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Stroh 160 Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Used bowling shoes. Fresh horse urine. Burned Christmas ornaments.
Taste: Charcoal briquette lighter fluid. Plutonium-90. Soil. Toffee.
Finish: You're kidding, right?
Stroh Rum eignet sich eigentlich nur für Heissgetränke.
It's hard to review this as if it was actual rum, because it's arguably not. It does taste great with coke and can drink you under the table if you're not careful. Works amazing with hot drinks, hot chocolate or tea and it's great at low temperatures.
Not something you'd drink in a club or on a sunny terrace.
Rum or not - that is the question. But it burns all the way down..
Is it or isn't it a rum? Debatable. One source says it's made from "sugar cane by-products" (whatever that is) and another source says it's made from sugar beets.
Before I share my views on this...er..."rum"...let me explain that I am also a chili-head. That is, I love hot sauces. However I know my limits. You're not going to ever see me eat a Carolina Reaper pepper....ever...nor slather on a lot of hot sauce made from the Carolina Reaper pepper, the hottest pepper on the planet reaching as high as a little over 2 million Scoville units (for comparison, the typical jalapeno ranges from a mere 2,500 to 10,000 Scoville units).
Well it's the same for rum...especially this "rum"...or whatever you want to call it. At 160 proof it's double the ABV of typical rums. In fact, the neck label on my bottle reads, "CAUTION FLAMMABLE".
The aroma in the bottle hints of vanilla extract and maybe caramel. The lower label on my bottle reads, "Rum with artificial flavor, certified colors (FD&C yellow #6, FD&C Red #40, FD&C blue #1 and FD&C yellow #5" so it is possible they used some sort of vanilla extract or artificial caramel flavoring. The color is sort of a dirty orange reminding me of some bad cough medicine my mother gave me...uh...forced down my throat when I was a kid.
On the tongue...uh...my tongue got somewhat numb sampling it straight. I THINK I detected some vanilla and sweetness but I can't be sure. However I think it removed a layer of tissue down my throat. I shudder to think what my stomach lining is going through.
I have had worse rums than this but I have had more better rums. Frankly, this Austian-based "rum" is way overpriced. I wanted to try a bottle since I have read a lot about it so my curiosity got the better of me.
DEFINITELY NOT A SIPPING RUM!!!
I do plan on trying some...a small amount...in some Coke Zero sometime...not tonight...and perhaps also with some orange juice to see if that helps.
Fullbodied fruity nose with notes of rum essence. The palette is very powerfull and brings emense heat, but you can sense a few fruity, barrel, rum notes underneath the burn. It's better then the 60%vol stroh, but still the dominant flavou seems to be rum essence. Should be reserved for hot cocoa after a day on the slopes.
Yes, yes... it's Austrian not Carribean, it's waaaay overproof, it's not even "real rum" as some say, but still... it has quite nice aroma imho when mixed with cola, and when mixed 1:1 it has a surprising smoothness given it still keeps then a robust 40% on board! Thus a perfect drink if you want to feel a pleasant effect quick and without consuming volumes. Not to be sipped or drank straight quite obviously, unless you are a robocop... or a Polish student :)
Mest en joke og høje procenter for pengene. Det er ikke rom i min bog
Tried a shot of it straight... not the best of ideas!
To be honest, at 80 ABV I expected more alcohol astringency upon first sniff. But after initial tasting...WHOA! Like spiced gasoline! Pretty repulsive on its own but makes for a decent mixer in small doses. I've rated it five bottles due to its unique flavor and mixing quality (in small doses!). Just don't try this neat. Blechhh!
This is clearly a spiced rum, as the taste is more spice than rum.
I'm not great with spices, but I think it has butterscotch, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Nicely sweet too; kind of like a Christmas cake.
Really not that bad, but it's got a lot more spice than rum flavor, and I prefer rum.
Very strong but tasty rum. Not recommendet to drink as a shot.
Stroh "80" asi snad není za normálních okolností samostatně poživatelný. Doporučuji ho smíchat třeba s nějakými sladšímy elexíry. Například kombinace Cubaney Elixir de Miel 8-Year 30% + Stroh 80 či další z nabídky Cubaney Caramelo + Stroh 80. Tahle kombinace mě velice zaujala a věřte,že tím nic nezkazíte.
Ultra strong taste of alcohol. Not easily to drink and to try to find some taste.
Undrinkable straight. Usable in hot drinks. In my opinion not a rum...
Føj det er udrikkeligt. tror man skal være speciel for at synes om denne, eller have en brændert ekstremt hurtigt.
Lekker om.te gebruiken in dessert niet om zo te drinken . Maar dit is mijn mening natuurlijk
The power of 80% alcohol is hiding everything. Good for mix with hot water or tee in winter.
its goif to your tea after long days on skies. I would not call it rum. Its rather strong alcohol which is ok to mix :)
This is not rum for me. Its this a rum? :) Very alcohol flavor, you dont smell nothing othrer...
Crazy powerful in taste and alcohol content. The taste reminds me of Jagermeister on steroids.
Do not buy this if you're looking for a rum.
Yeap, you Will have to. At least to feel the high alcool taste. There is a kind of grapes flavour or cooked fruit which is not tto bad trop what you may expect. So to be tried. I will follow the comments to try it with hot breveage. Spécial thanks to my German friend who offered it to me.
Had this years ago but my lasting memory is mixing it with coke. It tasted like butterscotch coke.
Austria has a similar tradition of making „inlander rum" (tuzemák in Czech). And these rums are not rums. They are made from any kind of spirit and artificial flavorings. Fortunately, according to EU legislative they cannot use the name "rum" anymore (there was a much ado about in Czech rep :)).
Also they cannot be rated as "rums" despite the fact some people like them. But yes – it's good for hot drinks. With some lemon, sugar, spices etc. Even milk – that makes so called Bear milk (with clove and cinnamon).