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J. Bally 12-Year rum

J. Bally 12-Year

Martinique | Agricole | 45.0% ABV

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Harald from Germany with 37 ratings

Rhum J. Bally
Rhum Vieux Agricole Martinique
12 Ans d'Age

Color: Amber

Whoom ... this one smells intensive and tasty with a spicy aroma and sandalwood at first nosing.
Then there are notes of toffee and caramel, oranges, prunes and plum butter. It is slightly herbal as well.
After some time the aroma has changed and is dominated by notes of tobacco, smoke and ashes.

Hot and spicy at first mouthfeel, dominated by notes of cardamon and black pepper.
Tastes like toffee and caramel, sandalwood, tobacco and licorice with a dash of orange juice.
Very tasty.

Long, spicy and dry on notes of black pepper and licorice. Slightly herbal and bitter.


Posted almost 3 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 438 ratings

Peach and pear, with grassy (almost malty!) notes in support. A good kick of brown sugar and black pepper. Well-aged rhum agricole from Martinique's J.Bally, presented in their distinctive pyramid-shaped bottle. We wonder if the reasoning behind the shape is similar to those teabags that are pyramid shaped...?


Posted over 3 years ago by Rei from Germany with 111 ratings

Color: dark mahogany
Aroma: intense, spicy notes, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Taste: complex aroma with dominating note of wood.
Finish: Long Lasting.
This is a good agricole with 45% alcohol.


Posted 4 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 324 ratings

A 12 year-old agricole? Sign me up!

I loved the nose. But the rum itself is just too sharp. It holds onto its agricole brine just a bit too much. And despite enjoying this slowly over the course of an hour, and it still didn't fully mellow or open up additional flavors not present at the beginning.

This "Pyramide" is recommended, if you find a good deal for it.



Posted 6 months ago by fidireal from France with 28 ratings

Plutôt un bon produit bouteille original mais le meilleur reste dedans

Small rumrating

Posted 7 months ago by Milan from Slovakia with 60 ratings

Strong and raw rum, I expected in this 12 year edition a little smoothing and grinding of this liquid placed in the pyramid. I would never buy it again at its normal price.


Posted over 1 year ago by YMHC from Netherlands with 160 ratings

Van mijn vrouw gekregen :-)

Prima vieux agricole wat mij betreft.

Ik vind het net snoep.


Posted over 1 year ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 218 ratings

Excellent presentation and of course the pyramid bottle.. Unfortunately the cork snapped clean in half as the wax seal was being gently removed ! Lovely amber colour in the glass , strong alcohol vapours with pears , almonds , grass and a touch of spices and a bit of caramel. Its a rum that smells better than it tastes at present. Left in the glass for ages sipping occasionally hoping for the vapours to dissipate. Sips ok , still strong and not too many flavours appearing.
This is no J.M or Damoiseau unfortunately.. tried with ice , waste of time. Only saving grace was it did get better the nearer I got to the bottom of the glass..


Posted almost 2 years ago by AndReginald from Italy with 49 ratings

It would be a 6 but I'm so impressed that I think it deserves a 7, because I'm always so severe with Agricole that this one may have changed my mind. The alcohol is strong, it may need some air in the glass. Almond and sweet sugar in the mouth, no burn and not acid at all, it was a pleasant experience. Wouldn't buy a bottle but I would drink it again.


Posted 2 years ago by Akis from Greece with 35 ratings

Strong and bitter. Thin body. Nothing too extraordinary. Tastr of dtry nuts. The alcohol overtakes the aromas


Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2845 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of J. Bally 12y while vacationing in Martinique. Very nice and unique bottle and label design. Plenty of floral notes followed with grass, pear and oak to your nose and palate. Strong but extremely short burn at the end. Rhum Agricole lovers can easily add 2 points to my score.