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Coruba Dark rum

Coruba Dark

Jamaica | Dark | 40% ABV

41 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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TheJayHawk ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 90 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

Aroma - molasses followed by cinnamon, plum, and roasted banana

Taste - cinnamon raisin bread followed by brown sugar and a barrel spice finish

ShadowDragon ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 119 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Not at all what I expected. This has the Jamaican funk and punch of Wray & Nephew, but the rounder dark notes of Smith & Cross. It sort of feels like a cross between the two, just at a lower proof. Fantastic in tiki drinks that call for a dark Jamaican rum.

MDrumrunner ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 43 ratings
Posted 6 months ago

Soft nose, I get a citrus molasses. Palate adds a vanilla note with an ethanol bite. A little sharp going down. I can see this working more Asa mixer.

revsteph (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 409 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

Tasted at the Forbidden Hole on Small Business Saturday, November 25 2023.
Appearance: dark amber
Aroma: molasses
Flavor: complex and hot but not unpleasant. This rum has some dust to it, the molasses is mostly in the aroma and appearance.

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 622 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

In the bottle purchased in Newport KY. Pours dark brown. Aroma of sulfur molasses, chicory, coffee and chocolate. Flavor has the funk with a mild finishing alcohol tingle. Earthy cocoa flavors. Burned sugar. Canโ€™t make a Rayโ€™s Mistake without this one.

JAHinojos ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 28 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

I bought this on the recommendation of my mixologist friends who swear by this for tiki drinks. It took me about 4 months to get a bottle here in San Diego. It is a bit raw tasting, but a heavy molasses and slight spice flavor. While I would not drink it alone, for the price point and the flavors I would definitely used this in a mixed cocktail. Has just enough Jamaican funk, but not overwhelming. Great price point.

jru ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 114 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

I think closer to 20... anyway the quality is high for such a low price, it's a no brainer.

I usually only use it for mixing but when I had it straight, it's fine. A bit bland, whatever

Flavors are fairly low key but it has some of that Jamaican funk and aroma, certainly some dessert like tastes but nothing stands out. Has flavor for certain tiki drinks.

I guess the exact source has been somewhat of a hidden thing ... I forgot but it's from a reputable distillery right...

Five0 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 1 rating
Posted over 1 year ago

Smooth tasting with outstanding aromas. Perfect with many mixes.

DrinkDrankDrunk ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 20 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Very nice rum for mixing. Great in a Mai Tai or just with soda. Beautiful dark appearance.

Zackdickary ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 4 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Coruba is just the best black rum I've ever tasted. It has all the rough edges filed off of it that make the standard blacks (Myers's, BlackSeal, Blackwell) a bit sharp to sip, and add an edge that is noticible even in cocktail mixes. Coruba is smooth as silk.

I learned about this rum because it was part of Lost Lake's zombie blend. When they closed down my friend got his hands on a bottle of their zombie blend, and we set about recreating it with rums that we could actually find. I was using Blackwell as my black rum, as it's marginally better than Black Seal, IMO. It did OK as a replacement for Coruba in the LL blend, but our blend just wasn't the same. Once I got my hands on Coruba, however, our blend was virtually indistinguishable from Lost Lake's, even though two of the three rums are still different.

Brand Details

Type: Dark
Company: Coruba
Country: Jamaica
ABV: 40%
Name: Dark
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No
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