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Oversweet and underflavored. Much as I hate most of their products, Bacardi's coconut rum is actually quite good for an easy to find alternative. Brinley's is better but not as easy to find.
So, this is as plain, generic, commercially brewed syrup rum as you can get. This is essentially like a Canadian using Mrs. Butterworths. Really, you are on a site with badass runs and you are looking up this stuff? C’mon I’m a rum rookie and one look at this bottle says it generic crap. Why would you come to a site like this and look up this? Why did I post about it, well because I used to drink it before the rum snobs enlightened me AND mostly I am just trying to get a stupid badge for rating another rum. So, c’mon you can do way better than this for a few bucks more. Right? You know it’s true... thanks Millie Vanilli.
This has nothing in common with a fine aged rum, so I am rating it as a liqueur. It is sweeter and smoother with a better taste than Malibu. Similar to Blue Chair Bay without the extra spice. My wife also prefers it to the other coconut rums.
On my quest to find a replacement for when my only bottle of Koloa Toasted Coconut Rum finally runs out, this one was recommended to me. The coconut aroma is almost as good as the Kola, but that is where the good sensation ends. On the tongue, it tastes like heavy syrup, with only a slight artificial coconut flavor for the after taste. No burn at all and one would not expect this at only 21% ABV. After back to back comparisons some time later, this one belongs in the "simple syrup with coconut flavors" category. So it looks like when that bottle of Koloa runs out, I will have to suffice with Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum with real coconut flavor and it's excessive sweetness. That would be going back to where my quest all started until I lucked out to find that bottle of 80 proof Koloa a week ago.
I have also not had any luck with other flavored rums from Cruzan. I tried their Guava Rum in a bar and it tastes nothing at all like that namesake fruit. Not repulsive, but not worth buying a bottle.
Cruzan Coconut has nothing to do with aged rums. It is just a sugar overload liquor masked as a Caribbean rum to tourists. The coconut flavor is artificial and the sugar overload is just nasty, but to be frank this could potential work as an additional flavor to your mixed drink.
the price point grabbed me and for frozen drinks I thinks its just fine. nice coconut aroma that does not taste synthetic.
I enjoy Cruzan rums and the coconut is a worthy choice. It comes for a very reasonable price and has good tasting coconut flavor. I prefer this over Malibu. Great for tropical drinks. Another good product from Cruzan.
I like it. I wouldn't drink it often because its too sweet but around here its like 10$ a fifth. Very very sweet and has a more natural tasting coconut rather than the extract malibu uses. Its bolder than malibu, malibu tends to lose majority of its flavor in coke/mixing, this one doesnt as much . Enjoyable in mixed drinks and for the price you cant beat it.
If it was all I had, I still might not drink this. My wife likes the coconut rums, so I have it every now and then. When I do, I always have another drink of one of my favorites afterward.
Nothing to be proud of. They simply copied a wrong competitor. Even Andy M., who knows little about rums, doesn't like it.
Cruzan is not a very flavorful line of rums overall and this particular vintage does nothing to dispel that opinion. There are better choices of flavored rums
I have been drinking Parrot Bay for a long time and decided to give the Cruzan Coconut Rum a try. I'm glad I did. They are close but at the same time very different. You get a nice coconut flavor without being slammed with sugar. I like the sweeter varieties better for straight sipping. This is great when you want a hint of coconut without as much sugar as the others. I get the taste of alcohol fairly strong, even when mixed. At the same time it is also smoother than Parrot Bay. This rum has a short finish. I find i prefer this chilled where i prefer the Parrot Bay room temperature with ice. Cruzan Coconut is my favorite coconut rum for cocktails with chocolate in them. Hey, it just works better. Pleasant surprise here.
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