Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable rum

Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable

Saint Lucia | Aged

7.3/10
26 ratings
Recommendable to most
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Tomy 🇷🇴 | 439 ratings
Posted almost 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.

Simon Doherty 🇬🇧 | 70 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Stacks up well against the XO. Beautiful bottle with a wood stopper. On the nose it’s dried fruit, it’s a Christmas cake in a glass. On the palate it’s wood, spice, fruit and sweetness. A very quick burn then more fruit when swallowed. A very very good rum.

Cory Wid 🇺🇸 | 89 ratings
Posted 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".

RumGuy1 🇺🇸 | 54 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Tasting notes: dark chocolate, ginger, clove, oak' and vanilla
Nose: toffee, medicinal quality, leather, chocolate

Well balanced. If this rum had a higher cask strength, it would be a 10.

CJ1999 🇬🇧 | 95 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Traditionally strong, a navy rum to respect. Smooth and very drinkable. However the sweetness makes it only tolerable for a glass or two

Docsarvis (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 349 ratings
Posted almost 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.

Alas 🇵🇷 | 196 ratings
Posted 7 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.

Gastovski (PREMIUM) 🇨🇿 | 190 ratings
Posted 7 days 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.

mmciesielski 🇺🇸 | 22 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Had at distillery. Smoother than the normal Admiral Rodney, now called the Royal Oak, and superior to the Princessa. Nice balance, good on ice or neat.

Chet 🇺🇸 | 192 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Great rum, solid flavors, nice from start to finish. Worth the money spent..




Brand Details

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

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