Gosling's Black Seal rum

Gosling's Black Seal

Bermuda | Dark | 40.0% ABV

519 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Brandon 🇺🇸 | 18 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

Lest there be any doubt, this is for a Dark & Stormy. That's about it. Too prominent a flavor for anything else.

Cezary 🇺🇸 | 20 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Here's one of my heroes! Great, unique rum that makes perfect 'Dark & Stormy' drinks at a very affordable price. Also, still produced by the Goslings, a family with a very interesting past.

Don Tucker 🇺🇸 | 193 ratings
Posted over 10 years ago

I love this for my Dark N Stormy's. You can do Myers' Dark, but it is not the same. I do like Old Lahaina Dark, but not as good as Gosling's. Any of the Bermuda ginger beers such as Gosling's, Barrit's, or Regatta are very good. However, if you want a little pop in your Dark N Stormy, try the Goya Jamaican ginger beer. It has a strong pepper taste and is very spicy.

LordImmaFord 🇺🇸 | 16 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

When I bartended I looked at this rum with contempt. All the hoity toits thought it was premiere but it really was a diaper full of hipster dreams. Liquor stores put it at the bottom of their shelves. Unless you live in a rich area in which case I'm sorry but your liquor store doesn't respect you. They think you're dumb enough with your money to buy Gosling's rum. There are so many better dark rums in this world. Don't waste your life on this.

martin jeppesen 🇩🇰 | 256 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

Makes a lovely dark n’ stormy. Has character and some spiciness, which makes the rum stand out in the cocktail, just as it should be.
Obviously not meant to be had neat, but curiosity got the best of me. The nose has cloves, cinnamon, orange-peel, wood and caramel, a composition reminding me of bitters, like fx. angostura aromatic. In the mouth I pick up the same fat and semi-sweet christmas notes mentioned above, and although a little harsh on the finish, it’s actually not bad neat. Remains a good value mixer though.

Jamie hartley 🇨🇦 | 29 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Gosling's Black Seal is a great black rum and is a 8. I have no problem with this one ty Bermuda. You have smooth and you have tradition. Nicely done and age to perfection in oak barrels.

jim 🇺🇸 | 42 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

The Moscow Mule(vodka and ginger beer/lime) seems to be trendy right now and they are good, but a friend made some " Dark and Stormy" drinks (Gosling's Black/ginger beer/lime) the other night and it made a great drink - better than the Moscow Mules for my taste.

Michael Huff 🇺🇸 | 100 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

Gosling's has been a staple in the rum scene for generations. Not one of the standouts in pure flavor, but it has come to define what a black rum should be like. A must try for any self respecting rum enthusiast.

František Pavelka 🇨🇿 | 45 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Tento hodně tmavý rum nahořklé chuti se hodí spíše do míchaných nápojů než k normální konzumaci. Chuť je hodně nevyrovnaná.

Tommy 🇦🇺 | 15 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

A dark and stormy is just one of those drinks that you can never get tired of.

Jakob.kaiser 🇩🇰 | 25 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

It can be drunk neat, but i think it really shines in as a mixer. Where you can make some unique and wonderful drinks, with the profile from this rum. It has a sweet well rounded and spicy taste, which really punches through in cocktails.

Brand Details

Name: Black Seal
Company: Gosling's
Type: Dark
Distillation: Unknown
ABV: 40.0%


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