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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.
Hodně výrazná dřevitá chuť po sudu, ve kterém zral.
Na rozdíl od verze XO, jehož kompletně čisté provedení blokuje slibný rumový potenciál a brnká spíše na whisky strunu, se Black Barrel prezentuje alespoň „nějak“ definovaným výrazem ve vůni i chuti. To je vítané oživení pro skupinku, která monotónní chuťový přednes verze XO ocenila „pouze“ povinným potleskem za technicky čisté provedení. Black Barrel nabízí lehkou kořenitost s náznaky broskví či pomerančů, v jemném a relativně vyváženém provedení. S potěšením uvádím, že ani silnější závěr u mne nevzbudil pocit vyčnívajícího bourbonu, k němuž se hlásí oficiální popis včetně následné řady recenzentů. Jako bonus vám široký úsměv na tváři vyloudí i cena (cca 650Kč/1L), ovšem pouze dokážete-li si patřičně vychutnat rumy bez přidaného cukru.
This is one of my favorites to use in making Dark and Stormies. We always kept a bottle on the boat.
Wooden taste, very dry. May be good for those, who like whisky.
No real special taste. I was hoping for even a bit more smokey and oak. Instead there isa long peppery aftertaste. But nothing particular interesting
Lidt for sprittet til min smag, dog en rom man sagtens kan have i samlingen.
Un nez sur le caramel qui annonce une certaine douceur. Étonnement, on ne retrouve pas cette douceuren bouche. ce rhum est assez complet et savoureux. Assez sec. A découvrir!
I'm guessing the only reason i've not bought this before is all the "tastes like Bourbon" comments on this rum. not being a Bourbon fan i was skeptical about my purchase.. well i was very pleasantly surprised. Lovely aroma of vanilla , oak , spices and either honey or fruit. Only slightly astringent and that disappeared in moments. Nice to sip , thankfully not much of the Bourbon taste present to spoil my enjoyment !
Mixes very well with a Fever Tree cola also.. Comes with a nice cork and not a cheap screw cap..
Another high quality Barbados rum , only just behind the XO in my opinion... don.t let the "Bourbon" comments put you off !!
Very good tasting. Smooth with a hint of bourbon. Purchased from Wine Country at $19.50. Very good buy.
This rum is close to whiskey. Not the complexity of other rums. Basic taste, not sweet, strong afterburn. Better on ice.
this rum is decent, I preferred it in a high end rum n cokeneat, not so much.
Even though I love the Bajan rum (love the Four Square Brand) this bottle isn't quite there for drinking as a sipper but is very nice as a mixer. Nothing great but definitely a good go to for Tiki drinks or something similar.
Dieser ist definitiv kein Top Rum und wenn ein Top Rum eine 9-10Punkte bekommt, kriegt dieser von mir 3-4Punkte.
Strong alcohol finish. Slight whiskey feel. 43%. A drop of water opened it up more.
A good entry point to English rum sippers for the American drinker. Bourbon casks import a lot of vanilla and toffee notes but also a little throaty bite that people like us rum drinkers aren't super in to. Good rum for old fashioned type recipes like bombos and corn & oils.
The bourbon barrel finishing really ruins it for me. I hate bourbon and that the bourbon flavour is just over powering the fine flavour Mount Fay usually has. Will definitely be sticking to XO
Whether in an old fashioned or with coke, I enjoy this one
I was a little surprised by this one. It's priced quite a bit cheaper than the XO, yet there were things about it I enjoyed more. It does have a lighter taste than the XO, but the finish is much smoother. It seems to be a good introduction for those new to rum. However, I don't recommend it as a mixer. The flavor is just too light. I'd probably buy this again over the XO as I don't think the XO is worth the extra price.
not great but drinkable not spiced. not bad but not great
Favourite amoungst Solent yachties but if they haven't got that, then Mount Gay comes close
Definitely recommend drinking straight, a nice rum with a strong oaky taste similar to a decent bourbon.
Another one that improved with later tastings. A bit too strong for me on the rocks, but worked out better mixed. A pronounced molasses flavor for me that improved my outlook on it. Should be a 5.5, but the system only allows full bottles....
Anyone who reads my blog will know that I'm not the greatest mount gay fan , however this is an exemption delicious as a rum and coke and lovely delicate notes ... Not strong in flavour but everything you want from a mixer rum with caramel and spices... The best rum and coke money can buy