Bumbu Original rum

Bumbu Original

Barbados | Aged | 40.0% ABV

772 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Dave πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ | 16 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Not a good one but erverybody his osn taste
Too fruity

Diogenes the Rumantic πŸ‡«πŸ‡· | 37 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

Poor spiced rum, sold as aged in many shops. Tastes the spiced, not the rum

Falcon91Wolvrn03 (TASTING CLUB) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 543 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

I really liked this rum, except the added banana flavor. Might have been an '8' rating had they not added all that banana.

Smells and tastes of banana, vanilla, sweet caramel, spice, nuts, and cinnamon. Not bad, except the banana flavor. :-p If you like natural banana in your rum, then you might like this a lot more than I did.

ZDrKondler πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 30 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Too sweet, too much banana, too little rum...and lots of annoying vanilla.

Jura πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 35 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Never ever drink it again. Not my cup of coffee, ladies drink

Jaybird πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 48 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

The first thing you can say about this drink is that it definitely has plenty of banana. I hesitate to call it rum. As others have said it's more of a banana/vanilla liqueur. The first sip confirms the aroma.... with a bunch (no pun intended) of banana and vanilla. Warming and then a slightly bitter banana (surprise) finish. I don't think I'd want to have to drink this very often.

There is not really much if any rum character that I can find in this. Too much spice, banana, vanilla etc. It's sweet but not sugary if that makes sense. The flavor of the drink coats the palate and lingers on and on. The longer I sit here with it next to me the more I dislike it. The aroma is overpoweringly banana. I like sweet rums, dry rums and those right down the middle but I don't like this.

I'd have a hard time recommending this to anyone who wants to taste rum. There are a lot of people out there who like spiced rums and think that is what rum is all about but even to them I'd say just stick with Captain Morgan or CM Private Stock. It's infinitely better and much less expensive.

At $36 in Ohio it's WAY, actually obscenely overpriced. Don't waste your money.

Haemonculi πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 52 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Ok so I bought it for the cool looking bottle, 10/10 for design, simple and pirate inspired. As for the rum, very strong banana syrup taste and definitely not something I enjoyed sipping even with ice. It did make a fun dark and stormy though.

Malei πŸ‡«πŸ‡· | 82 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Un nez caramel, une attaque caramel, un final caramel, bref une vΓ©ritable sucrerie.

Ernie Higgs πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 35 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

My first sense was bubble gum. What is in this concoction? Never again

1000 Beaches πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 1 rating
Posted over 3 years ago

First of all anything under 80 proof should not even qualify as rum. Then to replace the missing alcohol with sugar water and banana flavouring makes it a liqueur at best. Yes, they also have an XO version at 40% but it is still way too sweet. This is really just a marketing afterthought because they buy it from a completely different distillery and just slap their name on it. I cannot believe some of the high ratings as no serious appreciator of rum would ever consider this stuff good. As a side story I recently witnessed a top-knot in a suit order this in a bar with a full coke mix. I see dialysis in his future.

Brand Details

Name: Original
Company: Bumbu
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
ABV: 40.0%


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