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Posted over 4 years ago by Ryan from United States with 1 rating

Distributors of Minnesota have stopped getting it but I will tell you there is no other comparison . Sad to see it go and when they still sell Ron Diaz crap

Posted over 4 years ago by Thomas McClure from United States with 16 ratings

Do you enjoy Captain Morgan, Sailor Jerry, or any other sweet, spiced rum out there? If so, this rum is going to be for you! It is cheaper ($15 or less for a 5th, depending on the liquor store, I pay $12 for mine). It is very smooth when mixed. I cannot drink many things straight anymore, thanks to a several year binge... This rum mixes well with Sprite Zero and a splash of sour mix. I find it comparable in taste (when mixed) to Captain Private Stock, but this is much cheaper. Captain also gives me heart burn after a few drinks, and this does not. It isn't overly strong on the "alcohol" smell, and does well to keep you buzzed. Be careful though, because it mixes so well, you can drink your share very quickly, and it will sneak up on you. Happened to a friend of mine during poker night. One moment, he was tipsy (like the rest of us), the next, he passed out while he was talking. Kind of funny looking back.

Posted over 5 years ago by Felipe P from United States with 70 ratings

Was surprised at the quality, expected less actually. Pretty smooth with lots of molasses and the spices hinting at the end. Easily replaces Captain Morgan spiced.

Posted 12 months ago by wolfpack21643 from United States with 16 ratings

Its a tasty rum that has a strong vanilla finish. It is great as a mixer with Coke Zero. Seems to be hard to find. I am a Shellback (US Navy equatorial crossing 1992 Pacific Ocean) and bought this as a bar display rum. It was better than expected.

Posted about 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Had a bottle of Shellback Spiced Rum on a very cloudy afternoon. Unique but a bit dull bottle and label design. Golden color. Alcohol, vanilla and artificial flavors to your nose and palate. Strong kick at the end. Better mixed that neat sipped.

Posted about 2 years ago by Border Rum Guy from United States with 64 ratings

It just had such a harsh taste that I missed they enjoyment of its flavor. On the other hand if its cheap enough its viable mixer.

Posted about 2 years ago by Handsome Alex (PREMIUM) from United States with 87 ratings

It smells more fruity than spicy, which was surprising, but not a lot of flavor. A little vanilla, a little rum, and a bit of alcohol. Not for drinking straight, but could easily go in a coke or ginger ale.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Tom from United States with 231 ratings

Low end spiced rum that is better than some more expensive ones out there. $15 gets you a nice tasting rum with the flavors you'd expect such as vanilla, caramel, baking spices, butterscotch and some oakiness. Dried fruits and nuts also unveil themselves to the palate.

Posted over 3 years ago by Mike from United States with 25 ratings

Meh, it's a spiced rum, just like a lot of them. Nothing special here. Probably mix with coke fine. Wouldn't go out of my way for this by any means.

Posted over 3 years ago by XenoCorey from United States with 43 ratings

Better than Sailor Jerry for sure, but still leaves a lot to be desired for a spiced. Gimmicky story turns me off as well.

Posted over 3 years ago by Tim Sheehan from United States with 14 ratings

This has to be my most favorite rum. When I discovered it I took a chance, and I was floored. "Not from too much either" it has a hint of vanilla and what I believe to be hazelnut. It warming and very smooth.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Jim from United States with 20 ratings

This is an excellent sweet spiced rum for the price. Mixes very well.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Steve from United States with 23 ratings

Very good. Nice caramel color good smooth rum. Good rum doesn't have to cost a 100 bucks a bottle.

Posted almost 4 years ago by bill from United States with 88 ratings

Not as good as the kracken, but way better than any other spiced rum. I would buy it again.

Posted over 4 years ago by Charles frost from United States with 1 rating

Shellback has been my choice of spiced rum for two years now as it is very smooth with great taste I used to drink captain Morgan but shellback is just bettered

Posted over 4 years ago by Ramon from United States with 74 ratings

I tried this one because it was on billboards all over town. They played it safe, not too spicy, not too strong, not too anything. Felt like flavored vodka more than spiced rum, but that's ok if you are looking for an affordable mixer.

Posted over 4 years ago by Mike from United States with 1 rating

I hD two rum and cokes and literally had the squirts for 3 days and puked for 2. Give this to enemies for Christmas.

Posted about 5 years ago by Franklin Fraitus from United States with 21 ratings

I rated it a 6, because this spiced rum is smooth and flavorful enough to drink straight, the only way I drink rum. I find many spiced rums to be impossible to enjoy straight. In this case, the spiced flavor to is minimal, and, therefore quite acceptable. As a cheap rum, this one is quite pleasant and fits the age old requirement of "cheap-but-good" really well.

Posted about 5 years ago by Rudy Tamayo from United States with 10 ratings

it just had zero personality. Ok with cola at best. It honestly barely qualifies as spiced

Posted over 5 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

Let me start by saying this is an excellent mixer it really brings a glass of coke or a cuba Libre to life. The value is also there incredibly cheap. The aroma is there but a tad sweet. This is an odd one to try to sip. The silver rum was a great straight up rum a more classic style. This one on the other hand is a very odd rum to sip the flavors and spices are a bit strong and don't please much straight but as a mixer they shine through. Better to sip than Monkey spiced rum at half the price though.

Posted almost 6 years ago by lmolinajr from United States with 17 ratings

This is good with coke.nothing amazing.does not have much spiced flavor a spiced rum should have.

Posted almost 6 years ago by Jay Crandall from United States with 12 ratings

As far as rums go, this one is pretty unexceptional. It has a decent nose, doesn't smell like a hospital ward, and can be drank straight from a shot without causing uncontrollable coughing, or hurling. (yes, I know- I'm being snarky. I can't help it...) I actually keep it in the cabinet for those guests who aren't worthy of my "Good stuff" (heheheh, most of them never realize it, either...)

Posted about 6 years ago by Alden Mosher from United States with 16 ratings

Unfortunately I bought a bottle ( still have, minus one drink)- tried a taste straight, was very harsh and not enjoyable in any way... That is okay with me since I do not drink spiced rum straight a whole bunch. I mixed with my usual stand by ( coke ) and still was very harsh, did not taste like a "true" spice to me. This may be my virgin palette, but I would not Ever drink again.

Posted about 6 years ago by Bill Gaylor from United States with 51 ratings

This was a decent rum. Good with a coke zero. Nothing special, but it didnt make me gag either.