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This rum has reached a fine quality in 5 years on used bourbon barrels. Considering there's no added molasse, the balance is great. The nose is mild and a little tannic with notes of figs, molasse and caramel. These notes also appear when you take a sip, followed by a little oaky spicyness and a fairly smooth finish.
Sherry and molasses nose, but watery, simplistic taste with zero mouthfeel and no follow-up. There is nothing terrible about this rum, but these days there are so many excellent choices out there that you needn't settle for something as mediocre and undistinguished as this. Too dull to be a decent sipper, and not enough character to stand out in cocktails. A give-away rum for sure.
I think it has a very pleasant nose. Lots of molasses and vanilla. Spicy, but not artificially spicy. Taste wise, I'm not sure that I'm capable of picking out the individual notes, but it's very pleasant. It has a fairly long finish, pleasant as well. My feelings on this one may change as I mature, but I've spent more on rums that I enjoyed a lot less!
I like this rum. I think a few people are being a little overly critical on this one. Good dry whisky like taste at first and then undeniable rum finish. Not my very top shelf but the next shelf down from that.
Origin: Antigua and Barbuda
Aroma: The aroma is heavy, buttery, with the impression of caramel, sweet and spicy, a little lacquer. Clearly recognizable coconut tones. (88 b)
Taste: The taste is no doubt that drinking rum. The sweet-spicy, distinctive. (86 b)
Summary: This is a dense, heavier style of rum, suited to cooler weather, I got him to such a Christmas feel. Nice rum that warms the body and soul.
This is my vision of what i think the pirates from the good old days drank. Dark taste and a bit of alcohol taste to it. Not the best i have tasted but still.. The feeling..
For a five year aged rum I was quite surprised. It was smooth with a hint of spice; woody and semi-tannic with good legs and nice body. Definitely one I seek out.
Probably not a great idea but I am writing this review after drinking another rum (Bacardi 8). I just reviewed that rum here at rumratings.com . These rums are quite comparable and given this is aged 5 years to 8 for the Bacardi that's pretty decent. I found the English Harbour easier (smoother) on the palate than the 8 which was better mixed as in an Old fashioned. Comparing these products a day apart is a little strange. On its own merit the English Harbour has a nice smokey overtone. I think I'll enjoy this even more in a mixed drink. For now I'll have to say "on the rocks". Update to follow!!
This rum goes well with cola and I drink it straight up all the time. Simple but good taste!
This rum is awsome, its smooth and its great for a party and hangout. It is also great to mix with coco cola soda
V chuti karamel, hrozienka, alkohol. 5 rokov zrenia. Na mňa prilis iednoduchy, je chutný, ale plytky, v porovnaní s Doorly's 5 mu viac ako 6+ nemôžem dat.
Certainly drinkable, enjoyable rum. Pleasant molasses and caramel nose, and based on that, surprisingly big, slightly bitter first taste on the tongue. definitely spicy at first, but flavors (spices, some clove, drying quickly) don't last. probably better in a cocktail - given initial big spice. Can drink alone, but there are better options for neat rums.
It is on the bottom end of English Harbours line, so I shouldn't have expected much.
Certainly stronger than the 23, but a nice oaky aftertaste just the same.
Nice semi-dry Rom from Antigua.
Just the right amount of sweetness for a good neat sipper.
surprisingly smooth for a rum at this price point! recommended to people who want an affordable, inoffensive and slightly sweet sipper. not really enough kick to be interesting for mixing.
This is low price rum, so I did not expect much.
I was surprised to drink.
The arome is like a butter caramel. Taste is sweet and smooth, a little creamy, easy to drink.
This is not the best rum, but it is very good taste for this price.
I was probably spoiled by trying the 10 yr old a few weeks back as that was delicious.. but this is fine just not as good. Nice caramel , vanilla and molasses on the nose. Dryish rum in the mouth , spicey , a bit smokey.
Short finish , maybe a bit thin.
It is a sipper but to me a good quality mixer both with cola or ginger beer. Also makes a great " Old Fashioned"
I find it rather harsh. The nose isn't half-bad, but I strain to search for interesting and pleasant qualities. The distillate seems to be of poor quality, which is turned to depend heavily on the cask to both clean it up and add pleasant qualities. Maybe the older ones are better, but I actually don't care much for this one...
Ωραίο not sweet rum . Στιβαρό (θυμίζει whiskey) και σου αφήνει μια ευχάριστη αίσθηση στο τελείωμα (Επιβεβαιώνει το ότι είναι ρούμι). Τίμιο , λογικό γι αυτούς που δεν τους αρέσουν τα λικέρ. Δεν μπαίνει στη λίστα με τα αγαπημένα μου (8+) .... για λίγο ..... αλλά είναι από τις ευχάριστες δοκιμές μου !!!!!
This rum has s bit of a hard taste and is very warming inside. Not a favorite, but will do in a bind.
Not bad, not amazing, nice middle of the road rum. Nice aroma when opened, pleasant tasting but does not last as long as I would have liked. Overall it's W good value mixer which can also be sipped.
This is my favorite ''cheap rum''. Good on it's own or mixed with water and a splash of cola.
An honest & robust, but not harsh rum, although with no special character or something really remarkable about it (but, hey, we are talking about a 5-years old rum, right!?). Spicyness & oakiness in right measure give this rum a warm aftertaste, and its price is a definite plus! A nice surprise!