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Flawed with a glimmer of hope
It is agricole rum, which implies those weird tones other reviewers might have noticed. There is heavy raw grass overtone, which is the result of distilling sugar cane juice itself instead of molasses, which leaves the flavor very close to the "nature", so to speak. However, it is quite harsh. Maybe go for higher aging and therefore higher priced agricoles, this is very rough.
A lot of bad ratings for this rum and I suspect that it’s largely because it was part of the 1423 Christmas calender 2018, and most people buyign the calender is perhaps not used to drinking agricole. This is actually a nice rum if your into the style.
A light golden color with a nose offering notes of passionfruit, raspberry and slightly burnt rubber, meant in the best possible way.
The taste is full bodied and slightly accidic with fruity notes leaning towards ripe pears and a subtle hint of rubber and grass. The aftertaste is long and mellow. Good value in my book.
I love myself some agricole rum and after having tried the XO from the same producer, I was exited to try their VO. Let it be said, that if they release an O-edition, then I will not be in line to try it.
Nose: Very funky smell with notes of overripe bananas, lime zest and wood
Taste: Mango, peaches and lime zest. The aftertaste is long, but somewhat foul.
Overall: This is not the rum to convince your friends, why agricole rum is worth trying. It has some potential, but it is not a rum, that I need to try again anytime soon.
Neco takhle odpornyho jsem dlouho nepil. Vune je neco mezi bourbonem a domaci samohonkou palenou z plesnivych hadru. Po sebrani odvahy jsem i ochutnal. Chut je neco mezi okenou a prumyslovym odmastovadlem. Zajimalo by me, kdo neco takoveho vybral do kalendare.
This is a flavorful agricole, and i think the assessment of the 8 labeled "misunderstood gives a fair frame of reference for taste and the like for someone who favors agricole rum. So view my rating as quite favorable as the gasoline and whiskey vibes is not for me personally,
Disagreement with S. From 24 rums calendar. S would give 4, I would give 6+. I have now tasted few of those kinds - “whiskey rums” and although I don’t have a taste for whiskey, I am starting to enjoy the unique characteristics of it. It is strongly smokey, rubber, burnt match, tar like taste. But also a bit fruity if you can get through the first part. Tastes like older rums and in its own whiskey rum category definitely not a bad one.
Visited Guadeloupe over the Holidays and truly enjoyed a great distillery tour at Domaine de Severin. Bought a bottle of VO from the distillery since they had a very limited tasting bar. Nice and sturdy bottle and label design. Surprisingly dry Rhum Agricole flavors complemented with grass, citrus, floral notes and plenty of oak to your nose and palate. Strong burn at the end being so dry. Rhum Agricole lovers can easily add 2 points to my score.
Very nice nose with a lot going on. Taste is not as great as the nose promises, but still very interesting. It has been in ex-bourbon cask and has a lot of smokyness to it. So all in all a very different style rum, which I always appreciate in a tasting :)
The nose is interresting with banana and lime (zest). There is this thing that you know but you cannot identify.
The taste is not like a rumthat I use to taste, its agricole and I don't really like it. Maybe too young to enjoy such fun.
There is something in the after taste that stays with you a long moment. I would it 1 point for that.
I cannot give more than 4 for now
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