Transcontinental Rum Line US Market Manager Johann Jobello (podcast)
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Stroh Original 80 is an Austrian rum made with a traditional family recipe. The rum is aged for a minimum of 3 years in oak barrels and produced through a traditional distillation process. This rum has a high ABV of 80% and is popularly used as a mixer in cocktails. Stroh has been producing rum since 1832 and is located in Klagenfurt, Austria.
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Rum or not - that is the question. But it burns all the way down..
Fullbodied fruity nose with notes of rum essence. The palette is very powerfull and brings emense heat, but you can sense a few fruity, barrel, rum notes underneath the burn. It's better then the 60%vol stroh, but still the dominant flavou seems to be rum essence. Should be reserved for hot cocoa after a day on the slopes.
A rum drinker who drinks Stroh 80 is like a vodka drinker who drinks everclear... a soon to be dead moron. cook with it, clean with it put a layer on the top of a cocktail and burn it but for the love of god DO NOT DRINK IT
A "rum" for the party animal. Drink it straight if you dare. Nothing good about this one.
As others have mentioned, it's hard to even label this as a rum. It's an overproof alcohol with some mix of flavours going on, but any taste is almost immediately lost to the inevitable burning of cheap alcohol. Avoid.
Is it or isn't it a rum? Debatable. One source says it's made from "sugar cane by-products" (whatever that is) and another source says it's made from sugar beets.
Before I share my views on this...er..."rum"...let me explain that I am also a chili-head. That is, I love hot sauces. However I know my limits. You're not going to ever see me eat a Carolina Reaper pepper....ever...nor slather on a lot of hot sauce made from the Carolina Reaper pepper, the hottest pepper on the planet reaching as high as a little over 2 million Scoville units (for comparison, the typical jalapeno ranges from a mere 2,500 to 10,000 Scoville units).
Well it's the same for rum...especially this "rum"...or whatever you want to call it. At 160 proof it's double the ABV of typical rums. In fact, the neck label on my bottle reads, "CAUTION FLAMMABLE".
The aroma in the bottle hints of vanilla extract and maybe caramel. The lower label on my bottle reads, "Rum with artificial flavor, certified colors (FD&C yellow #6, FD&C Red #40, FD&C blue #1 and FD&C yellow #5" so it is possible they used some sort of vanilla extract or artificial caramel flavoring. The color is sort of a dirty orange reminding me of some bad cough medicine my mother gave me...uh...forced down my throat when I was a kid.
On the tongue...uh...my tongue got somewhat numb sampling it straight. I THINK I detected some vanilla and sweetness but I can't be sure. However I think it removed a layer of tissue down my throat. I shudder to think what my stomach lining is going through.
I have had worse rums than this but I have had more better rums. Frankly, this Austian-based "rum" is way overpriced. I wanted to try a bottle since I have read a lot about it so my curiosity got the better of me.
DEFINITELY NOT A SIPPING RUM!!!
I do plan on trying some...a small amount...in some Coke Zero sometime...not tonight...and perhaps also with some orange juice to see if that helps.
Stroh Rum eignet sich eigentlich nur für Heissgetränke.
It's hard to review this as if it was actual rum, because it's arguably not. It does taste great with coke and can drink you under the table if you're not careful. Works amazing with hot drinks, hot chocolate or tea and it's great at low temperatures.
Not something you'd drink in a club or on a sunny terrace.
Yes, yes... it's Austrian not Carribean, it's waaaay overproof, it's not even "real rum" as some say, but still... it has quite nice aroma imho when mixed with cola, and when mixed 1:1 it has a surprising smoothness given it still keeps then a robust 40% on board! Thus a perfect drink if you want to feel a pleasant effect quick and without consuming volumes. Not to be sipped or drank straight quite obviously, unless you are a robocop... or a Polish student :)
Absolutely rancid and completely fake.
"A huge waft of sweet sugar and sickly sweet honey notes."
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My pet monkey loves this stuff. 5 out of 10
Stroh 160 Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Used bowling shoes. Fresh horse urine. Burned Christmas ornaments.
Taste: Charcoal briquette lighter fluid. Plutonium-90. Soil. Toffee.
Finish: You're kidding, right?