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Excellent cocktail rum with great nose & flavor. Not exactly one you’d want to sip on but it is one of my most frequently-used rums when making cocktails. Absolute must-have in my bar!
This rum is amazing! It burns like hell but has the most amazing flavor. Love it!
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!
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.
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.
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
One of the finest oaked overproof blends, and an incredible value. I picked this up for $26 / liter. It has an incredible high ester note, rich notes of dark caramel, raisins, brown sugar, and a satisfying burn. Diluted half and half with water, it still proves a bit potent for sipping, but that's not the intent in this blend. This is The Go To for all things cocktail. It will leave an indelible mark on cocktails. It is an overproof blend that should be present in any committed rum collection.
Plantation may not make the rum they bottle, but I have yet to find a company that is better at the art of blending.
nose – vanilla, butterscotch
taste – vanilla, leather, cinnamon, toffee
Can stand up on its own versus 151 counterparts. Made Zombies with this and Hamilton 151, very acceptable replacement.
I’m new at rum tasting, so please forgive me for being so shallow. I’ve tried a few rums until now and it’s usually the same commercial stuff: Appleton Estate V/X, Saint James Rhum Agricole, Brugal Ron Anejo, Barcelo Anejo, Abuelo Anejo, Havana Club 7, Bacardi 8... Nothing gets close to Plantation O.F.T.D.
At first, I’d say that it’s not so much for rookies. You have to know a bit about alcohol to be able to enjoy sipping it as is. Whether you come from a whisky, a cognac or a vodka tasting background, this one is nice to have to start with. It has obvious flavors. Obviously, you’ll find the molasses deeply rooted in the liquid. You’ll also find some caramel, some burnt sugar, some dried fruit and maybe some hints of fruit jam.
Some will mix it. Personally, I already have enough of other brands to mix cocktails. This one will remain well hidden behind bottles which are easier to get. I’ll save this liquid for cigar nights. Maybe I’ll add a few drops of water to mellow a bit the taste and find other hidden flavors.
I had the chance to try stuff as Zaya 12 and Zacapa Centenario 23. I can tell you that, even if I’ll have as much fun sipping all of those, I won’t get the same kind of pleasure. While the first two are mellow and easy drinking, full of delicate flavors, the Plantation O.F.T.D. 69 goes straight to the point with no tenderness. If you can hardly handle 40%, don’t go for it. If you can easily handle 40%, you’re good to try something new and you can find it, go for it.
Over here, it’s CAN$40.25 (about US$30.35). According to me (and I will remind you that I’m a rookie), this rhum is worth every penny.
Unlike Plantation's 73% ABV Original Dark Overproof comprised solely of Trinidad rums, O.F.T.D. (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) is a new 69% ABV blend of rums from Jamaica, Guayana and Barbados. It tastes of burnt caramel, dark molasses and has a smokiness not usually found in rums. While this wouldn't be my first choice for a sipper, I think it will become an indispensable staple for the tiki repertoire.
This was a pleasant surprise as I was expecting some more burn with the very high proof and lack of an age statement but a great sipping rum for those who like high proof.
Use it in swizzles as a base rum with Fee falernum. "I'll drink to that" for some recipes. Beautiful to replace Smith & Cross, with an even higher proof. Blends are difficult to analyze, but his one seems to have the right ratios. Don't sip, mix it!
I recently purchased a Plantation Overproof O.F.T.D. rum as it was highly recommended to me by a SAQ employee. I was leery of purchasing a Plantation rum as most are overly sweetened post distillation, which I don’t enjoy.
This rum comes in at 69% ABV which, in my opinion is too strong to consume neat. My previous experience with overproof rums had been limited to Lemon Hart 151 rum (75% ABV) which I really enjoyed when blended in equal parts with a 40% dry rum (Newfoundland Screech), diluting the concoction to a robust (57.5% ABV) but enjoyable and flavourful blend.
As was the case for the Lemon Hart 151 rum, I sampled the Plantation Overproof O.F.T.D. Rum straight and found it too strong to enjoy as a sipper. Once again, I diluted this rum in equal parts with 40% rum (Newfoundland Screech) lowering the ABV to an acceptable 55.5% and the result is absolutely amazing. This blend, in my humble opinion is as good, if not better than the Lemon Hart 151 blend. The Jamaican funky taste (which I did not enjoy in he Appleton rums) blends well with the Bajan and Trinidad rums that also form part of this delicious rum.
