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Easily consumable in a bind
The Mexicans typically distill lightly flavoured rum, which tends to be uninteresting. However, thanks to its long aging in European oak (it must have been a sherry cask), this is nonetheless interesting, aromatic and unusual. You can clearly smell the nutty notes of the sherry, and the European oak causes a different, darker aroma profile than the American oak of the ubiquitous bourbon barrels.
Strong dark color and oak nose. Have never tasted rum with such strong oak nose.. it is more like a cognac by nosing. Taste: not bad at all. Almost no sugar and strong oak taste. Really simple taste and good aftertaste. Almost no spices. Definitely like it although it is not like an usual rum.
i found this rum over all pleasing. it's appearance suggest a strong rum, lot's of barrel or smoke maybe? but truly it's pretty mild. i found the initial palate to be nice. at first i thought it was cloying but a little water (melted ice) took care of that and let the burnt marshmallow of toasted sugar through. i honestly am enjoying this bottle. i might try the 20 year.... it could be great. it's not. but it sure as heck isn't terrible either.
I tyried Mocambo 15 year and anejo solela 6 years same time.
6 year is better than 15 year.
This 15 year has too dry and too much wood(cask ?) flavor.It was like a oak cask juice.
Da jeg kun har smagt denne rom et par gange vil jeg ikke skrive så meget om den endnu men ved første møde var den super lækker men anden gang var jeg bestemt ikke begejstret
40% ABV. Big, caramel-y nose. A bit like a sugary sweet demerara. Very weak on the palate. Tastes of artificial watermelon, a la Jolly Rancher. Cloyingly sweet, when somehow I was expecting smoky. Thick mouthfeel. The finish is long, if sticky. Warms the throat. Further sips taste a little better. A better taster could tease out more flavors.
Boy was this a disappointment. For some reason I'd expected something more akin to a Havana Club. It's not terrible, just a waste of long aging, which always makes me sad. Also, 40%. A good introductory spirit, perhaps?
I tried the Mocambo 15y and 20y back-to-back and they are both as hideous as one can imagine. The 15y tastes horrific, leaves a nasty afterburn and you will reek tobacco and stale coffee for the rest of the day. You can't even mix the 15y with Coke, it's that bad.
The top 10 worst rums I have ever tried:
1. Barbancourt 4y / 8y / 15y
2. Bounty Dark Rum from Fiji
3. Stroh 40 / 80
4. Plantation Pineapple Stiggin's Fancy
5. Villa Rica 23y
6. Mocambo 15y / 20y
7. Captain Morgan different variations
8. Don Papa 10y / 15y
9. Bacardi flavored "rums", all of them
10. Kraken rums
"Upon sipping it gives initially quite a nice burst of flavour, however this is quickly overtaken by intense spiciness."
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