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Easily consumable in a bind
This rum has an incredible sweet aroma (if you like that), a lot of vanilla or brown sugar scent. When drinking it neet it is pretty good without any heavy alcohol burn. Did a flight of this with El Dorado 12 and Kraken. Old Monk came second behind the El Dorado. So much sampling to do.
i smell dark chocolate and ester. some notes of espresso.
i taste smoke, dark chocolate, molasses, some burn, spicy notes. in the aftertaste its burning a little bit, peppery with notes of espresso. chocolate, some dry fruit tones at the end.
7/10. some kind of rum with a very special taste. torn back and forth in betweeen dark chocolate, coffee and plastic.
not for the lovers of sweet rum.
The bottle is what made me try it at first. The smell is of "caramel brûlé". The taste is caramel with a nice sting at the end. I was hoping the bottle was not just a nice face. I was not disappointed.
I love the original design of the bottle showing a monk great detail.
As far as taste goes its a more refined version of the Old monk XXX. the vanilla and molassess are stronger. getting a bit more oak. one i had was sitting on shelfs for at least 2 years since the one i got was bottled in 2013. was a pain finding the bottle in my state but managed to get my hands on one. and for only 10$ more than the XXX. id gladly pay for just the bottle design itself!.
also its alot more smoother than the XXX dont even need ice to sip on it. no burn at all.
if you like the XXX and want a more flavorful experiance. go with this stuff.
The most smooth and amazing rum I've ever had!...Great aroma, taste, colour and texture!...Awesome bottle!...And not to forget, absolute value for money!
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