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This is a really fun rum to try. It's got a VERY strong flavor to it and also has a nice punch at 42.6%abv.
Smells and tastes of sweet vanilla with lots of peppercorn spice, orange peel and cinnamon. The sweetness is nicely offset by the spiciness and the higher alcohol.
I really like this as a spiced rum, though I only rate it a 7 because its not as good as aged rums imho. Perhaps a little too much spice.
I do enjoy spiced rum at times, and I'm awarding this one a 9 in my "spiced" rum category, as its the best I've ever tried thus far. Its actually head-and-shoulders any spiced rum I've ever encountered. I'll hold the coveted "10" in reserve, in case I ever find a spiced rum that trumps this exceptionally fine spirit some day.
The nose is wonderfully spicy, with clove and orange zest at the front. Orange, clove, caramel, and various other spices on the tongue. Good sweet and spicy finish.
Almost a tastebud overload when sipped neat, an ice cube or two helps separate the flavor profile a bit more for me. I know the "Dark and Stormy" cocktail is trademarked by one particular rum maker, but Rumbullion! mixed with a teaspoon of key lime juice, and Old Jamaica ginger beer, makes the absolute BEST cocktail of this type that I've EVER had. Old Jamaica ginger beer is much spicier, and bolder than Gosling's or Bundaberg ginger beer either one. The strong Old Jamaica ginger beer pairs perfectly with the spicy, sweet Rumbullion! This is currently my favorite cocktail, of any type, hands-down! If you liked spiced rum, this one belongs in your cabinet!
That's great! Amazing Spice Rum. Worth every penny. Incredible taste and aftertaste. A little bit too sweet.
Having not tried the XO I was hesitant to award a 10 but it is easily my favourite spiced rum and can be drunk straight so I've gone 10.
Orange zest, fruit, spices and cloves are beautifully mixed on the palate. Smells like Christmas in a bottle which is extremely inviting. I'm a sucker for presentation and the bottle is superb top.
Fantastic bottle, really impressive and that takes some doing with me. Gone through several bottles of this over the last few years since I was introduced to it in the Old Ale House in Truro. Christmas in a glass, it's all going on, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, molasses in abundance, perfect balance of sweetness and just so moreish. One word of warning though, one glass will lead to several and before you know it and doctor ableforth has you hooked for life. I cannot possibly compliment this product enough. Go and treat yourself and enjoy the ride.
Very good spiced rum, very sweet and very smooth. great taste and aftertaste.
Cloves, cinnamon, star anise.. straight up on the nose. Great spiced rum with layers of flavours.
TASTE - slightly sweet- spice notes bit of candied orange. Clean long finish.
Nice sipping rum.
Was introduced to this by a Colombian friend who is a rum buff. Goes down quite well as a post-prandial liqueur, but an up-market straight (unspiced) rum is much preferable.
Wonderfully smooth, packed with fruit and spice flavours, stunning cinnamon notes when neat.
A great spiced rum that is easily enjoyed neat. Packed full of spicy flavour; cinnamon, clove and orange burst through with underlying vanilla throughout.
Maybe the nicest spiced rum I have had. And I have had quite a few . Some would say too many :)
This is my first venture into the world of spiced rums so here goes.
If you like over sweeteen rums that taste heavy on cinnamon and cloves you are in luck.
Its a touch to over powering for me on the flavours mentioned above on its own.
Perhaps with a mixer it might take the edge off this drink and transform into something wonderful. Or maybe not.
Nose: a big hit of cinnamon (not the most natural; skewing toward red hots), vanilla, nutmeg, and maybe a hint of clove. It’s largely that same cinnamon in the mouth, but with a bucketload of sugar. This is a very sweet rum.
I’d heard this was a pretty good spiced rum (mostly from this site). Indeed, it does seem to offer something distinct from Kraken, Captain Morgan, and Sailor Jerry, and is probably better. But it is very, very sweet, and this should be taken into account when deploying it as a mixer, baking ingredient, or whatever you use spiced rum for. Some of my sample went into a cake. I would love to see more (ANY) unsugared spiced rums on the market. Kind of. I don't really care.
I had to try it because of all the great reviews and frankly I got disappointed... maybe It was the hype around it... maybe the mediocre and superficial taste of it (in my honest opinion).
I wished it was better and tell the world that there is a great rum that’s been made only 15 miles from my house... shame..
It’s a 5.5 for me
I had a little rum evening this week, and this was by far the weakest rum present (as well as the only spiced one). It was very clove and nutmeg heavy on the nose, and incredibly sweet, without a lot of depth.
I have a feeling it'd make an amazing mixer- which I may have to try at some point.
Tail:too sweet,long lasting
Bottle: upper average
Too spicy, too sweet, with strange flavor combination in the body of the rum.
I was really looking forward to taste this, but don't like the spice that is REALLY dominant.
this one has to be tried to be believed, its so packed full of fruit and spices... best neat over ice.. let it melt a little and the glass comes alive. leaves a wealth of flavours lingering in the mouth
Som mange af de andre skriver så er det en julerom, jeg syntes bare ikke at en rom skal være så krydret med smagsnoter af kanel og citrus.
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Great taste, beautiful pirate juice. One of my favourite rums
The Navy Strength has that little extra kick, but this, not only cheaper, still provides all the flavour and excitement you want from a good spiced rum. These guys know what they are doing, and totally recommend this to all. Extremely good value for such good quality rum. Good for mixing or straight. :)
Great rum love the hint of cardamom :)
Great with a dash of lemonade
By far the best rum I've ever had! It is very rich and intense. Drink it with ice and it is perfect!!!
Rumbullion Spiced rum review by The Floating Rum Shack