Whether you enjoy sipping on an overproof rum, dilute it with water or another rum, this is definitely worth trying.
At $40.25 CAD in my area this is definitely a worthwhile Purchase.
Dark, fruty and powerful rum.
Scent: coffee, orange, plums, jams and tryffles
Mixer rum or a great sipper, use a bit of water though when you sip it neat due to it's alcohol level. Nose: raisins, pineapple vanilla. Palate: Arrak, lemon, coconutmilk, figs and dark chocolate.
Little funk, overproof, and value. My only complaint is i find myself want to drink this one neat (i have tried much to my throat's dismay). This one is fun to play around with in cocktails. Its potent enough to do the trick, but has an excellent funky flavor that can enhance your cocktail in more ways than just strength. If you find a bottle, buy it.
Nice flavor up front followed by the alcohol ovenproof.
I am quickly learning that the fine folks at Plantation never disappoint!! Nose is like cherry cola on steroids, mellowed out by a bit of butterscotch. High octane aroma, but nothing particularly profound. Palate has plenty of molasses, and some dried fruit character too (we're talking real dried fruit, not your sugar-loaded craisins). Again, all there from the get go, very good, rather one-dimensional. But you know what? This rum OWNS that one dimension!! And besides, you probably won't be sipping your overproof rums, you'll be mixing them, so that bumps this rum up to top notch! Surprise, another winner from Plantation!
I had been told this was one of the better rums out there, so I grabbed a bottle. It is a good pour - a lot of heat that melts away into tobacco and molasses with a hint of a sweet finish that has a lingering spice to it.
I would not say it is one of the best rums I have had, but it is a very good pour that I will definitely pick up on occasion. Does not drink like an overproof, and I found it best after letting it air out for a few minutes.
I don't normally drink my rum on the rocks but this over proof was an easy sipper. Caramel, vanilla, nutmeg and new oak were some of the flavors to come through.
So smooth for being overproof. It has a great funk. Love this in cocktails. It also has a great story behind it. If you're into Tiki drinks this is a must have.
Honestly I'm not really into overproof rums. I've tried several and most of them are like extremely potent hot sauces (something else of which I am a connoisseur)...all burn and little to no flavor.
So normally I stay away from them.
I started reading about this rum several months ago and it intrigued me. Especially since it comes from one of my favorite brands. So when I came across it at a store in Jacksonville (can't get it locally) I decided to get a bottle to try.
I was not disappointed.
Let me summarized thusly....excellent flavor but kicks like a bionic mule.
This is a dark rum. Deep, deep toffee amber. Nothing light about this. Of course the O.F.T.D. stands for "old fashioned traditional dark". Definitely a dark rum. No doubt about it.
Has an excellent aroma with a little sting...forewarning of what is to come.
Took me a few sips to get some of a flavor profile because in each sip, once the taste buds detected something, my throat and tongue got a sound thrashing from the 69% ABV (138 proof).
However some of what came across is an initial sweetness...a marked molasses sweetness. It almost was a fiery syrup. Although an overproof, it has a surprising smoothness to it even though there is a strong...not exactly a "burn" per se...but a marked extreme warmth that stays with you for quite a while. I think this would be a sipping rum for the hardcore but for the rest of us this rum would work well in boat drinks. If I remember, I will come back to this later on in my usual Coke Zero & rum combo (which is my normal concoction at home) and amend my review (see below). There is also a creaminess to it as well as a brief cinnamon and vanilla taste to it as well. Some caramel seems to be present as an undertone.
Overall, I have to say this is a recommendable overproof best suited for those rum punches that need a little extra punch. Definitely a good go-to rum for cocktails. Also, reading the label is entertaining as well (although I honestly cannot figure out how they manage to come up with all those intricate flavor profiles...oh, well...I am, at best, an amateur offering my personal measly opinion).
ADDENDUM 4/4/2017: This works exceedingly well in Coke Zero. One must be a little more cautious in how much one adds to the Coke Zero but the flavors mesh quite well. Delicious.