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Gut ausbalancierter Ron mit Charakter
In der Nase angenehme Holznoten mit einer fruchtigen Frische.
Im Gaumen sehr elegant und geschmeidig, Vanille, Karamell, getrocknete süsse Früchte...
Im Abgang schwingt eine dezente Schwere mit.
Well balanced Ron with character.
In the nose pleasant wood notes with a fruity freshness.
On the palate very elegant and supple, vanilla, caramel, dried sweet fruits ...
There is a subtle weight in the finish.
Miel fruity nose, hay. Leathery mouth with miel, banana, oak.
En nariz especias,pasas,miel,un cuerpo imponente,un sabor aumado ,dulce pero no empalagoso,y un final extraordinario
This is indeed a tasty, sweet rum. Subtle sweet aroma in the bottle. The flavor is not bad but there is some flavor in their that I don't really care for. That's the main reason why I didn't give it an "8". The aftertaste (post burn) is better. I just cannot put my finger on what that odd flavor it. Oh well. Otherwise a very nice rum.
What a nice rum this is.
A great complex aroma in the glass which you expect with rum's that are a bit older and in a higher price range then this one.
I really like the taste of it and it's very smooth.
The after taste is also very nice.
Nothing wrong with this rum, but nothing special either. I'm not tasting anything memorable like the woodsy oak in the Pampero or the more complex finish in the Barcelo. I'm sure I'll enjoy the bottle just not sure I'm making Abuelo a go to.
Je ne le connaissais pas mais bon choix, je le conseille
Taste is good, a little to sweet for me. Similar to Zacapan but with more oak taste.
Why unexpected? Was for some reason not too sure what to think, it initially had a cheaper alcoholic whiff which burnt off quick. Very shortly afterwards I realized that I need to keep a bottle of this around, like a Ron Barrilito or a Diplomatico Reserve Exlusiva. Has a really nice unique flavor; wood, sweet chocolate and some vanilla. Wouldn't dare mix this, would through a bottle of Zaya instead to save it!
first tried abuelo 7 and did not like its thin taste and fany sweetness. 12 is a different story, very fruitfull smell, yet you know you are drinking rum. Seems somehow filimial to Barcelo Imperial. Long sweet aftertaste.
fantastic says it all. The smell is sweet and alluring. Tastes of raisin, molasses, and a little oak. Truly one of the best I have tried recently.
Bottle: Normal bottle, nothing fancy 0,5/1
Colour: Dark amber
Aroma: Some vanilla. 1/2
Taste: Nice and smooth. Something fruity in there. Maybe too sweet for me. I don't recall much difference from 7yo 4/5
Aftertaste: There is something I don't like 1,5/2
With this rum and probably whole Abuelo collection I have problem - sometimes I really love this rum and sometimes I have to force myself to finishing the glass. I assume it depends on my mood and what I have eaten that day but still I never know what to think about these rums.
We did a rum tasting of Central America rums all 7 yr and older and this was #1 choice from 4 out of 5 guys
This is really nice supprise. This was my first rum from Abuelo and and it was a hit. Really nice aroma of oak, vanilla and caramel. In mouth you can feel nice balance of fruit, oak, toffee and vanilla. End is supprisingly long and sweet. Outstanding rum for its price.
A staple of the upmarket canary island all inclusive this one. Decent.
This 12 years is less sweet than the 7 years and I find the burn of alcohol at the end is just to harsh!
You always gotta love your first. When I first dove into drinking nicer rums this was my first taste, and I was hooked. Still love it today. Smooth and easy to sip neat. Always in the cabinet.
I have always loved this rum, but it's expensive in Canada. I bought 3 bottles at the duty free on SJO for 75 USD. I still love taking this 12 year old out and sipping it. It isn't as smooth as some 21 or even other 12 year olds, but it's very easy on the palate.
Picked this up in Dom Rep recently at duTY free. Could possibly be referred to as DREs little brother. Not as sweet but certainly has a lot of similarities.
Wood and fruit on the nose, gorgeous colour, a short burn leaving a really warm feel on the tongue.
Top class sipping rum,
Good body and nicely balanced between sweet and dry. Good sfter dinner neat or with a rock or two.
Don't expect something superior. This is a good quality daily sipping rum. Very good at this price category. Very sweet and indeed comperable to Botucal Reserva Exclusiva. A lot of vanilla, cane sugar, cocoa and fresh wood notes.
I think this is a pretty good rum, it’s quiet sweet which I don’t mind too much with tonic or something. I get vanilla and coconut with a slight oak after taste.
Realy nice nose full of vanilla and raisin. I like this one a bit more than the 7 year old but pricetechnical I prefer the 7 year old.
Had it during a flight to South America - the flight attendant saw I was sipping the Abuelo Añejo (younger rum) and brought me this. The 12-yr is definitely an improvement when compared to the Añejo as the first smells in nose are that of toffee, caramel and a hint of vanilla, and after it comes the alcohol smell. In mouth it is smoother and you can taste less the alcohol than the Añejo. It is a woody rum so expect a dry aftertaste. I am sure that the older versions are worth exploring. Can’t wait to try the older versions!
By Warren Bobrow via Foodista