Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable rum

Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable

Saint Lucia | Aged

29 ratings
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29 Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable ratings

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Gastovski (PREMIUM) 🇨🇿 | 233 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Aroma: Příjemně uhlazená ovocnost, výrazné pomeranče, lehounce kokos, mokré dřevo, vanilka.
Chuť: Velmi jemná - vanilka a trochu dřeva. A opět se objevují pomeranče.
Dozvuk: Příjemně trpký, rozinkový se špetkou vanilky a tóny dřeva. Středně dlouhý.
Sladkost: 0/3
Ochutnán vzorek
Formidable je určitě nejlepší a nejkomplexnější ze série válečných lodí. Mít o pár % navíc, byla by to pecka.

Docsarvis (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 368 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

If you like oak you are going to love this. Like the Princessa this is smooth as a widows kiss. From start to finish it is pure pleasure. A little less bite than Princessa, but I like bite. Great balance. Lots of wood with dark fruit notes. Very good, medium complexity. Great sipper. I like the Princessa just a little better. I give this 8.3. Princessa 8.5. Another great rum from a GREAT DISTILLERY.

Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 442 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Sitting in a rocking chair on the rear verandah of a classic old St Lucia hotel 20+ some years ago sipping Admiral Rodney neat. So I had to find another bottle today, it is rich and somewhat complex especially for my pallet at that time. Does quite not hold its own today, one of the St Lucia distilleries brand like Chairman’s reserve. Medium dark in the glass initial taste flat lacking depth lends to slightly sweet burn. Goes down easy but not enough lingering depth in this price point.

12/29/21 revisited while sampling other Admiral Rodney rums. This is the oldest batch 10-15 years and now has fancier wooden stopper with gold adornments. Noticeably darker color than Princessa & Royal Oak. Sampling side by side 3 AR rums I prefer the Royal Oak best. This one is a bit dryer like Princessa I think a solid 7-8 for my taste.

Cory Wid 🇺🇸 | 89 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

I had heard of the prospect of "selective extraction" when distilling rum in a reflux column though hadn't heard of any distilleries practicing it until I discovered Admiral Rodney. The claim on the label is that only rum extracted from the lower plates of the column are used, which is aged and then blended for this release.

Such a strategy for collecting this rum dramatically reduces the heady and rough character associated with the heads and foreshots (ethyl acetate, acetaldehyde, etc.). These high-boiling fractions are often loaded with pleasant oil character, which is showcased very well in this rum. It is easily the smoothest and most pleasant rum that I've ever tasted. It is also without any sugaring or violation with additives, which makes me very happy. Aroma is quite good.

This should be drunk neat or with just a drop of water, as it is quite delicate. This rum fills a niche that is practically non-existent in the current rum market, which can be described as "ultra-fine light rum".

Tomy 🇷🇴 | 439 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

Made using a 45-plate Coffey still and aged in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, this really rather scrumptious molasses-based rum contains liquid aged for between nine and 12 years. The Rodney chap in question is in fact a famous admiral hailing from the 18th century – we’ll happily toast his seafaring successes with a drop of this.
Nose: Oaky and resinous with dark chocolate, honey, nutmeg and walnut notes.

Palate: More honey comes through, before cinnamon and vanilla pods catch up. More chocolate follows, this time in nib form, before leaf tobacco, oak and a sweet caramel add depth.

Finish: This is where those sweet spices come into their own. Delicious.

Overall: An oaky, dry rum bursting with flavour. One to sip and savour.

Chudy66 🇳🇿 | 13 ratings
Posted 11 days ago

Very nice amber color. On the nose, honey, raisins and vanilla, tasting, sweet fruit, oaky. Very good.

Wolfe Tone 🇳🇱 | 112 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Lots of wood, and some spice and sweetness, but nothing particularly good about this.

bar la moura 🇭🇷 | 142 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

it s dry and ABV is only 40, st lucia distillers have done better job with their chairman s reserve series ... beautiful bottle and solid unadulterated product, but really can t be named as something particularly good ...

Clausson 🇩🇰 | 53 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

Admiral Rodney HMS Monarch Rum er et godt, gennemmodnet og vellavet produkt, som byder på pæn dybde og en god kompleksitet. Og hvis man har en sød tand, så vil jeg sige, at det er en af de bedre sødet romaftapninger på markedet.

Alas 🇵🇷 | 228 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

Caramel notes heavier than the royal oak and princessa and smoother than both but feel that the royal oak finish lingers longer. This is definitely a winner though but feel its too smooth and it loses a bit of what I enjoy.

Brand Details

Name: HMS Formidable
Company: Admiral Rodney
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown


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