17 Aug '16
The marmite of the rum world. Guy who recommended it at our local spirit and wine shop compared it to spicy Hot Cross Bunswhile his brother stated that he hates it. The smell is overwhelming as if the rum is going to be very harsh. Surprisingly, there is no burn at all but leaves a very warm tingly belly. It has a bug taste of cloves and the spicy hot cross buns reference was actually accurate.
I think you just need to try this rum and not rely on reviews as much as on other rums as it is very divisive. However, I am interested to see what more this new distillery produces over the coming years
For something brewed in the uk where molasses does not grow this is stunning,with an aniseed effect. this is unique as most spiced rums are sweet, i would class this or rebellion as the best spiced rum tasted currently as both have different flavours...
Took a while to get my hands on a bottle of Dark Matter and, unfortunately, the reward was sadly lacking. The shop told me that it was a little taste of Christmas and I understand what he means. It tastes incredibly harsh with undertones of cloves and spices. A real sipper. Maybe save for a couple of glasses at Christmas.
Didn't live up to expectation!
26 Mar '16
Strong hints of cinnamon, cloves and spices. Very reminiscent of Christmas spices and mulled wines and spirits. I bought mine with Christmas in mind. Not best on its own , but with as the basis of the cocktail "Old Fashioned" with burnt orange it is very drinkable and more-ish, but not the next day!
A very unique tasting rum. First you get a strong cloves smell/taste, but then when you swallow you get a big after taste of spicy pepper, there is no alcohol burn but you do get a warm tingle on the tongue from the spices afterwards.
Laat alsjeblieft schotland hou het alleen bij wiskey maken.
Dit is oprecht niet te drinken heb het speciaal mee uit schotland genomen maar helaas.
Zelfs als het gemixt is blijf die nare chemische smaak er in zitten