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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
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.
Strong lemon and sweet candy taste.
Goes well in mixed drinks or cola.
Not for sipping.
I had to of enjoyed this rum it got me to kiss a cod.
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
Similar to Old Sam, drinking this makes you an honorary Newfoundlander. Good enough reason to drink it once.
Drank this for the first time while playing Newfie poker with me friends from the East by. Next ting I know! I'm sideways on the floor and me heads hurtin.
Not sure why they loveit, but it's pretty middle of the road, but better than the US typical spiced.
Bon pour etre melanger avec du coke ou ginger ale.
Ik hou van zoete rums en deze is zeker niet zoet. Pittig spul en te gebruiken voor mix.
It's ok it sneaks up on ya and give you a punch not for sipping
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
Rhum pas cher avec un gout de le Jamaïque. Rien d'épatant, doux,un petit gout de caramel, vanille et chêne. Idéale pour mixer avec du coke.
A Rum you have to try at least once! Quite a punch; not high on my list, but still in the cabinet.
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.
Expected a harsh rum that indeed would lead to a screech. Instead is a tasty rum with a nice finish
Sugar: 0 to 5 gpl. I was expecting it to be very harsh as it's normally given as a rite of passage or a dare. It's a decent rum with strong taste but not distasteful. Goes well with Coke and I have not tried it with anything else. I did give it a taste with no mix and went back to get some Coke and ice.
This really isn't very sippable, so doing a shot is rather nasty. Drinkable if mixed, but not great.
An interesting addition, not a run you over at the liquor store though
Très ordinaire, beaucoup trop sucre, bon en drink. Peu complexe
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.
Didn't enjoy the taste very much even mixing it with coke. Won't be buying this again
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.