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The smell never got better no matter how long it sat straight astringent nose. The first few sips were decent but slightly harsh it was not until I was a quarter thru the bottle it started tasting less harsh. This goes down easy in the throat but a bit dry. I could not detect much flavor or sweetness in it to be honest the dryness masked the flavors for me a bit of water did not help. I mixed it with some coke and that seemed to help out in terms of flavor. I ended up drinking the better part of the bottle in a sitting. I rate this highly because it gave me no ill feelings or hangover at all. With this bottle I consumed 2 cigars, a Triple whopper with cheese, bacon, ketchup, mustard, mayo, A double cheese burger no pickles, French fries, and 3 bbq chicken strips. Then I passed out and awoke early the next morning feeling great. Because of the no hangover effects I upgraded this from 7 to an 8.
Pampero Aniversario Reserva Exclusiva 40% Venezuela
Eye: Worn brownish copper
Nose: Pleasingly coy nose on this one at introduction. Smells a little too sweet and one dimensional to be refined and makes me think it is quiet young with the ambition to seem older than it is. Like a teenage boy with grandads perfume on. Kind of oily and thick which can be promising but the lack of edge raises a red flag for me. Then comes the compulsory butter scotch and caramel, some dried fruits, hazel and walnuts. Detect also margarine (that´s a first) and vanilla coke. It also reminds me of Versace Edt Pour Homme but I suspect I´ve bumped into someone with that fragrance on earlier today. It develops somewhat in the glass and after a while I love the smell. Nougat, some citrus like orange marmalade and grape fruit zest. Very nice, could smell this all night!
Mouth: Yes, very sweet. Oh, and it comes in waves. First a small swell of cool sweetness with some exotic fruits, then a slightly larger swell carrying dried fruits and nougat and finishes with a monster wave of embrowned butter and burnt sugar, molasses even. This is the fault in my humble opinion. It is very mellow throughout the whole palate and is evenly presented with its entire register of flavors. In that respect it is very well balanced. I like each and every element but it is just too sweet and sugary which in the long run is …boring. Taste good though.
Reaction: As usual I don´t have a clue of what I am drinking. Apart from the treacle-like sweetness it is rather gentle and cool which is an unusual but welcome feature. It is also anonymous and lack that individuality I do appreciate so much in 40%-ABV-and-above-spirits. After 30 minutes I don´t agree with myself about the age statement anymore. I feels older and more self-confident towards the end but it seem to have lost interest in itself. Like an I-am-what-I-am-attitude. Good stuff but a tad sweet and simple. Seems like a bargain taking the price into account, but again, when do I drink it?
Price: 289 SEK
Tasted: 2016, In a Riedel Sommelier Cognac XO glass at room temperature.
Good reviews here a some good references from my friends made me to buy this rum. But it was big disappointment. It bites in the nose, bites on the tongue and bites in the throat. Maybe it is just bad bottle, ti would not be my first experience that one bottle tastes different than another. But for now i am not recommanding this rum.
Definitely not smooth with strong alcohol taste. More suitable on the rocks
Retasted: rate 4->5, but still unsatisfiing experience. This rum is not good, taste is just flat and bity.
Found the last bottle at a liquor store in NY, so I figured it must be good if there's only one bottle left on the shelf. Interesting presentation in the leather sleeve, but this rum does not need a "hook" like this to gather attention. Nice bottle design, and the juice is quite dark. I let the rum sit in the glass before tasting, as some mentioned to let it breathe. Not a strong nose, somewhat sweet. Upon tasting, very mild oak taste, somewhat complex and nice finish.
Package in leather sack is very nice. Gratifying as a gift for someone. Surely will not be disappointed what is concealed inside bottle.
Definitely needs some time to breathe in a glass because first you are hammered with strong alcohol smell. After few minutes you can find there some sweet,oaky and vanilla aroma.
Taste is just little sweet, also vanilla oak and smoky tones. Burns just little and everything is well balanced.
Don't waste with this stuff for mixing wiht coke!
Sugar: 16 to 20 gpl. I bought this bottle primarily because of the packaging and thought for $29 this wouldn't be that good. I sure was wrong about price equals taste. Who knew that a 4 to 6 year blend of rums could be this good. In the glass it has a great aroma of brown sugar or fudge-caramel. Oak, vanilla and spices follow. It is a sweet and very smooth rum with a pleasant burn and agreeable aftertaste. Not overly complex, but so darned easy to drink. Even the ladies tried it and that's surprising. During my first glass I thought this tasted familiar, prompting me to pull out the Zacapa 23 and the Zacapa XO from the shelf. Sure enough this one is right in the middle of those 2 rums. Maybe the blender was working on Zacapa and Pampero the same week. Both brands are controlled by Diageo....so it makes sense. It's not a conspiracy, it's a deal. It doesn't matter as this is an outstanding bargain.
