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Barcelo Imperial rum

Barcelo Imperial

Dominican Republic | Aged | 38.0% ABV

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.

510 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted almost 5 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 400 ratings

Light citrus and orange notes with vanilla and chocolate. Very sweet with some leather notes. A good one but slightly below its big brother.


Posted over 1 year ago by Philinarium from Russian Federation with 25 ratings

Жжёный сахар с фруктовым оттенком в аромате. Спирт присутствует, но не сильно. Во вкусе - опять-таки жжёный сахар, однако в меру сладкий, не приторный. Спиртяга присутствует, но не критично. Послевкусие недолгое и приятное. Хороший ром "как он есть".

Burnt sugar with a fruity hint in aroma. Spirit harshness is present, but low. Taste - again burnt sugar, not too sweet, with some spirit bite. Aftertaste is short and pleasant. A good solid rum.


Posted over 1 year ago by Taagor from Greece with 6 ratings

Nice touch with a bit of ice. Easy to drink. Not very sweet.


Posted over 1 year ago by plastre from Slovakia with 12 ratings

Interesting smoking taste, but not really my cap of tea.


Posted over 1 year ago by Echo from Ukraine with 11 ratings

Appereance is amazing. Bottle design is very good.
This rum is made not from melasses, but sugarcane juice. Other things are same for spanish style.
Nose - intensive and pretty complex, no spirit. Rich vanilla, dried fruits, caramel.

Palate: very sweet and veeeery smooth: sugarcane, rich vanilla, dried fruits and bowed carrot which is dissonant here.
Not bad for the rum made in column. It has own character.

I found that empty glass smells very good with sugarcane and vanilla.
Very easy to drink and the morning is clear.

After being opened ~1 month it becomes better and not too overly sweet.


Posted over 1 year ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 371 ratings

Got this rum on Curasao for 23$. What a bargain, exceptional good for this price.
It's rich in taste and spicy (not harsh).
You should give this rum some time to breath, 10-20min would be fine, because at the beginning there is a alcohol note in the smell.
I love the oil, it's warm and fills your mouth with flavours.
The finish is warm and spicy, some light sweetness remains on the palet. This rum is very very good.

Smell: oak, caramel, some molasses, dry fruits (plum, raisins), mandarine, toasted barrel
Taste: caramel, burned suggar, rum raisins, mandarine, vanilla, spice, oak, some bitterness (not much)

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruit: 3/5
Spice: 3/5
Mildness: 4/5
Value (21€): 4/5


Posted over 1 year ago by Juan from Peru with 12 ratings

A nice rum for casual drinks with friends. Perfect to drink with soda.


Posted over 1 year ago by Chrisvc from Belgium with 10 ratings

Worthy to try. Not too sweet, caramel flavours and bit of vanilla. Easy to drink and to enjoy.


Posted over 1 year ago by Bob from United States with 74 ratings

Not complex but straightforward toffee flavor and some heat. Not bad and not great.


Posted over 1 year ago by Montreal from Canada with 4 ratings

It's the best you'll get at an all inclusive in the DR


Posted over 1 year ago by Dan from Romania with 6 ratings

Excellent value for money.
Taste without excess alcohol