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I drank it outside in cold weather. I was surprised how smooth it was for so strong alcohol. Good taste too.
54,5 abv navy style rum from Guyana or Barbados or a blend of Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad depending of which batch you happen to get. Mine happens to be just Guyanese rum.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
hutný, nasládlý, karamel, vanilka a koření, 54,5% je cítit na jazyku, příjemný
Kraftig smak, ganska spritig eftersmak dock hög procenthalt
Since I enjoy the blue label so much, I've been itching to try the Gunpowder Proof, but it hasn't been available in my area until just recently. So when I saw it pop up on my local spirits distributor's shelf I had to grab it.
Sipping this definitely brings the heat which fades to a warm, satisfying glow; I prefer a dollop over a cube of ice to mellow it out some. This is how I imagine proper Navy rum should taste.
A good Rum drinkers drink. Was very tasty and smooth
Отличный крепкий ром да еще по отличной цене(по акции). Насыщенный густой аромат, 54% может для кого будет крепок но стоит того.
Naozaj špecifický rum,ktorý má rado veľa nadšencov. Je naozaj rozpoznateľný s vysokým obsahom alkoholu až 54,5%. Mňa osobne nenadchla vôňa a chuť to príliš nezachranila. Síce cítiť melasu,ale je výrazne korenisty s alkoholovu stopou. Pre mňa príliš silný,doslova námornícky rum
If you are into dry and overproof rums this is a great option. Toffee and ginger predominate in nose. In mouth, oak, toffee, and spices are the principal flavors. It has a long aftertaste (oaky and spiced).
Dark color and strong aroma are the first things you notice when pouring this rum into your class. Butterscotch and vanilla flavors follow with a relatively smooth aftertaste. Not a bad rum for the price and one that will do in a pinch.