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Great. Smoky with notes of caramel, spices, wood, and tobacco, alongside vegetal flavors from fresh sugarcane juice
another good sipper, not oversweet.
All these promo stories about onyx and silver make almost mystical atmosphere and black embossed bottle is very impresive. Good gift.
availabe in NL since last month. i like the regular imperial so was looking forward to try. put simply, it's well worth the additional money over the imperial. (36 eur vs 22 eur in NL). where the regular has it's flaws you take for granted due to price, the onyx has more to prove. the sweetness in the aftertaste remains but the taste overall is much more in balance. the additional time it spent on the heavily charred whiskey and bourbon barrels makes me think off flor de cana. which is also made of cane juice and matured on Jack Daniels barrels.
Got a sample of this rum from RR Tasting Club.
It’s OK, but nothing more.
Don’t know if there’s any added sugar, but there’s a certain sweetness.
I recognize cherry, butter, coffee, fruits and some oak.
Could maybe be something for those who want to taste something less sweet than DRE or Zacapa 23.
Beautiful amber color going on the mohagany. This rum from Barcelo is a new version of the imperial with a filtration made through onyx stones (hence its name) and an aging in three types of barrel containing three types of different whisky or bourbon including Jack Daniel's. The aging in the three types of barrels seems to be the same but I have no more information and also the name of other bourbon. Otherwise, on the nose, we're on classic Barcelo, it's very pastry, caramel, coconut, almond, vanilla, toasted, cherry. In the mouth, the woody arrives with the spices the finish is present but not significant. It's not very long. A classic revisited.
This rum is particularly smooth. It seems to slide down the throat easily and yet that is not to imply that it is at all bland or tasteless or overly syruppy. It's just smooth. I've no idea why that is, but it is.
You can certainly taste the bourbon barrels in this rum, but nowhere near as much as, say, Mount Gay Black Barrel. There is a fair bit of wood and the nose is sweeter than the taste. The taste is fairly medium - being neither sweet not dry. Lots of fruit, vanilla, caramel in the taste, but the aftertaste is shorter lived than many aged rums - that may or may not be a good thing depending how you want that.
Above all, I enjoyed this a lot.
It is a blend of rums that have aged between 8 and 10 years in American oak barrels. These barrels, which previously contained Kentucky bourbon, were re-burned very heavily. It creates an activated charcoal that filters the rum in the barrel, but it also helps promote aromatic exchanges between the wood and the rum.
After aging, this rum has benefited from a new filtration through onyx stone…i really dont know why??!!
The nose: we can smell notes of vanilla, caramel and coconut.
The mouth, we can smell vanilla, caramel, coconut and spices very well.
It is a very sweet rum and very pleasant to drink. I highly recommend it !!
It's like the original Imperial but with a leather belt to spank you with. It's nice and dry, you can taste the burnt barrel clearly. The taste might even be a bit overwhelming. Nonetheless a special experience and it's something like an 8.5 for me.
This deep amber-hued rum offers a caramel aroma, with an intriguing hint of violet. The silky palate opens with caramel and brown butter, accented by dried fig and walnut, finishing long and gently spiced. Made with a blend of rums aged for 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks with heavy char, then filtered through onyx stones. That unique filtration may not add much except a point to contemplate while sipping, which is highly encouraged.
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