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Affordable sipping rum. Cinnamon and Vanilla come seem to be the more dominant flavors with a peppery aftertaste. Good for on the rocks as well as with cola.
Value for money is 10/10.
This has become one of my favorites so far. Excellent for mixing or sipping. The only downfall is that it is not available in Canada.
This one has a unique nose and a delightful spice to it. sweet smooth and soft on its own due to 35% ABV it really lets the spice combo shine if you drink it neat. where this rum shines is with coke. good value for the money. my go too rum when i want a rum and coke. sweet and slight vanilla with some pepper and spice. might go well with dr pepper.
This rum has an amazing pleasing aroma to it. Mainly you will smell nutmeg and vanilla. It doesn't have that bad bite like other rums in this same price range. Here it is around $12 a bottle.
All of the Cruzan rums are pretty tasty. I think mixing this might be a bit on the sweet side if cola is used.
Well worth it if you like a nice spiced rum, sweet, and not a lot of bite. Honestly, you can't even smell the alcohol.
Very good understated rum. Nice color with hints of vanilla and caramel. Sweet but not overpowering.
But that's not saying much, fakey vanilla and spices make this go fairly well in coke but not something I would sip. I got a couple bottles for under $5 with a rebate a couple years ago and honestly don't know if I would buy again at that price, unless Foursquare and Brinley's Gold shipwreck suddenly became unavailable. Even then I would probably just buy Sailor jerry.
Had a rum tasting on Super Bowl Sunday. Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum bottle and label design looks quite low end. Strong alcohol and very artificial vanilla, pepper and cinnamon flavors to the nose and palate. Nasty burn at the end, so better skip this one altogether.
This was the third spiced rum that I tried today and easily the worst. There is a saying when it comes to cooking that it is what you DON'T put into the pot that makes the dish great. Too much of anything placed into one pot is a recipe for disaster. This spiced rum has 9 spices, but I cannot distinguish a single one of them. All of them being combined winds up tasting like medicine. I will start my rating with a generous 5, but I am sure that this will gradually be lowered as the bottle is emptied very slowly. What else can one expect for only $10.
This is a small step up from your typical large-batch production spiced rums. A bit more vanilla, but pretty smooth for a full 80 proof (40% ABV). Poured neat, you can smell the vanilla and baking spices with a hint of cream and citrus. The first sip is surprisingly smooth, and sweet, but not too sweet. A short finish leaves behind a hint of clove and licorice. This mixes well with a rum & coke, and would also go well in a pina colada, but would get lost in a stronger cocktail.
Good but not what i would desire on a friday night. Works better as a mixer. I dont really recommend as a sipping rum. But with the price and flavor it works.
Enjoy this with coke or a mixer good
value rum think I payed around 10.
This was the first rum I tried neat. It's a drinkable rum.
This rum is only good in drinks where the extra vanilla taste is not detrimental to the drink. The vanilla is too much.
Don't let the labeling fool you. Wasn't a great spiced at all.
9 spiced Cruzan rum is a great rum to mix with coke or even pure with ice. For a fantastic price.
I have champagne taste but a beer budget. Only drink rum on the rocks with the exception of top-shelf rums. Cruzan 9 has a good (not great) rum taste with hint of spice. Agree with other reviewers that vanilla is prominent flavor but not over-powering.
Very heavy on the vanilla. With Coke it's practically Vanilla Coke. Straight it's vanilla with a hint of cinnamon as the main flavors.
I don't mind Cruzan products for their value but was a bit disappointed with their spiced rum. Nothing stood out like other spiced rums.
I purchased a bottle on several recommendations, I liked their Blackstrap so what could go wrong. For my taste buds it was maybe the worst fit so far. Strong medicine like taste and the vanilla and other spices tasted artificial with a strong aftertaste. Not my cup of tea or rum.
best describes the profile of this rum. 9 flavors? Well, now I dunno about that, but it IS an interesting spirit. I taste a whole lotta stuff in this but can't quite identify all of it, myself - worth a try for sure, but I don't know that it would be for everyone. I mix it with Coke or Sprite, myself, and ice, but I imagine this would go nicely with pineapple juice, too. If you've an adventurous spirit, try this for sure.
The 9 spices make this a tasty favorite of mine for mixed drinks as well as rum and cola. Very high concentration of vanilla and cinnamon make this a holiday taste around my home as well. Usually very cheap as well.
I really like this rum in fruity cocktails. It is pretty good with Coke as well. I wouldn't use it as a sipping rum though - a little harsh. Wish it was more available near me.
9 years is a sweet spot for any decent rum and this is no exception. Another spice that tastes like an Amber it is aged rum at a blended price. A good stepping stone for a would be connoisseur.