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Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum

3 Ratings: 3.7
A Dark Aged Rum from Barbadoes

Barbados is generally considered the birthplace of rum dating back to 1651 where the first recorded written usage of the word Rum Bullion appears.  Mount Gay is perhaps the most famous of the islands distillers making a world class rum in a dark … see full wiki

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Review: Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum

  • Feb 23, 2010

Mount Gay Extra  Old Barbados Rum   81.5 pts
A Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)
The Rum Howler Blog (and now Whistky Too!)

In the Bottle (4.5/5)

I love the bottle and cardboard container. A little history and a little ambiance before serving my friends. The bottle is corked to keep the rum from evaporating if you want to slowly sip it over time.

In the Glass (9.0/10)

A nice rich semi dark liquid. A smell of toasted hazelnut and dark molasses. A slightly burnt smell kind of like charred marshmallow.  Swirling the glass bring bigg legs to the side of the glass which means we should have a nice long finish.

In the Mouth (50/60)

I can taste all sorts of things here. Touches of allspice and coriander. A little pecan and hazelnut. It would be simply divine except that the sugary notes taste burnt. And a wave of bitterness sweeps through the back of my mouth. I almost feel as though the rum flavour  was sacrificed in favour of unnecessary additional aging.  The only thing saving the rating is the complexity of the other flavours which is a real treat.

In the Throat (10.0/15)

The bitterness dominates in the throat but the burn feels nice. My breath has a nice vanilla/cinnamon toast which my wife likes but I think I will have to mix this with coke in the future.  For me the dominating bitterness must be muted.

The Afterburn (8.0/10)

I will confess here that all of my friends like this far more than I do. It is the bitterness and burnt molasses that does me in.  (A lot of persons are fans of that bitterness in their rum.)

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February 23, 2010
nice review Chip!! thanks for sharing it. the idea of having a vanilla/cinnamon toast breath is really doing me right. i've never thought of breath after drinking being something to enjoy... normally i feel like i want to just mask it. But your review has me thinking that there is some room to enjoy and savor it. thanks for sharing!
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Brand: Mount Gay Extra Old Rum,
Category: Dark Rum,

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