I will be sure to stock up on this rum the next time I find it.
Nice presentation in the leather sack which makes it stand out of other rums in the store.
The rum is very nice and super smooth.
Tones of brown sugar vanilla and oak.
I like it a lot but compared to other premium rums it is missing the X-factor, not disapointing but also not very special.
I would recomend this rum to a beginner because it is so smooth and easy to drink.
Super rum. that good! Smooth tasting, not to sweet, tastefull really good on the rocks or not if you like. Get your hands on a bottle!
This is a very well blended smooth rum, with a full very clasic rummy body. Letting it breath a bit in the glass removes the very faint alcohol taste that's there from the beginning. Great aftertaste, not much wood.
Bottle design and the leather pouch is a very good thing for those of you (like me!) who enjoy such things.
Clear dark bronze color with creamy legs. Astringent nose with a slight molasses, oaky, vanilla scent and a hint of tobacco. A little sharp on the pallet but a warm smooth burn. One of my early favorite rums. An excellent sipper for the price.
No es un sabor complicado, tiene muchos matices, fuerza y un gusto a caramelo que me encanta, Jamas lo he tomado combinado, solo o con un hielo y el precio es lo mejor 14'90€.
I would say good gift with nice price/value rating. Perfect as a gift for someone to enter the rum community. Nice smell, many tones on younger even bit harsch but hey it’s not 25 years.
Fruity sweeter vanilla gentle nose. Sweeter start to vanilla smoky fruity a bit if abv toward end and sharp strong smokey roasty finish. Woud love to have more body and gentleness
I am far away from the experienced crowds here but I can say this ...
This brown very flavoured rum is more of value than the price of 35 euro (Belgium). It is a very strong rum with an alcoholic taste but the favours surronding the alcohol are complex. After every sip you can detect something different. the taste stays in your mouth for a very long time. after every sip it is getting stronger and stronger. For me this rum is a very big big winner considering the price statement. I would like to taste more rums like this one. Just buy and try it for yourselfs !!! Regards Frankie Vittorio
Tento Venezuelský rum vám dá podstatne viac ako čakáte od 4 ročného rumu,ktorý sa dá zohnať pod 20EUR. Cena je až zarážajúca pri pohľade na nádherný obal,vkusnu fľašku a následne peknú vôňu a chuť. Rum sa na nič nehrá,je skôr suchsi,málinko tvrdšiu,no nie príliš. Záver mierne zahreje,no nájdete v ňom príjemnú dochut Sherry i nasladlu ton. Výborná voľba a určite najlepšia v kategórii rumov do 20EUR. Skvelá voľba na začiatok pri spoznávaní sveta rumov.
Do you like Coca-cola? Its great isnt it? But you can find better ones in the same price category. But is always welcome on my table especially with my “always daily drinking friend” 😂
First touch is sweet, brown sugar and caramel, next touch is deep long smoke of wood.
For me it´s too smoky.
love venezuelan stuff.and this for the price is awesome.smoothe nice flavour.decent flavour.
very underrated i think.you can get this for 20 euros wtf.buy it.
Good to share... And on the rocks it's nice not on my top list
This is a fun bottle to share with friends. It comes in a classic leather pouch which looks just cool as heck. The rum itself doesn’t quite live up to the expectation set by the presentation, but you can do worse. It is actually a decent sip. It has tobacco and strong oak tones but also carries a burn. Sometimes the oak and burn are a bit too strong for my liking but sometimes I am in the mood for that. It’s not Zafra level but it’s a great thing to grab for an evening with friends.
An enjoyable rum that can be drank on it's own or with a splash of Ginger ale. Highly recommend!
Weich, Dörraromen, leichte Süße. In der Nase und auf der Zunge deutlich alkoholisch. Warm im Abgang mit leicht herber Note und etwas Tannin.
Die Farbe schaut sehr gut aus, jedoch gibt er im Geruch mehr her, als im Geschmack. Es bleibt der Alkoholgeschmack stark im Vordergrund...
Tento rum není bohužel pro mne . Nahořklý závěr. Mám raději sladší rumy.
Fľaša je jedinečná, taký malý súdok. Zabelený bol v koženom mešci.
Rum má tmavšiu jantárovú, až zemitú farbu. Vôňu má jemne tabakovú, škoricovú a po dube.
Chuť je príjemne korenistá (nekope), cítiť hrozienka a zrenie v dube. Dochuť trošku alkoholová, ale príjemne zahreje, až trošku zmeraveje jazyk. Celková sladkosť je vyvážená, nemám obavy, aby to bol bolehlav. Za tú cenu (cca 20€ - 24€) stojí za vyskúšanie. Pripomínal mi trošku Contrabando.