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Barely drinkable, hard to swallow
I've had a good laugh at the reviews. I REALLY enjoyed this rhum! I forgot the name and had to search the internet to find it because I would like more. Sadly I can't find it in Australia, I bought this bottle duty free in Papua New Guinea.
I drank it straight and mixed with Pepsi, coke and ginger beer and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have been drinking Negrita since 1970 when I came to S.A.both neat and with mix I find it rich and tasty with plenty body for my likes and find it smooth and presentable in any form.
One of the rums that got me to this road, still getting a bottle of this every now and then. For me i guess it is more of an situation where im used to drink this because ive drank a whole lot of this stuff few years back..
Not the nest yeah, but not the most expensive either and very easy to drink considering the price.. I like the amount of fruit flavours we have here, color is a bit pale for my taste but overall nice bottle when u dont want to spend 50€ over one night of drinking.
This is a very cheap rum and it is far from great but the score on RumRatings (2,8 at the time of my review) doesn't do it justice. On the other hand; the label states 'Premium Caribbean dark Rum' but I wouldn't call this premium by a long shot. So, a cheap rum somewhere in between 'barely drinkable' and 'premium'.
I couldn't help checking some of the members who rated Negrita a '1' or '2' and , not unexpected, there was a lot of sweet stuff on the upper shelves. This dark rum is a dry blend. I do wonder what kind of blend because as a French rhum you would expect an agricole, and I get some hints of that, but I would be very surprised if molasses-based rums were not in here as well.
On the nose it reminds a bit of Myers's rum, just much, much lighter. A bit herbal, burnt sugar but I also get a whiff of molasses. On the palate it starts out rather sweet, liquorice, and then the herbal and peppery (chili rather than black or white) notes take over. Minimal vanilla and some oak come forward in the rather short finish. With an ABV of 37,5% it is certainly not an explosion of flavours but it does have some character. It is a little sharp at the exit despite the low ABV so I guess there is quit a large part of really young rum in this blend.
This is probably not going to be a rebuy; it is all a bit too simple and I can get more interesting spirits for just a tad more money. On the other hand, when I am spending my holidays in France (after covid) I might just grab another bottle; this is the right kind of stuff near a campfire at night. Simple but not bad.
I think it's a good rum for doing cocktails. My favorite is Fidel Castro - Rum, ginger ale and lime.
Good for drinks/cocktails no more then that.
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