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Myer’s Original Dark Rum is a blend of up to nine different rums of various ages, all of which are distilled using Jamaica's typical production method: pot-stills. The Original Dark Rum is slightly unique in Jamaica however, because some of the molasses used earlier in the process is added back in after distillation.
Myers rum has been produced since 1879 and named after its founder, Fred Myers.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Výrazná, silná vůně, hodně melasová, karamelová. Trochu kyselosti, mízy, čerstvé kůry ze stromu, mléčná čokoláda. (86 b)
Chuť: Velmi suchý na jazyku. Karamel, spousta melasy, v dochuti pak lehká nahořklost, lékořice a opálené dřevo. (80 b)
Shrnutí: Tento rum se používá hlavně do míchaných nápojů. Vůně je oproti chuti výrazně zajímavější. Stylově i vzhledem k ceně a hlavnímu účelu použití nemám žádné výhrady, na grog nebo třeba do tiramisu musí být super. Ale dá se pít i normálně samotný.
En ok rom.
Absolut inga fel att sitta och smutta på men lyckas inte fängsla dig.
Färgen är mörkröd/brun aromen lite spretig och vass.
Smaken har samma tendenser som aromen, tyvärr...
I detect molasses and oak right away on the nose, suggesting some older rum has been blended. The texture is quite creamy, and moderately thick (you can watch it try to stick to the glass in the right light). The flavor is VERY mild, with subtle flavors of caramel and molasses/caramelized sugar. This is a rum made for the masses, for all the people that need something easy and affordable for a mixer, or something that goes down super easy on the rocks.
This is the rum that started my exploration of rums beyond your typical Captain's and Coke.
As a newbie, I won't try to describe the flavors this imparts as I've never tried sipping it, preferring it as a mixer with ginger ale (as opposed to Coke like many other reviewers) when I'm out at the bars. I will, however, tell you that this spirit has been responsible for many enjoyable nights spent with friends that are pleasantly, if somewhat hazily, recalled...
It's rich and almost earthy, with sweet and peppery spices. Vanilla, brown sugar and coffee add sweetness and complexity. Finishes a bit hot to be a pure sipping rum, but there's a good reason bartenders the world over reach for it to make a variety of cocktails. Not worth the price and smells bad.
I have been buying this rum for 10 years now and it has never disappointed me so far.
More specifically, I use it all the time for tiki cocktails and its the best one I have tried yet.
Dark and rich it suits almost every cocktail/longdrink that calls for dark rums.
However I wouldn't suggest sipping on it, cause its quite heavy
Regarding price I buy it at a price of 20€
Myers Dark is just an okay rum for me I use it more for cooking than drinking because it’s bark is as worse as it’s bite. In a pinch I would drink this over substandard Rums as Bacardi but other than that it is just a passable rum for me
I've been using this for years in Mai Tai's and Rum Runners, but just tasted it neat for the first time. Very bitter and harsh, but I don't think it's made for sipping. Always have a bottle on hand, but won't be tasting straight again.
I have been drinking this old standby mixer for 30 years. Whenever I want a very rich and dark molasses flavor that seldom offends, this one can be counted upon. Any time I don't want to figure out what to order at a bar, I just ask for Myers and Coke. If the bartender offers Pepsi instead, I gladly accept the upgrade. I never sip this one neat or on the rocks. It is also fairly cheap and very readily available anywhere. However, as for keeping this one in your cabinet, you would be better off using Pusser's 84 proof.
I like rum on the rocks, but this will be use on cold winter nights with my favorite hot buttered rum mix.
ochutnán spolecne s jinymi rumy. neoslnil. silnejsi alkoholova chut. idealni s kolou bych si dokazal predstavit.
This is like cough syrup. It should only be used in home remedies or hot toddies.
Not drinkable at all. Not even in a Dark & Stormy. Might mess up a good ginger beer.
Taste: strong burn and alcohol
Rating: I will not buy it again...rather use Gosling's Seal.
Good with coke and works well in cocktails not great straight.
Great for mixing with coke or something else thats good with dark rum. Also pretty good in cocktails. Not smooth enough to drink straight.
This is a great mixer rum, especially with Coca cola. I go to this as a Sunday evening relaxer.
Ever since I tried this rum, haven't wanted to try another brand. With a strong pungent sweet taste it goes well in coca cola.
Another juggernaut rum producer comparable to that of Bacardi. Quantity over quality for the most part. This rum is a standard staple for the college party crowd and also to those who do not know better as to the plethora of other available rums that far outweigh the taste, price and flavor of Myers dark.
Molasses based rum with oak hints with little complexity. This is a mixer and that is all it is!
Among all the work-a-day rums at the grocery store, I have selected this as the one I keep around for simple weeknight relaxation. Its sweet and tastes of molasses, its not anything special, but instead for me is the basic rum from which I compare others.
THE very best for Cuba Libre, with excellent molasses sweetness. A must for Cuba Libre lovers!
I don't know what to say about this. It's a truly strange experience. It just tastes really weird. It doesn't taste like it was made how rum is normally made. It feels like there's an extra step, like maybe they slipped in some cola flavouring or something. It's definitely something to do with trying to make it dark. In trying to make this a dark rum they've fiddled with it and it just doesn't taste great. You've got to mix it and it does well in a zombie.
El Dorado 8 is my other all-time favorite. This is a bit more sweet. So, not quite as good to mix with Coca-Cola unless twist of lime. Perfect for pineapple juice. Love it!
Es un ron fuerte, golpeador. Pero bueno para mezclar con cocacola.
Nada extraordinario, lo mejor es que lo compré por $12.
This rum does not taste like any other rum. I like it particularly right after a hot afternoon adventure. Their unique flavor has really grown on me and I prefer it over mass production brands.
Myers's Original Dark was my second dark rum over 25 year ago and after well over 900 aged rums after, I'm contemplating giving this a 2 or a 3. So let's say it's a 2.5 year and there are easily 400 better rums out there for you to try. Don't fall into this typical tourist trap rum found from every single tax free store around the world.