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Originally named Bacardi Black, this rum is now called Bacardi Select. The recipe is the same, which consists of a blend of aged rums, charcoal-filtered once before resting for at least 4 years in American White Oak.
The 2016 version seems to be a change from blends of the same name in earlier years. The label purports this to be a blend of rums aged 1 to 3 years in heavily charred oak barrels. I'm not sure how Bacardi defines "Black", it looked pretty amber to me and only when I put it side by side with Bacardi Gold could I tell it was a little darker. Tasted straight up, there is an initial aroma of caramel, charcoal and hint of dried fruit. Smooth, sweetish but with hint medicinal after taste. Not a very strong flavour profile, and is best served with coke and lemon slice.
Nice by itself with notes of vanilla, molassas and banana, I also mix it with your darker fruit juices and coconut to really pull the flavors through
Interestin taste. it's to aditived. Smells to alcohoolic. Vanilla flavor.
This is one of the first rums i ever tasted... Enjoyed it a lot aswell... But when you try better rums you see this for what it is :)
OK as mixed with coke... Was ok nice n
And smooth... Do
Different over coke then straight
I give it better than a five, not too sweet, in fact a nice oak flavour, maybe a bit too much of a bourbon like flavor. It's smooth enough to drink on the rocks, but as a black not quite enough molasses notes for my taste. Good looking bottle for the bar, nice looking next to the 151.
What should I say. It is like your first experience in bed. Although you know it could not be great, you will remember it your rest of the life as one of the best experiences.
Here it is the same. I really like it, but it's just because it remembers me of the good old days.
Its an better rum, but stil an cheap rum, and no Real special taste, but still better then ordenery bacardi rum
Just slightly better than its pale brother. Luckily this one has been made since some restaurants only have this and the pale on.
The worst rum I have ever tasted. The flavor resembled bandaids, like a medicinal/chemical taste. Does not even hold a candle to CM Black.
Not bad rum, but as for me this rum is too sweet. But girls like it! :3
I've had some offerings in the same price range from Bacardi that weren't bad, such as Oakheart, but this Black is nearly undrinkable even in cola. Even mixed with much more cola than usual I could barely choke it down. It's not the worst rum I've ever had, but easily in the bottom 3.
Just another bacardi rum, nothing much to it. throw it in a mix and youll be fine.
This is not a real black rum--it's a colored version of Bacardi's White. It's a bit sweeter than the white, which masks some of the alcohol predominance. A very poor rum and a poor value.
Just average rum coloured with caramel, that has not much to offer, but is still good enough for mix drink or cola.
It is the same rum that is named Carta negra (for example on UK market)
Opzich is hij wel oké maar er zit een nasmaak aan die echt heel vreemd is een beetje chemisch ofzo moet te zeggen
Very rough aftertaste, but good as a mixed drink.
Still not one of the best but already one rum with good pure taste. Nevertheless I rather have mixed with coke. Always good to have it in the bar.
Tasted ok, but too sweet, this is one of the rums that give me a headache. Too sweet when mixed with coke.
Quite special with a tar like nose. It tastes good when mixing it with coke and some ice but not when drinking it neat.
no comment, stay away from this thing, dont even think to drink this miserable liquid
If you tasted "the kraken" then you know a black rum in that price range can be a much smoother experience then this harsh rum. I see people say at least it is enjoyable when mixed...i don't agree it has a extremely dominant taste. Not my cup of tea this one...
I tried this on a trip to Alaska, and they charged a pretty penny for it, and it was horrible. I couldn't finish it and it was mixed with Coke.
Bacardi Black rum review by The Fat Rum Pirate