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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.
Its very good but honestly, if I am going to spend the money, I would rather spend the extra five and get a bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel. I am hoping try the Pyrat Cask 1623 someday.
Très chouette rhum pour pas cher et assez différents.
Une odeur et un goût d'agrume avec un retour typique de rhum.
Limite proche d'un grand Marnier avec le caractère caramel d'un rhum classique.
Déroutant mais sympa, maintenant faut pas être gêner par ce côté zeste...
This is a smooth and unusual rum for me, the citrus flavor overwhelmed everything, very different to the rum flavors I go for. Would not be surprised if someone gave this to me blind and said it was a orange derived liqueur. The packaging is neat but I probably won't be restocking this till Xmas!
is this the best rum i have ever had? the answer is no. but for the price ($23.00) its the best rum out there i would drink this over captain morgan or sailor jerry any day of the week. its very smooth with notes of orange, vanilla and some smoke to finish it off .
Pyrat XO is een complexe blend van geselecteerde Caribische rums die tot 15 jaar hebben gerijpt in Franse Limousine en zoete Amerikaanse eikenhouten vaten.
Geur: zwaar en zoet met hints van marsepijn en vanille
Smaak: bitter-zoet, enigzins fruitig, zeer vol en zwaar
Afdronk: zeer lang
Pyrat XO Reserve is een prachtige Rum, uitermate geschikt is om puur van te genieten.
If you enjoy sweet, cloyish grand marnier cough medicines you will like this, as for me, not so much...tried it in a rumgita and it was ok, but no way could I force it down neat, warm or with ice, best part was the budda belly medallion with the god of drink around the bottle's neck.
unlike the others, i dont mind the orange and all the shades of the taste there, its rather different from what i have had. Juicy and fruity, its somewhat weird to say when comes to alcohol, at the begining it had strong taste but then fruity flavours appeared and kept it till the end. I would call it sweet. Also strange/unique combination is with coke, not exactly i could directly describe, still eligible for drink shots too.
odeur d'orange agréable, première bouche gout d'alcool un peu violent pour ensuite laisser place à la douceur et à un gout fin d'orange et d'agrume mais pas chimique de type grand marnier. pour le prix il ne faut pas sen priver.
Hate to disappoint, but as a cognac drinker the last thing I expect after opening a bottle is a strong punch of acetone in my nose. I truly hope that I bought a dud. The initial stink is simply horrid!
abv: 40% (zeer zacht)
presentatie: prachtige 70cl. fles met versiersels.
aroma: eikenhout, citrus fruit, aarde.
smaak: zoet, karamel, vanille, eikenhout, sinaasappel, aarde.
nasmaak: van zoet naar droog, citrus, karamel. Houd lang aan.
Al met al een volgens mij prima ,maar aparte, rum. Aanrader om eens te proberen.
24 gr/liter suiker, punt minder.
i like this rum neat and chilled, it reminds me of Grand Marnier and Cointreau cordials. To me this is a light bodied rum with mild flavoring and a smooth after taste not to be paired with a cigar.
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"Had wine not been the drink of choice 2,000 or so years ago, Jesus would have probably turned every drop of water on earth into Pyrat Rum XO Reserve"
"Pyrat XO rum review by Jimmy from The Drunken Pirate"
"it’s like an orange Chuck Norris came through the joint, belted out a roundhouse kick to the face..."
"Pyrat XO rum review by Lance from RumConnection"
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