Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Rum tasting in Baton Rouge continued with Tiki Lovers Dark. Childish bottle and label design. Mahogany color. Pure rubbing alcohol mixed with plenty of Jamaican funk and glue, some rotten bananas and raw cocoa to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end. Nasty even as a mixer.
Blend of jamaican(hampden estate), barbados(foursquare) guyanese and trinidad rums, bottled at 57%, not sure about dosage, caramel colour probably added.
Nose: first impressions i get of this is a mixture of Myers and El Dorado 8 with lots of standard dark funk flavour(rum raisin comes to mind), lots of Guyana burnt caramel notes and then some of the so called chocolate,
light molasses sweetness.
Tasting reveals quite dry harsh kick which im not a fan of, trini column still adds quite a lot of lightness when compared to the very rich nose.
This rum might not please all of the tikiheads but i recommend to give it a try atleast.
rum tastes harsh and nasty. challenging to use even as a mixer
Fermented banana, very sweet in the nose. A lot of brown sugar and some earth. Taste: A lot of power and full of dark chocolate powder and butter, however, only slightly sweet. Also some flowers in there, very interesting.