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Recommendable to most
I am certainly no rum tasting genious but with this "old rum" I expected it to be a bit more "mature" than it is. There are many other rums for half the price that have a compareable taste. I could't find any unique characteristic.
Very unique rum. Smells like burned sugar and fruit. This is also present in the taste. First sip was a bit harsh, but the 2nd sip onwards was really nice to sip on. My palette is not advanced enough to describe all the different flavors, but this is something special alright.
Big step up from the regular Black Seal, which is a decent mixer. Gave this one an 8, but is very close to a 9. Might upgrade after a few more glasses.
One of the best bottles. A Nice dark rhum with lots of dried fruits in the aroma.
A real sipper with taste of caramell, oak and spicy one of the best I have tasted
If you like to sip Gosling's flagship Black Seal rum, you're gonna really enjoy this much smoother, more elegant version. It's rich, thick and full of the flavors which Gosling's is known for....chocolate, port wine and spices.
Don't mix this with soda pop! Perfect just as it is.
Sugar: 26 gpl. This is a sweet dark rum. In the glass it smells like burnt sugar, Chocolate, cherries, vanilla, and oak and it tastes that way as well. It's very smooth with a bit of a bite at first but that goes away quickly and the rum goes down quite easily. It doesn't have a long finish and has a moderate after burn. It is quite enjoyable and is a big step up from the other Gosling rums. Mixing this rum would be a waste as it already has a bit of Cola taste in it. Not sure if it is worth the price tag in terms of a repurchasing. I liked it, but didn't like it enough to buy a second bottle right away. I give this a 6.5 for taste and a half point for the packaging.
One of the very best rums I have had, whether it is worth the $60 price tag is a matter of preference. I would likely rather have a bottle of Mt gay extra old and a bottle of El Dorado 12, but this is one any rum lover should try once. Everything an aged rum should be - rich, complex, fruity, woody, with a sweet finish.
First, my nose and palate can’t sense all of the nuances some others can. That being said, I enjoyed this. After it sat in the glass for a bit, it had a nice smell that reminds me of maple syrup, similar to some other rums I really like. It had a pleasant taste, not too sweet, not too sharp. I had a wonderful after taste of oak. It went surprisingly well with my snack of salami, aged cheddar, and garlic stuffed olives on the deck.
Enjoyable to sip, this is a very mild rum, well rested. I didn't get anything extraordinary out of it, just nice and relaxing.
"Sipped the Family Reserve is initially very sweet. On the tongue, especially you get sweet caramel and a chocolate mouthful initially."
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