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This admittedly sultry bottle of rum has been looking at me from across the room trying to catch my eye. Sure it was on the bottom shelf alongside the Admiral, as I reached for my regular go to rum she got me. I think it was the Playboy themed holiday gift bottle that ultimately drew me in. Major coup as product placement and name recognition goes. Not to mention sponsoring MMA fighters. Blackheart is poised to make a run at The Captain.
OK I digress, the flavour is decent, plenty of vanillas, sweet cherry aftertones and plenty of burn if you take it straight. Mixed with Coke, I had to get the mix just right or it tasted bitter, but at 93 proof you can mix away and still have a potent drink. Not quite as smooth as Sailor Jerry but I have a feeling they are going to mature this brand and move up to the next shelf soon.
I had very low expectations considering the price (750 ml + four glasses for $9.99). It really wasn't that bad. It was good either. Its definitely an option if you are looking for a cheap spiced rum to use as a mixer.
i liked it. got a bottle for $14.99 vs. $21.99 for sailor jerry, thought it was just as good, had it in ginger ale
If you're plan is to get drunk like a pirate, this will do the job.
I really enjoy it mixed with Pepsi. The cost is also very low, a plus, for a retiree.
Blackheart is good if you need a fix, but is not so great on taste. Reminds me of cough syrup. The ABV is persuadable, but taste is really not there.
If you are looking to buy a lot of rum for a party, this isn't a bad choice. It has an average taste for a fairly small price. Wouldn't recommend it for casual drinking though, as there are much smoother and tastier options.
Received 2 bottles for my birthday. Opening the cap I was greeted by a strong smell of alcohol. Sipping it I got a pleasant taste of caramel and then a burn on the back end. Will be good with ginger ale or as a mixer.
I gave this one away. To me it tasted too much like syrup. I couldn't find the taste or flavor of this rum at all. I couldn't even drink it to get drunk.
I have drank just about all of the popular rums you can buy in the US, this is one of my favorites. I prefer it with cola. Kraken is probably my favorite, but at nearly half the price and 93 proof, it's hard to beat. I love the cherry flavor. It lasts longer too because of the intense flavor and the proof, you don't have to use as much.
My husband has always been a rum drinker,me,not so much. My go to has always been beer. He begged me to try his new flavor (Blackheart) while I knew I wasn't going to like it anymore than any other rum I WAS WRONG. Now I always choose Blackheart. We choose to mix it with Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi and it really brings out the cherry flavor. Also with Gatorade in the summer is quite tasty. We have gotten a few friends hooked that absolutely love this rum.
Not my go to, but good bang for the buck. A little less cherry flavor would be great!
93 proof drink to get drunk. Nice female pirate on the label.
I put this in the same category as sailor jerry and the captain. Good mixer…has a bit more of a cherry aftertaste than Captain Morgan
Junk rum, bought in bulk and flavored with chemicals. I don't know who is more dangerous, the people who make this crap or the people who review it without irony as if it were a quality product. Gak.
I couldn't find anyone to GIVE THIS TO FOR FREE. Maaaaan was this bad.
Being a rum lover and more so with Spiced Rum. I was abit unsure about Blackheart. Its priced in my area at around 17 dollars bit have to admit the packaging is attractive. Featuring a pirate lass just asking you to taste her rum. So of course I had to indulge. The aroma is to me strong and lasting. With a combination one comes to expect with spiced rum. When i swirled it in my glass it showcased some nice legs. Then upon first taste i was a bit unprepared by how much I enjoyed it
Now that I've tried other spiced rums, I've lowered this rating a notch, but I'd probably rate it 5.5 if I could. This has a mix of sweet spices without an underlying industrial off taste. It has a noticeable cherry flavor when mixed with Coke, but there are other spiced rums I like better.
Another review from my blog...edited for length and content and formatted to fit your screen...
The black cherry and vanilla so many reviewers went on and on about is not very strong at all when sipped. This rum is far from overly sweet. Is Blackheart sweet? Yes there is some sweetness. There are some very cherry notes hiding in the mix. The cherry is more noticeable when mixed with cola than sipped on the rocks. The spices in Blackheart are fairly subdued. There is no peppery heat to speak off. It comes out very Dr Pepperish on it’s own and even more when mixed with cola. i like to do my tasting neat or on the rocks and that is mainly what i am doing with Blackheart. There is a little bitterness lingering in the finish along with a subtle vanilla taste. Afterall Blackheart IS 93 proof! At the same time there really isn’t much burn at all. Honestly there is surprisingly little burn considering Blackheart is 46.5% alcohol.
I think Blackheart is okay as a sipper but nothing special. It is good though. Blackheart shines in any version of a rum and Coke. Because of the bitter tail i would avoid Diet Pepsi with Blackheart Spiced Rum. Stick to the regular non diet versions of your favorite cola with this rum. Blackheart is an ok sipper but there are far better….and FAR worse. Mixed with Coke Blackheart is stellar!
In the end i’ll leave you with these wise words in regards to Blackheart Spiced Rum “I’m a pepper,he’s a pepper, she’s a pepper,we’re a pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a pepper too?” Come on, sing along!
This is great with coke...a nice vanilla and to me i taste a sweet cherry flavor.
Goes well with Coke and Juice. Smooth taste and aroma.
Another spiced rum
Strong, sweet vanilla taste... more like a coconut rum. Great with pineapple juice. Not a high end brand, but the bottle art is rad. A fun rum.