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Posted almost 3 years ago by Jagsroy (PREMIUM) from Canada with 153 ratings

Sampled Saint James Royal Amber Rhum Agricole, which I found very dry. Not a fan of Rhum Agricole.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Phil from French Guiana with 146 ratings

Belle robe acajou
Nez moyen, alcool.
Goût : assez particulier , avec un boisé prononcé,limite résineux.
Finale : longue
Un rhum agréable, sans prétention et relativement bon marché.
Plutôt en cocktail.
Pour un bon St James, viser les XO.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Nicolas Dufort from Canada with 19 ratings

Rhum agricole de base bon rapport qualité/prix un peu sec mais se voit bien pour débuter la soirée

Posted about 3 years ago by Evgenii from Russian Federation with 19 ratings

Aging is 18-24 months. Agricole from Martinique

Color: deep, dark. I hope this is an aggressive barrel, not caramel

Aroma: slightly spirituous, typical herbal notes, licorice, vanilla, sweetness, cocoa
Taste: simple, but dense. Fortress in 45% is not felt. Sweetness, dry, fresh, flowery-herbaceous
Aftertaste: not long, warming, slightly harsh.

73 points and 6 points on the romreitings scale. This is a young golden agricole rum from Martinique. Likely it was made for cocktails, should be very interesting. It is quite pleasant to drink it in pure form, the youth is felt. Drinks well with typical notes for the agricole. For lovers of agricultural rum will have to taste.

Posted about 3 years ago by Oscar Torres from Guatemala with 1 rating

Huge liquor aroma, doesnt has a good taste, and it is not an aged rum.

Posted about 3 years ago by Noled from France with 1 rating

Pas mauvais, mais on ne sent pas les notes florales, il n'a pas un goût très marqué à part celui de l'alcool. À utiliser surtout en cocktail.

Posted over 3 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 126 ratings

I was in a French ski resort and was at a loose end for some rum and really didn't want to shell out the exorbitant amounts asked for the likes of Zacapa 23, so thought at €15 a bottle that I would chance it. At that price in the supermarket in a town where restaurants charge €25 for an average cheeseburger, I knew what I was in for.

I drink all my rum straight up, even those - like this - that it probably is best to mix (maybe it is about time I move away from this!). This is a mass produced, fiery, unsophisticated rum but one that is easy to see as an Agricole. Given the choice between this and something equally priced like Mount Gay Eclipse, I would probably plump for this although I suspect many wouldn't.

Having said that, I didn't open it until I got home so might as well have save my money as the bottle now resides next to Bally Ambre, which is superior and not that much more expensive. However, I do think that it is useful to dip into these lesser Agricoles so that you can appreciate the finer rums in the cabinet. :)

Posted over 3 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 342 ratings

Kein schlechter Agricole, dafür stark.
Frisch und fruchtig wie jeder Agricole aber auch nicht mehr.

No bad Agricole, but strong.
Fresh and fruity like any Agricole but also no more.

Posted over 3 years ago by Orlando from Canada with 6 ratings

Ok rum, with harsh aftertaste. I'd go for the Saint James Vieux instead if I had the choice.

Posted over 3 years ago by Daniele from Italy with 22 ratings

Really cheap rum, payed something around 6/7€ at market. Not a great rum, just the entry level to agricoles from St. James... good to mixing.

Posted over 3 years ago by Demno from Czech Republic with 91 ratings

As one of the basic "models" it provides a good introduction to agricole rhums.

The color is light brown/gold, the nose is strong of alcohol (the rum has 45% alcohol, which you really feel), but apart of that you feel the typical agricole aromas of spices, sugarcane. In the mouth there is not much of a taste and the throat/afterburn is quite unpleasant. The Saint James 12-year is the one to go for ;)

Posted over 3 years ago by Elanita from Czech Republic with 17 ratings

Very synthetic smell and taste, hard smell, just good for mixed drinks It stinks.

Posted over 3 years ago by Pierre from Canada with 86 ratings

Smell of tobacco. The hay taste is not too present. The finish is tobacco and sweet. It's better mixed with soda.

Posted over 3 years ago by vincent from France with 128 ratings

Je m’attendais au pire mais finalement ce rhum n’est pas mauvais. Il n’est pas remarquable non plus, il manque de saveur, il est trop fade mais au moins il n’arrache pas la gueule.

Posted over 3 years ago by Michel from Belgium with 79 ratings

Un rhum bas de gamme de Saint-James. Il est fort sec et n'à pas énormément de goût. je l'utiliserais plutôt pour les cocktails!

Posted over 3 years ago by Claudio from Italy with 30 ratings

This rhum agricole (Martinique AOC) is easy to find in north western italian supermarkets.
It is a very young spirit, now bottled at 40%/80proof while before it was 45%/90proof.
Normally people don't understand agricoles saying that they tasted like "bad cachaça" and prefer sweet spanish style rums.
This is a correct, standard product, in my opinion.
It's the only agricole that you can find under 20€ and it could be a good starting point if you want to explore this different category.

Posted over 3 years ago by DAMITJOE from United States with 7 ratings

All of Saint James Rhums are noteworthy. Royal Ambre is lighter than the Reserve, and both sippible and improves any cocktail.

Posted over 3 years ago by Terencio from United States with 21 ratings

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Posted over 3 years ago by Dino from Germany with 43 ratings

It's not really a sipping rum but it's a great Agricole for newbies to mix a better than average Mojito or a good 'Ti Punch. Compared to other Rhums Agricoles Ambrés it's cheap and easy to get even outside of France. Would always prefer it over a standard Havana 3 or at least use it in combination. Can't actually do much wrong with it although it's far behind the full skills developement of agricoles....

Posted over 3 years ago by Lo Zio from Italy with 25 ratings

Non male per costare così poco, c'è sicuramente di meglio ma anche di molto peggio.
Ottimo nei cocktail, bevuto da solo non brilla per evolutività.
In definitiva un entry level per iniziare a scoprire gli Agricoli.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Zak from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

Nose was mostly a woody alcohol combo.
Taste was rather bitter, burnt a little, no real flavours coming through.
Unpleasant bitter aftertaste which unfortunately lingered in a long finish.

Posted about 4 years ago by Jeff from Canada with 10 ratings

Un produit franc, une belle couleur ambre, pas trop sucré, fruitée légèrement

Posted about 4 years ago by Vince from Canada with 57 ratings

À venir prochainement..............................

Posted about 4 years ago by TommyVinegar from Belgium with 46 ratings

I like Rhum Agricole. Sometimes they taste as if you are chewing on grass or leaves or hay (makes you feel healthy though) but I do not find that unpleasant. In fact, after discarding many rums as 'too sweet', Rhum Agricoles taste very honest and adult these days. I encountered this particular bottle at a party. Its only competition - in the 'spirits to be drunk straight' department - was a bottle of Johnny Walker Black Label. Which I think is vile stuff. All the seasoned (whisky)drinkers agreed and preferred the Saint James and we drank the bottle. Very decent stuff.