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Golden color. Aromas of burnt sugar, dried citrus and oak. On the tong flavors of spice, dried orange peel and oaky tannins. Has a viscous feel in the mouth with a noticeable but welcoming burn. A nice introduction Spanish style aged rum. Would be a great mixing rum for tiki drinks.
Fine to drink, however I wouldn't buy me another bottle.
Este ron es uno de mis consentidos ya que la relación precio sabor es muy rentable. Ron dulce y ligero para tomarlo durante toda la tarde. Tengo varias botellas en mi cava.
This rum has a very appealing golden-amber colour with a hint of red... It doesn't have much of an odour, but you can smell the alcohol a bit. This rum really burns when sipped straight, although it has a really nice syrupy sweet finish. Makes a very good rum and cola and is a great value - Definitely a welcome addition to my cabinet.
Vanilla and nothing memorable. Not ready to buy even a cocktail.
Rather low in price, but pretty high in quality! Great rum, works well in mixed drinks and with cola, but is also great with just ice. If I have to think something negative, I'd say the smell isn't as delicious as it could be, the smell of alcohol is quite sharp. Also the first sips might not be as good as in some other rums, because of this sharp aroma of alcohol. But still, I'd recommend this rum!
Gut zu trinken, kommt jedoch an den Imperial nicht heran. Bei dem geringen Preisunterschied zum Imperial würde ich auf jeden Fall diesen bevorzugen. Ist geschmacklich weich, man schmeckt allerdings den Alkohol deutlich heraus. Am besten auf Eis oder in Mixgetränken.
It's drinkable straight up but not great. Got some complexity, oakiness and maybe hints om smoke. Not excatly smooth. Medium sweetness. Goes great with lime and ginger ale.
Very surprised by the low ratings, this rum is great - butterscotch sweetness but with a gentle burn. Smells, tastes even better.
Barcelo Gran Anejo 37,5% (Dominican Republic) 249 SEK
Nose: A bit restrained so I better leave it for a couple of minutes to develop. Didn´t do much I´m afraid. Barcelo seem to want to keep to itself. Very gentle tones of candied citrus, just detectable honey (have I lost my sense of smell?) and barely tones of muscovado. I also find something… like… smoked honey glazed ham, but again, just barely. Now it smells like cool rain on dry and dusty gobble stone. It balances the watershed line to go either way of pleasant or unpleasant but I can figure it out so let´s move on and see if there are any flavors for the palate instead.
Mouth: Astringent to begin with but with delicate notes of exotic fruits, birch sap and fur resin. It is light and thin and is chrome-like (polished steel). Not too sweet at all, in fact we could use something to fill up the base/top register. The middle however is quiet nice with its flora flirting but I need more of everything to be impressed. It opens up a bit now but is still in danger of being too insipid to be assessed. Young and awkward with some potential down the line, that´s what I have to say about you today my friend.
Reaction: Well, it is entirely my fault I am disappointed. For unknown reasons I had some hopes this would be more than just above drink ingredient. But I might add, a very fine one. It is a cheap rum compared to Bacardi, Havana Club and Captain Morgan´s equivalents in the same price range so I guess we can announce it a good price/taste-ratio-rum. But still, what the hell I am going to do with that kind of rum, ey?
Price: 249 SEK
Tasted: 2016, in a Riedel Sommelier Cognac XO glass at room temperature.
Certainly not bad, but it ain't great either. It's rum like you expect.
When you can get it on discount, it will give you a decent rum to enjoy.
It's like a shag; even if it's not great, you still had a good time.
Awsome in a rum coke and lime o Jesus I have reached perfection
À venir prochainement.............................
First impression is a little harsh. It's like the rum bites your tongue. Aftertaste is not too bad. But I guess it's best in cocktails.
J'ai rapporté une bouteil lors d'un voyage en République Dominicaine. Agréablement surpris. Je m'attendais qu'il ne soit seulement bon qu'avec du cola. Ce n'ai toutefois pas le meilleur rhum à prendre sec.
This rum is not for drinking straight up, its way to harsh.
As a mixer it does alright and the drinks are enjoyable
but there are better ones out there at similar prices.
Es uno de mis favoritos para mezclar con refrescos, da un buen sabor, sin llegar a ocultar el sabor del refresco
A good rum, many flavors blocked by the smell of alcohol !
El olor a alcohol predomina, sin cuerpo. Solo para consumo en restaurantes y bares, pero no para el hogar.
Not a big one, but certainely good ! I can say it's a pretty descent vanilla taste rhum but taste too much the alchool for me. Good for lover of whisky/scotch !
Délicieux rum, goût pas trop dure avec un soupçon de vanille. À déguster entre amis sois "On the rock" Ou en "Cuba libre".
Facile à boire, presque aussi bon que la version imperial... en moins doux ;)