Lots going on - Not sure that it works
17 Sep '16
This rum has a beautiful deep reddish brown colour, and the smell is very inviting - Rich sweet molasses with a touch of cinnamon. On it's own, its too harsh for my liking, although the flavours are interesting. Along with the typical Navy rum base of Molasses flavour, I think that I can taste vanilla and cinnamon, although it has a bit of a medicinal taste that throws things off a bit. OK in a Rum and Cola, although there are plenty of less expensive options. Likely nice in a Dark and Stormy as well.
is a perfect way to describe this one. While I liked it well enough mixed with some Coke, I can't say I loved this stuff. It reminds me a lot of Goslings Black Seal, but not quite as good, so Goslings gets the slightly higher mark! Some kind of alcohol-like "menthol-ish" flavor pushes through, like cough syrup, making it medicinal, almost, so interesting is the best word to use here. Not really what I'd say is bad, per se, but not something I'd reach for again, given the choice. Taste IS subjective.