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availabe in NL since last month. i like the regular imperial so was looking forward to try. put simply, it's well worth the additional money over the imperial. (36 eur vs 22 eur in NL). where the regular has it's flaws you take for granted due to price, the onyx has more to prove. the sweetness in the aftertaste remains but the taste overall is much more in balance. the additional time it spent on the heavily charred whiskey and bourbon barrels makes me think off flor de cana. which is also made of cane juice and matured on Jack Daniels barrels.
another good sipper, not oversweet.
All these promo stories about onyx and silver make almost mystical atmosphere and black embossed bottle is very impresive. Good gift.
This one started my interest in Rum. Really like the flavor, good on the rocks as well.
Beautiful amber color going on the mohagany. This rum from Barcelo is a new version of the imperial with a filtration made through onyx stones (hence its name) and an aging in three types of barrel containing three types of different whisky or bourbon including Jack Daniel's. The aging in the three types of barrels seems to be the same but I have no more information and also the name of other bourbon. Otherwise, on the nose, we're on classic Barcelo, it's very pastry, caramel, coconut, almond, vanilla, toasted, cherry. In the mouth, the woody arrives with the spices the finish is present but not significant. It's not very long. A classic revisited.
I just returned from a trip to La Rommona, and a tour of the Barcelo factory. And discovered his wonderful rum. The extra char in he barrels gives this rum whiskey flavor, with hints of vanilla. Great on the rocks, or with a splash of coke.
Ron dulce excelente para tomarlo en la rocas! Lo recomiendo.
Aromes vanille, amende et un epu se réglisse dans un second temps.
Manque de longueur en bouche.
Сначала показался так себе но распробовав оказался очень спиртовой, пресное послевкусие. Желания пить его дальше нет никакого. Поэтому моя оценка 1
Lækker room med noter af røg vanille og eg. Kan absolut anbefales hvis du er til en rom der er lidt røget.
I didn't try original barcelo but this one was very solid. Flavours of fruit, vanilla, oak and a lot of smoke. Little bit less smoke and more wood in taste and it could be 8.
EDIT: after couple of another sips I have to admit that it is better than I remember from first glass.
Not too sweet, strong flavour of oak (almost too much). Needs to rest in the glass. Otherwise a really good rum from Barcelo, well worth the money
The Barcelo Imperial Onyx owes its name to the filtering proces through onyx stones. Before that it is aged for 10 years in charred bourbon casks. This gives the rum a great complexity, which is very pleasant.
It's got a beautiful mahogany colour and a sweet and fruity nose. The fruit comes back in the tasting, together with some gentle oak. The sweetness is not overpowering the rest of the flavour. It is finished with a great fruity aftertase, which stays in the mouth pleasantly long.
Full, heavy, dark taste, rum for the real man. Blackberries. It's going way better with time.
Not just a mix-rum, also a good sipper, not too sweet and smoother than the regular! Good rum for the price.
I’m not sure what the difference is between this and the regular version. It’s a bit smoother and sweeter but with some complexity lost. The regular is better
I find the Barcelo Imperial (less expensive by $10 at least here in Ont. Can.) to be better. I found the "Onyx" rum rather heavier on the palette than I prefer. The bottle looks sharp though and I won't hesitate to buy it again.
Great smell, taste too sharp... What else to say...
Interesting find at the same price of regular imperial. More complete perhaps and full bodied. Strong burnt. Not my favorite but still good to sip
Full body taste, sweet. Flavour of vanilla, oak and raisins. Good to have on the shelf. Should be a Standard.
Une bouche caramel et vanille assez douce, rond mais pas trop.
Manque de force
Very nice bottle, looks nice on my bar shelve. Love this rum, Smooth, lot of flavours.
Strahlendes helles Mahagoni mit Kupferreflektionen im Glas.
In der Nase dunkel und tief. Am Grund liegt dunkles Holz mit Karamell-Toffee Bonbons obendrauf. Als Topping gibt's Kakao und herbe Gewürze, sehr mehrdimensional.
Im Gaumen sehr mild und weich, dezentes Karamell im Schokomantel, Sahne-Toffee-Vanille Creme, kandierte tropische Früchte liegen in einer getoasteten Holzschale. Könnte etwas mehr Körper haben, vielleicht liegts am geringen Vol.% ?
Im Abgang sehr gehaltvoll und lang, Karamell, Toffee, Gewürze.
Ein gut ausbalancierter Ron und nicht so süss wie andere Ron aus der Dominikanischen Republik. Für Einsteiger und Geniesser.
Bright mahogany with copper reflections in the glass.
In the nose dark and deep. At the bottom dark wood with caramel toffee sweets on top. The topping is cocoa and tart spices, very multidimensional.
On the palate very mild and soft, discreet caramel in chocolate coating, cream toffee vanilla cream, candied tropical fruits lie in a toasted wooden bowl.Could have a little more body, maybe it's the low vol.%?
In the finish very full-bodied and long, caramel, toffee, spices.
A well balanced Ron and not as sweet as other Ron from the Dominican Republic. For beginners and connoisseurs.
I can not understand why this is not more popular..
Much milder than normal Barcelo imperial and tasteful.
On the palate, butterly honey, caramel and some vanilla.
It is defferent from "premium blend 30 aniversary" but this is amazing one.
"Another addition to Ron Barceló's already exceptional collection of rums comes Barceló Imperial Onyx from the Dominican Republic. Made up of a blend of rums aged for 10 years in heavily charred bourbon casks, this expression was filtered through onyx stones (hence the name) prior to bottling. Each production stage makes for a rich and complex rum."
If you like the regular Ron Barcelo, you should give this a try. I supposed it is very similar to the regular one, but much deeper flavours and sweeter, absolutely delicious to sip.
One word of warning, as glamorous as the Black bottle is, it is an absolute nightmare to pour from, spillage every single time, so bad that I had to decant it into another bottle. I might have given it a 9 if not for this problem.