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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.
This rum is close to whiskey. Not the complexity of other rums. Basic taste, not sweet, strong afterburn. Better on ice.
this rum is decent, I preferred it in a high end rum n cokeneat, not so much.
Even though I love the Bajan rum (love the Four Square Brand) this bottle isn't quite there for drinking as a sipper but is very nice as a mixer. Nothing great but definitely a good go to for Tiki drinks or something similar.
Dieser ist definitiv kein Top Rum und wenn ein Top Rum eine 9-10Punkte bekommt, kriegt dieser von mir 3-4Punkte.
Strong alcohol finish. Slight whiskey feel. 43%. A drop of water opened it up more.
A good entry point to English rum sippers for the American drinker. Bourbon casks import a lot of vanilla and toffee notes but also a little throaty bite that people like us rum drinkers aren't super in to. Good rum for old fashioned type recipes like bombos and corn & oils.
The bourbon barrel finishing really ruins it for me. I hate bourbon and that the bourbon flavour is just over powering the fine flavour Mount Fay usually has. Will definitely be sticking to XO
Whether in an old fashioned or with coke, I enjoy this one
I was a little surprised by this one. It's priced quite a bit cheaper than the XO, yet there were things about it I enjoyed more. It does have a lighter taste than the XO, but the finish is much smoother. It seems to be a good introduction for those new to rum. However, I don't recommend it as a mixer. The flavor is just too light. I'd probably buy this again over the XO as I don't think the XO is worth the extra price.
not great but drinkable not spiced. not bad but not great
Favourite amoungst Solent yachties but if they haven't got that, then Mount Gay comes close
Definitely recommend drinking straight, a nice rum with a strong oaky taste similar to a decent bourbon.
Another one that improved with later tastings. A bit too strong for me on the rocks, but worked out better mixed. A pronounced molasses flavor for me that improved my outlook on it. Should be a 5.5, but the system only allows full bottles....
Anyone who reads my blog will know that I'm not the greatest mount gay fan , however this is an exemption delicious as a rum and coke and lovely delicate notes ... Not strong in flavour but everything you want from a mixer rum with caramel and spices... The best rum and coke money can buy
Has a lot of characteristics of a good bourbon. Oak, strong oak! Very nice to sip... not for the inexperienced rum drinker.
Can't really call this a true dark rum but it has notes of a good dark rum flavor.
Much oakier than Eclipse and nice vanilla flavor. It's got too much burn for my liking compared to the Doorly's line up, but makes a good mixer.
It's a good rum, but not a memorable one. Could be confused with others if you didn't see it being poured.
I found this at the liquor store in Florida while on vacation and decided to give it a shot. I was not blown away but I was not disappointed either. It is smooth with hints of butterscotch and toffee with a light citrus essence. It also has a nice oak flavor from the aging process. I would definitely buy this again and recommend it as a sipper.
This rum is right at the top of my favorites. Smoth and lite.
Strong bourbon-like flavor. Good for sipping or in cola.
This rum is decent, although it didn't seem to have much sweetness, and reminded me more of a bourbon than a rum.
On opening there was a nice nose with a little astringency in the background. Sampling I found the barrel burn smokiness initially a little strong starting to overpower the other rum flavours. At the back end the bourbon flavours from the barrel came through surprising strongly and lasted quite a while. If you dont like bourbon perhaps take this off your list. Rum was perhaps a little underdeveloped (I dont see an age statement) but this is a nice drop and Ill keep a bottle handy for some variety in the cabinet