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Cruzan Black Strap rum

Cruzan Black Strap

Virgin Islands, U.S. | Dark

6.4/10 (111 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Boomeraso from United States with 2 ratings

Blackstrap is definitely an a acquired taste if you want to use as more than a topping to mixed drinks. When you finally want to step up and be counted, this is a great partner to have in your cabinet! The flavors roll across your tongue and linger for minutes as they shift from molasses to smoke and leather. It takes fortitude and an appreciation for strong flavors to truly enjoy any blackstrap. But this is the best of the bunch!!!

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2662 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Cruzan Black Strap Rum. Very nice bottle and label design. Dark golden color. Oak and pure alcohol to your nose and palate. Strong burn at the end being so dry. Whisky lovers can add 2 points to my score.

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Posted 2 years ago by mtneer99 from United States with 3 ratings

much better value than Kraken
Darn good value for $20 here in VA . As I expected, semi-rich bodied, with smokey notes of oak, and molasses. I enjoyed it neat or in a dark & stormy.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Gary from United States with 3 ratings

Rum is my drink of choice and I love nothing better than Black Strap with my homemade ginger beer. The richness and darkness of the molasses creates a tasty and fragrant drink that’s unforgettable. Sip it or mix it, it will help you forget the mean woman you married. Incidentally I keep ingredients chilled and never add ice. I hate watery drinks.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Dion Jeffares from New Zealand with 3 ratings

It's a dark thick rich liquor with plenty of sweetness and butterscotch, however it is overwhelming and not for more then a couple drinks.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Aaron from Canada with 69 ratings

Deep, dark chocolate flavours littered throughout. Almost like a chilled espresso hot chocolate. Incredibly smooth. Lacks the intensity of other blackstraps. My favourite I've encountered thus far.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Glenn from United States with 20 ratings

Smells like brown sugar
Taste - dark, rich and deep, molasses, cloves.

If I use this in a Jet Pilot, it tastes like a black cherry drink, love it. It will dominate a mixed drink. I could sip this neat.

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Posted over 2 years ago by poosu from United States with 38 ratings

This one was on sale and I've never tried a black rum before. The taste was pretty much what I expected, a definite molasses taste. I like my rum on the rocks and the molasses taste is pretty watery by the bottom of the glass, but overall a pleasant flavor and pretty smooth. I strongly prefer straight run to flavored or spiced, but this was a pleasant surprise. I'd buy it again

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Posted over 2 years ago by Ken from United States with 71 ratings

Jonahs Curse had been my favorite to date (I am price conscious) until this rum. Gosling’s is good but not as good a value. The Cruzan brand has always been one of the best and this is consistent with the brand as expected. A little sweet on-the-rocks but very strong molasses taste which i really like. I will definitely go back to this when I need a break from aged rums.

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Posted over 2 years ago by RumGuy from United States with 22 ratings

If someone asked me which blackstrap rum to buy I would tell them to go for this. It's very cheap in the US. Not exactly meant for neat or rocks sipping, but could be good if that's your style, it isn't mine for something this sweet. This is GREAT as needed in tiki and craft cocktails. Packs a huge molasses and pancake syrup scent and flavor and gives a delicious syrupy-rummy flavor in SMALL DOSES. This overpowers other flavors if you use more than a quarter or half ounce for a standard drink. I would never add a syrup or other sweetener to a drink featuring this rum.

Overall, very particular in its use but great in context. For