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Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable rum

Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable

Saint Lucia | Aged

7.4/10(20 ratings)
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Posted 15 days ago by spagr from Czech Republic with 43 ratings

Tasted in Drinks By The Dram - The Rum Advent Calendar (2019 Edition)

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Posted 28 days ago by CJ1999 from United Kingdom with 85 ratings

Traditionally strong, a navy rum to respect. Smooth and very drinkable. However the sweetness makes it only tolerable for a glass or two

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Posted 1 month ago by 5xo (PREMIUM) from Slovakia with 264 ratings

it reminds me of Appleton 21y, but with deep molasses in the nose. It has bitter aftertaste, which subtracts a point or two.

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Posted 2 months ago by RumGuy1 from United States with 41 ratings

Tasting notes: dark chocolate, ginger, clove, oak' and vanilla
Nose: toffee, medicinal quality, leather, chocolate

Well balanced. If this rum had a higher cask strength, it would be a 10.

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Posted 5 months ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 200 ratings

If you like oak you are going to love this. Like the Princessa this is smooth as a widows kiss. From start to finish it is pure pleasure. A little less bite than Princessa, but I like bite. Great balance. Lots of wood with dark fruit notes. Very good, medium complexity. Great sipper. I like the Princessa just a little better. I give this 8.3. Princessa 8.5. Another great rum from a GREAT DISTILLERY.

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Posted 6 months ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 369 ratings

This one was quite difficult to rate since I had tried their other two that are now available in the USA. I thought that there would be even more oak flavor to this rum than their Royal Oak, but somehow it is kept in check. I still prefer their Princessa, which also happens to be their cheapest with less aging and less oak.

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Posted 8 months ago by Immiketoo (PREMIUM) from Greece with 49 ratings

Slightly sweet with a simple rum finish. Good burn and smooth finish.

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Posted 8 months ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 248 ratings

Sitting in a rocking chair on the rear verandah of a classic old St Lucia hotel 20+ some years ago sipping Admiral Rodney neat. So I had to find another bottle today, it is rich and somewhat complex especially for my pallet at that time. Does quite not hold its own today, one of the St Lucia distilleries brand like Chairman’s reserve. Medium dark in the glass initial taste flat lacking depth lends to slightly sweet burn. Goes down easy but not enough lingering depth in this price point.

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Posted 8 months ago by Cory Wid from United States with 87 ratings

I had heard of the prospect of "selective extraction" when distilling rum in a reflux column though hadn't heard of any distilleries practicing it until I discovered Admiral Rodney. The claim on the label is that only rum extracted from the lower plates of the column are used, which is aged and then blended for this release.

Such a strategy for collecting this rum dramatically reduces the heady and rough character associated with the heads and foreshots (ethyl acetate, acetaldehyde, etc.). These high-boiling fractions are often loaded with pleasant oil character, which is showcased very well in this rum. It is easily the smoothest and most pleasant rum that I've ever tasted. It is also without any sugaring or violation with additives, which makes me very happy. Aroma is quite good.

This should be drunk neat or with just a drop of water, as it is quite delicate. This rum fills a niche that is practically non-existent in the current rum market, which can be described as "ultra-fine light rum".

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Posted 10 months ago by Spidey-P from Netherlands with 78 ratings

It is a good rum, but nothing special. The other 2 are better than this one. I rate it a 6,5 cause it isn't that bad either.