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...but not my style. Pretty rough, sharp and somewhat smoky. Some green wood in the nose, that‘s ok. English style.
The strength of 54% is not the problem - I‘ve had stronger ones being smoother.
(Cal. 2019 Day 3)
Schön schwerer Rum im British-style
Leicht süss, würzig mit etwas Holznote.
I had a really good feeling about the rum when I first smelled the scent of it. The first seconds of the first sip was woody, sweet and strong in alcohol. (I like strong alcohol in rum by the way). But the aftertaste is kinda bitter. That's the hole story.
This particular Pusser's is unexpectedly nice and adds a nice little pop for a sipping rum. It has a strong nose of oak and cinnamon. The first taste is defintely little strong with flavors toffee and vanilla. I think if you add a few drops of water it will bring down the strong alcohol taste and make it even better. Probably too nice for a mixer but might give it a try.
Smoky, raisins, high abv (54.5%), a bit ethanolic in the finish.
You smell raisins and caramell.
First sip a strong alcoholic burn but not too harsh.
Spicy tones of pepper and raisins.
Good Rum with a unique Taste good for Punch.
7 If you like the taste of raisins and pickeled fruits this ist the one to go.
Even on the nose you can smell that this one is really strong with flavours of raisins and caramel. In mouth you again feel flavours of raisins, dark chocolate, molasses and spice.
I drank it outside in cold weather. I was surprised how smooth it was for so strong alcohol. Good taste too.
Duft af sprit, lakrids og muskat. Meget kraftig. Smagen er et spark i smagsløgene. Kunne næsten ikke trække vejret. Har prøvet mange rom med høj alkoholprocent, men dette var voldsomt. Brændte i svælget i første omgang. Ellers smag af peber, lakrids og lidt krydderier i slutningen. Havde håbet på noget bedre. (14. December 2018 i MacY 3. December 2019 i 1423)
Gunpowder překvapil příjemnou vůní, čekal jsem, že budu cítit jen alkohol. Při ochutnání zprvu silný nástup alkoholu, to ale vzhledek k jeho objemu nepřekvapí, ale na rozdíl od jiných "alkoholových" rumů, chuť nepůsobí levně. Závěr je překvapivě rozmanitý a hodně sladký. Nebude to pro každého, ale je z toho cítit kvalita. Tuhle láhev asi časem koupím.
A surprise that gives, a lot of flavours in this one. Tastes spicy, Guyanaish...Might it be? Nice. Powerful, so treat with respect.
Sušené hrozienka, karamel. Zmes demerara rumov o chlp lepšia ako jej 40 percentný bracek, 54,5 volta je ale citit
Proper dark stuff which makes you think of better times in the Royal Navy where they served this rum to the sailors prior to 1970! Will kill scurvy, weevils and all other nasty irritating pests!
It’s an overproofed rum that is decent for tiki drinks. But there’s better choices in overproofed rum.
Kupferfarbenes leichtes Mahagoni im Glas.
Im der Nase reichhaltig, schwer und vielschichtig. Herzhaft erdige, vegetabile Düfte aus dem Wald, Holz frisch geschlagen, gesägt, gewachst, vermodert und mit Moos bewachsen. Dunkel gebranntes Karamell gemischt mit Lakritze und mit Vanille verfeinert. Da sind noch die überreifen Früchte und frischgebackenen Brötchen mit Schokostreusel.
Im Gaumen angenehm warm und mundfüllend. Zart-bitteres Karamell zupft an deinen Geschmacksknospen herum und machen sie bereit für die folgenden Aromen. Vanille, Toffee und Lakritze mit einer grossen Ladung Holz angerauscht, Kräuter und Früchte ziehen elegant nach.
Im Abgang schön lang und lecker, etwas Asche, Karamell und Kakao.
Ein toller Guyana Rum für Geniesser und Overproof Liebhaber. Nichts für Süss-Rum-Lovers.
Copper-coloured light mahogany in the glass.
In the nose rich, heavy and complex. Hearty, earthy, vegetarian scents from the forest, wood freshly cut, sawn, waxed, rotten and covered with moss. Dark roasted caramel mixed with liquorice and refined with vanilla. There are also the overripe fruits and freshly baked rolls with chocolate sprinkles.
On the palate pleasantly warm and mouth filling. Delicate bitter caramel plucks your taste buds and makes them ready for the following flavours. Vanilla, toffee and liquorice with a big load of wood inebriated, herbs and fruits follow elegantly.
In the finish nicely long and tasty, some ash, caramel and cocoa.
A great Guyana Rum for connoisseurs and overproof lovers. Nothing for sweet rum lovers.
Not a bad taste, but it will hit you hard.still enjoyable.
The aroma is very full and vibrant with soaked raisins, dark chocolate mousse, sweet pipe tobacco, cinnamon and flambeed banana. It's hard not to like that composition.
The taste is not surprisingly a bit "explosive" given the 54,5% vol. but it doesn't seem completely out of control. An intense flurry of toffee, nutmeg, ginger, honey, black tea and oak washes over the tongue but I don't feel mistreated by the strong spirit. The tingling spices linger for a good while, eventually leaving me with a warm feeling in the chest and the subtle taste of rum soaked raisins.
I'm starting to think that quite a few of the cheaper overproof rum are really good value, because you get so much taste compared to the majority of rum in this pricrange. Another great example of overproof, ridiculous value is smith n' cross.
Nose: a lot of caramel and maybe some vanilla. Also might contain some demerara. Evolves into a pretty intense alcohol smell.
Taste: burn starts of nice but intensifies quite a bit and lingers a lot. Actually rather smooth for this amount of alcohol. Demerara notes. Pretty sweet but in a good way. Also a lot of spices which I can't really identify. A bit smokey and oakey. Not very complex.
Finish: ends rather dry but keeps going for a bit. Burn intensifies.
Final: would definitely recommend to people who are used to, or like, rums that pack a punch. This will do great in any cocktail where you're searching for a liquor that can compete with other strong-tasting ingredients. Can, absolutely, be enjoyed neat but I recommend adding (at least) 3 drops of water, which is the way I like it, to just get the rough edges of.
Notes: added 3 drops of water. Also I'm an inexpercienced taster so the details might be inaccurate, but it's still really enjoyable for my under-developped palate.
A good solid rum
Perfect for gulpers or dippers
For the love of an old sailor
Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof
I purchased a bottle of Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof primarily because I enjoy the Blue Label (40% ABV) version from time to time. On the nose I detected coffee, caramel and molasses which was quite enjoyable. In the mouth these flavours blended very well and in spite of preferring dry rums I found this one quite delicious. Have tried and disliked several “sweeter” rums due to the sweetness but the higher ABV in this rum seems to work and In my case I find this to be a nice “sipper” on its own. Well done!
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!
If you think of rum two groups of people come to mind: Pirates and The (British) Navy. This rum celebrates the traditions of the later and delivers a tasty navy rum that was made by the book.
Nose: Licorice, heavy molasses and strangely a slight whiff of myseost
Taste: Rich taste of marmelade, molasses, oak and a slight bitterness in the end to follow the comfortable burn in the end. Long and pleasant aftertaste follows for a while after drinking.
Overall: I don´t have much experience with navy rum and the ones I have tried have felt off. This one delivers on style and taste to the point where I am ready to explore this style some more.
Slam den sparker hårdt.
Kompleks i smagen og masse fylde og aroma
This overproof is rich in flavour with a sharp overproof taste. Ive enjoyed it on the rocks to keep that crisp warm taste alive. If you enjoy rum- this should be added to your collection as it is mine.