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Pusser's Overproof rum

Pusser's Overproof

Virgin Islands, British | Overproof | 75.0% ABV

7.2/10
33 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Posted 7 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 370 ratings

The smell is very spicy, the alcohol bites you in the nose.
It's sweet, I get burned sugar, caramel, molasses and some ripe banana, also other ripe fruits.
In the background is some earth and a musty demerara note. With dilution it turns more earthy.

The taste starts with sweetness and demerara notes. Added sugar I think.
I get burned sugar and molasses, it turns very spicy. Then some honey and bitter notes.
In the middle I get more of the burned sugar, molasses and some fruits like in Jamaica OFTD. But they are overlapped by the sweetness. Then some honey of demerara rum and the spice.

It's too sweet in my opinion. Also very spicy, but this is not the problem.
I would rate it with 67 points.

Nose: burned sugar, caramel, molasses, ripe bananas and other fruits, earth, musty demerara note
Taste initial: burned sugar, molasses, spice, honey, some ripe banana, some bitter notes
Middel: burned sugar, molasses, some fruits, sweetness, honey, spice
Finish: spice, burned sugar, molasses, honey

Sweetness: 3/5
Fruits: 2/5
Spice: 5/5
Mildness: 1/5
Complexity: 2.5/5
Value (30€): 2/5

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Posted 8 months ago by TheRealMojito from United States with 21 ratings

I like this aged rum a lot. Very smooth, no aftertaste and no burn. Highly recommend.

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Posted 10 months ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 315 ratings

This was my rum in the 80s and Pussers changed the formula for the USA. I quit drinking the lower proof for years didn’t like it near as well, but started again the last few years. Unfortunately they did the same thing with the 15 last year. This was my first love rum.

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Posted 12 months ago by Simon_W from Switzerland with 35 ratings

I compared this rum directly with the Lemon Hart 151, mixing a 151 Swizzle with each. The Lemon Hart 151 is better, but the Pusser's Overproof has a somewhat similar aroma; upon first impression it's a bit lighter, and a bit earthier, and the taste is quite a bit sweeter. Upon longer examination an interesting milk-like nuance appears. Since the Lemon Hart 151 is officially unavailable in Europe, it makes sense to substitute it with the Pusser's Overproof, especially considering that in most of the old cocktail recipes of the Tiki culture lots of other ingredients and rums are added, which mask the aroma of the Lemon Hart 151.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Javaznenevim from Slovakia with 52 ratings

Toto je 75% verze originálního Pussers rumu, určená pokud vím na zaoceánské plavby. Člověk by očekával, že při takovéhle síle bude chuť ustupovat alkoholu, ale není tomu tak. Chuť je celkem výrazná a dobře rozpoznatelná. O kousek horší než originální 54,5%, ale i tak výborný rum.

Vůně: Hodně kořenitá a silná, musíte rum chvilku nechat, než se vůně trochu rozvine a nebude to jen silná směs všeho možného.

Chuť: Výrazně lepší než vůně. Trocha koření, dřevitá, i přes 75% to štípe méně než třeba Tatranský 72% čaj. Na svojí sílu poměrně jemná chuť.

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Posted 2 years ago by JellyJortikka from Finland with 68 ratings

Overproof 75%abv blend of Trininad, Virgin Islands and Guyana
Nose: traditional pussers template, toasted dark sugar, caramel, vanilla
Taste: same as above, bit buttery
Finish: Spicy, hot, quite dry, light oak, pleasant bitterness, some cola aroma
Wonderful overproof, isnt as sweet as gunpowder, maybe not sugared at all? Has probably caramel colouring but i dont mind.
Beautiful tiki mixer, works wonders in almost anything.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Miguel from Uruguay with 42 ratings

Sabroso y digno de ser el ron oficial de la Royal Navy. Para acompañar con algún hielo.

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Posted 3 years ago by GregS from United States with 27 ratings

Buttery aroma. A little alcohol bite. A great mixer. Fantastic painkiller. Not sure it's a sipper.

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Posted over 3 years ago by ggradargg from Czech Republic with 19 ratings

I would not say 75prct. You can also use it as a disinfectant :-)
It's a boy's drink, not a woman.

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Posted almost 4 years ago by ripperussr from Czech Republic with 113 ratings

In spite of the strength of alcohol, this rum has a flavor, so that means for the maximum rating 7.