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Smells very sweet like burnt caramel
Tasting a depth to a Guyanese rum that's incredible for a grog rum lovely finish on the palette
For the blend this is incredibly sweet and basically off sets everything ...
Good if you like British style rums. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I can see the potential.
"Navy style" blend of column and pot still rum from Barbados, Guyana and Jamaica
46,2%abv unsweetened and unchillfiltered
Nosing: Very strong distinct ripe banana note, vanilla, caramel, all quite traditional caribbean blend aromas.
Palate: Dry, caramel, vanilla, bit tannic or bitter on back palate, quite oaky, hint of banana
Ok "navy style", i appreciate the nonsugaring on this one and overall this is a decent rum but not one that i find interesting enough,
i feel like this rum could have been much more special and desirable for rum fans if only pot still rum would have been used (and from my knowledge that is what the historical navy rum was) it is bit too "light" and gentle for my palate and pricewise it cant compete with the likes of Pussers or Woods in the navy rum market.
Im just bit disappointed,
i dont know who this rum was meant for, it does have some merits that usually are of interest for rum aficionados,
no sweetening or chill filtering but in the end you have a product that is quite basic multi island blend,
it is good rum but very overpriced for 35€.
In the end i get a feeling that the Black Tot licence and branding was where the most focus was when making this product, sadly
Romhatten. 46,2%. Lys brun. Duft sødlig. Smag let sødlig, fad, vanilje. Stadig lidt upoleret, ikke lige min type.
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.
This is very good rum, I think is overpriced.
Nose: Coffee, tobacco.
Taste: Dark Chocolate, coffee.
Prolonged flavor. Will I buy it again, probably but not on my top list.
Navy style, close to an aged pussers. However, aged pussers is way better.
Not like any other I have. Nose of mixed fruit with a little sharpness. The taste also have some kind of fruit but the best thing is the taste of licorice with a twist of pepper. I like that it is not too sweet and gives me another experience than other Rums. It is probably an 8 than a 9 but I will give it the benefits of doubts.
The nose of black tot is very intensive and fruity. More intensive as Silver Seal.
There is clearly Demerara in the nose, like El Dorado 8.
Silver seal has a sour apple in the nose (Hampden). Black Tot has more honey and cask influence (Guyana). Guyana and Jamaica are also clearly in the blend, the balance is good.
Smell: Demerara with honey, wood from the cask, apples, raisins. Not very complex but tasty.
The taste starts sharp and with aromas from El Dorado 8. I think the most part is from DDL.
Demerara wood, fruits, some viscosity and honey sweetness. Hampden notes like Smith&Cross, mainly apples are in the middle. The sharpness increases, a little bitterness is noticeable towards the finish.
The finish is sharp with wood and vanilla, the Hampden apple is also there.
Jamaica is in the taste but Guyana is dominant. The finish is quite spicy. I would prefer more molasses and honey. Would give it 80 points. Still a great rum, no doubt about it but I would prefer Pusser's Gunpowder proof.
Value (34€): 3.5/5
Nice notes of chocolate and coffee.
"Quite bitter with lots of treacly molasses and a real array of spices – lots of oak and ginger, with a touch of cinnamon and anise. Finish wise it is a reasonable length."
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Good natural rum 7 out of 10
Aroma is light wooden. Taste is complex with combination of wood, earth and fruit. Aftertaste is average and a bit bitter.