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I was expecting more.. my first rum from Panama.. strong alcohol smell and taste..kind of flat tasting.. ok for mixing with coke..but for the price, I wont buy it again
Toffee and caramel. Fruitiness of ripe banana, sweet spices (cinnamon, vanilla) and cedar wood aroma.
Fruitiness of banana and over ripe papaya with leathery flavour. Quite bourbon-ish and drier compare to the younger release labe.
Sweet baking spices and medium finishing. Cedar wood and tobacco towards the end.
Balance sweetness and woody flavour which allow me to sip on it thro out the night.
This rum contains a very large amount of added sugar which makes it seem "sweet and smooth", but which masks the rum's actual flavors. What does this rum really taste like? We'll never know.
Knowing Spanish-style rums are notorious for added sugar, I wasn't expecting much. The nose is extremely molasses forward which was confirming my worst fears. Upon tasting however, I was mildly surprised it wasn't a complete sugar-bomb like Diplomatico Reserva Exculsiva. It came across the palate a bit drier than anticipated, but that was a pretty low bar. There's a hint of smokiness and very little burn. It's not offensive, but there isn't a whole lot of complexity either.
I do like the wood in this one and I do like the little burn and the taste of caramel and molasses that you have in your mouth just after you have finished it. But it just ends there, can't feel the magic in this one, don't know why, maybe it is too sweet, maybe I had better rums so I can't be objective with this one. Price in Europe might be interesting but for 5€ you can have a lot of better bottles.
A (too) sweat vanilla tasting rum with a strong alcohol. Not a sipping rum for me and I assume that there is added sugar/caramel to this rum. An ok rum for a decent price.
This rum is a slap and then a burn. The most I ever paid for a bottle and my biggest disappointment...
Smells sweet like Ron Zacapa Solera 23 but only has half of the familiar taste from that rum. The dried fruit and raisiny flavors are the same but the finish is totally different and has a noticeable dryer tobacco/leather/scotch flavor. I had to sip it a few times b4 I could figure it out when I suddenly yelled out loud "Scotch"!
Overall it honestly tastes like a mix of sweetened rum and scotch. If you like both spirits then you may just love this. 6/10 because it doesn't taste like rum but is unique. Update: I've just tried Appleton 12 year rare blend and it has some similar flavor to this, apparently this scotch-y taste can be found in other rums as well. Update 2: obviously upon writing this review I was unfamiliar with funky Jamaica/Guyana style rums that give the flavor of what I thought then to be reminiscent of scotch. I only knew that this tastes like Zacapa but different on the finish. I remember it being quite sugared tho and will have to revisit at some point and might actually like it this time now that my palette has had more experience.
It was not bad, but it is not my favorite. Something is missing in the taste.
Sweet and tasteful, but too much flavor of dried prune or raisins for me.
This may be a feature of panamanian rum, there was same flavor in Rum Nation Panama.
This rum has quite high reviews, which too my opinion has to do with the price, which is attractive. However, taken the price into consideration, there are better rums available. Would not buy it again, although the rum is certainly not bad.
The tastes are good and there is nothing special to complain about but
I feel there are better options even at more affordable prices.
After my initial introduction to the fabulous 7-years old Abuelo some years ago, the time had come for me to get to know its 12-years old brother, my expectations being really high....but the awakening was rather rude! Although it's older, it's even sweeter, and if in the case of the 7-years old the balance between dryness-sweetness is succeeded in an exemplary manner, here in our case we are talking about an intense sugary palate, a feature that covers nearly everything else. Yes, it is a pleasant rum after all, but I wouldn't prefer my rum to be as sweet as a birthday cake!
Dry and fruity, reminds me of whiskeys, but not in a bad way. It is an interesting rum for sure.
I know that my preferences are more on sweet side, so don't want to say anything really bad on this one. However, the smell is too strong and of alcohol, and the taste is quite on whisky side for me. Worth trying from time to time, but for sure not my favourite.
An sich ein guter Rum aber mir persönlich eine Spur zu sprittig! Muss etwas länger atmen bevor seine Geschmacksvielfalt nicht mehr vom Alkohol überdeckt wird
thin body and a little burn. Smell very interesting
This has a strong smell of alcohol. It bites a bit. But still tasty with a pleasant aftertaste.
This 12 years is less sweet than the 7 years and I find the burn of alcohol at the end is just to harsh!
Not bad in any way but mediocre, except smell, that is great. perfumed and reach. Taste is sweet, hints of some fruit, honey, nothing lasting. you drink it and you forget about it.
Lækker smag med meget kant, super duft og eftersmag
Har ofte læst at 7 års var bedre end 12 års, men det giver jeg ikke ret i. 15 års er dog bedre. Duft af tobak, træ og appelsin. Meget smag af tobak og træ, men også lidt marcipan ved 3-4 forsøg. Ikke dårlig, men heller ikke en til romskabet. Lang eftersmag. (12. December 2018 i MacY)
Not a bad rum, but not that good either. I've tried it on the rocks, with cola, with ginger, with other cocktails, and I can't really find the best way to enjoy it.
This rum is decent but no more. The nose , for me, is a bit harsh . The taste is very sweet. I don't like really sweet rums
This is too sweet in my opinion
By Warren Bobrow via Foodista