First things first...this is not a dark rum. If anything it's more akin to Papa's Pilar Blonde Rum....light amber in color. The aroma nor the flavor is anything like dark rum. Not a good start to call yourself a "dark rum" in a bottle revealing a very light amber color. That alone knocks off two points in my book. I was expecting something a little more special for the cost but was severely underwhelmed. Unremarkable flavor. Some sweetness with hint of vanilla with toffee aftertaste. Some oak influence. I read good things about this rum but unfortunately did not live up to the hype. It is a "it will do" rum when you have no other options. Fortunately there are a plethora of very good sweet and dry rums for a similar price. I suggest the makers rename this as a "blonde" or "gold" rum and go back to the drawing board for a true dark rum.
Another Dark Rum
5 Jul '14
I am a huge fan of Rogue Spruce Gin so I had high expectations when I saw they offered a rum. I purchased both the spiced and dark at the same time. After tasting the dark I was not impressed with it (never bothered to open the spiced). It may have just been a bad night for me but I have nothing memorable to say about it.
I will consider this at another time to see if something changes. For now I keep this bottle in my cabinet under the bar.