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Old 11-01-2010, 11:20 PM   #11
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So far private stock is my favorite rum over all, but I haven't had a number of your "picks" before, so I guess I better get to tasting.
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:47 PM   #12
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though not as much an aficionado of Rum as I am of Tequila, I shopped around for something to add to the Thunderstruck Pumpkin ale I was planning on brewing after having the Avery Rumpkin in late September. The Kraken is really bold, full flavored, chocolate caramel vanilla christmas spice; and after finishing a bottle straight up and with coke (and even adding it to commercial pumpkin ales) I bought one for the brew. I just racked the pumpkin ale on top of 12 ounces of Kraken and can't wait for the results!
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:13 AM   #13
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Rum is my drink of choice. Right after beer. Sometimes before it though. I haven't tried with it yet, but there is always a first.

My personal favorites:

Mount Gay XO: this is a good sipping rum, nice and dry.

Gosling's Black Seal: Excellent everyday rum, filled with rummy flavors. It's good enough to drink on its own, but is also an interesting mixer. I've heard that the Family Label Old Rum is bar none, but I haven't been able to find some yet.

Meyer's Legend: Much like Meyer's but better. way better.

Orinoco: This silver rum is really more of a cachaca but it is one of the few silver rums that can stand on its own and doesn't taste like just another mixer. Notes of vanilla.

The Kraken: I'm not much of a spiced rum fan, most of them taste like artificial flavorings (im looking at you Sailor Jerry), but this one has changed my mind. Its nice and sweet without being cloying like Private Stock and has just the right level of spiciness to mix with the buttery rummy flavors.

I've drank many others, but these are my all time favorites.

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Old 11-02-2010, 09:02 PM   #14
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I kinda like Parrot Bay's coconut rum, the 100 proof one. It's more coconutty. Two shots knocked me for a loop the day I hadn't eaten much of the couple of weeks I hadn't drank much.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by HexKrak View Post
So far private stock is my favorite rum over all, but I haven't had a number of your "picks" before, so I guess I better get to tasting.
I'll second the private stock. There are definitely a lot more rums I'd like to try, though. If anyone ever has the chance, I highly recommend trying Jamaican rum cream. It's absolutely delicious!

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Old 11-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #16
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Private Stock is my favorite so far. For those that drink Bacardi, lol!! I was stationed in San Juan in the late 70's, found out that the locals drank Ronrico, Bacardi is for tourists. And Parrot Bay is for girls
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #17
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I'm a big fan of the Kraken. If you didn't read the bottle you wouldn't be able to tell it's 47% just by the taste. It's pretty smooth.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #18
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Why's the rum gone?

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Old 11-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #19
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not much of a rum drinker, but enjoyed the rum they had in the minibar in our hotel room in Jamaica, so I brought back a small bottle of Appleton Estate V/X

wish I had brought back a bigger bottle

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Old 11-04-2013, 08:24 PM   #20
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Oh I like Rum. Rum is usually what I grab, even before beer. Here is my list


Bacardi Superior (not a particularly good rum, but cheap and goes well with Coke. I grew up with the flavor...and well im Cuban so I liek to support a Cuban family owned business).

Straight (the good stuff):

Bacardi 8 The cheapest of the sipping rums, and imo one of the best, its my go to. I know people get scared of reading bacardi, but this is a GREAT rum. Its a crime to mix it...and at the price, its unbeatable.

Ron Zacapa This one, imo, is the best rum there is. Its expensive, but so worth it. Again, mixing is a crime, its my "on special occasions" rum.

Ron Pyrat Its great, less pricey than zacapa, but id still rather go for Bacardi 8, or Zacapa.

Ron del Barrilito Hard to find anywhere outside of Puerto Rico. Its a no frills top shelf rum. No spices, no get pure rum flavor. A bit strong for most, but again an excellent rum that should not be mixed. Has more of a kick than other rums. I usually come back from PR with a couple bottles every trip.

Ah rum, I used to have a bottle at my desk...kinda want some now.

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