Tried it on a large rock. It's a very good flavor, good for sipping. A sniff brings out tobacco and leather scents, as another reviewer mentioned which I thought was odd but sure enough, you can smell it. There is an end sweetness but I couldn't make it out. It is a nice rum. I definitely want this for my bar.
If you like rich molasses (which I do), then this is the rum for you. I'm not a huge rum guy, but this is drinkable neat. Warm sweetness dominates with a hint of banana on the back end. The caramel is not as dominant as the profile says. It is there up front but can be missed in the strong molasses note.
This is how rum is supposed to taste. Smooth and easy to drink with hints of wooden barrels. Sweet but not too sweet and no bad after taste like you get with cheaper bottles. Aged is the way to go and this is my new go to rum!
I think this is my favorite rum. I’ve been a whiskey guy for a while now, but I’ve recently gotten into rum. This is a very “whiskey” rum. The Smokey flavor is so nice, yet sweet enough to sip on and not hurt too bad. The 12 year is amazing, and I highly recommend as well. But this one is wonderful, especially for its price.
Love the tobacco and leather elements, deep complex flavors develop from the first sip and reveal themselves over a long finish. Lime notes toward the end. Very different. Looking forward to buying a bottle.
Pretty good. A little over-leathery and some spice and smoke that overpowers the aftertaste. Still, a pretty good sipper. Rocks made it open up a bit but also made it a little too shallow. Did get rid of the overpowering spice and leather notes though.
I'm not a traditional Rum connoisseur, so my palate may be different from the, so called experts. However, I do love a great Bourbon and Afrohead XO 15 year rum give me notes of vanilla, caramel, and sugar cane that out of this world. I like to follow each swallow with a small sip of water, which totally brings out the flavor notes is the remarkable distilled spirit. The fact that it's aged in Jack Daniels barrels is evident and highly appreciate. This has become one of my all time favorite drinks...neat and never mixed. I'm such a huge fan, that the regulars in my cigar lounge call me the un-official spokes person for Afrohead, what a huge compliment.