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Tapping House Dark rum

Tapping House Dark

United States | Dark

4.7/10 (12 ratings)
Flawed with a glimmer of hope


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Posted 6 years ago by robert salyers from United States with 5 ratings

Very smooth great straight up with a coke chasers.
Did I say it was smooth?
It has a nice smell and a wonderfully after taste.
Normally I drink captain Morgan's private stock spiced rum.
Whle this is not classified as a spiced rum it has a wonderful flavor for a dark rum.
Its not really dark in color.
The price is great .
I would be happy to pay more.


Posted 7 years ago by Remy Chevalier from United States with 34 ratings

It's a good rum for the price, better than most in fact. A little harsh, not really smooth or sweet enough to drink neat, but nice in mixed cocktails.


Posted 3 months ago by xrodriguez from United States with 20 ratings

Nice mild flavor on the rocks. Very good mixer with coke.


Posted over 1 year ago by Ray from United States with 1 rating

I don't understand some of the bad raps, the bottle I just opened has a very clean, but a bit light, aroma, and flavor, it doesn't have a lot of depth or complexity, but it's an easy drinking "lite dark" rum. No great distinction, but no faults, and for the price a pretty good deal. You want a profound rum, you'll likely pay twice as much or more.

One thing I'm thinking, reading the other ratings, is that this is a good example of how much we taste things differently, chances are good that no two people taste anything exactly the same, just as none of us have the same fingerprints. So, drink what you like!


Posted 3 years ago by Ken from United States with 71 ratings

Good aged rum taste. Excellent value but I like a more mature composition than this rum provides. It appears that there is a divide among my Rum colleagues on the benefits of “alcohol” strength/taste and/or tastes of superior spririts like aged scotch and other whiskies. I lean toward strong, aged rums with pronounced “aged”, alcohol flavors. I drink my rums on the rocks exclusively. If you like a good aged/dark rum that is not overpowering (with a good price) go for it.


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

I was disappointed with Tapping House Dark Rum. The smell coming off this bottle when I poured myself a "Rocks" made me immediately think of being trapped in a ER room in a sanitarium somewhere in the third world. Eeehg! (no, that's not a real word, just my expression) the flavor was almost bland, it's like they filtered all the impurities out of the rum, but forgot to put the flavor back when they were through- If you are going to spend your money, there are MUCH tastier Rums out there for around the same price.


Posted 6 years ago by Bruce from United States with 5 ratings

You're supposed to be able to sip this stuff. Well, physically, you can do so, but I really don't recommend it. It's just not a serious effort at making a dark rum. The label and the bottling conjure images of warm, Southern nights, a rocking chair on the veranda and the pondering of shall I have a julep or some rum. Well with this stuff absolutely go for the julep.


Posted 1 year ago by Gregdeboer2019 from United States with 13 ratings

Aroma - Nil.
Taste like nothing.
After - rubbing alcohol?
Hey this is definitely a “you get what you pay for” rum. $13/$14
In its defense it’s okay as a rum and coke. But definitely lower shelf.


Posted over 6 years ago by CaptainRon from United States with 5 ratings

The first sniff reminded me of the faint smell of cigarettes. Really? no, maybe it's something else. Sniff again....ok, try to think of sweet caramel sugar cane...nope, still smells like cigarettes. I'm not fond of cigarettes, especially in my rum.


Posted 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2664 ratings

Had a glass of Tapping House Dark Rum and what a big disappointment it was. Bland bottle and label design. Light golden color. Pure alcohol straight to your nose and palate. Nasty burn at the end. There is absolutely nothing "grand" nor "reserve" on this rum. Its vile even when mixed.