Review #481 | /r/Rum Review #10 – Doorly’s Barbados Rum XO
The Schtick: This is rum sourced from Foursquare in Barbados and sold through Total Wine and More in the USA. Carrying a modest price tag and a reasonable age statement, I was intrigued when I stumbled across a bottle on sale.
Distiller: Foursquare (Barbados)
Bottler: Doorly’s (Total Wine and More)
ABV: 40% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Sweet sugar, pineapple. Faint clove, pepper, cocoa. Really sweet with a nice dry backend.
Taste: Thin, no heat. Sweet, faint funky fruits. Vanilla, sweet orange peel, clove and some dry pepper.
Finish: Short, mild heat/astringency. Mildly fruity and mildly oaky, but really not a lot going on.
Overall: Overall, this is a fine, basic rum. It’s not huge on flavor, but it’s also not really flawed in any big way.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists