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Barbancourt 5 Star Reserve Especiale 8-Year Rum is agricultural, meaning it's produced from fermented sugar cane juice rather than the more typical molasses. The sugar cane juice is double distilled and aged for eight years in Limousin oak barrels.
Dupré Barbancourt created the Barbancourt rum recipe in 1862 in Haiti, where the rum is still produced today. A French national, Barbancourt incorporated traditional French methods including double-distillation in the process.
Just great. I've tried different alcohol from different countries, but this one has impressed me. The smell, the color, the taste is just off the chain. I'd recommend this to anyone, and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
PS: I think if it was more expensive, people would appreciate it more
Great sipping rum for a rum lover. The extra quick from the agricole notes plus wood notes makes it a great dram. One of the most underrated brands out there but great value for the one looking for something special without having to brake the bank
a pesar de que no es el de 15 años, llena todas las expectativas de los conocedores roneros
Well balanced, golden in colour and perfect to sip
A classic but somewhat different rhum. Do not dismiss this rum because you do not like agricole.
Has very little by way of vegetal/grassy notes. An excellent complex sipping rum.
Excellent rhum provenant d'Haïti, arrivé hier au Québec. De la top qualité!
Beautiful colors. Smooth, with pleasant notes of oak and a soft scent of the cane sugar.
Skvelý agricole rum z Haity za výbornú cenu, vo vôni trocha trávy, či dubového dreva, jemný.
Don't be fooled by bad reviews, this r(h)um has it all - a bit of smoke, charred oak, honey, cinnamon, toffee, very little burn on the finish. There's also a plasticky, medicinal element to this that's not unpleasant. The flavors dance on the palate. Mouthfeel is nice and thick. I also get hints of honeyed raisins. A lover of bourbon and scotch will enjoy this fine offering.
This would be a great place to start trying agricole. It's probably the most similar to molasses rum you'll find in the agricole group. Absolutely delicious. Don't expect a normal rum though this has the grassy funk you would expect from an agricole but it's still so smooth. It can really transform some cocktails and give a twist you weren't expecting but is probably better when sipped on it's own.
My single previous sampling of Rhum Agricole was a disappointing experience and
I didn't have high expectations when I sampled Barbancourt 8 yr Rhum. This Rhum is dry (my preference) but at the same time slightly sweet with some oak in the finish. I actually really enjoyed this Rhum and will definitely add it to my Rum cabinet. The fact that this Rhum sells for under $40 CAD in my area is an added bonus.
i like it. very smooth for this kind of rhum. creamy. light and bold at the same time. long aftertaste with spicy notes. smoke. tabacco. if you like unsweetend rums, try this. a good buy and balanced sugar cane juice rhum!
Nice light amber in bottle and glass. Nose was grassy, some green (black) pepper maybe nutmeg and oak. Still have some nice burn front and finish but between was a fruity mix of maybe pineapple and peaches, but not sweet at all. Finish, the alcohol was still pleasantly there with pepper and grass. Very fine finish. A quarter ice cube changes it, more fruity less alcohol, so it could be even more versatile. Permanent on the shelf.
I must have something to collect, so here is another fine rum.
In time, i must taste it, but not now :)
Excellent on all fronts for sub $30. Bottled at 43% which makes it a great sipper. If I were to fault it I would say it's a bit generic and lacking a wow factor. But really it's far to good and enjoyable at it's price point to care about such a minor and petty thing.
It’s also an all around brown rum substitute. It can be perfectly used in any drink that calls out for brown rum.
Pleasant aroma. Smooth taste with no added annoying sweetnes. Balanced tones of smokey oak
C'est un bon rhum. J'ajoute ce dernier aux rhums qui représentent un bon rapport qualité/prix. Un bon 8 ans agricole.
A little light for an aged rum, but it makes up for it in flavor. Nice amount of spice and sweetness, and just a hint of that rhum agricole funk. Highly recommended, and used often for tiki mixing.
In a good way.
Tropical drinks requiring dark rum - use Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star. Mixed drinks gain a quality flavor over some of the other rums used in mixed drinks; no nail polish remover undertone to it. This rhum also works good on its own over a big rock of ice
I keep this one on my mixing shelf.
Billoy verga succa appetae.
Sinodid nea tao kelleti.
Smooth drink, nice color and very pleasant aftertaste. Not quite great,but pretty good.
Reading about this rum I discovered it to be one made from sugar cane juice rather than from molasses and from what I have read is produced in the French Caribbean tradition.
Now what "French Caribbean tradition" means in detail is unknown to me at this point. I may learn about that later one being that I am now fascinated...perhaps infatuated...with rum.
Anyway for me this is a borderline sipping rum. Rather smooth but just not quite smooth enough for me. However it is still a pretty good rum. I cannot really put a good descriptive term concerning its aroma in the bottle other than to say I like it. And I really cannot put my finger on why.
The flavor is quite nice. Rather complex mixture of flavors, none of which stand out meaning it's well-balanced. Not really a burn but more of an enveloping warmth that coats the tongue then fades but lingering in the throat. I get a butteriness to it along with a mild sweetness. Very good rum. And at $25 a bottle I think it is a good rum to keep on hand. However for me, it's best as a mixer but I cannot argue if someone prefers it neat. Works well either way.
Than your pic but same rum. A lovely (as the website says) 'well balanced' rum. It is exactly that. I have read reviews that say it is not sweet but I find it sweet enough, the sweetness is well matched with the savoury flavours that are abundant. Super rum.
Barbancourt 5 Star rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide