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Gosling s black seal rum

The James Gosling family business first produced Gosling Black Seal rum in 1806, and it is now the oldest surviving business on the island of Burmuda.

Gosling 'Black Seal' rum received it's name from the black wax originally used to seal the bottles. It is Bermuda's most widely exported product and considered the nation's national drink.

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Here's one of my heroes! Great, unique rum that makes perfect 'Dark & Stormy' drinks at a very affordable price. Also, still produced by the Goslings, a family with a very interesting past.

I love this for my Dark N Stormy's. You can do Myers' Dark, but it is not the same. I do like Old Lahaina Dark, but not as good as Gosling's. Any of the Bermuda ginger beers such as Gosling's, Barrit's, or Regatta are very good. However, if you want a little pop in your Dark N Stormy, try the Goya Jamaican ginger beer. It has a strong pepper taste and is very spicy.

The Moscow Mule(vodka and ginger beer/lime) seems to be trendy right now and they are good, but a friend made some " Dark and Stormy" drinks (Gosling's Black/ginger beer/lime) the other night and it made a great drink - better than the Moscow Mules for my taste.

Gosling's Black Seal is a great black rum and is a 8. I have no problem with this one ty Bermuda. You have smooth and you have tradition. Nicely done and age to perfection in oak barrels.

Makes a lovely dark n’ stormy. Has character and some spiciness, which makes the rum stand out in the cocktail, just as it should be.
Obviously not meant to be had neat, but curiosity got the best of me. The nose has cloves, cinnamon, orange-peel, wood and caramel, a composition reminding me of bitters, like fx. angostura aromatic. In the mouth I pick up the same fat and semi-sweet christmas notes mentioned above, and although a little harsh on the finish, it’s actually not bad neat. Remains a good value mixer though.

A dark and stormy is just one of those drinks that you can never get tired of.

The obvious Dark n Stormy mixer, but nice with coke or ginger ale too. Smooth for an inexpensive rum. Plays well with sweeter mixes as well.

edited to add sugar test results- 11g

Gosling's has been a staple in the rum scene for generations. Not one of the standouts in pure flavor, but it has come to define what a black rum should be like. A must try for any self respecting rum enthusiast.

Great taste for reasonable price. Great taste for reasonable price.

Nichts Besonderes. Für meinen Geschmack zu starker cherry Abgang.

This is the rum I use for my dark 'n stormys. It does a great job, but also one I can sip on the rocks if I don't feel like a cocktail. I always have a bottle of this on hand,

need I say more? Goslings with bundaberg ginger beers or home made ginger beer is near perfect. Coruba is slighty better but cant take much away from Goslings except that they have a aggressive copyright policy and send letters to people who use the dns name without permission. So BOO and -3 points.

A very sweet dark. Usually drink this on the rocks with ice however it does fine with soda.

No other rum but Goslings for a dark and stormy. This is the prototype. I like this Rum neat as I’m not a mixed drink person . Neat with a splash of good old H2O makes Goslings a classic Rum it is not especially a great rum but a very good rum. I like Goslings Black Seal as a late night cap because of its exceptional smoothness and flavor. Did I say it is worth the price? Well it IS worth the price.

This is the official rum for mixing Dark and Stormy. It's a good quality rum, but has a strong black licorice note that made it impossible for me to drink neat. It does mix well, with ginger ale or Coke.

Dark and Stormy was actually invented by Goslings. Originating from Bermuda, this rum is made using molasses rather than sugar cane. The taste is rich and treacle-y , it makes a perfect dark and stormy and equally is great to sip over ice. A great dark rum.


Good with cola mixer. Dark treacle with a hint of liquorice. Not great neat to be honest. Sweet, smooth. Good value.

The deep flavour of this rum brings to mind old clipper ships and comfort during dark, stormy nights. Goslings has a sweet taste with a hint of oak. This goes well with ginger beer for a Dark and Stormy. Mmmmm!


This was a very pleasant surprise. For the price ($18 in Las Vegas) I was expecting something along the lines of Myer's or Pusser's (both decent rums though) but this exceeded my expectations. This dark rum is sweet yet not overpowering, and there is a bit of spice on the tongue that helps alleviate the sweetness. This goes great in a Dark N' Stormy and also neat. I figured it would end up strictly being a mixer but this goes great on it's own too. Definitely a new go-to of mine when I just want something simple and sweet to enjoy after dinner without opening up the expensive stuff.

as the title says, this rum is an excellent rum for the price, suprisingly complexe flavours, would'nt recommend as sipper, but mixing, A+

A wonderful rich dark rum full of flavour. Great during the summer evenings relaxing.

40% ABV. Lots of alcohol on the nose, with caramel, molasses, and artificial aromatics. After a while, the alcohol fades and the molasses dominates. Molasses and vanilla dominate the palate. Short finish.

Tried it with ginger ale for a Dark and Stormy(tm), and it was pretty bleak. Just like the last time I ordered one at a bar. Might be good for baking, but not much else.

6, 6+

Not a standout in any sense, but it's a solid rum. Makes for a good time mixing.

I wasn't expecting to like this rum too much based on my mediocre review of the Gosling's Old Rum. But I think this is a little better than that one.

Smells and tastes of burnt caramel, toffee, butterscotch, spice, and vanilla. It has more overall flavor than the Old Rum. A good rum for the money.