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Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted rum recently created by master distiller Allen Smith. It is a blend of both matured double pot distillates and aged column distillates which are finished in Bourbon oak barrels. The unique blend delivers a bold and balanced flavour.
LOTS of oak and spice, some alcohol afterburn. It's good, but there isn't enough going on here when you drink it neat. An ice cube brings out some sweetness and makes it smoother. Still, there are better sippers and mixers out there, from Barbados and elsewhere.
A lot of raw alcohol in the nose and that translates to a strong afterburn. Nice initial taste but the burn keeps it from being a sipper. As a mixer that burn disappears the flavors come out in a wonderful way. Really enjoyed it with citrus so will keep it around though not the main go to.
Did a Masterclass today with Mount Gay ambassador, Mr Chester Browne, who was really fabulous and a great man. Had this one in the tasting but I think that there was a lot of flavours with my nose (cinnamon, pepper, vanilla) but in my mouth I was disappointed. It was good, don't get me wrong, but I felt betrayed by those promises made to my nose. So that's why I gave it a 6 and not a 7.
This drink reminds me of Mount Gay Sugar Cane Brandy, while it does not have the finesse of a Mount Gay XO or the 1703 Old flask or Select, it is a good value proposition, good price for what it's worth. It goes well mixed with coconut water, or just drop a few coconut water ice blocks in it and sip away.
Could be smoother. Needs another year or two of ageing. Best of the choices at this bar.
Some will not like neat but I like the flavor profile, which is dry, oaky, and slightly spicy. It has a sweetness and a caramel nose. If I was taking one bottle to drink or share this is one I would consider. It is good neat and makes a fine mixer so you don’t mind others mixing if you go neat. Oh and they ain’t mixing your best sipping rum.
Sugar 0-5 GPL. This rum has an edge to it that took me some time to identify. The normal oak and vanilla is present along with some spices and I couldn't quite decide if it was cinnamon or nutmeg. There is also a bit of smoke and burnt oak-bourbon barrel in this rum. The edge on this rum comes through in a mixed drink (Rum Punch) that reminds you that this sweet drink has rum in it. Great rum for mixing fruit based drinks.
First time trying mount gay. Not finding very tastey
Pretty solid flavor profile. Nose: alcohol and oak. Taste: cinnamon, nutmeg, and bourbon cask. After: spice and alcohol. Not bad, but a lot of burn for moderate flavor.
a great rum to keep on hand for stellar mixed drinks. On it's own, it can be a little tight, but really shines in cocktails.
Pre mňa za 8, rum z Barbadosu z najstaršej pálenice.
Mount Gay Black Barrel is a small batch, handcrafted rum recently created by master distiller Allen Smith.
Chuť je příjemná ale ne moc výrazná. Přebije jí alkoholový dozvuk. Dá se.
...from Barbados. I had it as a pure sipper, but could imagine it as a good mixing rum as well.
Not smooth enough for me. It reminds me more of whiskey, than rum.
Leicht süss, ein wenig Barrique und recht rauchig mit leicht alkoholischem Geschmack. Zumixen top, pur Geschmacksache. Preis-Leistung sehr empfehlenswert!
Nice and easy. Great value for your money! You won't offend anyone with this old classic (;
MT Gay some excellent rum. This one is a good mixer.
A good rum for sipping or mixing. Pretty well balanced and very enjoyable. I would happily buy this rum again.
My go to rum is mount gay, been to Barbados and visited the distillery. Great taste and love the opportunity to try the black barrel.
I'm a long-time bourbon drinker who is expanding his range into rum and this is my second selection, purchased today in my home state of Vermont. Delightful sweetness and can taste the char from the bourbon barrel. I'm a fan already!
Considdering this was easily availible in my local supermarket it did not fill me with confidence. My previous experience with Mount Gay was Eclipse, very sweet and too much vanilla for my liking.
After reading some reviews on here, looking for something less sweet, something with less vanilla flavour, a little darker, but still well within the "Carribean Gold" taste genre and within an acceptable mixing budget I thing I struck Black Barrel Gold!
My intention with this is to mix with ginger ale on a 50/50 to 30/70 mix, a few drops of bitters and yup. It ticks that box firmly.
Don't get me wrong. It can easily be enjoye on the rocks and the subtle tastes of caramel and oak are the first to come out.
There is another, more expensive, offering from another brand that brings more to the table for my mixing, but is no good for sipping so looses out on that.
Value, check (£20 to £25 at my local UK supermarket!)
I might keep a good few of these in stock.
A lot of smoke and a lot of "rummy goodness". It almost tastes like El Dorado 12 but without any added sugar.
This is one of those rums that I wanted to add to my list. Will I buy it again? Yes!
Nice light pour but a lot of alcohol on the nose.
The mouth feel is OK but thin.
There is a medium alcohol burn followed by very limited flavour.
It can be sipped, however I am more inclined to use it as a mixer.
The limited flavoring is then overshadowed by the mix so it becomes a base rum or alcohol source.
There are numerous good base rums out there for less money.