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Easily consumable in a bind
I was surprised at the dark colour and the sweet flavour as I thought the brand might just be a marketing gimmick. However I was happily satisfied with the sweet flavour especially for the low end price tag.
Decent tasting rum. Drank it mixed with Coke and also had it with pineapple juice. Good rum to have a good time with friends. Definitely good every day rum.
It’s very similar to a Jamaican Rum called Appleton Estates. Not my fav, but not as horrible as I had imagine.
Horrible Name. Subtle taste, not too sweet and no alcohol burn as the name may lead you to think. Arguably the best rum LCBO has for under $30.00.
Almost a sipper for only $28 at the LCBO. Amber colour; nose of spice, brown sugar, vanilla and caramel. Light toffee flavour with a hint of brine and a spicy finish. Not a heavy Jamaican Appleton style and that is good with me.
Oh my, the bottle just came in, and I instantly regret ordering it. Newfoundland rum, I read, and curiosity took over. A big mistake. It's always a warning sign when people have to invent a ritual to coax themselves into drinking an alcoholic beverage (remember that bad, bitter Bohemian absinth burned with a sugarcube?)
The rum looks attractive enough in the bottle, dark, mahogany color, no doubt courtesy of Caramel and co. The smell is faint, distant, paint thinner and burnt sugar, with some fruits in the back.
But the taste, oh my, the taste! It begins with straight up sugar, and lots of it. There is really no mistaking it - it's not subtle at all. Obviously a column distillate, because there is none of that pot still chewiness, no depth or volume, instead, what you get is an imbalanced, thin mixture of the initial artificial sweetness that is very quickly drowned in strong, unpleasant, astringent bitterness. Think old teabags, like a mug of tea you made in the morning to drink with breakfast, but forgot about, and you discover it in the afternoon, cold, and unpalatably bitter. It just screams barrel aging gone wrong - probably very old barrels used too many times that can only impart this residual bitterness, once all the caramel, vanilla and other interesting flavors are long gone.
Even when mixed, it imparts the drink with that unpleasant, bitter, astringent, lingering note. This is really a bottled disaster.
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