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A refined and elegant rum, inspired by true character. After 12 years of aging in selected barrels, it boasts luxurious and exceptional. Its well-rounded flavours are only achieved by time and artistry. Drink it by itself, paired with dark chocolate or along with mature tobacco cigars. Character behind every sip.
Recommendable to most
Though a bit sweet for my palate, really nice in every way. The only reason I wouldn't take four bottles of this instead of one bottle of Centuria is so I can trade the Centuria for, say, a bottle of Opthimus 18, one of Mount Gay XO, and a Depaz Blue Cane to round out the price bracket.
Value alone, it's a no-brainer at $32ish. It really gets better as it airs out in the bottle or decanting. Dark berries, cherries, apricot, some buttery/salted toffee, coffee. Initial sweetness fading towards the finish with the tiniest hint of leather and tobacco bringing up the rear; really nice medium body texture. If you dislike oak/wood notes to your rum, they're almost completely missing here. There's a delicious cognac note here, too.
If you find yourself unimpressed with the adulterated sweetness of most rums but don't fancy the drier examples like Appleton 12, Brugal 1888, this is a center-line rum you just might come to love. An critical rating of 7 but a cumulative rating of 8 given the great value. A staple.
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.
I liked this a lot for my first time trying it. I tried it with coke and sipped on it as a shooter. I can drink either way but prefer with coke. I will definitely buy again.
This one reminds me very much of the El Dorado 12 year. I am fairly certain there is some substantial added sugar, as I recently found out there is in the ED 12 - but it has enough flavor to hold up and not be overwhelmed by sweetness. Smoky, woody, with leather and tobacco notes. I don't smoke but it seems to me this one would be excellent with a cigar.
Edit : I have since found out that this rum and El Dorado 12 yr have almost the exact same amount of added sugar, around 30 g/ltr. This is a substantial amount and makes the usual $30+ price tag something I would not pay - although I am not unhappy that scored several on closeout for under $20.
($57CAD) It’s dark and smells a bit spicy. Which didn’t seem to show up on the palate the first couple sips. There’s a lot to unpack in this rum.
The first thing I noticed tasting this one is it’s more tart than any of the other rums I’ve tried. Like cherries. It’s upfront and I like it. Right behind that is what I was smelling, some spice or tobacco maybe. That fades into a good amount of sweetness and then oak, resting nicely into a subtle but lingering warmth.
This rum makes me look forward to drinking it. It’s an interesting rum with some distinct flavours on top of the sweetness which is exactly what I like.
Je to môj prvý rum z rodiny Abuelo. Rozhodol som sa ho vyskúšat na základe dobrých recenzii. Dizajn fliaš sa mi veľmi nepači ale doležitejší je obsah. Rum krásne vonia po vanilke, trstinovom cukre, dube a dyme. Cuť je sladká tak akurát a kopíruje vôňu. Výborný chutný rum ale v tejto cene by som siahol asi po niečom výraznejšiom.
Cedar, leather, raisins, peppery tobacco...great aroma. Taste is sort of cedar/black licorice/charred molasses, a bit too sweet and just didn't seem balanced to me. Much smoother that the 7 year Abuelo, so there's that.
It is truly one of my favorites. I love its gentle taste - it is very universal for me, only reason for not being 10/10 - its bit too sweet. Slight bit.
"By Warren Bobrow via Foodista"
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