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For an entry level, opening price point this is a quality rum. Just sweet enough, mellow easy. It's a lot of rum at a reasonable price.
This rum has a rummy, smooth flavor. It has some vanilla notes from the oak. It does taste pretty sweet, but in a good way.
This St Croix based rum is truly delicious. For some reason it tastes like TRASH in the states, but when you get the non watered down version in the USVI, it's a great little rum with a consistent flavor.
Great for the price. This is a staple in our bar. Use for any cocktail and be pleasantly surprised.
Great for mixing, but also good for drinking neat
I personally love it, it has such sweet aroma and tasty, not too sweet at all, and the price is so cheap (13$)
But would I buy it again? Yes, if I need some budget mixing Rum or if I so broke I can't afford better Rum (for sipping only)
I'm a novice. Out of the limited rums I've tried, this is my favorite to sip.
This was a very sweet rum (I've heard that a lot of makers add sugar back into the rum and since it is made from sugar, they don't have to declare it) but after 48 hours I noticed a lot of white floating pea sized things in my bottle.... not sure what to make of it. I've read it is everything from the sugars crystallizing to mold.
Sure has a lot less burn then Bacardi. This is a great sipping rum. Great on ice or straight.
Easy to drink...Sip or with Diet Cola....
Ran out of mixing rum so I picked this up along with a new bottle of aged rum. Just to give it a chance I figured I'd try it on the rocks. I expected a harsh raw rum but got a nice tasting smooth drink. I'm no connoisseur,and I judge on taste and smoothness alone. No fancy adjectives as my taste isn't that refined. However this rum has a pleasant taste and nice smooth feel. Amazing value at this price.
Quite nice neat. Probably the best rum for the least money on the market.
This makes a wonderful addition to your rum repertoire at home. St. Croix produces many nice rums at better than average prices. Easily accessible at almost any liquor store in the States. These key attributes combined with a nice flavor, though the complexity is not there, makes this a nice rum for mixing.
I saw it on the shelf for $12. Have mixed it with tonic. I experimented with a few other concoctions including grape juice, bitters, lemon. It make a nice rum and tonic. Drop in a bit of bitters for a nice cocktail. Not one to sip neat, but a terrific value.
Pretty good, smooth and polite drinker. Vanilla hints made this a surprisingly good rum.
This rum has been quite tasty in mixed cocktails or the simple Rum and Coke. It balances quite well with these. However I do not like this one as a sipping rum be it neat or on the rocks. It is quite inexpensive as for my area its less than $17 for a 750ml bottle.
Purchased a bottle of Cruzan Gold Rum not expecting much from this 2 year old rum. I must say that it is much better than other similar low priced rum (Bacardi & Captain Morgan) but I would not consider this a sipping rum. Still, not bad for the price.
Update: Tried this rum again the next day and the taste is growing on me. This rum is dry and quite enjoyable on its own. Not a premium rum but tasty enough to keep a supply in my liquor cabinet.
I picked this one up because I had tried the Cruzan White a little while ago. I'm pretty happy with both the white and this dark aged rum. It's nothing spectacular, but pretty good. The aroma I can only describe as what I expect rum to smell like. It is fairly smooth with a bit of a bit at the end. I will likely use this mainly for mixing. At just $11 a bottle, this seems like a real bargain to me.
Really like Cruzan 9, especially for the price. I was looking forward to trying a new Cruzan rum that I can sip on the rocks. Good aged rum for the price. Please note that this not a superior aged rum, but is good for those who like rum (on the rocks) while on a budget. As importantly, Cruzan 9 is not currently available in PA (11/2016).
Typical rack liquor in the USVI. It gets a 7 because it not only taste better than Bacardi but its cheaper. The go to mixer is the best I can $ay.
OK, first the price - can't be beat. This is the best rum for the money and I'd take it over many more expensive rums. That said, it's not going to wow you with flavor, but it's not too sweet (which is my preference) and it is smoother than most for drinking on the rocks. Since Myers was my default rum, this has definitely replaced it!
Its fairly mellow, working great in mixed drinks. There is a nice sweet finish of molasses and vanilla. Also used this in an aged eggnog recipe with gosling's rum (as well as with whiskey and cognac) and the final product was superb.
Smooth body and finish for the price would definently buy again .. good for mixing too .
Pretty simple rum with a bit of age. Almost always less than $15. Meant to be used as a mixer but I'll give sipping notes:
Bland, light, alcohol, no burn, grassy maybe but very little to say.
Heavier than expected from the light color. Spicy at first, a hint of clove or something going on, then sweet and syrupy an the back of the tongue. Sticks with you but in a kind of nice way.
Honestly had never tried this without mixing and it's surprisingly good. I feel that most people will be rating this rum on an absolute scale of best to worst but considering the price of this rum this really is a standout. Must have simply because it's so cheap, nice to sip and a great young dark rum with a bit of age and sophistication. Best you can buy for the price.