Smell: earthy, sweet, boozy and banana. Taste: banana, mango, grassy with a hint of lemon/citrus and sweetness (that is unclear to me of sugar cane, molasses or fruits). Smooth, smooth smooth after taste with very slight ethanol. Excellent Rum... however a better mixer that sipper... but don't get me wrong, not a bad sipper if you like a light Rum funk. Make a Mai Tai (Royal Hawaiian style) out of the 3 Plantation rums (3 star, Fuji, Xaymaca) and you won't be disappointed... one of the best Mai Tai's I've ever had (only 2 better I paid >$25 for a single from some high end places/bartenders).