Pale straw shines in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter glues a syrupy streak from which slowly many small "legs" solve. The high alcohol content of 65.5% is discreetly noticeable on the first nosing, as well as the rum Octave finish immediately shows its sweet and fruity side. Creamy rum flavors in the form of sugar beets and cane sugar flatter the nose, slightly grassy and floral hints end in caramel and a hint of cinnamon. Milk chocolate and yellow fruit are minimal, with hints of vanilla and caramelized sugar ending up in a slightly sprightly way. A subtle hint of glue appears, although it could also be a combination of alcohol, green blades of grass, floral aromas and burned sugar.
Sweet flavors of sugar and fruit flash briefly, then the alcohol with its 65% mercilessly hits the tongue and on the palate. Woody sharpness blends with acrid white pepper, tart woody and grassy fruit flavors dissolve from the voluminous and pungent heat. The salivation is massively stimulated, burned sugar dissolves under the tongue, walnuts and rancid wood tones stick to the tongue. I consider briefly whether a water addition makes sense, but renounce it. I tentatively take another tiny gulp - cinnamon and sugar flash before mercilessly an extremely sharp and pungent the film lays over the tongue and wrapped it with plump warmth. A neat Schuck water relaxes the situation, in the nose are caramel and subtle roasted aromas to advantage, the taste is milder and unfortunately also sprittiger. The grassy and floral bouquet is criss-crossed by creamy caramel and a cinnamon-sugar mixture, despite the addition of water sticks cozy heat and now bearable sharpness in the palate. Dried yellow fruits become bitter and go over with on the tongue dancing beads in the finish.
Chubby heat sticks to the palate, the sharpness is slow and leaves tart and slightly rancid wood tones on the palate. Walnuts are swimming on the tongue, the mouthfeel is currently extremely oily, creamy and greasy. Appearances of dried grass and leaves dissolve from the creamy saliva, raisins and spicy wood tones dominate after a few moments the aftertaste.