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You can taste the alcohol but it doesn’t burn at all! Being an overproof it was difficult to taste anything other than alcohol. I imagine it would very good as a cocktail spirit
Fruity undertones. Isn't too harsh on the throat. Smells wonderful and packs a punch. Recommended.
This is not delicious by any means but it serves its purpose as a 151 with some flavor. If you're looking for a serious upgrade try Hamilton 151.
If you love a good dark and stormy then this is (as you’d expect) a solid choice.
Better yet is 30ml of this, 30 of lemon juice and 15 of cane juice. Fill yr glass
With ice and Stir until you have an icy crust on it. Garnish with whatever and share with friends.
Good, bad or otherwise this will be sitting next to J Wray in the bar with a spare in the cellar.
Not bad. Let's face it, you bought it for the alcohol content. Not complex, but it makes a great dark and stormy. It's better than Bacardi, which isn't saying much, but the flavors are richer.
I would say that in my experience, I do enjoy cause goslings overproof black rum maybe a bit more than plantation oftd however the fact that I am as a Torontonian am able to pick up this bottle time has made of TD more of a special incense. this is a solid black room with great flavour and his a great companion with most mixes. It really is a working horse.
Color, very dark amber, probably lots of added caramel colouring, stains the glass when it dries up.
Nose: toasted dark sugar, licourice, raisins
Taste: all of the above, bit sweet (sugar added?)dark chocolate,
Finish: sharp and bit harsh, tannic, drying oakiness, lingers for quite a long time.
Overall: Decent overproof for mixing, is also ok when sipped diluted with some water.
Not my favourite overproof but is quite good mixed in some tiki drinks.
Really yummy dark rum that is great with ginger beer. The extra concentration lifts it nicely into the next level regarding dark rum flavours, but its a little easy to get carried away, and its a fair bit pricier than the standard Black seal, which is why I have deducted a point.
Not recommended for people that take pride in 'holding their drink', totally recommended for people that like a versatile dark rum
Zase nový rum. Chuťově celkem výrazný. Celkem hořký rum. Se zazvorovim pivem dobře pití.
Run away from Gosling's 151 Black Seal Rum. It is nasty! Rubber and glue hits you straight to the nose and palate with a super strong burn over powering everything else. Just awful.
The magic of this rum it’s its strength and its diversity. This makes a cracking mojito or is nice just over ice.
Not overly sweet and even some bitter notes in places, that helps keep it fairly neutral.
This would make an amazing after supper tipple by the fire !!
Dunkles Mahagoni im Glas.
In der Nase sehr heftig, die 75.5% Vol. brennen einem schon fast in den Augen. Düfte von stark gebranntem Karamell, angekohltem Holz, dunkle Früchte und Spuren der dunklen Seite.
Im Gaumen sehr angenehm warm und mundfüllend. Viel Karamell, etwas Lakritze und ein hauch bitteres Holz.
Im Abgang trocknet die Zunge völlig aus, zurück bleibt etwas wie bitteres Karamell.
Zum pur geniessen zu wenig Körper in der Stärke, aber super in einen Dark 'n Stormy für Erwachsene.
Dark mahogany in the glass.
In the nose very violent, the 75.5% Vol. burn already almost in the eyes. Fragrances of strongly burnt caramel, charred wood, dark fruits and traces of the dark side.
In the palate very pleasantly warm and mouth filling. Lots of caramel, some liquorice and a hint of bitter wood.
In the finish the tongue dries out completely, something like bitter caramel remains.
For straight up too little body by this strength, but perfect in a Dark 'n Stormy for adults.
Had occasion to sample Gosling’s 151 rum from the Bahamas. This 70% ABV rum is definitely not intended to be a sipper and is most often used in Dark & Stormy but since I drink all of my rums neat I thought I would give it a try.
Nose: Sweet and flavourful but anticipating harshness due to high ABV.
Palate: Strong stuff, anise flavours (which I don’t particularly like) along with sweetness is present and way too strong to enjoy neat.
I then mixed an equal amount of Gosling’s 151 with Newfoundland Screech (40% ABV) but did not enjoy the resulting blend (~ 55% ABV).
Glad I tried it but much prefer Plantation OFTD (69%)
Overproof rum is the best way to kick up a tropical cocktail. Float this on a Chief Lapu Lapu and you’ll taste what this can bring to a mix. It’s not going to bring the spice of Lemon Heart but it’s extremely friendly and a bargain. Completely worthy of holding a spot in your cabinet.
This has a very sweet smell of molasses and treacle and both of those elements are found prominently in the taste - as is spice, caramel, burny suagr and fennel.
Overproofs tend to make truly awful sippers, but this is passable, albeit with one hell of an alcoholic kick!
In mixers, this is great.
An overwhelming burning sensation that makes it hard to think about flavour.
Its sole purpose is to be used in a dark n stormy.
This gosling’s has a strong orange and burnt molasses taste with it high alcoholic level making it hard to sip but mellows in a mix but still holds the molasses and orange flavours
Har inte testat den än, men ska tydligen vara supper i drinkar.
As others have said, if you like regular Gosling's, this is a high octane version. Definitely a mixer. And even then only for certain drinks. A strong, but not sugary sweetness. Neat, there is an oily texture or feel to it. But what doesn't agree with me is the strong anise (black licorice) finish. Anise, fennel, these flavors of spices just don't get along with my pallet. One of the reasons I hate Italian sausage. And it's strong with this rum. But if you like those taste, or if you enjoy Jaeger shots, this might be a rum you'll enjoy. Glad I tried it, but won't purchase again.
This is meant for mixing, not straight drinking. Much like the Black Seal but with the fire of a higher proof you'd expect. Still, not as bad as bacardi151.
Goslings is my go to for Dark & Stormies. Over proof is sometimes hard to find but I grab it when I see it.
In a hurry to get out the door I used the wrong mixture in some Rum Swizzle. Way too much 151. You couldn't tell by tasting. We had a great time drinking but the next day was not so great.