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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.

This rum comes with the standart rectangular bottle, nicely done, nothing too fancy yet still very stylish in my opinion. The producer states it is aged up to 24 months and contains 45% vol.

The colour is amber (it is no surprise), not too dark but still quite full, doesn't just leave an impression of coloured water. In a glass, it has very clean structure, when I twirl or tilt the glass, I can see thick legs slooowly running down but leaving a visible trace.

The aroma starts with general sweet grassy and cane feel. I swear I could also smell something reminiscent of a certain flowers, can't say which ones. After that, notes of honey and vanilla appear here and there, burnt sugar and if you try really hard, you can catch a small moment of oaky undertone, really minor in comparison to Saint James 12 y. o.'s which really smells of wood and leather. I really recommend to let this breath in the glass, the aroma spreads and it is very pleasant, unless you literally stick your nose half an inch above the glass and inhale as hard as you can, in which case you smell some alcohol traces, too.

The taste in the mouth starts with quite strong burn followed by spices, vanilla, slightly sweet taste finishing with heavier wooden taste, perhaps even some nuts. This spreads into your nose. The finish and afterburn is quite agressive, quite short and not really too memorable, rather uninteresting and perhaps bit dissapointing, do not like the taste in the throat but I guess it is a debt to be paid for the interesting and enjoyable smell and aroma.

In a cocktail this is an absolute blast, it is good rum to sip too, but not for everyone, and there really are better rums to sip. I would say you cannot go wrong with this, but it isn't the best bottle for really special occasions or nice afternoon with your beloved lady, might be too harsh for her.

The taste of Martinique but not quite the standing

One of these good value for money rums you can buy from supermarkets in France.
Of course this is not for sipping on its own but more for cocktails.

Pretty decent taste for a mass market Rhum Agricole.

Pas vraiment fan de ce type de rhum très sec, pas de saveur particuliaire..moins désagréable en mix certainement...pas fan du Rhum agricole.

Aucun intérêt pour lui-même, éthylique au nez, terrible en bouche. Pour les mix essentiellement, et encore.

It's not smooth and rather punchy. Don't like the flavour

It's a taste of the island, sweet and sugar cane accent.

Cheap rum, harsh and fiery... Closer to an armagnac or a cognac than to the aged/sweet rums I'm used to sip. Never found the "notes florales légèrement épicées et délicatement fruitées" elsewhere than on the label. At that price, could be interesting when mixed but that's not my way of drinking rum...

A very smooth aged agricole, very much more mellow than it's white cousins, worth having on the self.

Goog rum.
It's one of my favorites. Sure, I drank it more, than others.
Good taste and good aftertaste.

My all time favorite. Best rum to drink straight up.

Non il rum più buono del mondo, ma comunque, visto il prezzo, raggiunge la sufficienza.

Rhum molto secco, in prima battuta spiazza un po' ma sul lungo periodo si fa apprezzare

Ce rhum dégage des notes épicées de cannelle mais assez sec en bouche.
Comme j’aime les rhum plus sucrés, je l’apprécie avec du jus d'ananas

It smells like it tastes, like chalk with washing powder and rotten bread! 2/10 because the taste has something "interesting" fruity hidden in there. But never ever again ...

Heavy, rancid, peanut butter?. Yet, somehow thin. Dark in colour but oak hardly noticeable behind the vegetal notes

I usually enjoy agricole funkiness but this rum relies heavily on less desireable fusel oils.

Its not vile, but its best poured in small doses to add flavour.

je lui trouve un goût tourbé, qui plaira aux amateurs mais pas forcément pour moi

Beaucoup l'apprécie, mais pas moi. Je n'ai pas aimé du tout.

I think it could be a fun rum, but it taste juste like strong alcohol, without aroma...

Rhum and coke seulement sinon c'est vraiment pas buvable

Ruff, aromatisé, mauvais en drink. Très mauvais rhum

I prefer rum without anything else: no softdrink, no ice. But with this one that's not a good idea. I keep it to mix it someday with coke, probably. Don't even like it in my tea.

Taste is too sugary, plus it's got a nasty after-taste. It's (in my opinion) more to spice-up food like pancakes, than for your cocktail. hangover time

Nose: Woody, spicy notes mostly
It has been aged for 20 months in average in oak casks

Personally I believe that it is a very good addition to your own bar as a mixing Rhum given its price
(I found it around 20€), but I would never enjoy it neat