.
A good one for the shelf.
This recently became available in my area for $34US/Liter. Finally! Having consumed a bottle over the past couple of months I can say that this will be a stock item in my cabinet. Dark, rich, funky molasses goodness with punch that makes a knockout Cuba Libre. Exceptional bang for the buck and unsugared unlike many of Plantation's offerings...
The almost 70% kicks you like hell on the first sip. But with a cube of ice and some perseverance you tast the complex flavor of burnt sugar, tropical fruit. The after tast becomes dry and woody with a touch of chocolate.
To be honest, I bought this to make kick ass Cuba libras but found out it stands up on its own, although drinking it neat is on a par with going into an Indian restaurant and ordering the hottest curry on the menu.
Neat, it kicks like a mule, but has a surprising depth and complexity that comes through the alcoholic assault.
Over ice, this rum becomes much easier to drink, letting the oak and molasses shine.
Enjoyable, but handle with care!
I like this rum. For an overstrength rum, it's a good sipper on the rocks. Be thoughtful when mixing, this can be a brute and mug your mixer. Use extra mixer/less rum to account for overproof strength. Nice molasses flavor, great in dark & stormy