Is it really a rum? Offered great aroma but very little else other than intense sweetness. Knocked first one back but suffered thru the second.
Crack the top to smell sweet cinnamon and ginger tastes of walnut and brown sugar, awesome drop will savour this one.
Given to me as a gift. Light in color. Young. Dried fruit and ester onthe nose. Molasses dried fruit on the front then wood. The finish has a light burn with burnt molasses. More if a mixer id say.
Comparing this to the original Captain, it is better but not by much. It is very sweet and it does have some vanilla and spices, but that’s about all. I won’t drink it straight and if I’m in the mood for a high end rum and coke I’ll drink it, but that’s really it.
I’ve seen this a lot through different media and decided to try it. Was not a big fan. The nose smells sweet and fruity. The taste isn’t too far off. Very sweet and very fruity. I would recommending mixing with juice. The nice thing about it is you are so taken back by the sweetness that you don’t notice any burn.
Kind of interesting thing - fine aroma, rich taste and so on. It even could be drinked neat but it is not "original dark". It have quite light body and taste so it cant be used in cocktails... Alas!
This was my first "good" rum experience. I was over the moon and started ordering some bottles of rum... Now I have tried some other rums (especially without sugar) and Diplomatico became kind of boring for me. Still not bad, bad nothing special... If you like sugarbombs, give it a try!
It's more liquer - i don't wanna know how much sugar was added. Don't get me wrong: it smells nice, doesn't taste bad at all, but way too sweet; the leaving is also short and boring.
Finally managed to find some Plantation Rum in South Africa! Absolutely amazing! Definitely has similar notes to the Plantation XO and very smooth, rich mouth feel! Vanilla scented, rich dark taste - this is exactly what rum should taste like!!!
Finally managed to find some Plantation Rum in South Africa!!! Well worth the search! Notes of dark brown (burnt) sugar, toffee and the Caribbean ocean!
El Dorado, 12r niečo super, 15r fantastický, človek by čakal stúpajúcu tendenciu ale dostane trošku iný smer. Výborný rum, viac sladkosti a sud na úrovni koňaku. Strata svojej korenistej línie na úkor veku. Ale inak fantastické pitie ak nečakáte postupnosť 12-15-21.
N- Sandalwood, orange candy nuance on grassy edge to keep it quite fresh with occasional burst of spices. Tea sweet, caramel syrup coated walnuts, liqueur soaked dried fruits, moist toast with strawberry jam, so the wave of sweetness are high, but well balance out with the heavy sweet oak phenol with hint of smokes. Breath well and evolving. (87/21)
P- Rich coat of dried fruits, then comes sourish citrus candy, some herbs and sweet bitter nuts. (86/20)
F- Medium long, sweet spices, star anise, semi dry and clean. (86/20)
Weighted Rate- 82pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
I managed to track down a bottle for a home tasting session - this one to bring home my collection at the time - the consensus amongst the group was “outstanding” although as we were all a bit tipsy by the end it was agreed this one should lead off next time....
My personal benchmark for quality sipping runs from the Americas - first time I tasted this recalibrated my previous view on rum as a poor cousin to great malt whiskey - game changer....