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This rum is a slap and then a burn. The most I ever paid for a bottle and my biggest disappointment...
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.
Příjemná vůně, tvrdý alkohol. Myslím, že za tyhle peníze se dají koupit zajímavější kusy...
Not outstanding, but good for mixong drinks. On the dry side
This rum has a very sharp alcohol smell, the taste is light fruity.
I finally got around to buying a bottle of this highly rated rum from Panama. The nose is of leather and wood. On the tongue, it is vanilla and caramel. Then it is followed by a nasty bitter burn at the back of my throat. After waiting a few hours and trying again, the nasty after burn was replaced by the taste of shoe leather. The wooden planks of the barrel are held together by leather, which is where this taste comes from. However, this aftertaste is so undesirable that I recommend a slogan for this distiller, "Abuelo...for the masochist lurking within all of us". Sorry, but I can only rate it as a 5 and after not liking their Anejo, I will not buy any more Abuelo. It is a decent rum, but just not for me.
You have all heard of funky Jamaican rums and my 12-year Appleton Estate Reserve Blend had a love/hate relationship with me because of the unique funk. I thought that funky rums were unique to Jamaica until now. This one is a funky Panamanian! If that floats your boat, then go for it.
And finally after a few more tastings, this one was aged in port wine casks. Personally, I love port wines such as Dow's Tawny Port, but not mixed with my rum. Sorry, but the combination of these two polar opposites comes off to this drinker as funky Panamanian. I have also had not much luck with other rums aged in sherry or port casks such as Papa's Pilar Dark. Knowing this tidbit will save me lots from buying rums that are highly rated by drinkers who like the fortified wine barrels for aging.
The twelve year aged offering from Abuelo is surprisingly IMO their worst offering that I've sampled. The smell and taste are both very harsh and give me more of an impression of whiskey than rum. Stick with the 7
A average okay rum. Strong first-touch that reminds me to cocnac
Fruit in abundance, cognac like aroma and after taste. Somewhat medicinal aroma though. Probably added sugar, color and vanilla.
sugar test results-29g
i smell chocolate, pear and some wood tones.
i taste dried fruit, pepper, oak, dark chocolate.
4/10 - add 5 points to get the score if you like sweet rums!
the abuelo 12 ist a good sipper for a day to day rum. i thin i little less sweet than the diploamtico. lighter fruit notes and definitley more interesting. still a sweet rum.
No es el tipo de ron que me gusta. Olor de madera, muy poderoso. Color de un añejo potente. El sabor.: presencia de roble muy fuerte sin poder sacar ningun otro sabor. Parece que lo han rellenado a un barril podrido. A mi no me convence.
By Warren Bobrow via Foodista