Don Fulano Imperial (5 yr)

Type: Tequila
Brand: Don Fulano
Nom
1146
393 Ratings See All
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Production Details
NOM : 1146 ,
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : Jalisco (Los Altos) ,
Region : Jalisco (Los Valles) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (low pressure) ,
Extraction : Screw Mill, Roller Mill ,
Water Source : Deep well water ,
Fermentation : 100% agave, Stainless steel tanks, Open-air fermentation, Fermentation without fibers, Proprietary yeast ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Copper Pot ,
Aging : French Oak barrels, Used barrels, Sherry casks, Wine casks, Hungarian Oak barrels ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : No additives

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

24
Oak
20
Caramel
19
Agave (cooked)
12
Vanilla
9
Cinnamon
9
Earth
7
Pepper (black)
6
Butterscotch
5
Chocolate
3
Citrus
3
Coffee
3
Fruity

Flavors Detected

32
Oak
28
Agave (cooked)
18
Caramel
18
Vanilla
12
Cinnamon
11
Pepper (black)
10
Chocolate
9
Earth
8
Butterscotch
6
Cherry
6
Fruity
5
Toffee

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Ninja
110 ratings
  • 90 Rating

The Imperial XA from Don Fulano is truly delicious. It’s a very smooth and flavorful XA that brings flavor, crisp, clean mineral and agave fruitiness and fantastic barrel flavors together in this top o’ the line Imperial XA expression. Don Fulano expressions are all great daily sippers and easy to share with casual guests of tequila. People with heavy anti-tequila palates find Don Fulano smoother and less vegetal. The experienced tequila fan can also appreciate how much farther along the taste profile of the Imperial is beyond the typical expressions. The Don Fulano Imperial really owns up to the name.

Tequila Savant
255 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Color is dark amber in the glass. That's the 5 years of oak aging. Nice, oily legs. Aroma of caramel, oak, black pepper and cooked agave. Wow, nice mouthfeel caramel, oak, chocolate and agave. Wonderful, long finish. A really nice alternative to an after dinner Brandy!

Tequila Boss
528 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Don fulano Imperial rating based on old bottle (2014?) we've gone thru several bottles of this. really liked it. fruit agave floral brown sugar a little cinnamon a little oak. well-balanced very good sipper. i like the juice in older bottles better but haven't tried any of the new bottles since about 2019?

Tequila Ninja
134 ratings
  • 92 Rating

Aromas of dried figs and apricots, as well as notes of caramel, oak, and cooked agave. The flavor leads in with a balanced mix of baking spices, primarily allspice and cinnamon, with caramel and agave. The finish is a delicious blend of caramel candy, as well as baking spices and Mexican chocolate.

Tequila Savant
289 ratings
  • 86 Rating

lots of oak. agave on the nose. pepper, some heat on the end. not bad

Tequila Savant
290 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Pitted fruit on the taste, sweet but not overly sweet still had to search for the agave.... easy to sip

Tequila Badass
421 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Loads and loads of oak. Definitely overpowers the natural agave. A decent bit of caramel and light pepper on the back end. Very syrupy mouth feel. Not the best XA but definitely not the worse

Tequila Badass
441 ratings
  • 96 Rating

Old metal label. This is one of the best XAs I've ever had. At the 1st "sniff" of this gem I knew it was going to be special. Warm cooked agave right off the bat, then some mocha, cinnamon, cherry, toffee, butterscotch, slight vanilla. Beautiful viscosity. For a 5 year XA this beauty is not oaky at all! This is my 2nd metal label DF Imperial. almost impossible to find nowadays. I had to leave some behind a few times due to level issues but wouldn't hesitate otherwise. Perfection in a gorgeous bottle, unlike other cute bottles with piss inside! GEM!

Tequila Badass
453 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Another excellent XA from NOM 1146, great balance of agave and barrel aging

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Aroma : Fruits and earth predominate. There is the lightest touch of cinnamon and agave. Taste : Light fruits with caramel and vanilla make up the sweet side of this tequila. The less prominent, spicier notes can be attributed to light oak and black pepper. The texture is very well rounded. Finish : Medium in length with a little more spice than the initial taste. The higher price makes this lose some points in value considering there are other, even better extra añejos that cost less.

