Friday, November 2, 2012

Malibu Black Rum Review

Aight, everyone. I was trying to find the Captain Morgan Parrot Bay 90 proof at the local liquor store (couldn't find it), but I ended up coppin' the Malibu Black. The regular Malibu Rum is more of a girly drink at only 42 proof, but this one is more of a regular rum at 70 proof.

Taste/character notes
- caramel intro; more of the what you expect from a regular dark rum
- has a darker rum look (not necessarily black but a nice dark brown hue)
- a smooth go down and slight burn. Great for sipping neat or on ice.
- coconut after taste is apparent and a bit more natural coconut than the regular Malibu Rum. Almost feels like a dark rum completely.

Overall, this was a very pleasant experience. It was pretty good tasting. Has a better buzz and lasting finish than the typical Malibu Coconut Rum. A slight burn and a pleasant mix of a caramel/coconut feel to it. The rum definitely has more body, too.

Overall score: 7.8/10. Solid! Depending on your liquor store you'll probably pay out around 12-15 bucks for the 750mL.

Here's a video review that Derrick Schommer from Common Man Cocktails came up with earlier in the year. Enjoy!

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