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Pusser's Gunpowder Proof rum

Pusser's Gunpowder Proof

Virgin Islands, British | Overproof

7.1/10
125 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Posted over 3 years ago by Kamamura from Czech Republic with 31 ratings

Coppery-brown, intense, caramel-induced color in the glass.

The nose has warm undertones, candied fruits, marmelade, mixed with sulphuric, pungent boozy note.

Can be a bit harsh on the palate, but it develops into an interesting, complex experience. A splash of water helps a lot, opening up a heavier bodied, intense taste with notes of spice, dried fruits, marmelade, toffee, black tea, licquorice, with slightly sweet undertones (the modest dosage added sugar helps to balance the taste rather nicely this time) intertwined with bitter, tart tones from the oak.

It's love or hate rum - I have seen some spit it back into the glass, but those who allow its unique charm to work its magic will usually revisit. Personally, it's one of my favorites.

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Posted over 1 year ago by mrakoplas from Slovakia with 35 ratings

Sušené hrozienka, karamel. Zmes demerara rumov o chlp lepšia ako jej 40 percentný bracek, 54,5 volta je ale citit

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Posted 1 year ago by LegallySmelf from United States with 30 ratings

Beautiful caramel, toffee, brown sugar and a mild smokiness with a hint of fruity Jamaican funk in the background. Favorite navy rum - excited to hunt down some fancy bottles of Pusser's to add to my list of favorites.

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Posted 7 months ago by Weis from Israel with 8 ratings

Amazing rum. Among the very best I've tried at any price. Very smooth, full flavoured, perfectly balanced. I enjoy every sip.
Don't be fooled by rather simple bottle and label, it's a top quality rum.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Morthrag from Switzerland with 93 ratings

Schön schwerer Rum im British-style
Leicht süss, würzig mit etwas Holznote.
Super im Geschmack und das mit herlichen 54% vol.

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Posted over 1 year ago by DebiQue from Slovakia with 46 ratings

I drank it outside in cold weather. I was surprised how smooth it was for so strong alcohol. Good taste too.

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Posted 7 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 325 ratings

I like Navy style rums, so it was just a question of time, when I get my hands on this one.
The nose and the taste are quite dark. Not very fruity, but with molasses and honey.
I like this combination and the balance. The blend is still strong with 54.5%, but this abv was a very good choice. There is something musty in the nose, that I know from Demerara rums (molasses coated casks - MDXC). That's why it's pretty clear, this blend is a Guyana rum. Because of the raisins there is also a proportion of Enmore still rum in the blend.

In the taste Demerare flavors are very dominant but I get also some Jamaica flavors first (don't know how they delevoped them out of Guyana rum) and then Guyana in the middle and the finish.
The taste is dark with molasses and some tanins in the background. I like the molasses, raisins, wood flavors. This is what I expect from a good navy blend.

The old label says it was a blend of Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados rum. Now it's a pure Demerara blend. I don't have the medical note in the taste, it's pretty clear that there is no other rum inside. But there is also a typical Jamaica note in the taste, the question is how they created it.
For 21€ this one is a great bargain, unbeliveable cheap and good. If you like navy rums, I recommend this one.

This one is almost the best classic navy blend and I think the rating of 83 is appropriate.

Nose: musty walnuts, caramel, raisins, burned sugar, coffee, black tea, fruits (papaya), earth, molasses, honey, chocolate
Taste: burned sugar, raisins, jamaica fruits (like in Plantation OFTD) with molasses (salt/coffee), wood/tanins
Middle: caramel, raisins (Enmore), molasses, coffee, tanins and wood, mint, dry fruits, honey
Finish: spice, dark fruits, wood with tanins, molasses with honey, coffee
Aftertaste: molasses, coffee, honey, raisins, caramel/vanilla, apple

Sweetness: 2/5
Fruits: 2.5/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Mildness: 2/5
Complexity: 4/5
Value (21€): +5/5
Experience level: professional

Other ratings that I agree with:
https://ruminations.blog/2016/11/08/rum-review-pussers-black-label-gunpowder-proof/
https://thefatrumpirate.com/pussers-navy-rum

Nice fact:
"The navy tot by the way was often mixed with a little lime juice (to prevent scurvy) and sugar (undoubtedly to smooth out what would have been very young rum). This process may have pushed rum into the "anything goes" spirit we often see in products today. But by the way, a squeeze of lime is pretty good in rum…"

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Posted 4 months ago by HMS Scotian from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

As an Ex Sailor this is my rum of choice for special occasions. Not one you could drink all night though.

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Posted 2 years ago by Mark from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

A good solid rum
Perfect for gulpers or dippers

For the love of an old sailor

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

Not a bad taste, but it will hit you hard.still enjoyable.