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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.
Rhum de caractères, fort et boisé. Je recommande.
One of the better rums in this price range from Dominica republic.
If you want a sipping rum that won't set you back $50 this isn't a bad choice. I would order this at the Iberostar in Punta Cana because all their other local stuff (Brugal) was less than drinkable. If you're on a budget in the USA and like rum, this is a good choice.
Een zeer lekker rum voor wat het kost lekker puur. Maar nog beter met cola heerlijk
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.
Good smooth rum from Dominican Republic . Aromas of molasses, dried fruit and oak.
Good rum for that price. Nice choice for a everyday evening.
This one is probably the best one barcelo produces, available for 20 euro. Still no top dog, but pretty decent.
Süße nüsse, früchte, etwas süßem tabak und eiche.
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.
Nice taste, great color, but lacked the kick I was expecting from Barcelo.
Har smakat bättre..!
Finns mer att göra på de drickan....!
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)
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.
Always nice to have a drink of it. Various notes of fruit, chocolate, cinnamon. Absolutely no disappointment but not as good as one expects with 10 years time in casks.
Ce n'est pas le meilleur rhum que j'ai bu, mais il mérite largement sa place parmi vos bouteilles. Je conseille de le laisser s'aérer un peu et de le refroidir avec un petit glaçon afin de libérer plus de saveur. Il ne mérite pas l'insulte de le mélanger à du coca.
This is not the best rhum i've tried but it deserve to be amongst your favorite bottles. I advise you to have it on the rocks for more flavor. It doesn't deserve the insult to be mixed with coke.
Il s'agit d'un rhum assez corsé avec des notes de vanille bourbon. Il se boit très bien sec et à une bonne longueur en bouche .
Let's get the stupid stuff out of the way first. I find it interesting that the way the bottle is shaped and the thickness of the glass makes for a chiming rhythmic sound when you hold it with two fingers by the neck (just below the lip) and drum on the plastic cap. BTW, the plastic cap and the artificial "cork" are one of the few detrimental elements of this rum. It is a tight fit and I've read more than one complaint of people having the cork break apart from the plastic cap when attempting to uncork the bottle. That element of cheapness should not be present in a rum that costs $40+.
I'm easily amused.
Anyway, this rum is somewhat paradoxical for me. Very little odor in the bottle and the flavor is equally as subtle. Not sweet but really not dry either. Has some woodiness to it. I don't know how they achieved this. I don't mean this has no flavor or character because it has both but from all the rums I've sampled thus far this one is arguably the best balanced one of them all. It would make for a good sipping rum as well as a good mixer. It won't overwhelm mixed drinks but instead complements what is used whether is be fruit based, coffee, frozen or just in a cola. Definitely a "must have".
Jantarová barva, chuť s prvním douškem ostřejší, ale jinak celkový dojem Dobrý
Fort goûteux mais l'arrière bouche alcoolisé reste trop marqué en opposition aux saveurs.
En udemærket rom som kan nydes ren eller i en cocktail. ..
Very smooth and a great mixer. Like many I discovered this in punta Cana. Very crisp and clean. Not too sweet...but has an alcohol smell rather than a pleasant smell to start.
The taste is deep but mild. And the relation with the price might give it a higher rate.
"Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"