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Pyrat XO Rum is produced from nine different Caribbean rums that are blended and then aged up to 15 years in used American sweet oak barrels.
The squat Pyrat XO rum bottle shape is inspired by the typical design of rum bottles kept by pirates and ship captains in the 19th century.
The Pyrat is kind of an intricate treat to enjoy. I opened the bottle, poured it in the tumbler and smelled it. What the....!? What's this tang? Is this alcohol fuel? Nonetheless I sipped it. Ohhhhh dear! How did the cleanser wind up in this awesome rum bottle!? So I left the tumbler alone, read the reviews and couldn't stop wondering about the extremely dissenting opinions. Some say it's god's gift to man, others say they wouldn't feed this dog's piss to their worst enemy.
I'm careful with 1 pointers as there's always the possibility of stumbling across the liquid spawn of hell, but I dead sure was ready to dish out my first 2 point review. On the other hand the very good reviews intrigued me enough to give it time and to let it breathe.
After 30 minutes: 2 out of 10. Very sharp smell, very one-dimensional taste.
After 1 hour: What's this? Is there actual taste under the layer of kerosene? We are getting somewhere: 5/10.
After 2 hours: BAMM! There it is! Cinnamon, vanilla, sherry and of course the dominant flavour of orange. The smell is godly, as is the taste that follows. Rich, mellow, well balanced. I could taste all the flavours I smelled before. This rum is really excellent, as long as you give it time to breath and evolve from terrible to bearable to impeccable. I sipped it as seen on the picture. Straight up, no ice, handwarm. For the price the Pyrat XO is a steal.
Ty pomeranče v chuti - připomíná spíš nějaký likér, není to můj šálek čaje (s rumem).
Aroma: Pomeranče se zde mísí s hutnou zemitostí a vůní kůže.
Chuť: V chuti je krásně uhlazený, extrémně jemný ( neplést s nevýrazným), dominuje pomerančový nektar, vanilka, skořice.Ta jemnost a neskutečná uhlazenost v chuti je až zarážející.
Shrnutí: Uznávám, že je to rum velmi originální, který si pravděpodobně s ničím jiným nespletete, ale mně osobně svým charakterem zas až tak neučaroval,
myslím, že by hodně potěšil jako dárek spíše naše něžnější polovičky nebo maminky a babičky. Tím nechci říct, že chlapům nebude chutnat (kolegové z něj byli hodně nadšení).Určitě doporučuji, stojí to za vyzkoušení.
Bottle : The bottle is quite nice.. It´s a cool touch with the ribbon tied to it and it has a nice shape.
Nose : The scent it pretty descent.. But there is a hint of orange already in the scent.
Taste : The taste is pretty full, but there is a strong tone of orange in it.. That kill´s it for me..
Finish : Same here.. If it wasn´t for the the awful orange tone it would have been ok.
If you like Zacapa 23 you will love this one..
Had a great experience with this rum, in a rum bar, and it became my first sipping rum.
I must confess that I have outgrown it, and just keep it for the really cool bottle - but i will give it at good 6 (1 is for the bottle).
It really smells and tastes of orange, witch i think is distinctive.
En dejlig rom som kan nydes med et par isterninger. Dejlig frisk med noter af citrus.
Trés interessant à decouvrir. Une belle rondeur et une approche aromatique toute en agrume.
Un rhum différent a conseiller tout particulièrement aux fans de Grand Marnier.
very tasty. very smooth. but does have an strong alcohol tast at first
Rhum avec un gout très prononcé d'agrumes. A gouter mais il peut être déconcertant !
My expectations were high for this rum but I was surprised by the taste reminiscent of triple sec or orange liquor. Too much of it to my opinion. It is good, but it lacks the sugary flavor of cane. Nevertheless, I'm happy to have it in m'y collection shelf.
It's almost like southern comfort not very complex and not as smooth as other rums in the same price bracket. I like the bottle but wouldn't go rushing out to add it to my collection
When I want a change up this is it,Right here this it.
This is top shelf for personal or your Family.
Had this a while ago, but it should be mixed with cola or other mixes as I found it to be fairly rough around the edges, so-to-speak.
It has a caramel finish and is smooth but has multiple odd things about it. Including the caramel finish
Tastes like it is perfect for pirates to keep away scurvy. Little harsh but I have always had a bottle on hand since 8 years ago. Can be used as a good mixer if you want to add a little orangey rum flavor.
Tried it neat. Good sipping rum. Enjoyable complexity, with a fair amount of sweetness.
Exceptionally smooth! Great finish. This rum is best drunk straight!
Sip it straight up! Great finish. Pyrat is a great rum to add to your collection. When drank straight up it has a smooth pleasurable taste. Light sweet warm spice flavor, great aroma and a very unique bottle. I highly recommend this my favorite rum.
“Mon amie laissez le bon temps rouler!”
Un Grand Marnier avec un petit gout de rhum...
Pourquoi pas le déguster comme un Schrubb, avec des glaçons
Que ce soit à l'odeur ou au gout, j'ai l'impression de boire du grand marnier.
Ce rhum sent beaucoup trop fort l'orange. A essayer peut être en mix, mais pur ça ne passe pas !
Strong taste with a touch of orange. I didn't care for it with coke, but by itself and on the rocks wasn't too bad at all.
Pyrat is a tasty rum, much lighter in both color and body than I normally go for. The flavor has a spicy orange note I quite like, and wouldn't mind in mixed in with Coke or soda water. The aroma, on the other hand, reminded me of paint thinner. However, once you get past the door the rum itself is quite nice...
Not a bad sipping rum with an expected complexity. I keep this one on my top shelf.
Good taste a lot of orange and citrus. Long after taste
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection