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Skipper Dark rum

Skipper Dark

Guyana | Dark

6.5/10 (28 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted over 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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted 8 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

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Posted 12 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.

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Posted about 1 year 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

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Posted about 1 year ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

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

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Posted over 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.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2649 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.

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Posted almost 2 years 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.

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Posted almost 2 years 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+