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At first this bottle looked great to try, I was impressed with the packaging. My first thought was should be similar to tattoo or kraken judging by the rich dark color...boy was I wrong. I cracked this bottle open and the overwhelming smell of nail polish remover attacked my nostrils. I would never dream of drinking this straight or on the rocks, it's bearable with coke but the nail polish aftertaste stays with you. I did not try mixing with other products but with my overall disappointment I doubt it would be any better. My rating for this product is just nasty. never again will this beverage offend my tastebuds.
I got this thinking it would be a good Kraken substitute, but it turns out this is much different. It's got way more "red fruit" flavor and tastes better with a cherry garnish rather than a lime. Has a bit of an alcohol bite, but way more smooth than I was expecting. Not as deep and full as other dark rums, more of a mid-range sort of thing. I liked it with Diet Coke, but I'm intrigued at the idea of trying it in mixed drinks.
Had a bottle of Admiral Nelson's Black Patch Rum while vacationing in Las Vegas. Unique bottle and label design, but very childish and cheap looking. Pure alcohol and plenty of vanilla and cinnamon to the nose and palate. Strong burn at the end. Mix this up with your favorite soda since this is not a neat sipper rum.
more strong, easy to drink, I wanted a little extra
I actually like this rum. I know it isn't what you expect if you think it will be like kraken. I enjoy the slight vanilla taste. I usually drink it straight with some ice.
Only use as a mixer, or to power your lawnmower. Don't attempt to drink this straight.
Smells and tastes like nail polish. I glad that I only spent $1 on a 50 mL bottle.
I tend to take it easy on Admiral Nelsons brand of rums. For the price you get what you ask for. It's a cheaper brand of rum yet it tends to be flavorful enough to stand with Capt. Morgan's rums. The black patch though is simply a mixer. Goes great with diet coke and other drinks. If anything experiment. I have found to enjoy it by just mixing it with different things and have found friends who enjoy it as well. Let's face it though. If you have $13-$16 you can not do better than this. Go with that mindset and you'll be alright with the admiral.
Bolder flavor, higher proof, and still cheaper than capt. no brainer for me..
This rum is a shame to the name. It's like a chemical liquid. I would say it should not even be used for flambés. It ruins the taste buds and the nose.
Like others, I thought because of the label and the name, this would taste like a less expensive (I am currently on a budget) Kraken. Very strong medicine taste. Do not think I will try it again.
Popping the top off this guy smells like an apple pie with even the pie crust to boot. In the glass the apple pie smells is no more and it just smells like rubbing alcohol with some cinnamon. Taking it straight is a really bad idea. This 94 proof monster spews out heat on you, it aint worth the bother to say what it tastes like straight because I would not advise at all. In diet coke its ok. Tastes like bubble gum kinda sorta. It still has some heat on it and I dont really care for it in mixing.