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Black Tot Finest Carribean 5-Year rum

Black Tot Finest Carribean 5-Year

United Kingdom | Aged

6.9/10
45 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 1 year ago by I3R0K3N7FEET from United Kingdom with 71 ratings

This feels a little washed down compared to how I'd imagine the original to be. It feels safer, with the distinctive characteristics of Jamaican, Guyanese and Barbadian rums cut in half.

Nice on the nose, smooth in the mouth, with a brandy like afterburn, and a long unsweetened, dry, peppery after taste.

Lacks the character I was hoping for. If you can't afford the genuine stuff, just buy Pussers.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2845 ratings

Rum tasting with my good old buddy in Hamburg during global lockdown continued onwards with Black Tot 5y. Absolutely nothing links the spectacular black bottle Black Tot 40y with the awful yellow puke color Black Tot 5y than the name. This one has an awful glue smell and taste straight to your taste buds. Awful nasty burn at the end.

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Posted 9 months ago by J1gg1ns from United Kingdom with 59 ratings

This is a fairly solid rum but the problem for me is that it doesn't stand out from the crowd. I found it to be quite sweet but not very unique and i feel that i have tasted this type of rum many times before. Worth a try though.

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Posted 11 months ago by Carbon from Denmark with 25 ratings

Kind of smoke, scotch-y (or funky Jamaican rum) notes on the nose up front. The actual taste is significantly milder than the smell, with the guyanese toffee notes and barbadoan smoothness. That said, it still has some bite to it (in contrast to what others have written), it's not as bland as the typical sweet spanish style rum, it definitely has a slight pepperiness and challenge to it. Not an exceptional rum, but a decent compromise for someone looking to step beyond the sweet Spanish style into the wider world of rums.

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Posted 14 days ago by TDR1964 (PREMIUM) from United States with 12 ratings

This is my first English rum.
Nice gold color. I let us sit a bit with a large ball of ice. Taste was warm with hints of vanilla and a subtle sweetness.
Would love to try their older ones.

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Posted 8 months ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 327 ratings

First note is the pale yellow color, reminds me of Plantation Trinidad or Guatemala, Mt Gay, or young Jamaican rum. On the nose a mild scent Of Demurra rum maybe Port Mourant, or Versaille still. First sip the Guayana rum comes through instantly, but not intensely, followed by sweet notes. Straight it has a bit more depth and lingers on the pallet.

This is a decent rum, better than Hamilton Navy, or demurra rums, but not worth the north of $60 price tag. I will likely not buy again.

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Posted 8 months ago by MichaelNM from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

A light golden colour, cinnamon and orange smell with a hint of tobacco. Good flavour with the fire on the the throat.

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Posted 9 months ago by Dcorn1973 from United States with 8 ratings

Very smoky peaty smell and I get that and a little molasses with the first taste. Alot of burn on the back end which to me isn't pleasant.

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Posted 11 months ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 486 ratings

Many thanks to Joola69 for providing me a few minis of this to try!

This is a nice, smoky rum!

Smells and tastes of tobacco, licorice, cinnamon, pepper, molasses, oak, and honey.

Not a bad rum at all, though I don't think it's great either.

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Posted 12 months ago by Docsarvis (PREMIUM) from United States with 236 ratings

Very good. I might come back and raise this to an 8. Terrific molasses and currant flavor. Cinnamon and toffee notes. Not much bite but this could be due to the fine balance. Finish is too short. A little thin on the pallet. But an excellent, flavorful, smooth sipper. Very enjoyable.