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This is what rum tastes like. Not garbaged up w flavorings but gently sweet. For mixing I prefer Goslins black but this is a nice lite. First had it in Bermuda where they breathe rum. Easy rum swizzle cheat: mix any raspberry lemonade w/ 30% pineapple juice. Toss in equal parts Goslins Black 140 and Gold 80 you have to your desired level of booziness. Top w a dash of Rose’s Red or cherry juice.
Straw color. No real complexity. Aroma in the bottle and in my snifter really is just an alcohol fragrance. Fairly basic flavor with some spiciness and an immediate and lengthy burn. But only 80 proof. A little bit of oakiness to it. Definitely a bit of an edge. Works best as a mixing rum especially in various carbonated beverages.
Lighter than I expected. Brilliant rum for a Cuba Libre. Didn’t like it neat, but on the rocks was ok. Underwhelming as a sipper. I’d buy it again, but would probably only pull it out on the summer for mixed drinks. Nothing special, but definitely not bad by a long shot. Your mileage may vary, but I personally enjoyed it.
Tastes like a natural rum, like cdi west indies bot more herb.
Smell: vanilla, citrus, dry fruits
Taste: vanilla, citrus, caramel/toffee, bitterness
The initial smell and taste is harch. Lots of alcohol burn, but after a few minutes on ice a subtle floral and caramel flavour emerges and the alcohol subsides a bit. It still does not quite make a sipping rum, although I have just put the come back in the fridge without opening it, but would make a very good versatile mixer!
Standard rum for mixing. Neat it's too alcohol tasting and too thin. Taste includes burnt sugar and chemical sweetener. Not for drinking neat but certainly not terrible or anything.
At least the Gosling's Gold does not have the very unpleasant rubber smell to it like the Black Seal does. The Gold bottle looks very cheap, the color is very weak and pale, a hint of sweetness to the nose. Not bad for a Gold rum, not good either. Mix it with Coke and down it goes!
Intense butterscotch aroma with floral hints and traces of vanilla. Initial sweetness leads to complex caramel flavours and layers of spice. Smooth to sip but not a complex flavour ,similar to black and would make somewhat of a dark and stormy.
It's gold. It has no character. It sits weeping silently at the back of my liquor cabinet, waiting for someone to take it out and notice it every once in a while. There's just not much of a good reason to do so.
I inherited a bottle of this after a party, and that's exactly what it's good for. Save it for when your Aunt Edith who drinks boxed wine comes over for dinner, and you're making mixed drinks for everyone. Use this in her mai tai and use something good in every one else's. Use the saved money to buy a nice bottle of Kirk & Sweeney's or something like that.
Ένας το τιτλοφόρησε "not good" και του έβαλε 6 ..... άλλος το τιτλοφόρησε "Not bad" και του έδωσε επίσης 6. Το ήπια σε σφηνάκι, το ήπια σκέτο , το ήπια με φλούδα πορτοκαλιού ..... και στις τρεις εκδοχές του μου άφησε μια ευχάριστη αίσθηση . Η γεύση του είναι ωραία και αφήνει μια πολύ ελαφριά γλύκα στο τέλος, παρόλα αυτά δεν έχει διάρκεια και σχεδόν καθόλου αρώματα, γι αυτό και το 6αρι ...... Άλλη μια καλή, απλή επιλογή όταν πρόκειται, για φτηνό ρούμι !!!!
Hey I got to try this rum at a buddies place , the lite amber color is not as appealing in the glass as a nicely aged rum but this rum when mixed with coke has a sweeet butterscotch taste .i found myself pouring myself another as the taste was something familiar that I couldn't put my finger on like a candy from my youth , not sure if it's an all night drinker but to have a couple glasses with friends this rum delights with its sweet candy taste .
Gold in colour, flavour is like gasoline and even smells like cheap Bacardi. The black seal is alright but, that's about it for Goslings and me.
Very light rum. Seems like it relies more on colouring than on congeners. Difficult to choose over anything else on the shelf.
I'm a big Goslings fan so I've been trying to find this rum for a while. It's fairly smooth but doesn't have much flavour to it, reminded me of a slightly sweeter Mount Gay Eclipse. Probably very good for mixing but I think I will stick to the black seal.
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