I found this on sale for about $30. The reviews looked good, so I gave it a try. Does have a nice initial alcohol burn.nose with vanilla notes. I enjoyed it.
Great for the price!
Excellent sipper neat.
The bottle says Product of the West Indies - smooth and dry.
It has an artificial flavour with cask, molasses and a light sweetness. For a gold rum the colour is so pale that it could be confused for a white rum. Only a mild burn but not a flavour that I enjoy.
Kraken has been one of the favorite dark rums for the average rum buyer. Great packaging, great ad campaign etc. This stuff, I’m not sure it is rum at all. Way too sweet, not a good coffee flavor and not a good rum flavor. I think this was the bottom of the barrel stuff they were trying to get rid of. I was going to buy a bottle as a gift, bu thought I would test taste it first. Glad I didn’t buy 2. I’ve never poured out a bottle of rum I didn’t like, this may be the first.
For a commercially available gold rum, this is the obvious choice. If you're in the supermarket, this is likely the best gold rum available to you for mixing. Not an exciting rum, it's good but nothing to write home about.
This rum is carried by many supermarkets in my area and the choice of dark rums on the shelf is usually between this, Meyer's and Gosling's Black Seal. It's not good enough to be a sipping rum but it has more complexity than a Gosling's Black Seal and is the obvious choice over it for mixing.
Nice mahogany colour with an earthy Sherry nose. A good fruity taste with a light sweetness but a mild burn. Good enough to be sipped but makes a good rum a and Coke. $46 at Manitoba Liquormart
Very good. Just a little bit rough. First touch is oak smell, second sweetness of caña and the finish is quite a single malt flavour.
Just the pleasure to drink. Smoky, fruity palate. Hint of natural sweetness. Spirit bites gently at the first sip, then disappears. Long long aftertaste.
Definitely the drink for the special occasions (might be not for quarantine :) ).
His younger brother X.O. scored 9 for me, so Master Select is 10 because it's more solid, more delicious.
Cheers! Stay healthy!
Aroma is nice and warm with anise and gingerbread. Taste is warm pleasant wirh same anise, plum and honey and many other tones. You can identify also typical agricole tones, but here are nicely rounded and not annoiyng. Definitely the BEST agricole I have tasted! I was so lucky to get the testing sample - very rare bottle.
Ok, aber gegen den Companero mit Schokogeschmack, welches mein momentaner Favorit ist, hat er einen schweren Stand. Für mich persönlich nichts besonderes.
Already from aroma you can feel that this will be agricole - nothing for beginners. Taste is not very stron, dry and again with typical agricole tones and shorter aftertaste.
Aroma is sweet. Taste is molasses and honey tones. Could be a bit stronger tohave bigger an fuller body. Aftertaste is average with sweeter tones including maple syrup.
It lookes and tastes like colored ethanol with "rum" aroma and it is.
Its not good "rum" for drinking, but if you add it to some cake or pie its ok.
Rum by měl být smíchán z rumů 8-17 let stařených v sudech z bílého kolumbijského dubu ve výšce 2200 m.n.m.
Aroma: Lihová ostrost, tabák, pražené mandle
Chuť: Karamelová sladkost, pražené mandle. Po přidání vody vystoupí vanilka
Dozvuk: Hořké dubové dřevo, krátký
Průměrný rum. Do celé lahve určitě nepůjdu.
Muy muy bueno, pero creo que un nueve es mucho y un 8'5 poco, desde luego sería un desperdicio mezclarlo, me ha impresionado ese sabor por igual durante todo el recorrido, la dulzura y la fuerza lo de tonos no es lo mío, la verdad es que lo encontré a 56€ y claro me compré tres, y con esto del virus pues mejor llevármelo puesto, por si acaso
Für den Preis ganz gut, ist ja günstig. Darf ja nicht zu kalt sein, entwickelt den Geschmack erst nach einer Zeit im Glas in Raumtemperatur
Edition 2019 - tropical aging 25 years in Bourbon cask; continental aging 1.5 years in Ferrand cask. Cask n°1 - bottle n° 260 - Distilled in 1992
At first glance quite acceptical, but then a strong bitterness comes down......Some people might like that, but it is too much for me: it is downgrading the rhum. So I would give it a rating below 6, rather than 6.