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Coruba Dark rum

Coruba Dark

Jamaica | Dark

6.4/10 (19 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 3 months ago by The Answer is Rum from United States with 10 ratings

This stuff is amazing. Dark, rich, and delicious. The best Jamaican run out there.

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Posted about 1 year ago by Codogg81 from United States with 10 ratings

Molasses molasses molasses! I really do appreciate the unique flavor of this rum. Mixes fantastic with Mexican coke and a lime. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but it is my favorite dark.

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Posted at Hale Pele about 1 year ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

Works in a many cocktails, but outside a mai tai it's a bit behind.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Steven Cooremans from Belgium with 41 ratings

Rather sharp alcohol taste and lacking some sweetness. A strong oak taste, but no complexity.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 310 ratings

It was time to head to a well stocked rum bar with a list of rums that I wanted to sample before buying. I will start with the worst of five trials, which is this one. I knew in advance that this should not be sipped neat and is only used as a Tiki mixer mainly in New Zealand. My initial response was , "Yuck!" and I could not even finish my half ounce pour. Stick with Meyer's Dark to serve the purpose of this bitter mixer.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Greg Jackson from United States with 6 ratings

Made for a great rum and coke, bob Marley and other mixed drinks at the all inclusive resort in Jamaica. Good flavor but didn’t drink neat so now sure how that would go.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Cory Wid from United States with 84 ratings

A no-doubt interesting take on Jamaican rum. The hogo is very much muted in exchange for a toasty, full bodied character (though I would argue that the distillate is probably mild to begin with). Very dark in color, though not overly thick or cloying on the palate in any way. Definite oak influence, which is rather nice, bringing some spice and caramel character to the spirit. There isn't exceptional depth, so I would primarily use this as a mixer in tiki drinks, or with cola.

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Posted about 2 years ago by ChameleonSkin from United States with 18 ratings

I've always found Gosling's to be an uninteresting choice in tiki drinks that call for a dark rum; while it starts of nicely on its own or in a Dark and Stormy, it doesn't provide any character to other mixed drinks I've tried it in.

I picked up a bottle of Coruba after seeing it used by several tiki bars and did a side-by-side comparison with the Gosling's. Compared to the Gosling's the Coruba has a brighter nose with considerably more funkiness. While it still has a light sweetness to it similar to the Gosling's (maybe due to the addition of molasses), its overall character is closer to something like an Appleton rum. You get a much longer aftertaste, which holds up well in multi-rum tiki drinks.

Since I can't get my hands on the venerable Kohala bay I'll be using this as my go-to dark rum for mixed drinks for the time being.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Rob Pettigrew from Canada with 22 ratings

Dark Jamaican rum. Great in a Mai Tai. Full bodied with a hint of spice. Funky!

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Posted over 2 years ago by Alan from United States with 83 ratings

More funk and easier on the budget than Appleton 12 Year. This is an absolutely essential bottle in your home tiki bar. Make no mistake, this is not a sipper. I save my Appleton 12 year for that task. Not quite as funky as Doctor Bird, but blends with citrus beautifully to make a well balanced tiki drink.