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Bumbu XO

70 /100161 reviews

33 EUR


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Bumbu XO is a Caribbean rum distilled from molasses with an ABV of 40%. It has mixed reviews, with some people enjoying its sweetness and others finding it too strong or lacking complexity. It is generally considered to be a good entry-level rum for beginners, but may not be as interesting for those who have tried more complex rums. It has clear coffee, nutty, and spicy notes on the nose, with nicely balanced spicy and toffee hints on the palate. The finish is pleasant but not too long.


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70 /100161 reviews

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Bumbu XO is based on 161 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Woody Vanilla Fruity Banana Caramelized Caramel Spice

Taste associations

Vanilla Caramel Sweet OrangePeal Fruity Banana Bourbon

Finish associations

Banana Caramel Vanilla Spicy OrangePeal Woody Sweet

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Community comments

Already 161 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 70 points. A total of 1 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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Unlikely the other Bumbu, this really tastes like Rum in the first place. But generally like you'd imagine how an average rum tastes, so there is nothig outstanding. But still not bad

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I'd say this should be used for a mixer.

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Für mich viel zu süß. Leider nur nach Karamell und vanille schmeckend. Keine Komplexität. Und langweilig. Für Einsteiger bestimmt sehr gut geeignet für mich persönlich nicht

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Tout comme sa version Original, c'est un bon rhum pour débuter mais cette fois-ci, on peut dire que c'est un rhum. Une bonne entrée de gamme des rhums vieillis (et accessible) et également très bien pour préparer son palais à des choses moins sucrées (sans les 40g/l de sucre) malgré une finition en fûts de xérès. Malgré tout, c'est un rhum qui perd beaucoup d'intérêt à force de goûter des choses plus complex et travaillées. On regrettera également cette bouteille noir opaque qui cache le liquide et, pour ma part, le bouchon qui a fini par être attaqué par l'alcool. Cependant, la bouteille reste dans cet esprit piraterie, assez fun au début. Un rhum avec, je pense, plus d'intérêt en mixologie que sec.

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immerhin ist hier zu erkennen das es noch ein Rum ist. dennoch ist es keine runde Sache und eher sehr dünn und verwässert, sehr langweilig und unkomplex und dazu ungewöhnlich alkoholisch und unangenehm zu trinken. 👎

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Ich mag auch den Bumbu Original, doch dieser ist für mich schon sehr gut. Nicht süß, sehr ausgewogen, ich glaube Kaffee zu erkennen, ein langer weicher Abgang. Ein super Rum, für die Qualität zu einem sehr günstigen Preis zu bekommen.

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Strangely sweet and synthetic. Not a good rum!

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Ein recht süßes und leicht fruchtiges Aroma, etwas Vanille. Auch der Geschmack ist eher süß und flach.

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Sucré agréable facile a boire

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Parce qu’il a une tête de pirate !!!

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I like the original better than the xo. For me the taste was too strong and missing sweetness.

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I like it a lot 👍 Nose: Very clear coffee, nutty and some spicy notes. I was expecting some more of it on the nose .... Palate: Nicely balanced between spicy and toffee hints ... I especially like coffee part of it and also the fruitiness... Finish: Pleasant but not too long. Definitely the best neat 🔝

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