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Barcelo Imperial rum is produced in the Dominican Republic using column stills before aged in white oak casks for up to 10 years.
Ron Barcelo was founded in 1929 by Spanish entrepreneur Julian Barcelo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The brand was sold mainly in the Caribbean and North America until a much broader international expansion began in 1992.
To be honest...sweet at first.. very smooth..no burn..its very very close to Flor de Caña 12... I prefer Flor de Caña..but not by much..and they are the same price
Was on sale at my local pusher, so why not just buy it? I love sales :D
Ron barcelo est bon comme son ti frere qui l'est aussi, l'ANEJO, bon goût mais plus fin.
I've probably been overly generous in my marking but this was the rum that got me into collecting and tasting them.
Until I tried this I'd only had basic rums, mixed with cokes. It blew me away. Such depth and complexity, like a cognac.
This is a recent retesting.
Some tobacco and caramel to taste, some burnt honey, something else a bit bitter and a slightest hint of vegetation.
Not much of an aftertaste and everything fades pretty quickly. Maybe because it's just 38%.
Still a very good rum.
The taste is deep but mild. And the relation with the price might give it a higher rate.
I think this is definitely a top choice for sipping. Not too sweet or overly flavored. Smooth and easy to enjoying particularly with a nice cigar.
Bon rhum très doux sur glace. Pour le prix y fait la job.
I guess this is hard to find, but still worth of tasting. Propably would have another if I ever find one
a real rum with vanilla and caramel in flavor and aroma. Clear taste of oak and pepper
Picked this up very cheaply in Tenerife a few years back. For the price its an excellent golden rum.
For 5 consecutive years was considered the best rum in the world and then was replaced by the Imperial Premium Blend also belongs to the Barceló range . Great to be served on the rocks and has a wonderful perfect serve : Ice on the rocks and a vanilla pod ( awakens the "secret" scents of this rum. It is definitely a rum to taste and take home for those who really know how to appreciate rum.
Perfectly balanced rum, nothing to complain about, like
Un des rhum les plus doux a la gorge que j'ai jamais goûté. Merci on mon frère qui ma fait découvrir cette bouteille. Bon rapport qualité prix. Suffisamment complexe avec une saveur de miel. On peut le classer au top.
Had this first while on a work trip to the Dominican Republic. Was a great cap to several busy days.
Once I returned state side, picked up a bottle for home. While it was still a great soft sipper, it lacked some of the wow factor I first got from it.
Brown sugar and toffee notes that were soothing on the tongue and a nice warming finish by the time you get done with 2 fingers.
Would strongly recommend to any one that enjoys a good rum with a great Dominican cigar.
For me yet again a tasty well balanced rum.... I like the sweet toffe smell with hints of vanilla flavour...with an ice cube and you make my day...
If you are a fan of the Dominican style rums, you will probably like the "4-B's"- Barcelo, Brugal, Botran, and Bermudez.
All are excellent in the higher product range of each.
If you like this one, try the ONYX version. It's even better.
Merveilleux rhum en son genre. Très bon on the rocks
Great sip rum. Strong and dry, first sip can be a little bit intimidating but you get use to it. Just the right balance of sweetness. One of my favourite sip rum.
Definitely one to enjoy straight up or maybe 1 ice cube to help bring out the flavour.
Tasted yesterday, gift from a friend: I think is a good rum, recommended.
This is a well balanced dry type.
In the glass its a bit dark indicating you should find choklare/lether etc but I dont. What my nose can find is something I can't put in word. Depending on your abilities when it comes to tating an putting words to Im sure some can. There is a twist a like mynt or possibly lemon grass - still it aint that...
In mouth I find it dry and balanced. Not burning but at the same time not smooth either - 38% trick?
After taste have chest nut in it - great!
At this price defenitely an 8. Have a sip as often you like - you can afford it.
(Haven't tried it as a blend or w ice)
Sweet aroma of vanila and spices. Oily palate with ginger warmth. Bit spicy but great though.
Got this Rum for Christmas one year it was fantastic! Very smooth and full body love it a lot! Hard to find in the States.
Ce rhum aux touches de vanille ,d amande est tres bien equilibre avec un nez un fume et vanille.achete a la jonquera 22 euros pour ce prix et cette sualite c est imbatable.je le conseille pour commencer une collection dans se ruiner.note 8.1.
Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide