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This is a very tasty rum I received with the rum ratings tasting club. Not an overly sweet rum in aroma, nor on the first taste. It leaves the mouth with plenty of spiciness and then a subtle sweet taste. Certainly recommended.
Got this 5cl sample in batch No2 from RR Tasting Club and participated in the virtual tasting yesterday.
The Abuelo XII Two Oaks is a 12yo rum stored in two different types of oak barrels. First on traditional Tennessee whiskey / bourbon casks during 11 years, and then a final storage on deep-fried casks of new American white oak.
It’s produced from both molasses and sugar cane juice by Varela Hermanos.
The sugar content is 24 gpl, so it’s sweet but not extremely sweet.
In nose it’s possible to recognize smoke, vanilla and coffee.
In mouth and palate it’s possible to recognize the same aromas + chocolate, but it’s also spicy and of course sweet.
Picture: My emptied sample.
Ok, this is right up my alley. Wonderfully sweet, sherry aroma with hints of oak. The flavor is that of smooth bourbon, molasses, vanilla, and subtle spices. The finish has very little burn and leaves you wanting more. Looking forward to getting a bottle soon.
This is an incredible rum sweet but not to sweet like the centuria or xv sherry. Incredible going down no bite you can drink this all day and of course you can share with a special person omw to get a bottle
Many thanks to the Rum Ratings team for shipping this as part of their Rum Ratings Club quarterly shipments (they also shipped a mini bottle of the Abuelo Centuria, among other rums!!!)
Because this is a bourbon aged rum, I didn't expect to like it as much as the Abuelo Tawny, Oloroso, or Napoleon rums. But I found this better than all of them! The Centuria is still king of the Abuelos to me, but this is my #2 Abuelo as of this review. Has a nice sweetness to it that complements the bourbon aging well.
Smells and tastes of molasses, spice, almonds, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and oak.
A very good rum and a big surprise!
Dunkles sattes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase weich und ausgewogen. Satte dumpfe Töne verleihen dem Ganzen eine ordentliche Tiefe. Karamell und welke Blumen verleiten in eine andere Dimension. Doch das erloschene Lagerfeuer dominiert Alles.
Am Gaumen warm und weich. Etwas Karamell und Schokolade mit einer permanenten Schärfe. Undefiniert hasten die Aromen an den Geschmacksknospen vorbei. Tropisch Regenwälder brennen im Hintergrund.
Im Abgang etwas spritzig und prickelnd aber leider etwas zu schnell weg, zurück bleit eine leichte Bitterkeit.
Ein leichter Panama Rum ohne aufdringlichen Schokogeschmack, dafür eher verkohlt. Für Freunde des BBQ und Entdecker.
- 2cl Muster -
Dark rich amber in the glass.
Soft and balanced on the nose. Rich dull tones add a decent depth. Caramel and wilted flowers entice you into another dimension. But the extinguished campfire dominates everything.
Warm and soft on the palate. Some caramel and chocolate with a permanent spiciness. Undefined, the flavors rush past the taste buds. Tropical rainforests burn in the background.
Finishes somewhat tangy and sparkling but unfortunately gone a bit too quickly, leaving a slight bitterness.
A light Panama Rum without intrusive chocolate flavor, but rather charred. For friends of BBQ and explorers.
- 2cl sample -
I got a sample from RR tasting club and attended a charming meeting with presentation of Abuelo rums.
The aroma is not too intense, quite sour with some smoke, and oak. There are some fresh Agricole notes, together with humid wood.
First sip strikes with overwhelming sweetness of a rich sugar syrup. Many fruits can be distinguished: apricot, grapes, raisins, figs and apples, together with almonds and coconut. Then the bitterness and take of the barrel appears but it is hugely attenuated by continued caramel sweetness. Smoky notes come at the end, a nice alternative to the wooling sweetness.
The taste doesn't last for long, on the other hand almost no alcohol can be sensed. The overall experience is poor, it is just a thick sweet syrup.
It is surprising that the rum is said to be unadulterated and yet tastes like a true sugar bomb.
I got this as part of the rum ratings tasting club. It has lots of caramel and lots of oak in it, with a hint of other spice. A nice finish as well, without too much burn.
The bourbon barrel is quite noticeable and works wonderfully as the flavors come to the fore
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