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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.
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.
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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
Pale caramel color, great nose. Says it's up to 15 yes old but doesn't taste that aged.
Taste as a Grand mariner liqour
Honey and orange flavour. Subtil et licoreux. Its taste is like no other
Like no other nice light almost orange color. Pleasant citrus scent. Unique flavors hints of citrus very smooth.
This is one of my favorites. They serve this on Royal Caribbean cruise. It was nice peachy taste and stands up from rest.
This fruity rum is quite drinkable. Probably with sugar, probably full of marketing but the presentation is top notch, the taste bears caramel, vanilla, fruit, citrus... I like it.
To much orange taste! It's too unilateral. The old version Planters Gold XO (picture) was much better his taste more complex. Perhaps they've lost their Masterblender while the Anguilla Rum Company was bought by the Patrón Spirits Company.
You either love it or hate it. It doesn't have a hint of orange its an orange rum! Personally I like the difference
strong aromas and flavours of orange and very smooth. A great alternative rum when you don't want the heavier flavours of the darker rums.
Good to start with when discovering the world of rums, it´s smooth and fruity, or rather orangey, and in the middle range to me.
Too sweet , to much orange ! But i recon the Ladies Would like it !
Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate
Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection