Naga Pearl of Jakarta 8-Year rum

Naga Pearl of Jakarta 8-Year

Indonesia | Aged | 42.7% ABV | Pot and Column Still Distilled

18 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 509 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

Schönes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase exotisch und verführend. Harze und Tannine mit in Karamell eingelegten Medizinkräuter. Der Geruch von abgebrannten Zuckerrohrfeldern schwebt über Allem.
Am Gaumen noch exotischer und verwirrend. Wie eine Medizin aus dem Dschungel, zuerst bitter dann sauer, dann süss, dann umami. Verrottete Früchte mit Karamellsirup, eine Zigarre mit reichlich Asche und ein scharfes Curry.
Im Abgang geht der exotische Aufmarsch langsam vorbei und zurück bleibt etwas das mich an Cenovis Brotaufstrich erinnert.
Ein sehr spezieller Rum der Raum und Zeit brauch, dem man zuhören muss und die fremde Sprache lernen die er spricht. Für Unerschrockene und Entdecker. 7+
- 2cl Muster -

Beautiful amber in the glass.
Exotic and seductive on the nose. Resins and tannins with medicinal herbs steeped in caramel. The smell of burnt sugar cane fields hovers over everything.
Even more exotic and disorienting on the palate. Like a medicine from the jungle, first bitter, then sour, then sweet, then umami. Rotten fruit with caramel syrup, a cigar with plenty of ash and a spicy curry.
In the finish, the exotic parade slowly passes and what remains is something that reminds me of Marmite.
A very special rum that needs space and time, that you have to listen to and learn the foreign language it speaks. For the intrepid and explorers. 7+
- 2cl sample -

filovo 🇨🇿 | 331 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

barva : jantar
vune sladkost, velmi vonavá po ovoci a koření
chut: sladkost a ovocnost
zaver s zvláštní chemii a sladkosti, jako kdyby obsahoval cukr
hodnoceni 8
koupit ano z 50%
Alcohol 42,7 %

Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) 🇸🇪 | 331 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

Had just a sample of this blended rum of pot and column still distillates.
It’s first aged for 3 years in teak barrels, then for 4 years in ex-Bourbon oak barrels and finally finished during one year in former Sherry barrels.
The aroma is quite pleasant, fruity and smoky with hints of vanilla.
In mouth, on the palate and during the medium long finish the aroma can be tasted but it’s also quite sweet and during the finish the Sherry notes show up.
Overall a little bit better than expected, but unfortunately a little bit too sweet for my taste.
Picture: My emptied sample poured in a glass.

Godspeed 🇫🇷 | 15 ratings
Posted 28 days ago

Color: Lightish golden hue

Nose: Quite noticeable alcohol overnotes. Reminds me a lot of a whiskey finished in sherry barrels. The sherry finish given to this one really leaves its mark.

Mouth: Flavor and burn are almost entirely separated. Sweet tea with lots of sugar and a bouquet of tropical fruits (papaya in particular). A hint of bourbon sweetness is there too.

Finish: Average finish length that does leave a certain sugary residue feeling.

I was intrigued by the crafting of this rum. It’s a mix of pot still and column still and also a mix of aging in both bourbon barrels and sherry casks. Normally I am a huge fan of sherry cask aging but here it seems that sweet was laid upon sweet a little bit too much. This puts this rum in a bit of a pickle because it’s obviously not intended to be a pure dessert rum but it’s too sweet to be enjoyed for long as a sipper. Hard to recommend wholeheartedly for that reason.

Majrad (PREMIUM) 🇱🇺 | 33 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

The initial fiery taste dissipates soon, and you are left with sweeteness in your mouth. The aftertaste was quite ok. Based on tasting a 2cl sample.

Soweek 🇨🇿 | 93 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

OK rum with hinch of spices and sugar, but really forgetable.

Andrewofcalgary 🇨🇦 | 169 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

Smells like caramel and campfire. Tastes a wee bit like scotch but just didnt have a lasting flavour. Its interesting but probably wouldnt buy in future.

Uhyrto 🇨🇿 | 121 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Sladký, ovocný, hrozinky. Pro fandy sladších rumů.

Jagged 🇸🇰 | 103 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

Ak by som nevedel čo mám v poháriku naliate tak by som tipoval nejaké sladké ovocné víno. Chuť je príjemne sladká. Najviac tam cítim červené ovocie a korenie. Mne teda veľmi chutil aj keď tradičný rum to veľmi nepripomína.

Róbert Bezák 🇸🇰 | 61 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

Faint aroma and some cheap flavoured rum.

Brand Details

Name: Pearl of Jakarta 8-Year
Company: Naga
Type: Aged
Distillation: Pot and Column Still
ABV: 42.7%
Aged: 8