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Pusser's 15 Year is in my top 10% and their navy blue label 84 proof British Navy Rum is a staple mixer. I am generally not a fan of overproof rums because the extra alcohol often kills the actual taste. This one does not quite qualify as overproof. In my bourbon days, I would drink Booker's Cask Strength neat with no problem at all, so I can handle strong burns in any spirit.
So based upon many of these reviews warning of the burn for this one, I was a bit apprehensive at first. Shit, it's only 109 proof! I would hate to see what those complainers would do with Wray & Nephew Overproof!
I poured my first sample into the snifter and sipped it neat. It is super smooth and I now rate it as the best of my "Black" rums, even though it has more of a dark brown color. If Myer's Original Dark Rum could be refined and smoothed out for harshness, it would be Pusser's Gunpowder. The added proof is just an extra bonus. Damn, this is some good rum and the story on the back of the bottle only adds to the enjoyment! Yet another gamble on a rum that paid off!
Rum potente ed equilibrato, retrogusto intenso. Indicatissimo per un dopocena
as this is supposedly the classic rum ration stuff, I wanted it in my rum cabinet.
Nice aftertaste of raisins
strong taste, a bit wiskey-like, but quite okay. I like overproof but here disappears some taste, needs watering
Stronger that the average bottle of rum...definitely has that gunpowder proof aftertaste
The one and only "Original" British Navy Rum.
If you drink rum you have to have drunk Pussers 54%
300 years of Royal Navy tradition can't be wrong..
If you want to make good, strong cocktails, this is great. Not really a sipper though because at the price you should opt for Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
This is extremely smooth for a 109 proof rum. I buy this over the other.
Good, not great, as in a standard bight to the pallet with ‘standard’ vanilla and toasted overtones. When these fums are smoother, theyre rated over 7.0....
Gunpowder proof phew ! 56% it's strong can't sip this it's way too strong mixing a single with coke it lasts a while. It's proper dark navy rum at its finest though!
A rum drinking friend brought this over for me to try. He is primarily a mixer and I can see how he might find this rum OK. I drink mine on the rocks and this rum is not OK. First off, I don't care for over proof anything. I don't drink to get drunk, just the nice mellow feeling. 80 proof is plenty to allow for enjoying the drink without a quick drunk. If you want a quick buzz that hits pretty hard this is a candidate. However it's taste is totally not to my liking and it is far from smooth. Surprised so many rate this as high as they do.
Whiskey like rum with a big punch. For the nose it's like a smooth rum but for the gum it comes with a big kick in the balls. Only for sailors. Poured some water in it and it got better. If you got a hairy chest this one is for you.
Thisted is just to much. As well the alcohol as the smoke is far to strong, I Cannon drink it without a lot of water.
The taste is same as you would expect, strong and intensive. You feel the alcoholic bite right from the beginning; whole sip of the full-bodied rum is followed by caramel, toffee and sugar. But it is different that you are used from other sweet rums, the 109 proof reminds you that you are drinking strong navy rum and not a Cuban elixir. Its finish is warm and long as you could expect, but it is surprisingly smooth. I believe this is interesting experience to taste such a good quality strong navy rum - one that you can really enjoy.
my full review:
This is powerful stuff. This Rum is strong from nose to mouth to throat. Yet I actually like its potency.It has a unique taste that incorporates a pain and pleasure effect like a good hot sauce . I drank this neat and I will say it did its job. It is not great but very good and a must taste if you enjoy Navy style Rums . It’s Gunpowder monicker is absolutely on point.
I tried this for the first time today (after previously having tried the standard 'Pusser's British Navy Rum'. I can honestly say this was excellent - Rich and spicy with flavors of spices, molasses and caramel - easy over ice or with a mixer.
This rum has a very harsh flavour. Not for everybody.
I was really looking forwards to trying this one.....Whilst the flavour was pleasant, the high alchohol content did not allow me to appreciate it as a sipper. Does not mix well with coke but pleasant with some ginger.
Disappointed, but this is more I suspect down to my palette rather than the rum.
A little too unrefined as a sipping rum. Aftertaste left on palate.
Tasty, with a good palate and some sweetness. Good for sipping or mixning...
Good balance of sweetness, favour and strength. Great for sipping.
Sec long et puissant. Bon rapport qualité prix à moins de 40€ en france.
I have a bottle of the 15 yr old and the British Navy and while the 15 yr old wins hands down this is a nice addition. Great for mixing or a sipper. side by side sipping all 3 is nice to get the differences in each.
Recently I've become a big fan of Pusser's. I love these dry, full-flavored rums.
I tasted this one side-by-side with the "old" 109-proof offering. I liked this Gunpowder, but I liked the "old 109" better. It had similar flavors, with a much more intense nose, and hints of sherry, with a longer finish. So, I'm not sure, exactly what changed, but I do hope the consider changing back sometime :)
That said, this bottle is fantastic—both for mixing as well as sipping (it's not as high-proof or unapproachable as the marketing might lead you to believe). Highly recommended, but I'm not sure it's enough to sway me away from the lower-proof (but still full-flavored) blue label.