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To me, this felt like the target was a traditional navy rum, in flavor profile, not just ABV. However, it does differ in a couple of respects. I get butterscotch on the nose. A touch of pineapple, buttery and fruity notes, plus that Navy rum twang. This will work very well in a number of cocktails where a strong rum profile is required. A very nice effort, and a good addition to the Plantation line.
Great sweet smell and a taste that kicks your ass,...so strong and yet nicely to sip. It has a unique taste to and did not enjoy it in coke so much, yet I am sure it does fit in a Mai Tai for example.
As a sipper with an ass-kick fine as well...I mean, don't forget...f-u-c-k-ing 69%!!!
7.5 to an 8.0
Rebuy is a must
I am not a huge fan of most over proof alcohols, mostly burn, a fast drink and limited flavor. The Plantation Overproof OFTD is very different staring with the nose. There is a burn but it is not the dominant player when holding it up. Many different scents come to you and set the expectation for things to come.
There is a burn to the first sip or two but as you continue to sip you begin to get many different flavors coming to your tongue, a very different yet pleasant tasting experience . It is nice to see an overproof anything that you can sip, not just shoot.
Mixed it is marvelous taking away some of that bite and expanding the flavors. A real treat as you try to guess the flavors that are coming out. Works great with Coke, ginger ale and citrus, equally tasty with all.
Have not blended with this yet but know it will be great as a float and with other rums in many a tiki cocktail.
Another addition to my permanent selection from Plantation.
This rum is definitely overproof but absurdly smooth and drinkable for 68%. It packs so much deep flavor rather than alcohol burn, with a strong bite that compliments the flavors instead of overwhelming them
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.
You can mix it with something and it will still be a killer. Taste is standard Plantation-style...
An overproof rum that taste amazing is a scary thing. It’s great to mix or sip VERY slowly. You don’t need much so it’s an excellent value.
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.
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.
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.
9/19- I find that like this on it's own more and more. A cube of ice is all it needs if you're looking for something big, bold and full of flavor give this a shot. Still, not for the faint of heart!
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.
Really has a punch... After the initial burn I was very pleasantly surprised by the good and full taste.
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.