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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.
I tried this rum on a whim and am pleasantly surprised by how unique the taste is. Given the price point I would say excellent value for the dollar, even though in Canada we get raped on liquor taxes which makes it more that probably anywhere else on the planet..
We "kregen" een fles van een vertegenwoordiger toen we in een restaurant zaten en aan de praat raakten over drank ;). De rum drinkt makkelijk en is niet al te scherp maar mist een beetje de zoetigheid die ik in een rum zoek.
There are a few rums that I purchase repeatedly. This one has moved to the top of my list based on taste, smoothness, character and price value.
Just an every day rum in my opinion although i must admit in taste much better that captain morgan basic dark rum.
This is hard to score because there are many rum drinkers who will rightly love this and others, like me, who find it not quite their favourite style. It's certainly very well-crafted and a succesful rum for what it does. There may well be, understandably, some polarising of views on it here.
I am not a fan of whisky and only fractionally more so of bourbon. I find them both quite harsh (the cheaper ones like paint-stripper) and I don't much care for being hit over the head with too much oak, smoke, earthiness or burn. However, even on the first sip this is not too bad, and as I've drank it more, I've started to like it more. It is certainly complex and strong in aroma, taste and aftertaste. I much prefer it to all the whiskies I've tried. Plantation Guyana and Appletons 12 are also a bit like whisky, but not as good as this - this has more layers and nuance. You can not only taste the oak and the bourbon, but you can taste the rum, the charred barrel, the molasses and whole lot more.
I like it more every time I try it, and although it will never quite join my favourite sippers due to that underlying whiskyishness, I like to have a bottle of it in the house for a change in tone.
I also offer it to friends who like whisky or bourbon.
If I loved whisky I'd give this a 9 or 10. As it is, it's a 8 for me: it's not the rumiest rum, but it is really good and an occasional joy.
The perfect rum for whiskey (scotch/irish) lovers, very woody & smokey, but with a nice complex Caribbean ooutflow. Also really good value for money, below 30€ the 1-liter bottle.
Like to explore and drink rum and whiskey pure, no ice. Smell, taste are wonderfull but it is a bit harsh. If you like bourbon or whiskey, you will like this.
finished in bourban oak barrels always a great choice
Mount Gay - Black Barrel
Notation Personnel : 7/10
Nice taste, you can taste the different accents you want in a rum
Can't say too much bad stuff about this. Solid overall, not too harsh but you can certainly taste the char. I certainly taste some caramel, vanilla and a little bit of chocolate on this one, but it always ends with the char.
If bourbon is your choice of drink, this is your choice of rum. On the rocks for me
Un nez hyper intéressant qui invite tout de suite à la dégustation mais un gout beaucoup plus lourd, l'impression de base dégringole assez vite. C'est assez long, aromatisés mais il en reste un arrière gout de déception
Excellent oaky rum.
First tried during this during the Mount Gay tour.
I had intended to by the XO on my last trip to the States, but couldn't find it, so I settled for the Black Barrel statement. What a disappointment. None of the sophistication of the XO. Why even make such an inferior edition when the price difference is but a few measly dollars? The only good thing I can say is that upon opening it was more like a '2', but after a couple of weeks it calmed down a little and I could actually almost enjoy a shot of it. But I highly recommend spending the few extra bucks to get the XO.
J'apprécie les Rhum de la Barbade. Aussi je voulais goûter les Mount Gay et j'ai commencé par le Black Barrel. Ce n'est pas un mauvais rhum. On retrouve les caractéristiques des rhums que j'aime (plutôt sec et frais, fruits exotiques avec une pointe d'épices), mais pour moi il manque de complexité et de longueur en bouche.
Rapport qualité/prix décevant.
A essayer peut-être en cocktail.
Une attaque très (trop) forte mais avec des notes subtil de mélasse dans un second temps. Pas autant aromatique qu'un XO mais il se laisse boire !
Decent for sipping but better with ice. Would be smoother if allowed to be a couple more years in the casket. Medium brown with hints of spices.
Very adequate as a sipper. Certainly spices and oak notes to be enjoyed albeit nothing overwhelming. A lighter version of the XO but very enjoyable nonetheless. Incredible value for less than $30 USD
A good Rum better than most not as harsh as I was prepared for.
J aime beaucoup ce rhum bien boisé, et bien épicé. Veilli 2 fois dans des barils de bourbon. Un petit goût de vanille. Je le conseille vraiment.
Good rum, smooth neat but also excellent with Coke.
A nice rum with a great aroma of oak and vanilla along with aged leather and subtle tobacco notes. Great as a sipper or a mixer if you want a little oak barrel dimension to your cocktail.