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Avoid this unless you are really drunk or need some paint removed from your siding. Very harsh and only a strong molasses note saves it from being a total loss.
Angostura rum for the local market, cheap, light, with a light color. Sweet and dry aroma, notes of wet wood. Tart flavor - tobacco and apples. Sour and spicy finish: bitter: wormwood, gentian, hawthorn.
This rum is sharp, pungent, and generally unpleasant to sip - however, when mixed with enough chaser to forget you're drinking Fernandes, not wholly impotable. It's cheap (at least here in Trinidad, God forbid you pick this up at a higher price than $15.00 USD under the impression that the bottle contains anything but a solution for stubborn whiteboard markings) and it does what it sets out to do, fill in the common gaps when we can't have Legacy or 1787. It does it poorly, mind you, but it does do it, and many a drinker is quite happy with the result after 4 or 5 drinks.
Notes of tobacco, gasoline (but in a good way!) and burnt sugar. It almost has the appearance and flavor of a cheap (and I mean cheap) whisky. Is there a burn? Of course there's a burn, one characteristic of chest thumping and reaching for a bottle of water to wash down the, admittedly, gliding liquor on the tongue. Not quite Puncheon levels - and honestly, it would rated higher if it were, due to the fact that this contains 35% less ABV - but not near anything $200 TTD should get you.
Overall, it is consumable in a bind (a very tight bind), but not easily, so it get a strong 4, but not really a 5. I would say do not buy this to sip, but I actually enjoy sipping the elephant's foot Santa Teresa, so there are masochists out there, but if you prefer anything middle shelf and above, I would only buy this to mix.
I won't even put my usual disclaimer, because this rum is the exception to my non-mixing rule.
Bought a bottle of Fernandes Black Label Rum for the New Years Eve while vacationing in Martinique. Cheap bottle and label design. Cheap at the local grocery store at EUR 11 per bottle. Cheap whisky flavors followed by a nasty burn. Better stay away from this one.
Yes this is a simplebasic cheap rum. But its not as bas as others make it out to be. Its still has a caramel sweet taste that is not too overbearing, it has a burn at the end nut that too is not that great. After reading reviews I was expecting a terrible buring harsh rum, but for a very affordable golden rum, its not that bad.
Golden caramel color with burnt sugar and mild alcohol on the nose. Oak and under tones of dried fruit on the pallet. Finished with s good amount of alcohol burn. A good rum for mixing and ok with some ice to drink straight up in a pinch. But no were as bad as these other reviews. It is what it is, a mild of the road golden rum.
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