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Enjoyed a bottle of Bacoo 5y Rum on a very cloudy afternoon. Unique bottle and label design. Golden color. Alcohol, butterscotch and vanilla to your nose and palate. Strong kick at the end. Better mixed that neat sipped.
I liked the look of the bottle which inspired me to try it. I liked it and look forward to trying the more agee versions.
At first taste, room temp, neat straight from the bottle I was admittedly a bit disappointed. I thought the taste was somewhat artificial and seemed overly "flavored". However with some chill, a cube, or cold water this really opens up. Soft, round, & light-bodied. Lots of cinnamon, spice, butterscotch, and light caramel and vanilla notes. Pretty damn good for sub $20 and very good with ginger beer!
Nice. Reallllly nice...
Smells like vanilla and butterscotch, with some oakiness to it, and tastes basically the same. The butterscotch hits a huge swell on the finish though before the oak comes back. Very smooth. Somewhat sweet. It's basically Kirk and Sweeney, but younger, with a little sugar. WHICH IS FREAKING AWESOME!!
Yes, this rum lacks power. No, it's not unique. But guess what?? It's super friendly, can be sipped or mixed, and it's $25 a bottle. What part about that can you not love??
There are three Bacoo rums available...the 5-year, the 8-year, and the 12-year. Since I have a bottle of each I am going to review all three today. They have a website (http://bacoorum.com/) which contains the legend of the Bacoo along with various information concerning the company.
The aroma in the snifter is quite nice. A bit sweet. Warm amber in color. Swirling it in my snifter reveals good legs.
The flavor is nice but seems a bit too sweet for a 5-year old rum but not cloyingly sweet I makes me think it has been sugared a bit. It feels a little oily on the tongue and has distinct butterscotch and vanilla flavors. There is some oak flavor via tannin in the wood barrels. A mild burn in the throat but nothing harsh.
At around $20 a bottle it is a decent rum for the price. Not a bad rum by any stretch of the imagination. Just nothing that stands out.