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If you are searching for a rhum to mix with coke that doesn't suck and that's cheap enough, this could be it. Not too sweet, not too strong, not smoked, not spiced, not harsh on the throat. You can taste it's there but without standing out on any particular field. A good workhorse, nothing more and nothing less.
Bought for 13.5€ in Spain
Poured neat, it smells great. Rum, a little oak, a little caramel... The first sip has a lot of heat, though, and isn't very smooth. Would be an okay mixer, but not a sipper.
Pale Amber colour with alcohol and wood on the nose. Light harsh burn with cask and burnt sugar taste. This would make a good rum and coke, but I was only given 2 oz to rate. A dry ,short finish with a good burn.
Levnější vladší bratříček Barcela Imperial. Barcelo Anejo není tolik vyzrálé i když také už chytá chutě po whisky, převládá klasický rum. Nic extra, ale vzhledem k ceně rozumné pití.
Nice sweet caramel taste. Smells good, really good in a rum-cola. Not really a sipper. Aftertaste is sweet and perfect for cocktails.
Nose is attractive with vanilla and alcohol content.
Palate is complex, but bitterness stifles enjoy.
Pleasure is not great, it squeezes the head slightly, relaxes the body, easily digestible.
Cuban/Spanish style mainstream.
Too sweet but at the same time not very much complexity of flavor...
For Sipping (not for sipping)
For mixing (go for more balanced mixers rather than sweet one otherwise you will get gummy bear like taste out of it)
The store I work for actually sent back this product because when we sampled a bottle after shipment the rum was overpowered with a heavy metallic taste. That we believe to be from the copper cap. Long story short our sales-rep agreed with us and we sent them back.
Tried the Barcelo Imperial and Anejo back-to-back and both are quite a big disappointment. The Imperial has much darker color than the Anejo. Both have a very strong alcohol smell to them. Anejo tastes like alcohol with a hint of aged rum flavors hidden deep enough but ultimately this is not a neat sipper.
When you need something decent in a pinch and there isn't much in the cabinet this will suffice mixed with soda. The barcelo brand is very good when it comes to the gran anjeo and the imperial but this is about the same as captain Morgan spiced rum
Bit sweet, notes of leather and wood, bits of tobacco. Thanks Mediterranean sun probably influences my opinion, but quite nice at night on your terrace with the sound of the sea as soundtrack.
Only for mixing... maybe. Sweet, but quite harsh. And even when mixing, not at par with the Gran Añejo and definitely not with the Imperial.
A pretty good mixer but on the harsh side to enjoy straight. Great price to add this one to you collection or as a decent house rum. Being aged for up to 4 years and in ex bourbon barrels, I was hoping for something better.
Un ron agradable, sobre todo por la relación calidad/precio. Se siente mucho el alcohol al probarlo, sin embargo luego baja y se aprecia el dulce. No recomiendo para tomarlo solo o en las rocas, pero si para cocteles, ya que combina muy bien.
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