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Brown sugar aroma. Rum barrel. Sweet, a lot of cane sugar. Has some kick
The extensive information on the back of the label states that it is mostly thin aged Trinidad rum mixed with some aged Jamaican pot still rum rich in HOGO funk. In the 1800's, this combined effect was quite desirable and still is, but mostly in Jamaican circles. As for me, I was glad to finally bid farewell to my funky Jamaican Appleton 12 Year Reserve Blend some time ago. The HOGO funk in this Plantation rum is a lot more subdued and you get it on the aroma and going down the pipe. On the tongue, the funky taste is strangely absent and replaced by fruity caramel. At 80 proof, I am sipping it neat and have no need to add ice or water. It would work really well in Tiki drinks that require two different rums and at a much cheaper cost of only $17 per liter. I would definitely buy this versatile rum again.
As for referring to this Plantation Original Dark Rum as the little brother to their OFTD Overproof, that is not even close. Yes, both have a Jamaican component, but the Trinidad part in this one is replaced in the OFTD by aged rums from Guyana and Barbados. That two-for-one switch is what makes their OFTD better than this one.
Update July 12, 2019: In my overall rankings, I had this one ranked higher than El Dorado 21, so I had to do a side by side taste test to make sure. Sure enough, I got it right the first time! Save your money and get this one instead!
The French have achieved a bright exterior and mighty aroma.
I recognised datura, prunes & sulfur.
Taste = bitterness & sweetness are dominated, then burning & astringency, a little watery.
After some time I got the heaviness in the head and stomach.
The effect is heavy and long-lasting.
Wasn't a huge fan at first, but after some more experience with rums I honestly find this one to be extremely inviting and enjoyable. Smooth, great fruit flavors, fantastic creamy nose.
A blend of Trinidad and Jamaica rum which goes through aging in Caribbean (heavily charred American Oak barrel) and France (French Oak barrel)
Funky and fruity in the glass: canned pineapple, papaya, apple pie with sweet spices.
It tasted less funky compare to the nose and much woody with burn of alcohol. Soft/ diluted caramel with cinnamon and vanilla.
Spicy finishing of cinnamon, vanilla and anise. The party ended quite soon yet still manage to feel the burn of alcohol on the palate.
Was expecting a little more charateristic as its pretty good in the glass.
It's a good mixer and it got me drunk really quick. Goes very well with some cocktails but there are better alternatives.
Krásná láhev...výborný rum...prakticky zadarmo....upřímně nektere drahé rumy nejsou tak dobré....
Caramel but missing the vanilla and molasses notes.
Seamana mult cu A.H. RIISE dar nu atât de aromat și de dulce. De încercat dar cam atât. Oricum mult mai fin :)
Tried the Plantation Original Dark Double Aged on a rainy afternoon and what a disappointment. Color is very deep dark, but the smell test reveals a very offputting soap and glue combination which carries all the way to the taste taste. Nasty burn at the end does not help the matters. Struggles to earn a 3 in my books.
To soft and sweet for me. To much hints of fruit. Good for mixer or party
Strong aroma. Mayby little bit too sweet for my taste but overall good rum. Down side, make me drunk too quikly :D
It's ok that's all there is to it.
I like it but don't plan on getting it any time soon. It's a good mixer and it got me drunk really quick.
I wouldn't buy this one ! I'm happy i got a free sample.
I do like plantation rums but not this one. For a few $ or € more you can get the Barbados 5 year old or the grande reserve, wich are much better in my opinion.
I like the successor better regarding taste, burn, texture, and Dept. This stuff just burns like spicy Cajun home cooked Louisiana food but without the enjoyment of using your taste buds.
It's very cheap...but still I can recommend that. Interesting taste, smoke, aroma is ok, aftertaste strange but I like it. Good to drink at parties or if you looking something to drink without any ocassion.
This is drinkable. Has a lot of different flavors but not balanced.
a bit sweet but still fine as a sipper. Mild on the spice side and still good for a mixer that you dont want to use a spiced rum. enjoyable none the less and the price is good.
Muy buen ron, destacan los aroma de la barrica de cognac de su segundo añejamiento con un ligero toque especiado, olores a madera tostada, dulce caramelo y un toque cítrico excelente para tomar solo con buen cuerpo y suave sabor. A las rocas los aromas cambian, se intensifican los olores de la vainilla y se vuelve más dulce y empalagoso. En resumen un ron complejo y de agradable sabor.
Did not tought much of it at first but at first sip felt like the base of all plantation rum
+ chuť je jemná
+ krásna karamelová farba
+ zaujímavá fľaša(luxusný vzhľad)
+ skvelá cena (v mojej obľúbenej predajni 13€)
+ ako rýchla varianta pohostenia návštevy vhodná voľba
- trocha cítiť liehovitosť
- krátky a ostrý dozvuk
I'd heard a lot about Plantation rums. They seemed legendary. I usually research rums a bit before I buy them in the store, but the reputation of the company led the charge for this impulse buy. Not a great idea on my part. This rum is sweet--cloyingly so. Whatever cocktail you use it in can easily have the amount of simple syrup reduced as an offset. The aroma is distinctly overripe bananas. That pretty much sums up this rum--cloyingly sweet, with a hint of overripe bananas. It makes a passable rum Old Fashioned, but it kind of ruins Coke. I cringed and had to force myself to finish the glass when I tried it neat. It's a mixer only--and even then not for your favorite guests.
If you're familiar with Plantation, you know what your getting here: an exceptionally blended and carefully aged rum, with some tropical aging and an ex-Cognac barrel finish with some "dosage", beautifully bottled and brought to market at an impressive value.
Though there's little in common, I like to think of this bottle as "OFTD, Jr." It's a blend from Trinidad and Jamaica (vs. OFTD's Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados), has been brought down to a friendly 40% (vs. 69%), and dosed with a liberal amount of sugar (OFTD not so much). But beyond that, the flavor profiles are strikingly similar—both are warm and spicy, with no hint of cheap alcohol aroma. Like all Plantation rums (even their "bar classics"), it's rather delicious on its own—especially if you don't mind sweet.
This is a fine rum to stock your bar with, and mix drinks in large quantities for your friends. It's not for subtlety or showing off, but it will deliver in spades against any other rum in its price bracket. Highly recommended.
Well I'll tell that I went to one of their tastings in my city, Montreal. Goes well with burgers and the munchies. It's rough but you get the hang of it . Goes very well with some cocktails but most of all it's a nice addition to your cabinet