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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.
Strong raisins, salty caramel and vanilla
Very strong burnt salted caramel, raisins, butter ,vanilla and slight oak in the end, its little harsh without water added because the high alcohol content, but i still liked it more neat than with water.
It is bit sweet but in no way too much (added sugar?)
Finish: Very long and light oak with the raisins and vanilla lingering a bit.
Overall this is very unique rum that has very different taste compared to generic run of the mill rums. This rum is heavy bodied and very caramelly and strong. I strongly recommend for everyone, especially tiki cocktail lovers are going to have lots of fun with this rum.
Definitely a rum that would have been enjoyed by navy officers, quite strong and probably wouldn't be enjoyed by people who go for the sweeter rums. I thought it was good, not the best I've tasted but this is a full bodied overproof rum, and it was under $30. Cheers!!
I love this rum, especially the strenght (I add a bit of water though) and it comes at an excellent price to make this an every day/evening rum. Much better than the 40% Pussers rum, which I consider a bit weak.
I really love the Pusser's 15 year old. It easily fits my top 10 aged rum list. The Pusser's Gunpowder Proof is another story. It exhibits the very essence of Navy rums, but it simply is too strong to be enjoyed several glasses. One drink it enough since you will get an amazing spice and pepper overload, but you will also get a long aftertaste lingering due to the high alcohol contain. Far cry from the Pusser's 15 year rum, but not a bad Navy strength rum at all. Treat this like any Cask Strength Single Malt whisky, and you will get the point.
Tried at Cane Rhum Bar in Charleston SC - this is much more palatable than I thought overproof would be. Looking forward to buying a bottle when I can.
If I'm sailing on the high seas & we need to punch through the approaching storm, this is by far the go to, get the job done, rum period! A must have in the ships stores for any vessel fixing to take on an ocean crossing. This is serious deck mustering grog, straight & forward. A hail of "A Grog for all crew members" & the Captain's guarenteed, all hands on deck! A true Navy Rum. Otherwise, if you want to kick back and sip some rum go to the 15yr old. It never disappoints.
Alkohol: 54,5 %
Původ: Britské Panenské ostrovy/Guyana
Aroma: Melasa, karamel, připálené rozinky, z koření tu je znát nejvíc skořice, lehce muškátový oříšek, těžší exotické dřevo, ale občas se mihne i něco ovocného, připomíná pomerančovou marmeládu, je to taková ovocná nakyslost, ale pod tou těžší a výraznou melasově připálenou vůní to je znát jen trochu. Celkový dojem je pro můj nos velmi příjemný, konejšivě hřejivý. (88 b)
Chuť: Připálený karamel, melasa, silná hořká čokoláda, připálená topinka, lékořice, spálené rozinky. V dochuti vysychá, trochu tím připomíná některé sherry whisky. (86 b)
Shrnutí: S nákupem lahve jsem spokojen, tenhle rum se mi líbí, je robustní, přiměřeně silný a poměr cena/výkon taky velmi pěkný, lahev stála 645 korun.
Very intense nose with ripe banana, brown sugar and mediterranean herbs. Taste: The initial sweetness turns slowly into a dry and herbal bitterness. Also a medium to long finish with banana taste. High alcohol content, nevertheless, easy to drink.
The color has a little darker shade without being in the dark rum category but the flavor is delicious. Great spice yet fairly smooth with a nice bite at the end and some oak. A good quality strong rum that’s affordable.
Very good as long as you like the bigger kick (due to 54.5 volts it has). Ahoy!!!
A strong rum (at 55%). Not for beginners. Once the strong alcohol burn passed, notes of taste and wood. One of my favorites. Hard to find.
It's fine essence of navy rums, great for punch or grog.
Nice dark amber colour. Nice hint of sweet molasses, bit of Jamaican funk but surprisingly little alcohol fumes.
Full bodied taste of Molasses, spice, cinnamon and perhaps ginger.
Long finish with a bit of oak.
Great taste and great value.
Bought for my dad and my for Christmas, we enjoyed it.
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.
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.
Rum potente ed equilibrato, retrogusto intenso. Indicatissimo per un dopocena