For a cheaper bottle ($15) was a very nice surprise! First things first, this is probably one of the most pleasantly aromatic spirits I have had to date. Very strong aroma, with lots of banana, vanilla, burnt caramel, and some spice in there too. The taste is a rich, iced banana bread, but it only lasts for a short while before the 47% ABV and strong spice flavors (cinnamon, clove, black pepper, sweet basil) rushes through and overwhelms everything. Finish is rather short, otherwise this would probably be scoring a 9. A very intense and pleasing rum!