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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.
Not sure why they loveit, but it's pretty middle of the road, but better than the US typical spiced.
Strong alcohol is really all that meets your nose.
It burns in the mouth and leaves no discernible pleasant taste.
When mixed with a dark mixer (Coke or Pepsi) it is drinkable, however this simply tones down the alcohol burn. There is still no discernible pleasant or good taste.
Newfoundland is a great place and this rum carries a certain cachet with it, however without the history and the stories it would have little, if anything, to recommend it.
Bon pour les rhum and coke. Difficile à boire sans glace. Mais quand même une belle découverte.
Deep, rich, aged flavor but there are excellent alternatives at same price or a few dollars more.
A little alcohol bite to nose thou very smooth with banana notes mainly. Sweeter rum. Not bad
Good taste and good colour, smooth, rich body and great spice to flavour!! Makes me think of Newfoundland and a cold winters day drinking rum looking at the sea. Sparkles like the northern lights and nothing better than sipping rum watching the sky light up!!
Hearty amounts of Banana flavor on the forefront with a tasty caramel finish. Definitely a simple sipper if so inclined, functional as an easy mixer. Would be great in tropical cocktails with its naturally fruity tones
Bon pour etre melanger avec du coke ou ginger ale.
Très ordinaire, beaucoup trop sucre, bon en drink. Peu complexe
This rum has an inviting dark/rich red colour. While it does have a slight rubbing alcohol smell to it, I found a sweet and spicy odour as well. It's too strong to sip, although I did not experience as much of a burn as I was expecting - It left a nice sweet film on my lips. It's surprisingly good with cola - Fairly strong spice (although I don't know of what) along with a little sweetness. A 6.5 for sure!
Screech Rum is well known in Canada and anyone that lives or has visited Newfoundland is familiar with this Rum. While the rum itself originates from Jamaica, it is crafted in Newfoundland and is said to have become the traditional drink of Newfoundlanders. Having never before sampled this rum I had preconceived ideas of a cheap rum only used for mixing and having tasted and disliked three types of Appleton rums in the last few months my expectations were not that great.
The rum is of a nice mahogany colour and sweet smells of molasses and brown sugar are immediately noticed along with an alcohol smell. In the mouth flavours of caramel and molasses continue (although not overpowering) and a nice heat follows. Newfoundland Screech Rum does not compare in quality to some of my favourite sipping rums but let me tell you that I am pleasantly surprised at this great value rum, which will, from now on, be part of my rum collection.
If you like it rough this is a great rum to drink. I drank a lot of this with a bunch of Newfies. Ended up marrying a Newfie after a night out drinking this. Lol. Good times...Good times
Had the real backwoods Screech while a young naval officer and made an honorary Newfoundlander. Had the older commercial rum and the newer versions. The commercial stuff is not like that made out in the woods. If I recall Aunt Martha's sheep were not moose at all. Not sure I could really tell.
Ik hou van zoete rums en deze is zeker niet zoet. Pittig spul en te gebruiken voor mix.
Surprisingly good! Has a unique taste, probably a little tough for most to appreciate neat, but I went through the bottle in about a week so it can't have been too bad ;)
It's ok it sneaks up on ya and give you a punch not for sipping
This is a reasonable rum and has very little sugar. Contrary to the name it is a Jamaican rum with a decent flavor and good as a mixed drink.
This rum is your standard for drinks. Sipping is a bit harsh. With Sprite it is sweet with a sweet finish. It is cheap enough for a Party rum.
i smell pepper and some notes of wood. very light. some fruit and some orange too.
i taste spice. some wood. some fruit. more fruit. pepper.
6/10. subtract 5 points if you don´t like dry rums!
it comes from jamaica. in the whole it reminds me of the goslings black seal. with a more fruity taste. too easy, too flat. okay for the money to mix your longdrink or cocktail!
Nothing stood out from screech. It just taste like rum. I didnt taste any other thing than alcohol , same with the smell wasn't bad but it didn't suprise we as well.
This was my go to Rum when I was first old enough to drink. There is always a bottle in my cabinet.
I like my rum Un the rocks, but was not impressed with my first drink of Screech. It seems to have a somewhat Metalocalypse flavor at first. However the more I drank the better it got. I will definitely drink it all, but it will probably end up in hot buttered rum