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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.
LOTS of oak and spice, some alcohol afterburn. It's good, but there isn't enough going on here when you drink it neat. An ice cube brings out some sweetness and makes it smoother. Still, there are better sippers and mixers out there, from Barbados and elsewhere.
good quality rum, showing nice legs in your glass. Flavour expresses toasted wood, ripe plums, vanilla and smoke. Heavily burnt out barrels are used for the ageing process which explains the smoke flavour of this rum (and probably also its name). Good attack when sipped but still balanced. So taste reveals a dominating spiciness which is added to the flavour described above. Finish is unfortunately not too long. Would get beeter rating with a longer finish. If you have friends that prefer whisky and want to get some entry into the world of rum this black barrel rum might be a good start.
Really meets the expectations for this price. What you smell is what you taste.
I have had a few Mount Gay rums and they all are a bit too mild on the nose and mouth for my liking. My younger tasting colleague with a more sensitive nose and mouth also finds it too mild.
This is my first bottle and I am very happy with it. I had a few tastings at a local restaurant and really enjoyed sipping on rum. After much research I decided to buy a bottle of mount gay xo, sadly I couldn't find a bottle but I came across this and it had good reviews and as far as I can tell they don't add sugar to sweeten it. I enjoy all the different flavors that each sip brings, even my wife likes it. Over all a good choice. Im looking forward to expanding my rum palate.
I bought a few bottles in Barbados and for the money this rum is great. It can be sipped neat (I prefer adding a block of ice) and also tasted magical as part of a corn ‘n oil.
Big step up from the eclipse. Smooth sipper. Very much like the other good Barbados rums
Not usually a fan of oaky rums, but this one got me. Rather spicy aromas, which I like, and a middling body.
I would recommend against using this in mixers, as it's good enough to be drunk straight if you want.
Very nice dry rum, easy to drink. And a good value for money. I’d recommend it.
Another good one from Mount Gay
like the XO better but still a good
Dry, spicy, woodI. I had it neat, I'm guessing it would be more enjoyable on the rocks. I don't recommend it unless selection is poor.
Another tasty rum. Smooth, with hints of vanilla and smoke. A great sipper. Recommended.
Currently this is my go-to as an all-around winner my cabinet can't be without.Versatile as a mixer or tolerable over ice, I'd rate it a 7.5 climbing toward 8 based on the price point and may actually prefer it to the XO.
Egy kézműves kevert rum Barbadosról amit erősen kiégetett tölgyfa hordóban érleltek...hogy meddig érlelték ?!..a master blender ezt mondta : akkor van kész amikor kész van !! :) imádtam az illatát , bourbon vanília, füstös fa, bors ..ízben ehhez képest alulmarad, olyan klasszikus rumos , enyhén fűszeres, alkoholos . A legyengése fantasztikus ,vibráló, melengető, hosszú, picit zöldbanános fűszeres !! Bravó
Managed to pick this up on sale and I wasn't really sure to treat this as a rum to sip neat or in cocktails. Although delicious it is neat I much prefer it in a rum old fashion
Don't really know what to say about this sipper. It has a pounch in its alcohol taste but its not the most taste worthy rum. Not to bad but I would go for something more tasty ifs could.
Ah, the aroma is great but there's too much alcohol burn. It's almost great. Just needs a tiny bit of refinement. Worth a buy for the price.
Got this for christmas not a bottle i would pick up for myself but was nicely suprised a decent sipper sweet nose sligjtly oaky woody from the barrel aging sweet in the finish but not overly so one for sipping not mixing.
Rather strong rum, taste of oak & bourbon, a bit vanille, strong and a bit smoked finish.
It's odd this one is so heavy on the 6-8 rating split.
Definite bourbon notes here, but as a warming, smoky oaked rum with a hint of maple, this is eminently enjoyable and worth a try. Only a slight burn at the end to remind you you're drinking rum.
6/10 Tasty, but not quite great. good to try once :-)
Good for mixing, I can make some fire mojitos with this, not meant for sipping. I’ve tasted neat and its just not hitting the mark for me, you can taste a lot of the ethanol flavor. Nice lookig bottle tho.
Velmi bourbonovy rum na moj vkus, malo sladky, resp vobec. Vona bourbon/whisky a citim tam vypalene sudy, chut - keby som robil ochutnavku na slepo tak tipujem whisky alebo bourbon...
Bodovo ak hodnotim ako rum tak slaba 6tka.
Ale kto ma rad malo sladky rum, chut whisky tak tento typ rumu oceni...
Celkovo je to dobre pitie - kupil by som ho este raz, ale ako rum ma sklamal :/
A light woody rum, with a punch. Its spicy. Black barrel is interesting and not what I am used to from Mount Gay. I am not blown away by this. I can appreciate what they are going for, however. Its punchy, as a result the finish is not delicate. Its maybe harsher than it should be, but maybe thats the body they are going for. Mount gay has been experimenting, this and their 1703 master select show this. But like that, this isn't for me. Along with the profile of this rum and the roughness in its body. I have to give it an average rating.
I cant drink that. Really. Single or with cola this taste like shieeet! I love Pirate rons smells like carmel & barrel with spices. Black Barrel - I thought this ron will be based at black pirates barrel taste. This is pharmaceutical taste of vodka with colour... I never drunk shieeet ron like this. Even Capitan Morgan Shieeet Black Spiced wasnt Shieeet like this.... If you are a pirate... dont buy this! You will be trully dissapoitment!