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Very smoky, but lacks the sweetness that it desperately needs. Good with Coke.
Just a guy who likes good rum or whiskey over good crushed ice. Black Strap is a bit of an acquired taste but this is pretty smooth and I am not rich. Cheers!
Bought it because I was looking for the blackstrap molasses taste, but would have preferred a more subtle version. Best for mixing, cooking or any situation in which its potent molasses flavor is desired.
I bought this to make dark and stormys, but wound up using it to give a nice switch up to a cup of java. It shines when mixed in this fashion. There is plenty of "rum" to experience and the molasses comes toward the finish and the coffee notes enhance the whole drink nicely. I am someone who loves the flavor of blackstrap molasses and could eat it by the spoon, and have. I would not recommend this to anyone who doesn't appreciate the savoury character of a rich molasses, even though by taste it is rather sweet. That sweetness will not ever be enough to distract you from the ever present smells and flavors that one can only get in this type of rum, be it Gosling's, Kraken, or any other in the category. Not the kind of rum to be enjoyed on it's own unless you really want to go for the gusto and experience that full flavor, so I give it a solid 6.
I got this to try because it caught my eye a while ago. I didn't really expect much, but I found a smooth sipping black liquid. I think it delivers its flavors very well. Begins with sweetness then moves on to a molasses like flavor, almost maple syrup like, then finishes with sweet syrup taste. I never noticed much of a burn, and it is a smooth taste for sipping. I believe this is much better than kracken, as the kracken is just too sweet vanilla flavor to sip on. I usually have a bit of Thomas tew then finish the night with this. If tew was available in my state I wouldn't need to do that though..........
Good flavor. Nice aroma. Goes great with coke. I could sit down with this and a friend and empty the bottle. Didn't think I would like Black strap rum. I was wrong.
Excellent rum for mixing in dark & stormy or a simple rum & coke. Makes a great jungle bird too!
You are using this to make a Dark & Stormy right? I'm not sure what else you would want to do with it. However, if you like molasses and Dark & Stormy's this works well. Personally I like Cruzan's 151 better, but this is definitely the darker of the two.
First, off, a big Dark & Stormy is my drink of choice (not a purist, I do muddle in lime and occasionally cilantro. Yes, cilantro. If you're a person who likes the stuff, give it a whirl sometime, it adds an electric zing.), and this is probably the best rum I've found for them that costs less than $20 per bottle. Some may find it too sweet, but that and the citrus can help to balance out hotter and bolder ginger beers. It is somewhat sweet, with a warm rich taste reminiscent of late-season maple syrup, with hints of vanilla, and is quite smooth.
IMO, it makes a better D&S than other $20 and less black rums like Gosling's (Sacrilege!), Kraken, and Bacardi, though Captain Morgan is about on par with this one.
Haven't really found the dark rum of my dreams yet, but this one is the best I've had so far. Gosling's and Myers's are less interesting to me, for more money. Most likely has added sugar and/or vanilla, but I'm ok with that in this case. Great neat, has a sweet smoky vanilla/spice flavor, mild burn. Goes great with ginger beer, my favorite so far.
Smager rigtig godt. Kraftig smag fra melasse og karamel. Kan godt anbefales som hyggemøde. Men nok ikke for alle da den for mange er for kraftig.
I tried this rum and it was love at first taste. I was very surprised that it was not like the other dark rums, but had less "rum" (alcohol) flavors and more flavors from molasses that taste great on the rocks or mixed into Pepsi and certain other mixers. It's not for mixing in where a lighter rum flavor is needed (think pina coladas) because it is a bit on the heavy side, but if you like bold and flavorful, give it a shot. Or two.
The best way to evaluate dark rum is straight up. Unless you are paying a lot of money, most of them are tough to enjoy. Cruzan Black Strap is delicious with some ice, period. If you find it too strong, add a bit of water. It's the best.
Heavy Vanilla Notes. makes a good mixer for rum and cokes. too strong for anything else. but very cheap (15$ in my neck of the woods).
The nose is a very sweet almost syrupy aroma. Fortunately it's not nearly that sweet on the tounge. A bit of chared smokey flavor dominates. I had it neat but I would like to see how it works in a cocktail.
Tastes just like you would think. I had it on the rocks. It is definitely on the sweet side but the flavor is good and it goes down easy. I wouldn't buy a bottle, but it will do in a pinch.
Dark heavy rum. The molases teally comes through almost making it sweet like syrup. Very good. Smooth.
Is it very sweet? Yes. Does it have hints of maple syrup? Yes. Would many find this sacrilegious in a rum? Absolutely. Who care though. Very pleasurable and a lot of fun any way you want to imbibe. Yum yum.
Strong molasses flavour makes this rum irreplaceable when called for. A tad sweet and overwhelms when it is used as the main spirit in a drink.
Rating based on expectation to use for sipping neat or adding to cocktails. It might rate higher for cooking applications though since tasted like sweetened maple extract. I really like Cruzan Gold (Aged?).
Sweet and syrupy - yup, another dark rum. The "Black Strap" designation caught my attention and prepared me for something sweet. Different than Myers and not spicy like Kracken, this rum has a more pronounced flavor and thickness and is a better dark rum substitute for either in a mixed drink. Awesome in a Rum Runner...
On of the best for the price (under $20). Ready for breakfast??? So many possibilities with this one, but so good straight (even).
this is one of the thickest rums I have ever partaken of. It is very ladden with molasses. Unique and enjoyable.
This is the blackest of black rum I have come across so far. If I were still a pirate sailing the Caribbean this would be my rum. It is thick, not too sweet and hearty. It drinks like a meal. It takes a bit of getting used too, so I use it as a mixer with Captain Morgan Black or The Kraken to give them a darker character. This is my favorite with Coke but I often drink it straight on the rocks now that I have tuned my taste buds.