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By The Dutch Batavia Arrack 8-Year rum

By The Dutch Batavia Arrack 8-Year

Indonesia | Aged

4.6/10
58 ratings
Flawed with a glimmer of hope

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Posted over 5 years ago by Mihai from Romania with 212 ratings

Un alt rom plecat din agricole cu arome subtile, fresh.

Posted 2 months ago by Wahlman from Sweden with 47 ratings

Väldigt spritig smak som river i halsen, gick knappt att ens blanda med cola för att få ner den.

Posted 1 year ago by Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) from Sweden with 293 ratings

Tested just a sample so it’s just a first impression, but I won’t dig deeper into it.
Molasses is used in this Indonesian rum and it’s distilled in pot stills. A special thing is that they are using some red rice in the yeast.
After distillation it’s aged in teak barrels for some years before transported to the Netherlands where it’s transferred to oak barrels.
The final blend consists of spirits aged 8 months, 3, 5 and 8 years, and bottled at 48% ABV.
From nose via palate to the finish, which is medium long mostly depending on on the alcohol content, I can recognize fruits, bananas and some notes of spices and arrack. I was expecting a lot more flavor of arrack.
Overall I think that everything is much too weak to catch my interest.

Posted over 3 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 497 ratings

I was kind of excited to try this rum do to its fancy packaging, its aging, and its relatively high price of over $50. But this rum really disappointed me.

Smells and tastes of rubber, sugarcane, oak, brine, grassy funk and leather. This rum is way too dry for my liking. But ignoring the dryness, it just tastes odd. The rice sounded interesting, but maybe that's what doesn't work here. A bit strong for the flavor as I only like strong rums when they're really good.

I'd rate this below the Bacardi & Captain Morgan rums, the Pusser's British Navy rums, and the St George California Rhums, none of which I particularly like. Other reviewers seem to agree with me. I typically rate rums about a point below their consensus rating, but this one is two points below - I think it's overrated a bit due to the high price.

Posted 4 years ago by 2ephyr from Czech Republic with 41 ratings

Ve vůni se mi zdálo, že cítím trochu medu. Čekal jsem tedy jemnější chuť, ovšem to jsem se přepočítal. Zpočátku po napití je především ostrý s převládající hořkostí. Postupně však ustoupí a přejde do zemité chuti, která není zas tak nepříjemná. Něco na té Mary je :) Od indonézského rumu jsem čekal horší zážitek :)

Posted 5 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

It is a lot of arrack and vanilla in this, could have been a little bit more body but a positive surprise.

Posted 1 month ago by ShakingSince95 from Netherlands with 21 ratings

Heavy on the esters, probably why maby reviewers are not used to the taste.

Heavy notes of nutmeg and clove with a taste of spicy and fruity esters. The oak aging really lingers in the finish.

Nkt as refined but a lot of character in flavours.

Posted 1 month ago by Staal from Denmark with 56 ratings

Very light amber color. Undefined artificial odor. Horrible burning sensation in your mouth. Only little smokey taste. Horrible!

Posted 1 month ago by Hedlund from Sweden with 20 ratings

Fy helvete. God eftersmak men inte värt jobbet att ta sig dit. Jisses.

Posted 3 months ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 292 ratings

Only Bacardi is worse. I give it a 2 for uniqueness. It is very different. But different doesn't always mean good. Dog crap rum would be different too.....obviously not good. I can see how some might like this. But I am not into pain and suffering. Dtinking shoukd be enjoyable!