Tequila Savant
214 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Can’t believe I haven’t tried this yet. I will definitely add this to my collection.

Tequila Badass
489 ratings
  • 87 Rating

Oak, caramel, cinnamon, and bell pepper. Excellent.

Tequila Wizard
977 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Rich floral dried fruit full nose. Big butterscotch and vanilla blast. Rounded balanced vibrant entry. I’m pleasantly surprised so far. I’m liking this! This is Don Fulano at its best.

Tequila Honey Badger
1366 ratings
  • 86 Rating

Prior rating was deleted from the database due to an error a while ago. Tasted blind with other XA. Solid and flavorful this had been a favorite. I prefer the older, larger blue ceramic bottles to the new ones.

Tequila Savant
271 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma: Much like the Anejo it has strong hints of oak but then also has notes of vanilla, caramel, and cherry. Strangely, it also has an earthy quality that I would normally associate with a blanco. Flavor: It definitely has a strong oak flavor with hints of cinnamon and cherry. Finish: nice long smooth finish. It also leaves your mouth feeling a little dry which I think is a unique characteristic.

Tequila Badass
439 ratings
  • 82 Rating

Aroma of caramel, dirt and citrus. Incredibly smooth, slightly sweet flavors of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon. Fairly tannic and mouth-drying but not overly so. Great finish that lingers for a good, long time.

Tequila Phenom
349 ratings
  • 92 Rating

toffee, cocoa, coffee grounds

Tequila Honey Badger
1044 ratings
  • 91 Rating

This tequila has bright peat, cinnamon and earthy aromas, and a delightful almost fruity flavor. The finish seems to bring a few surprises as it delivers waves of delicious complexity. This is a real treat.

Tequila Boss
548 ratings
  • 90 Rating

This tequila's aromas of earth and agave don't hint at the delicious, slightly sweet carmel, anise taste that hits your palate upon the first sip. A treat for sure, but a bit pricey.

Tequila Ninja
165 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Tasting the Don Fulano imperial blind, I had no idea as to how much I would dig this juice! For a tequila that has been aged for 5 years (in I believe, heavy charred casks) there is a ton of agave in the nose and in the taste! Notes of cooked agave, dry earth, orange peel, cinnamon, white pepper, dark caramel, toffee, coffee, leather and honey this tequila has a lot of heavy oak nots, but not overly sweet. I'm totally diggin' it!

Tequila Guru
94 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Barrel forward with agave still coming forward. The Barrel mixture adds to the unique flavor.

Tequila Lover
11 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Excellent XA with cooked agave shining through. Very well balanced and enjoyable from start to finish.

Tequila Phenom
313 ratings
  • 88 Rating

Aroma: Oaky, caramel with that 1146 earthy funk. The earthy notes are subdued a bit from the aging. But they are still there. Flavor: Rich oaky caramel of a fine sipping XA. Very slight vanilla with a hint of cherry and black pepper. Finish: The cinnamon kicks in for a nice long smokey finish.

Tequila Fan
4 ratings
  • 90 Rating

Smooth, clean, focused on the palate. Lovely aroma. What a treat. Would definitely enjoy again.

Tequila Enthusiast
9 ratings
  • 93 Rating

Some of the best Extra-anejo I have ever tried. Delicious tequila from a fantastic distillery. Caramel balances with agave, vanilla and sweet finish

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about

TasteTequila.com
Mar 30, 2017

Don Fulano Imperial – “Aged to Perfection”

Earth, cinnamon, caramel, citrus, coffee, and cooked agave aromas—these are just some of the rich aromas and flavors found in Don Fulano Imperial, an excellent example of an extra añejo tequila done right.

TasteTequila
Jun 21, 2012

Tequila Review: Don Fulano Imperial 5-year Añejo

Grover and Scarlet of TasteTequila.com review Don Fulano's Imperial 5-year Añejo.