Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Enjoyed a bottle of Lost Spirit 61% Navy Strength while in San Francisco. At $50 a bottle its a great price. I found it at a local Raley's at $38 which is a steal. Decent bottle and label design. Very dark brown color. Super nice flavors to the nose. Its all molasses and brown sugar to the palate. Burn is there like you imagine for a 61% Navy Strength rum. What a find indeed!
The tonic and soda really open up the rum, bringing the fruity notes forward and gives space for the really complex flavors A great tribute to sophisticated navy-style rums. The oak adds complexity without overpowering the rum. Its flavor is not erased by juice-heavy cocktails, though I think it really shines in a daisy or a tonic -- spirit forward drinks with just enough water or juice to bring down that 61%. An excellent rum.
Not meant to replicate any particular navy rum, this is an engineered imagining of what a navy rum might have been. It's got a touch of heat, but nothing too sharp. It's dark and meaty, and I get a good solid hit of butterscotch. It still has the "Lost Spirits" quality to it, but it's a pleasant departure and advancement of their technique. Recommend.
This is an interesting rum.
Piratejabez said the aroma reminds him of burnt buttered toast. I like that description and I'll go with that with a touch of honey, though this rum is relatively dry. Also smells and tastes of charred oak, black strap molasses, butterscotch, and spice.
There's some interesting things going on here, but I find this rum is just a little dry for my personal liking.