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According to the label this rum is "hand-crafted in double-charred oak barrels to achieve a rich bold flavor". This is by far the darkest rum I have personally encountered. There is no indication of how long it was in the oak barrels. It has a very nice aroma from the bottle and the flavor is sweet with some nice spices (I cannot specify). It is fairly smooth but really not a sipping rum. Definitely a mixer. I love it in Coke Zeros. I would imagine it would be excellent in drinks calling for a dark rum.

Since I was quite impressed with a fairly recent purchase of their 5 Year, I was dying to get my hands on this one as well as their Spiced. Well, this one wound up being the worst of 10 rums that I picked up in Florida a few days ago. The unmistakable aroma of root beer overwhelms! The taste is also of root beer! It is very smooth going down the pipe because root beer is supposed to be that way! I have lost a lot of respect for this company and their Spiced rum did little to change my mind. So this one must be double aged in root beer barrels. This one states that it is from the West Indies, unlike their 5 Year and Spiced which specifically state that they are from Barbados. These are NOT Bajan rums!

Somehow through all of this deception, I still cannot rate it lower than a 4 because it still tastes better than the mass produced dreck that is out there.

This a great tasting dark rum. I agree with some of the other reviews it is not a sipping rum but I love the flavours that explode when mixed. Even more so than on its own. I’m so glad I discovered this little gem. Don’t hesitate spending $15-$25 on a bottle.

Not a spiced rum--just aged in double charred oak barrels. It's difficult to pick out any particular flavors. I want my rum for sipping neat and this one's got the minimum qualities.

Nice tasting rum coming out through the aging in the charred barrels. Semi sweet with some spicy notes to complement each other. I have tried this rum neat and find it has a distinct flavor that is somewhat enjoyable, especially for the reasonable price tag. I am sure that the double black would do well in cocktails as well.

This rum is basically the same as the other caymans but, this ones a bit stronger and much darker. It was a steal at $15, I would consider buying at $20. Good for mixing with cola or (my favorite) a slurpee from 7/11.

I asked for it and I found it. I am still warming up to this rum. It is definitely dark in colour, not sure the flavour matches up. It smells a bit sweeter than it tastes, not sure if they use cherrie barrels but it has a hint of that kind of flavor to me. Definitely some oak flavour which I like in a rum. I was expecting a bit more molasses flavour but didn't get that much. I may stick to Cruzan Black and possibly mix it. The bottle itself has a great shape and will look good on the bar so I am pleased with the purchase overall.