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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