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I swear -- that's the aftertaste of this one!
Unfortunately it comes with quite a punch, being 59 % VOL (used to be 60%).
I use to let it air a bit to get rid of most of the fumes before enjoying it. If not, the alcohol vapor tends to be too strong.
But the rum raisin taste.. man!
Not only does it share my own surname but without doubt real navy rum real strength with Real taste first tasted 30 plus yrs ago still best Demerara and best price 👍
First taste is molasse, wood and sugar cane very fast turning in bitter wood. Aftertaste is longer but very bitter. Higher alcohol is nicely highliting the taste.
A lovely, Navy strength dark rum. Its nice as a mixing rum, but it really comes into its own when it's taken neat with a small amount of water added. The colour is very dark brown and the tastes are molasses, burnt sugar, toasted caramel and vanilla. It's very easy to drink, but be warned: over indulgence will lead to an awful hangover.
Recommended, especially if you like a stronger drink.
Heavy - and made heavier with copious amounts of caramel. Bitter notes afloat. Demerara? Nah. A cheap version of it.
Rich demerara sweetness and a pungent oakiness, Give a taste straight out of pirates of the caribbean! Delicous taste a fiery overproof burn for good measure.
Been on the sea in the sea and under the sea most of my life and I have never found a Rum to equal this Rum. Drink it neat but carefully is the only way but let it linger on the tongue to get the full flavour.
I don't have a drinks cabinet but I always have a bottle of Woods by the side of my chair. Buy it at the local supermarket but uneasy about the price as it keeps going up wish my pension went up at the same rate.
Sorry but I did not like it at all, I like rum but this one would put me off rum completely way too strong left horrible under taste in my mouth.
This is currently my favourite rum and has been cherished by me since my first sip back in the days when I was on the High Seas during the 60's and 70's. It is a powerful, very dark, almost black colour with an intense demerara sugar nose and super smooth burnt sugar taste that lasts and lasts and warms the cockles of your heart!
Almost black navy rum from Guyana bottled at 57%
Nose: strong charred oak and blackstrap molasses, fistfull of spices, licorice and a hint of vanilla.
Taste: hits you with a strong punch of charred oak and blackstrap molasses, evolves into licorice and a hint of vanilla with a peppery and charred oak finish.
I really like this even though it doesnt really taste like a usual demerara rum from Guyana, more like a blackstrap rum but its still great stuff nonetheless and really is something different than usual mass market rums.
Im sure this rum has sugar and colouring added but in this case the sugar doesnt bother me that much, it kinda mellows the aggressive charred molasses flavor of this rum and brings nice sweetness to your tiki cocktails when mixing
Mixability is great, also makes mean dark and stormys.
Quite good, fairly oaky but sweet enough to balance it
Adevăratul rom de pirați.. Tare, dur dar totuși bine aromat și plăcut cu gheață
Wow, this stuff is amazing and packs a hefty alcohol punch. Yes, as everyone says, Xmas Pudding, hints of citrus, caramel, burnt toffee, dark Chocolate and it pleasantly fizzes in your mouth. An absolute explosion of flavours. and finishes with a spicy aftertaste, in a very pleasant way. Wonderful stuff.
People, this rum kicks ass!
Tried to drink it neat. Well not tried, I succeeded. Haven't a clue what happened afterwards. The label said it was from Guyana but id never heard of it before so I thought I would give it a try. I can't say it is the nicest of flavours I have ever tasted but it is definitely one to keep for the guests.
Its a tad too powerful sipped neat add an ice cube gets better the more it melts and brings the abv down.
Mixes well in cocktails, but not great on its own. Worth the price though.
Ok Wood's is not your average run of the mill rum this is a kick you in the teeth slap in the face navy rum 57% , wow!
If you get a chance to try it
, do so . I'm not much of a dark rum drinker but she goes down smooth with a warning ! Lol
I can't put my finger on the aroma but it's something familiar.
Woods is not spiced but I refer to it as Kraken on steroids .
Pick a bottle up , I think it's a rum and well worth the experience 👍👍
Drank on the rocks.
Not a bad tasting rum, however I may be inclined too only have one or two of these before moving onto another...
Má snad 60 %. Pořádně ostrá záležitost. Cukrová třtina je z povodí řeky Demerara a je to poznat na kvalitě. Když skleničku necháte prázdnou, tak ještě mnoho hodin krásně voní!
You definitely should try this one, if you like navy style rums
Good stuff. Strong taste too strong to mix with coke, too strange to drink pure.
Typical Demerara taste, smoky sweet woody notes with baked apple and spices . Perfect for mixing a Mai Tai or a Dark 'n Stormy. You can also sip it straight but is not for the palate of the rookie. Overall a good rum that I would not like to miss in my bar.
Nice kick in the throat. Usually drunk at private splice mainbrace among friends, not one to be wasted.
I didn't find this rum anything special. Not too sweet a dark rum with string Alcoholic flavour.
It's 114 proof and full of flavor. Chocolate, spices, root beer...it reminds me a lot of Gosling's, another one of my favorites. Try making a Navy Grog with this rum. The result is a powerful tiki drink which is positively addictive and delicious when done right. And even though it's an overproof rum, it's not at all overpowering...which means you can sip it straight and enjoy the ride.
Wood's 100 Old Navy Rum rum review by Helen at A Mountain of Crushed Ice