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MG eclipse black is a good beginners rum, robust enough to mix in a cocktail or rum punch without getting lost yet smooth enough to sip. You will find this expression has many of the common rum traits it makes a great entry level baseline to compare the rums best suited to just mixing to the smoother prestige sippers.
This rum at least in the USA was discontinued sadly. There are a few dusty bottles left in my location at several stores. I bought two, one to drink one to collect.
This rum needs time to breath at its heftier 50% ABV. The blend is aged about 2-7 years Let it sit in the glass for a good while and let it open up a bit.
Aroma after breathing has a nice spice to it, alcohol wafting through the breeze. The tasting is classic bajan, with a nice bite. A nice classic strong spice hit on the palate. A classic example of how Bajan rum should taste. This at 50% does not feel that high of an ABV. Incredible smoothness on its finish no bitterness. The finish lasts for a long while, nice spice that lasts.
If you can still find one I suggest the buy. An easy sipper for me..
Picked this up on sale for 23$ and was surprised. It wasn't too smoky or harsh, but it wasn't amazing either. A little too harsh straight up, but is fine with cola or diluted with some ice.
excelent good bajan rum.smooth drinking on the rocks.even greater for mixing.quality product.
A very smooth running but I prefer the sharpness of Eclipse. Lovely flavour and good aftertaste.
Used most of the bottle as a mixer but enjoyed it on the rocks too
Rather plain and dry product, nothing special for my taste. This was the first Mount Gay Rum for me. I think that I need to taste another one too for making sure what it actually is. This one I would use for mixed drinks instead of having it Straight up
Yjeden z nejstarsich rumu, silnejsi je tam citit alkohol, ale chutove vyvazeny
Gillar denna romen skarpt. Den är sjukt prisvärd och en av mina favoriter helt klart
Mellower than the eclipse which means a little less coke and slightly more enjoyable rum characteristic.
Výborný rum! Výrazná chuť, typická vůňe. Stoji za to si vychutnat!
This rum is good ! My friend didn't know what was the quality of the product when he bought the bottle. Recommanded by the seller, we are not desapointed of our choice. Maybe a bit too strong taste, there is a excellant flavor of caramel !
Excellente qualité, ça commence avec un gout de caramel et se poursuit longtemps par un mélange de saveur complexe chêne,vanille et noix. J'envisage déjà acheter ma 4 ieme bouteille.
But at a higher alcohol percentage and mostly pot stilled. Classic Bajan rum- dry, bananas, caramel, leather, toffee, and delicious.
its not a sipping rum its a mix drink rum got a strong taste
Try and get this brougt back to you from Barbados as they bring it to bottling proof when they import it.
This is a nice strong rum with coke partner. Not a sipper due to its high alcohol content
You have to be in the mood to be warmed up to drink this straight, and it will add a hefty kick to any drink you mix it with. That being said, I like the smooth mellow flavor, it's just classic "rum", a little vanilla with hints of molasses.
All you would want from an overproof, very rich flavour, a bit of sting and it will get you drunk faster than the regular stuff. This was exactly what I was looking for relative to Mt. Gay Eclipse, much more concentrated taste. I know they're meant to be a different blend, but I find that MG Eclipse is like this with water. I recommend black on the rocks (where there is some burn, but not as much as some reviews would have it) or with coconut water or coke. Really stands up to all mixers and is well priced too.
Very Nice Smooth rum, great daily drinker
Want some punch for your coke? Try this.
I'm a big fan of Mount Gay and I couldn't wait to try the new Black. It did not disappoint. A great mixer at 100 proof to give your cocktails some umph. I like a sip of it as well.
At around $20 this rum is a screaming bargain. It shares some of the interesting qualities of its outstanding big brother Extra Old, and is bottled at 100 proof, though still sippable neat.