Very solid rum at its price range. On the nose typical smell of sugar cane, caramel and oak. In the mouth very good balance of caramel, honey, nougat, oak and little bit of fruit. Rum is smooth with little bit harsh at the end. Nice suprise.
Im not a big fan of spiced rums and this one is a little bit to fruity to me. On the nose you can feel a lot of fruit especialy citruses, spice and vanilla. In the mouth continues fruity tones with spice. You can feel that it is younger rum. I prefer more woody rums and not that fruity. I would rate it 6,5.
Considering this is very cheap rum, 6 is a great score. Very good value for money. Some sweetness, not too much alcohol sting. Almost good enough for sipping but will definitely be best used for mixing
Not very sweet. Reminds me of whisky. Some complexity in the flavor, seems a bit sour to me. Flavor: predominantly wood, some caramel. Nose: wood, vanilla
First off, I'm into sweet rums. And damn this hit a spot. As soon as I tasted it, unexpected surge of sweetness all over my mouth. Flavor: caramel predominantly, toffee, vanilla. Smell: mostly caramel. Absolutely no alcohol sting, throats down like water
In nose I was able to distinguish some caramel and banana. In mouth it starts very sweet to then change into a bitter aftertaste. Interesting but not my type.
I have to say I still prefer sweeter rums but this is another dry beauty. I recommend to leave it in glass for while and then drink it. After first sip you can feel that there is definitely no added sugar. Aroma is very woody with tropical fruit especialy orange. Taste is also very woody with flavours of almonds, coffee, fruit and spice. I prefer Doorlys 14 but this is really great rum.
With a proofing of 48% you feel it with the first whiff and confirmed with the taste. It’s disappointing where a distiller goes for a alcohol over flavor.
Once you open the incredibly nice looking bottle, the room is filled with a very strong aroma of vanilla, sweets and candy that comes a bit too artificial. Some people claim it to be all natural, but I doubt it.
The way it smells, the way it tastes. Sweet ... almost sticky. It's more of a liqueur than a 7 year old rum, but hey: some people like it that way. I will use the rest of my bottle mixed with coffee, because here the Don Papa works really great!
The Barbados 2005 rum comes sweet, smooth and tasty with a scent of coconut, caramel, vanilla and something fruity. You should give him some minutes to breathe after serving, because there is much alcohol in the nose at first.
Overall an enjoyable and easy going rum, but nothing really special.
Judging by color, aroma, taste and after glow, Frigate Reserve 21 is the finest Rum I've come across in my 70+ years on the 3rd Rock. I could go on, but the proof on the shelf ...