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Easily consumable in a bind
I normally ignore 151 overproof rums, but my fence builder inspired me to try one. On the first day, he ripped down my old fence and stuck six new posts in concrete to cure overnight. I paid him part of his labor fee. The next day, he told me that he bought a bottle of Bacardi 151 and drank the whole bottle last night with no ice or mixer. He was not hung over! I told him that it was because it had no added sugar. Granted he is a quarter of a century younger than me and about 25 percent heavier, but being able to drink a whole bottle of Bacardi 151 and still come to work the next day to finish building my fence was truly amazing!
A few days later, I went looking for the Cruzan 151, which is rated better on this site. I could not find the Bacardi or Cruzan, but being a big fan of Don Q Anejo and a few other ones from them, I gladly bought this Don Q 151. Just like their Don Q Anejo, it has a wonderful aroma. I would not even think of drinking this one neat, but on the rocks was quite a flavorful and pleasant experience. There are also lots of warnings on the bottle about getting it too close to flames or high heat. This one should be light years above the Bacardi 151, pun intended.
After further review, this may taste decent on the rocks at first, but once it gets into my system, I truly feel like I have been poisoned by excessive alcohol. I used it instead of premium tequila to make rumritas. Don't do this!!!! You WILL be sorry! And down the rankings it tumbled!
75% ABV is indeed too much to drink neat, this is primarily a mixer. After mixing, the nose is tobacco, vanilla, demerara sugar, nuts, white oak, the taste again repeats tobacco, vanilla, demerara sugar, nuts and pronounced white oak, the aftertaste adds some bitter tones, which nicely balance the added sugar. Overall the nose and taste remind me of Cubay Anejo Suave, with and additional twist of walnuts and hazelnuts. Goes very well with both tea or coke, small amount of this rum imparts the mix a distinctive and pleasant flavor. One hipflask of this delight is a pocket bomb, enough to make eight cups of tea a heavenly drink on a cold autumn afternoon.
I got this to make an allspice dram. It made that well, but I like to try any ingredients that I use. It is exactly as I expected. A bit of a run taste initially, but then the alcohol hits. But I think it decent for an over proof rum.
First time trying a overproof rum and it was exactly what you'd expect from a 151 proof rum.
A lot of alcohol burn.
On the palet it tasted like peanuts, but only for a short while because the alcohol took over.
For a mixer it is not so bad using a tiny bit, but for a sipping rum, would not recommend it.
This overproof rum is realy suitable for cocktails. You just use a small amount to get a nice taste in your cocktail. Personally i dont realy like the line of don q, as they are to dry for me. In cocktails they are good enough
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Don Q 151 Overproof Rum bottle and label design looks very low end and super cheap. Pure alcohol to the nose and palate. Nasty burn at the end, so better run away from this one and skip altogether.
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