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Veľmi tmavý rum vo fľaši, skoro až do čierna, po naliatí do pohára pôsobí trochu svetlejšie, ale snáď ani 50 ročný rum nedosiahne takúto farbu...určite ho majstri v Mexiku ničím neprifarbili...=)...vôňa rumu je príjemná nasladlá, náznak vanilky, oriešky, sušené slivky. Chuť podľa môjho názoru výrazne zaostáva za arómou. Niečo mi tam nezapadá na záver a v dochuti. Asi je na mná príliš horký alebo trpký. Výrazné drevité tóny, káva a mandľova horkosť. Niečo podobné ako mladší 12 ročný El Ron Prohibido, aj keď o triedu lepšie. U mňa je toto kategória mixer.
Rum tasting in Finnish wilderness with my good old friend continued with El Ron Prohibido 15y Gran Reserva. Very nice and unique bottle and label design. Super dark, almost black color. Mild oak to the nose and palate when neat sipped. Absolutely nothing at the end. It just simply disappeared in your taste buds
On the nose, there is sweetness, xmas cake and caramel.
In the mouth, it is mostly Kaluha. SO much so that I found myself wondering if there had been a huge mistake at the bottling plant in Mexico.
It is very soft and smooth, but very nearly sickly-sweet. I generally don't use mixers or ice in my rum, which is just as well because I don't think there's much in the way of mixers that would work with this.
This particular bottle cost me £58, if I remember correctly - it isn't worth that much, but it is certainly sweet and sippable.
When i think of rum, Mexico isn't the first place in the carribean area that comes to mind. Mexico reminds me of tequila and bad beer that gives you a bad hangover. But must say that i liked this rum. Coffee, vanilla and toffee for the nose and tounge. But a bit to sweet though.
Nie do końca rozumiem niektóre słabe opinie, ale każdy ma swój gust. Pierwsze co bardzo interesujący, ciemny kolor. Pewnie dodatkowo zabarwiony, ale i tak robi dobre wrażenie. Zapach delikatny, lekko słodkawy. Smak naprawdę niezły. Lekko słodki, ale nie za słodki. Całkiem delikatny, minimalne czucie alkoholu. Bez rewelacji, ale warty spróbowania.
Taste of leather, smoke, full body, smooth aftertaste.
On the nose there is almost nothing, the taste was very thin, almost as if it was dilluted with water, alcohol and bitterness. Found it hard to empty the glass with the sample.
Rum jistě na první pohled překvapí svou tmavou barvou, chuť je relativně sladká s neobvyklým nádechem ořechů.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Karamel, kůže, nasládlá větrovost. Bohužel je cítit trochu i líh. Jinak zatuchlost, presso, kakao a melasa. (83 b)
Chuť: Melasa, kakao, pak se ozve pikantní štiplavost, která jde dokonce až do chilli papriček. Tmavá čokoláda, větrovost, káva a kořenitá nasládlost v dochuti. (85 b)
Shrnutí: Oproti 12 yo verzi solidní pokrok v chuti, ale vůní mi víc seděla dvanáctiletá verze.
Matured heavy rum with complex aroma and taste. Very smooth - absolutely no burning. Sweeter, but not too much. Long aftertaste with fruit and wood tones.
Color is dark, sweet tones, strong, chocolate and coffee..
Subtones of plums, sultans. Little wood, nuts...
Kein nennenswertes Aroma erkennbar!!
Starker Alkohol Nachgeschmack
When I read the label at the store, I say to myself "Hum Mexican rum, maybe this is a discovery". Really disapointed. Taste, real rum taste, not there. Only a coarse wood taste mixed with old wine kept outside in the sun of the mexican summer.
Nose of fruit and wood, and taste of Wood and raisins. Very Dark colour. I expected the worst, because in design it looks a little cheap like Kraken Rum. It was a little heavy at first, but it has some interesting caracter, but the Price scares me off.
I liked the color. But in taste and smell, there is too strong taste of.. wood(?), but not oak - something less noble. Even after half hour of breathing in the glass, intensity of that (for me) unpleasant taste and smell doesn’t go away.
Excellent rhum mais à peine meilleur que la version en 12 ans d'âge. Un peu déçu sur ce point.
Cool looking bottle, though the writing is all in Spanish. Nice real cork stopper.
First glance - dark, looks like a strong molasses rum. Slow, thick legs on the glass. Nose ... Odd. Hints of banana bread (though *not* bananas). Something harsh, like an astringent. Slight smoke. As always, I start neat First taste is harsh. This is not a smooth, easy sipping rum. A little more air, and it's still strong. Not strong of alcohol though, it has a very unusual taste. I think it needs ice. A little chilled, after the ice has melted a bit, and it softens up considerably. I can still get the hint of banana bread, and a little more sweetness. A little easier drinking now. But there still something odd, I wonder what this was aged in? Does not seem like oak. It has a very sharp after taste, and seems much more raw than 15 years of Solera aging would suggest. (Perhaps that is just marketing, and not the real age?)
Mixing this into a rum and coke, whatever bite it has is still there. There is an underlying taste to this that I can't identify, and it is very prominent. Not overwhelming, but definitely there.
When I started this review, I gave it a 5. I've since dropped it to a 4. I'm not impressed, for the price it is underwhelming, and I don't particularly enjoy it. If I could have tasted it first I would not have bought the bottle. If you could find the right mix (perhaps Ginger beer?), this might be salvageable. I'll have to keep looking though.
Not great neat. Drinkable on ice or with coke, but not great any way so far.
** Another update. I figured I'd give this another try. I really can't get into it. It's not so bad that I won't finish the bottle, but there's a smell and taste of something harsh in it. I've dropped my rating to a 3.
je to nie velmy chutovo vyrazny rum, da sa pit aj vo velkych duskoch, skor si to priam ziada aby ste z chuti mali aspon aky taky pozitok. urcite tento rum nezatracujem, vseobecne mi suche rumy celkom idu a toto je taky entry level za dobre peniaze. chut hlavne kava podporena zamitodrevenou chutou. v tele pocitie trochu sladkosti. prijemny je aj alkohol ktory doplny chut. jemne zahreje, ale vobec neprerazi. je to moj denny rum ked sa neviem rozhodnut co pit :-) 6,8/10
although 3 years older than his brother, I have to say I like the younger 12YO version better, I was a bit dissapointed to notice very slight difference, while this one seems more sweet to me with much more vanilla in it, could be great for mixing and it is really nice to try it pure, but I think this will not work for sweet rum fans, and despite its "nice roughness" in some way, it will not work for dry rum fans neither, one time experience was enough in this case