Black Jamaica Rum XO Review And Tasting Notes
The Black Jamaica rum XO is a robust, rude rum that first slaps you on the palate and then soothes you with a soft, honeyed caress.
It is not a fine rum played on flavor, taste variations, or elegant tones. It is all substance, warmth, rhythm, and very fiery flavors. As a meditation rum, it is discreet, a little uncoordinated, but not excellent: all this alcoholic thickness makes it suitable for palates accustomed to pirate drinking.
Of course, if you prepare us a Dark and Stormy, it is fabulous indeed; it is one of the rums that we recommend with your eyes closed for this cocktail. However, from an artisan rum in this price range, not popular (40 euros), we would have expected more balance and greater smoothness of the sip.
It is not a bad rum. On the contrary, it is a courageous, fragrant product; it is just that the cut is not tailored.
The bouquet is complex, intriguing, and mottled with nuts, fine woods, honey, saffron, dates, cocoa, tobacco, and tropical fruit notes. Puffs of vanilla and cinnamon, wide and well-defined smoky notes. As a bouquet, it is appreciable and dynamic. Not bad.
It is powerful, alcoholic, and very tannic in the mouth, with marked flavors of walnut husk that leave the mouth dumbfounded and dry. However, there is a particular development, and it can offer savory notes and good freshness, but the heat is always too pungent and affects the aromatic development. Let’s say that it is too reckless and monotonous. However, the situation changes if you transform it into a Dark and Stormy Mai Tai or Pina Colada. In this case, you can consider it an excellent distillate.
40-45 euros, a price above its actual value.