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Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted rum recently created by master distiller Allen Smith. It is a blend of both matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates which are finished in Bourbon oak barrels. The unique blend delivers a bold and balanced flavour.
Tasty, but not quite great
Haven't had that many different rums so don't take my word for it, but definitely worth the cash. Drinking it straight has been a joy, a very tasty sipper. Cant wait to try the Mount Gay XO next
Had a bottle as a gift from Barbados. Classic Barbados aromas - vanilla, burnt sugar, cinnamon - very round and smooth. Taste is much like regular MG, but has more wood, burn and kick in body. As the bottle was mostly consumed at a party and straight, can’t really say anything bad about this rum. Definitely a better option than the Plantation signature blends that smell and taste like candy. But is not that much better than the regular MGs. So place your hopes accordingly. A true 7.
Tento rum mne velmi mile překvapil svojí jemnou drsností a přitom výbornou chutí. Jeho hodně pomalý nástup a dlouhý dozvuk chutě dřeva sudu je podle mne výjimečný. Barbados je prostě ostrov rumu zaslíbený a tento rum se opravdu povedl.
I give this a solid 7.8 Far better than it is rated here. It is very smooth. Not sweet. Nice caramel, vanilla and smoke notes. Reasonably complex. Nice to sip. Better on ice than near. Nice finish. Nice price. A definite keeper in my liquor cabinet.
I had tried this the first time visiting my son and commented that it was harsh. Six months later on another visit and this time I really liked this rum. I usually prefer to drink most rums on the rocks and I did mix this one but I have to say I am buying a bottle for myself. It is not too sweet and with little afterburn. I recommend giving it a try.
This rum be finished of a bourbon wench. If you're not into bourbon (or wenches), pass on this rum. All the rest of you scallywags, listen up! Like a new crew member, this rum will prove itself in time. It may have a boozy smell about it, but it be smoother than Long John himself. She smells sweeter than she tastes, but the taste is amazing. A little vanilla, a little almond, a little oak, a little smoke... quite the treasure.
In a nutshell; a young and fruity Bajan spiced up with charred oak to give it some spine.
On the nose vanilla, smokey oak, dried fruit (raisins, figs), rotten orange (in a good way) and spices.
On the palate this is almost a spiced rum but without the usual sugar. The orange turns to ginger and the smokey notes carry a long way, a healthy dose of black pepper kicks in and some hints of coffee and/or dark chocolate become stronger near the end. It lingers on quit a bit.
For what it is I cannot rate it higher than a 7 and I have cheaper rums that I gave higher scores but that won't keep me from buying again. It is a very pleasant, well balanced ( the charred oak does not repress the nice fruity flavours) and very easygoing. It never disappoints and the only downside is that I always take one or two glasses more than I planned....
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