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Wood's is the only Demerara navy rum still bottled at 57% AB, the original strength served on British Navy ships. Strong from the start, hits you like a train and doesn't let go. Brown sugar and thick toffee notes. Not to be taken lightly
Drank on the rocks.
Not a bad tasting rum, however I may be inclined too only have one or two of these before moving onto another...
Má snad 60 %. Pořádně ostrá záležitost. Cukrová třtina je z povodí řeky Demerara a je to poznat na kvalitě. Když skleničku necháte prázdnou, tak ještě mnoho hodin krásně voní!
You definitely should try this one, if you like navy style rums
As near to a Pussers Tot as I have had as a commercial brew and I have plenty of the former before it was stopped in the Royal Navy. A crime to mix it, should be consumed neat to really enjoy if you don't you don't enjoy or know rum.
I couldn't resist getting a bottle when I saw it on offer in sainsburys £16!!!
Great taste, no way would I spoil this with coke or ice or anything else.
Full of flavour,nice aroma.
Get out there and treat yourself
Good stuff. Strong taste too strong to mix with coke, too strange to drink pure.
Typical Demerara taste, smoky sweet woody notes with baked apple and spices . Perfect for mixing a Mai Tai or a Dark 'n Stormy. You can also sip it straight but is not for the palate of the rookie. Overall a good rum that I would not like to miss in my bar.
Nice kick in the throat. Usually drunk at private splice mainbrace among friends, not one to be wasted.
I didn't find this rum anything special. Not too sweet a dark rum with string Alcoholic flavour.
It's 114 proof and full of flavor. Chocolate, spices, root beer...it reminds me a lot of Gosling's, another one of my favorites. Try making a Navy Grog with this rum. The result is a powerful tiki drink which is positively addictive and delicious when done right. And even though it's an overproof rum, it's not at all overpowering...which means you can sip it straight and enjoy the ride.
When it comes to dark rums full of treacle, toffee, fudge flavours, there are few better than Wood's. It tastes great straight, with notes of oak amongst the rich, thick fudgey flavours. Mixes well with cola, ginger, lemonade, or in a grog. This kinda rum is fantastic to cook with too, whether its for ice cream, cakes, butter cream etc. Just remember that this is at full navy strength which is 56%, underestimate that and you will be flat on your ass.
It's a smoother rum than lambs but it must be left to rest in coke as the flavour goes really smooth like velvet... Lovely rum with coke never going be a rum for the rocks or straight up
As others have said this needs to breath to get the best from it.
Notes of oak, liquorice and molasses.
I have heard from several old salts that despite what the makers of pussers will tell you, this rum is far more like the stuff the Royal Navy was issued till 1970.
Enjoy with coke or straight as a slow sipper which lets you enjoy the oak.
The secret to enjoying this rum is letting it breath... Let it sit for a while in some ice, and then again once you mix it (with Cola or Ginger Beer). This allows you to better taste the molasses, which is the best part of a Dark/Navy rum. Not too sweet, and with 57% alcohol content, it's amazing there's no burn or 'airplane fuel' smell/taste experienced with over-proof rums.
This rum took me by surprise. Enjoyed it with coke and kept going back. Thick and dark. It packed a punch but was a lot smoother than a lambs navy. Enjoyed this one.
As with most navy rums its not very smooth and packs a punch but Wood's does have a good flavour that comes through harsh volume.
good strong tasting dark rum, thick brown sugary taste.
Der Woods ist besser als der kanadische Lambs. Der Geschmack ist runder und schlüssiger als der Lambs
Based rum. Not bad but not very complex. Better than Lambs though
This rum is famous for mixing good tiki drinks and rightly so, it adds that punch the drinks needs. Strong and flavorful.
I swear -- that's the aftertaste of this one!
Unfortunately it comes with quite a punch, being 59 % VOL (used to be 60%).
I use to let it air a bit to get rid of most of the fumes before enjoying it. If not, the alcohol vapor tends to be too strong.
But the rum raisin taste.. man!
Happy to consume in mixes
Wood's 100 Old Navy Rum rum review by Helen at A Mountain of Crushed Ice