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Posted over 3 years ago by Alan from United States with 83 ratings

This rum has a distinct molasses taste and packs a nice punch. The latest addition to the shelf for dark mixers.

Posted over 4 years ago by Mark from Canada with 59 ratings

Skipper rum has a really nice deep dark red colour, and a pleasantly sweet (with a little alcohol) smell. This rum starts with a heavy molasses taste, followed by a sweet treacle flavour. Simple yet enjoyable. Unlike some dark Navy style rums, Skipper mixes easily with Cola or Ginger Beer, making for a nice light (er than expected) drink.

Posted 4 months ago by Thedonoftime from United States with 1 rating

Wonderful darkly sweet molasses flavor ends with a nice finish

Favorite mixer and very smooth straight

Posted 8 months ago by kevie from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

A dark coloured rum that has a slightly mahogany tint. There is a slightly sweet scent of sugar on the nose.

The taste is rather bland, a faint hint of sweetness, but otherwise it was more reminiscent of a black coloured vodka rather than a rum. As a sipper it is simply too young, but it is the lack of flavour that really hurts this one. When mixed with cola the taste is almost non existent, for those who don't like the taste of rum.

This reminds me of Hopkins Black Rum, but it's available at £14, compared to £21 I paid for this. At that price I wouldn't get this again.

Posted 9 months ago by Rumncoke from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

Strong but well balanced. Falls into same category as O.V. D. with distinct molasses overtones and a warming after taste.
Its got to be one of the most unique unchanged labels on any rum bottle

Posted 11 months ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

Had to wait to finish the Jungle Bird list, but it was pretty good.

Posted about 1 year ago by Joe Tortorello (PREMIUM) from United States with 18 ratings

Not a very strong aroma at all, very dark color which is nice, flavor is very light but has a burn and not so nice aftertaste. Might be a better mixer than a sipping rum.

Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Skipper Dark Rum while in London. Low end bottle and label design. Super dark brown color so plenty of artificial additives for sure. Vanilla, caramel, molasses and alcohol straight to your nose and palate. Long and nasty burn at the end. This is a mixer rum by all counts.

Posted over 1 year ago by Herdy from Canada with 2 ratings

This rum was not bad, but had a very weird aftertaste. I would mix this rum, not so great to sip.

Posted over 1 year ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

40% ABV (there is a 45% version in the US). Nice warm nose. Lots of caramel and vanilla. Tastes exactly how you might expect. Rich, with that chocolate chip cookie dough character. Slightly bitter finish (molasses?). Easy drinking. Would make for a great mixer.

Looking forward to trying the 45%...

7-, 6+

Posted almost 2 years ago by Robert Ferron from United Kingdom with 166 ratings

Sampled this rum during a tasting seminar at Cardiff Rum Festival.

It's a dark rum from Guyana. The bottle still bears the original label from its launch back in the 1930s! It's a good mixer for its price and I almost certainly would not have come across this had it not been for the seminar I attended.

Posted over 2 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 388 ratings

Skipper rum has a really nice deep dark red colour, and a pleasantly sweet (with a little alcohol) smell. This rum starts with a heavy molasses taste, followed by a sweet treacle flavour.

Posted over 2 years ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 121 ratings

The nose is great, the aftertaste is really nice, but the taste itself is a bit bland.

On the nose you have - lovely burnt brown sugar, molasses, wood, madeira wine
On taste - not much compared to many rums, but molasses and a spirit kick, certainly, mainly a touch of sherry
On the aftertaste - a lot more comes through and a certain woodiness, leather, fruitiness and a sweet tang

Posted over 2 years ago by Mihai from Romania with 206 ratings

Un rom straight... Pur, adevărat. Ușor after taste, probabil foarte bun în mix-uri dar eu îl prefer "on the rocks" :)

Posted over 2 years ago by Michael Huff from United States with 81 ratings

This is not a rum to have on its own, but it's powerful enough to come through with a molasses flavor when mixed with anything. A recommendable mixer but not a recommended rum.

Posted over 3 years ago by Dino from Germany with 43 ratings

Not great but not too bad either. Smooth but without real character, smoke notes and a bitter aftertaste. Used in a cocktail it works out fine but gives it a bit of a strange note. I´d always prefer a Wood`s or a Lemon Hart to this one. Best in a Dark and Stormy with lime and Ginger beer...

Posted over 3 years ago by Kieron wood from United Kingdom with 362 ratings

A dark rum but does not have a depth of flavour compared to others ..i had it with cola which was lovely but not outstanding

Posted over 4 years ago by I3R0K3N7FEET from United Kingdom with 63 ratings

Not as 'rich' as Wood's, but certainly smoother, and tastier making it one of the best dark/navy style rums out there. Mixes well in the common favourites like cola, dark n stormy, grog, lemonade etc, and isn't too bad straight either. I would agree with the 'lack of complexity', but rum is rum and this is a dark rum and this is how dark rums should taste.

Posted over 4 years ago by Per Rosenhave from Denmark with 173 ratings

I must have something to collect, so here is another fine rum.
In time, i must taste it, but not now :)

Posted over 4 years ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 194 ratings

A mix of 7 rums a minimum of at least 3 years old and then shipped to Bonnie Scotland for blending and bottling.
Nose , lovely strong brown sugar smell , smooth but quite hot in the mouth , quite pleasant as not an alcohol burn.Long , long finish , real Navy type rum.Only tried straight but would go great with ginger beer.This would warm the balls of a brass monkey !!

Posted almost 5 years ago by greg k from France with 35 ratings

Good enough to mix but don't expect more, demerara has much better things

Posted almost 5 years ago by tang from United States with 10 ratings

Was recommended this after expressing an interest in dark rums. It's great in dark and stormys and with coke.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Michael Evans from United Kingdom with 81 ratings

Wasn't expecting much as I'd never heard of it prior to spotting it in a rum festival but I was pleasantly surprised by a fairly smooth and very rich demerara rum. Nothing special in terms of flavour and complexity but a solid dark rum.

Posted about 5 years ago by Brendan S from Canada with 55 ratings

Nose: Strong dark sugar and spices
Feel: Very smooth. Surprisingly sippable. Long finish.
Taste: Familiar Demerara taste. Quite woody with a hint of spice notably black pepper.
Price: 35 CAD.

I was waiting for my local to get more Lemon Hart 80 proof in because I was getting low and to my surprise another Demerara showed up. Normally this kind of rum is reserved for cocktails or on the rocks however I find this to be very sippable neat. I wouldn't say it is a replacement to LH - which is 10 bucks cheaper and works better in cocktails - however I think can sit on the shelf quite comfortably next to it.




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