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Gosling's Family Reserve Old rum is crafted in Bermuda from the same blend as Gosling Black Seal but is aged longer in dark barrels. Each bottle is hand-labelled and numbered.
Un goût de chêne, vanille et de caramel. Un peu épicé, poivré mais très doux. Un final très longue et complexe. Un peu cher mais la qualité est la.
Orange marmalade and molasses, bitter dark chocolate, cooked apples and black pepper. A little cedar.
Definitely a particular rum,
bitter, strong, alcoholic.
It is not delicate, it is not aromatic.
For me it is not a good rum.
Received as a birthday present. Interesting display of wooden box. Upon pouring, it is rather dark, almost the color of cola. I think the aroma is light with an essence of molasses. The taste is lighter than expected - not as heavy on the tongue as expected. Overall enjoyable.
Relativ teuer. Nicht mein Favorit, aber auch nicht schlecht. Etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig für mich, erinnerte mich fast an Whiskey (natürlich nicht konkret vom Geschmack aber von der Komplexität her).
Bottle S/N: 7598/2006....marvelous taste for an Old Rum. Bottled in 2006 and experienced 12 years later in 2018. Well, I'd say its worth having a Cuban to justify the taste of an Old Rum with a spicy. smooth and elegant taste. I enjoy sipping it neat or on the rocks. On the rock, however, do spoil a bit of the smooth, dark, round bodied taste. Overall, I find it to be a rum one can appreciate and enjoy with a nice flavorful Cubano.
Excellent presentation; numbered bottle, wax seal in a wooden box.
I have been a fan of Black Seal, in particular in the Bermudian favourite Dark N Stormy, for many years.
When I heard about Family Reserve I had high expectations, however the rum didn't quite live up to them.
The initial nose is far more harsh alcohol than expected.
The flavour palette is quite intense, being felt in pretty much all areas of the tongue, however I found the finish to be a bit disappointing.
Overall, still qualifies as a sipper, not a mixer, but used for occasions where the fancy presentation is more important than than the actual rum quality.
Only tasted it once at a rumtasting a few years ago, but I remember it as very nice and sweet, but not too sweet.
A superb rum.Dark and rich.A wonderful sipping rum.I can recommend this one.
Purchased a sample from Master of Malt for about £6. Glad I purchased it to be fair don't think I'd fancy a full bottle of this. It's much much better than the standard black seal. There's treacle and heavy molasses on the nose it's a dark rum aged in charred oak I'm guessing probably ex bourbon There's definitely some raisin and other dried fruit there. This rum needs time to breathe it's a little too harsh otherwise. In the mouth it's sweet a little harsh but not overpowering its caramel and treacle, toffee with a touch of raisin all enveloped in a rich smokiness
Fruity nose and wooden barrel on the tongue, dry but smooth.
Pours very dark red. Spice is strong, right in the nose with notes of chocolate and tobacco. Alcohol is smooth with just a slight bite but fades immediately and gives way to woody spices and hints of chocolate. I get a lot of tobacco notes too. Pleasant finish. Clean mouthfeel. Aftertaste isn't strong but lingers and entices another sip. A solid rum at $75.00
It took some time, several evenings of sipping, discovering. Not a standard rum, strong caramel taste with full range of its taste collors, from bitter to sweet. And I love caramel.
Dark & Stormy is one of my favorite drinks, and I like ‘em strong! So I knew I was gonna love this! Let it sit for a bit so you can truly appreciate the molasses and baking spice notes. This is a great rum to enjoy with dessert, as it itself is a sweet treat!
Fantastic package from Bermuda’s only rum company.
It’s very dark and the aroma is very complex with its Christmas spices, caramel and some oak. The taste is a little sharp and a lot like the aroma plus some plums, I believe.
Prior to my tasting event I have herd about this one and was very curious to taste. I asked the sommelier to add this to my tasting list for my event. It would nice to have 1/2 points because it would get a 7.5 The nose notes were creamy vanilla and a little savory- 8 points and on the mouth it was smooth and soft for 7 points.
Definitely a very unique rum - but for me not in a good way. I don't mind so much it's dark color but the taste reminds me of a bitte liquer. Obviously it is not quite there yet but it goes in the direction of a Kümmerling. I don't taste anything sweet in it, even after a while it is in the glass.
Unique quality presentation. Deep mahogany colour. Smells of leather, tobacco and barrel. Some alcohol burn making it not too smooth. A long finish with burnt sugar and spicey flavours.
Fresh brew black tea with scent of think dark cacao liquer. Steamed banana leafs wrapped with fresh coconut flesh. Woody and jammy.
Woody, toasty with black tea tannin on palate. Sweetness of unripe banana with tart bite and dried fruits such as apricots follow with mild tobacco leafs.
Woody and herbicious finishing with dried raisins and pear. Pleasant and flavourful yet not too sweet.
Un rhum comme je les aime. Pas trop sur l'alcool. Belle robe
I tried this as one sample neat in a well stocked bar. Wise decision! As usual with Gosling's, there is a heavy molasses flavor. There is also a burn on the tongue, but with no after taste. I could not wait for this shot to be finished so that I could move onto my second rum out of three trials. It is definitely not worth the hefty price tag of $70 per bottle or $15 per shot.. With each sip, my rating just kept going down from it's initial one of 6.
To begin, and as you should know that everything enters through the eyes; so i have to say that the presentation of this rum is magnificent, the bottle used in cellars sealed with sera and the wooden box stuffed with straw, i thought it was a very wise choice. Then speaking of the smell i can say that it is a little intense, feeling vanilla, wood and chocolate more marked; when tasting it you can realize that it is a soft rum, without alcoholic punch, with vanilla flavor, dark chocolate and to a lesser extent wood and tobacco. I think it's a great rum, and without doubt has 9 points out of 10.
Para comenzar, y como ya deben de saber que todo entra por los ojos; por lo que tengo que decir que la presentación de este ron es magnifica, la botella usada en cavas sellada con sera y la caja de madera rellenada con paja, me pareció una elección muy atinada. Luego hablando del aroma puedo decir que es un poco intenso, sintiéndose mas marcada la vainilla, la madera, y el chocolate; al probarlo te puedes dar cuenta que es un ron suave, sin golpe alcohólico, con sabor a vainilla, chocolate negro y en menor medida la madera y el tabaco. Yo pienso que es un ron estupendo, y sin dudas tiene 9 puntos de 10.
Nettes und rundes Ding. Am Gaumen fühlt er sich schon fast etwas dickflüssig an. Gefiel mir sehr!
This is a blend of rums distilled in cognac and grappa (italian pomace brandy) pot stills. Each bottle is coated with black wax seal and numbered. In the glass it has a rich velvety dark maroon colour. Aroma comes in with an initial bouquet of apricots, peaches, and raisins, developing into heavy fruitcake and maple. In the mouth it is sweet with hints of caramel, dates and maple in the back of the tongue, and very smooth with almost no burn. Pleasantly surprised and highly recommended!
Very nice on ice..havent had Goslings in years. My father-in law gifted me this special bottle.
Goslings family reserve old rum bouteille 5081/17
Origine : Bermudes
Nez : fruité sur les fruits exotiques (banane et mangue)
Bouche : goût de caramel avec les épices du gosling black seal.petit goût médicinal.