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An honest & robust, but not harsh rum, although with no special character or something really remarkable about it (but, hey, we are talking about a 5-years old rum, right!?). Spicyness & oakiness in right measure give this rum a warm aftertaste, and its price is a definite plus! A nice surprise!
It's a bit oaky but not too bitter. It's sweet enough with a true rhum taste. Not spiced nor molasse. I also liked it with a little sprite
Tried a bottle of English Harbour 5 year old when vacation in Antigua 2 years ago and what a disappointment. Should have gone for the 10 year old, but the 5 year old has a very strong alcohol smell and taste to it, and man the burn is harsh. You get the burn even through some Coke splashed to the glass. Real pity that the 10 year old bottle was no where to be found when I was there since that should have been better stuff.
Definitely not scowl or gag worthy, but it's not making me say "Mmm"
Not as sweet as some other rums. It has a definite whiskey taste to it, smokey. It is enjoyable and has a a bit of a burn. I will mix in the future, not sure if I will save as a sipper.
Picked up a bottle of English Harbour 5 year when I was in Antigua. I had asked what would be a nice rum reflecting a fine rum made in Antigua. This rum does not disappoint! Not too sweet and not too inundated with oak, tobacco or burn going down. A nice sipper that I wouldn't advise mixing with anything. Looking forward to trying their 10 year old presentation next.
Medium amber in colour; moderate aromas of caramel,flavours reflect the aromas with more brown sugar, wood spice, walnut, clove and ginger.
Not quite distinctive enough to stand out as a solid sipper, this 5 year rum is best reserved for punches and swizzles where a solid gold caribbean rum is called for. Not the most exciting rum, but certainly a solid choice to have on hand for cocktails.
This most reminded me of a much less syrupy version of Gosling's Family Reserve Old.
40% ABV. Supposedly a blend of rums 5–7 years old.
This is one of those rums that simply met (or just exceeded) my expectations; no real surprises. There is typical caramel/brown-sugar/molasses/oak on the nose. This rum is full-flavored, very smooth, and only lightly sugared. At 80 proof, it's a bit light on firepower, but overall it's a fairly well-balanced package.
This rum, I imagine, would be equally serviceable as a mixer or sipper, and for that reason is recommendable to those with limited shelf-space. (I would also recommend RL Seale's Finest 10-year.)
Average taste, good on ice. Standard and average for me.
Very nice colour, rich flavour, little bit more hard, full body.
Hirtelen felindulásból vettem meg. Nem volt drága és kíváncsi lettem mit tudhat. Nem vártam csodát és nem is lett, de az árához és a korához képest egészen jól iható, lágyabb, közepes testű rum. Az íze és az illata is csak az alapot hozza, de azt jól. Melasz, karamell és vanília, nem kirobbanó és nem is hagy mély benyomást. Kissé zavaró, kesernyés mellék- és utóíz. Opálos, nem szép tiszta.
This is a nice mellow slightly spicy Rum. Great in Rum and Coke.
Schöner Rum für diesen Preis (19€)! Etwas Schärfe, kaum süß, Vanille, Schokolade im Abgang. Ausgewogen.
Ikke smagt. .
Le Whisky du Rhum ! Parfait pour faire la transition chez les Pirates :)
Plutôt Mi-Doux, légèrement "pruneauté"
Not anything special, but not bad. Bland and basic. Mix it with at least a twist of citrus.
Love this rum. Not easy to get hold of all the time though. Always drink over ice, sometimes with a small piece of lime as it is quite sweet.
Drank on the rocks.
Aged in whiskey barrels for 5 years; this rum lets you know that as soon as it hits your lips! With a lovely after taste, making you want more...
Nice rum with a soft finish.
It is a great value for your money.
I've heard that this rum tastes a lot like rum would've back in the pirate days. I absolutely love this rum. Most rums are a blend of different rums from different countries around the caribbean (Sailor Jerry, Captain Morgan etc.) but this rum is just one basic rum, which sounds kinda boring but it's fantastic. It's smooth and very clean tasting. It goes well in almost any mixed drink (notably rum&cola) and it tastes great by itself and on the rocks! Definitely my go-to for occasional drinks!
It's your basic more premium shelf rum but it's very harsh and basic to no forgiveness. Okay in cola but definitely not straight. Price value is awful, this should be around a 15$ rum and I paid $30. Never again especially for being so generic. If you thumbed around in the 15-20$ price range of rums you know what I am talking about, they all have pretty much the same taste due to shorter aging.
Typical english spice and herbs.
Would try this with coke.