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Bacardi black rum

Originally named Bacardi Black, this rum is now called Bacardi Select. The recipe is the same, which consists of a blend of aged rums, charcoal-filtered once before resting for at least 4 years in American White Oak.

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Got a sore throat and ran out of robatussin? NO PROBLEM. Introducing Bacardi Black! For when regular robatussin won't cut it, Bacardi is there!

The worst rum I have ever tasted. The flavor resembled bandaids, like a medicinal/chemical taste. Does not even hold a candle to CM Black.

no comment, stay away from this thing, dont even think to drink this miserable liquid

I tried this on a trip to Alaska, and they charged a pretty penny for it, and it was horrible. I couldn't finish it and it was mixed with Coke.

Artificial and gasoline is what describes this gem for me. Buy captain morgan or havana club instead! Or eben better: Flor de Cana & Wray & Nephews

Tastes like nail polish. The only positive to it is giving out free shots just to get rid of it. I would never buy it again.

na přechod od tuzemáku dobré, ale v porovnání s rumy s vyšší kategorie, zcela nedostatečné. Je ovšem v celku levný a dostupný, nicméně OAKHEART je lepší.

I'm not sure why all the bad ratings as I find this rum very drinkable. It's smooth but doesn't have the fine flavors and aromas of higher rated runs in my cabinet. This rum is doable and OK on the rocks and I find it excellent as a mixer.


Bad on its own, medicine flavor. Whoever said bandaid nailed it. It's weird. Bad to the point that cola can't even cover it. It still has a weird aftertaste.

This is undoubtedly the worst rum, I ever had. Its taste was horrible somewhat like paint thinner. I would never dare to touch this horrible thing ever again.

I go to this rum because it has good flavor, no burn, and is not as expensive as other rums similar to it. It's not the top shelf but is way above the bottom!

Horrible. Could Bicardi have put just an ounce of effort into this?? The official that authorized this release should be fired. Nothing else to say.

Bought it on a whim, as there's a first time for everything. I like dark/black rum, so I thought I'd give it a shot. After all, it has that oh-so famous Bacardi name on it, so how bad could it be? Turns out, this stuff is like the McDonald's of the rum world. Cheap, mass-produced...and talk about over-priced! If they didn't have the name brand on the label, this stuff would be on the bottom shelf at the grocery store, next to Myers's. $32 for this stuff is a joke.

Cough syrup tastes better. If you enjoy this rum there is something seriously wrong with your taste buds.

I thought it was a joke then I realized the bottle read "Rum" on it. Nice try, Bacardi...but, no. This is a total mess.

I've had some offerings in the same price range from Bacardi that weren't bad, such as Oakheart, but this Black is nearly undrinkable even in cola. Even mixed with much more cola than usual I could barely choke it down. It's not the worst rum I've ever had, but easily in the bottom 3.

Tasted ok, but too sweet, this is one of the rums that give me a headache. Too sweet when mixed with coke.

Bought this one because I thought "Black" would be something tasty and old-school-y. Not even close. Virtually no body and surely no nose. 3/10 if I am a bit smashed from it, otherwise 2/10.
Just not worth it. Save your penny for something else.

I really can't understand how all these bad reviews are coming about, I'm assuming they're written by novice rum drinkers who choke on anything . The smell of this stuff is not nice but it is very surprisingly tasty . very very easy to drink , good for mixing, even with a high rum to mixer ratio. Very prominent flavours of caramel, oak and fruit. Definately recommend .

Not a fan don't care yes it's smooth but nothing special.

Had it with coke. Nothing special, wouldn't buy it nowadays. It's an ok rum for students who wants to get drunk and is not picky about taste.

In short the taste isnt, plane almost like the superior but i like that more. Glad i got to taste this without buying the bottle.

I can drink this only with Coke and still there will be better ones...

Like many a bacardi bottle, you can pass this one up.

"hint of plum/prune and a little hint of treacle..."

Bacardi Black rum review by The Fat Rum Pirate

Bacardi black rum