Purchased two bottles of this rum during a recent trip to Cuba. I had been wait8n* for a while to sample this rum and the wait was well worth it. This rum is simply delicious. Not the driest rum I’ve had but definitely not sweet. This is the best Cuban rum I’ve had so far. The woody taste is different from any other rum I’ve had and each sip lingers for a long time. I wouldn’t rate this a “10” but it certainly deserves a strong “9”.
Was quite shocked at the initial taste and didn’t remind me of a rum beverage.
Taste more like a sweet after dinner liqueur.
Regardless, drunk the bottle and found it very easy to drink if you’re a sweet tooth.
Can’t taste the alcohol, very toffee banana on the nose and after taste.
Some may find this overly sweet. Personally, I very much enjoy it. I find it to be a great introduction to the subtle art of drinking rum for people who don't know anything about it and think that Bacardi Superior is as good as it gets. This is just so, the else entirely.
Impressive black packaging and black bottle to match. The rum had a dark mahogany colour and a different nose of coffee and anise. It has a complex taste matching the nose with a light burn. I paid $85 after the LCBO dropped the price by $30.
I really like this rum. It's got a great nose of almond and vanilla with a taste of nuts, cinnamon and oak. The only knock from giving it a higher number is the cost. For the same price you can get much better rums which is a shame since if was a little cheaper I would put it in my daily rotation of sippers.
First Plantation rum in my life, I think this could be a solid 7 if it didn't bore me so much. The rum is nice, the smell is a little bit alcoholic but in the mouth it explodes with a lot of fruits. And that is the reason is why I gave it a 6: the fruity taste is too much sweet and it bore a little bit. I also suspect some sugar has been added, but I don't have proof. In the end it's a well done rum, better than a lot of crappy rums, but again not too much fan of this fruity thing, also too much sugar. Not convinced
Does not really smell or taste like rum. Very untypical. Tastes pretty stale and rotten to me. Cannot describe better because it was too ugly for me. (Cal 2019 day 8)
Unpleasant on the nose.
Oaky flavours, smooth to swallow, terrible long-lasting after burn of alcohol. Not my type of rum.
Would not purchase again, much better rums at this price point. Definitely not a pleasant sipper and flavours lack complexity on the tongue.
Schönes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase sehr süss und verführerisch, Karamell flirtet mit der Vanille, die Zimtstange macht die mit Nelken gespickte Orange an, das Holz beobachtet das Moos aus der Ferne.
Im Gaumen betört die Süsse die Zunge, Karamellstangen und Zimtsterne, Holzspäne mit Orangenmarmelade bestrichen und dazu frischer Kakao.
Im Abgang ein wenig klebrig, Orange und Zimt klingen lange Nach.
Ein süsser philippinischer Rum, der auch Donna Mamma heissen könnte. Für Naschkatzen, Süssrum-Lovers oder einfach so über die Feiertage.
Beautiful amber in a glass.
In the nose very sweet and seductive, caramel flirts with vanilla, the cinnamon stick turns on the orange peppered with cloves, the wood watches the moss from afar.
On the palate, the sweetness tantalizes the tongue, caramel sticks and cinnamon stars, wood shavings spread with orange jam and fresh cocoa.
In the finish a little sticky, orange and cinnamon sound long after.
A sweet Philippine rum that could also be called Donna Mamma. For sweet toothers, sweet rum lovers or simply over the holidays.