Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
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!
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.
As ex Royal Navy this rum holds almost a mythical status. This is the only rum to comisurate Black Tot day, the original Nelson's blood.
Loved it. Good robust flavour that didn't disappoint but whoa! not long before I was feeling the strength of this one. Now it wasn't that I didn't know it was higher proof, it was more of a slam dunk, I'm drunk kinda result. Small doses from now, especially as I'm a spiced fan with a sweet tooth. I probably pour too much at a time so careful with this one. Yet to try with water but probably a better option to avoid the hit. still I loved the flavour. Fairly warming with a bit of vanilla for me. might try with ginger too but so far not had much to cheer on with that particular combo.
Although stronger I find this slightly smoother than the standard Pusser's - great sipper
Really nice stuff _IF_ you treat it like cask strength scotch. It is a bit strong right out of the barrel, but add say 5% water to it, and it is absolutely amazing.
At first on the nose and palate you get a spicy/peppery hit from the strong bitter molasses, but once it breathes a little it seems to get smoother, and then flavours separate a little and the complexity reaches its pinnacle with the notes of caramel, vanilla, and honey coming forth.
I tried straight and with a light splash of ginger, though I can imagine that the mainstream proof version would be more palatable for most as this one needs a little time and appreciation. For me, this one is a sipper with a ball of ice.
Velmi dobrý rum. Silný, ale zároveň i jemný. Neřekl bych že má skoro 55% alc. Opravdu velmi dobrý rum. Hlavně pro ty, co chtějí rum, co má koule :-)
Definitely pour and let it rest. We loved the spicy aroma and lingering finish.
I'm not the biggest fan of over proof Rums but this one is a surprise. For some reason the strong alcohol flavour does not push thru that strongly. Flavour is nice and fruity. Adding some water makes it naturally even better.
Nice spiciness and lots of citrus but the alcohol is too strong for me
Lekker om puur te drinken maar wel iets minder dan de 15y van Pusser's, hij is veel sterker van smaak
Typical other proof that burns the part , would not order again better in the spiced variety
Finaly some Rum to buy = read, i had the money, they all long gone by now :D
Good rum with strong alcohol taste. Some notes of coffee, caramel, vanilla, honey. Great body and long finish. First navy rum before the Overproof & the 15y from Pusser's. Interresting to start with navy rum.
I think this is a really good rum. Strong alcohol taste and a good bench mark to evaluate any rum by.
Strong but lots of flavor. In fact, a simple ROM which can be drunk by all.
Spicy and strong rum but equally well balanced and tasty. Great for mixing, baking and sipping. Didn't lose it's qualities with the new packaging, label and name.
Good for a strong rum taste in a cocktail or punch. Comfortable heat. Good body. Similar to real British Royal Navy rum, but really, it could never hold a candle to it.
Smoke, tar, rope, oak, burns a little on the tongue.
Like the 40% version but stronger. amzon sells it for below 20€, so it's a sipper but also reasonable for cocktails, which demand a real rum taste.