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A bit of alcohol on nose. Smooth, but watery on palate. Classic and pleasant demerara taste, not too sweet, just Ok.
Worth it's 25$.
Step1: find rum section in local liquor store.
Step2: look at bottom shelf, for cheap looking label and screw on cap.
Step3: have your mind blown.
It's dark, sweet, delicious, and I passed it by so many times! I'm glad I found this site, because I would have missed out on this amazing rum.
The packaging actually do a great injustice to this product, making it look like a low quality hooch rather than a delicious mixer and sipper. This one is enjoyable on rocks or not, mixed or straight. Its sweet, oh Lord yes, but such a great flavour and nose.
Notes of molasses, spice, leather, and wood, and a pleasant and smooth bit of burn.
I tried this in a dark and stormy, and preferred it over Goslings. This is definitely going to stay in stock at my home.
Smells a bit acetone but is most pleasant flavour than that. Hints of pineapple. Pretty good for the price.
Just found it in local liquor store (BC) and love it especially considering the price - $25, and the fact that Eldorado 12 price jumped to $38,
I guess it's not as "refined", though. While most reviews say it's better mixed and/or with ice -I enjoy drinking it neat.
The best Demerara I've found but sadly not available where I live (Saskatchewan). Any time I travel Young's Old Sam comes back with me. The only Demerara the local government liquor stores stock is Lemon Hart so that's my substitute and the occssional Caribbean.
In the glass, it’s a sincerely a dark Rum. It looks the part that a Pirate would love. Like a lightly watered down coffee. On the nose I get pineapple, orange and chocolate with a hint of that molasses source. On the lips, that first sip, the Rum is sweet and rich. No big burn straight away.
In the mouth, rich brown sugar flavours emerge quickly, followed by bitter orange and apricot, it was oddly sweet. Those are the flavours persisted over several sips, not changing to much. In the throat it’s slightly above mild, a small amount of heat develops over time. It’s not bad by any stretch of the imagination. The finish is where this Rum looses points. It’s dry and bitter. The rich molasses flavour from the start is lost. Shame really. I think it’s alright but not stunning. There are far better Rums out there for the same low price point.
I rank it a 6 out of 10 because of that lingering bitter finish. Then again, that 6/10 is a sipper, straight up, neat. I generally use it as a float on “Boat Drinks”, Rum and fruit juice concoctions. Just carefully pour it in last right on top of an ice cube to keep the lighter spirit at the very top of the drink. It’s a great topper as an alternate when you can’t find any Black Seal for the same purpose. Enjoy mixed in Coke too. I say, just don’t serve it neat unless you're a Rummy.
I came back and edited my review.
This is a very basic rum. There is nothing outstanding about it, but there is nothing heinous either.
This is not a rum you would want to sip, rather you want to mix this with some Coke.
I most likely will not buy this one again. It was good to try it and expand my palate, but it’s not worth a repeat.
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