Review #529 | /r/Rum Review #13 – Stolen Overproof 6yr Jamaican Hampden Rum
The Schtick: This is an independently bottled release of 6yr, pot still, Hampden rum. It is bottled by “Stolen” which is a hip, trendy, marketing buzzword laden operation being run in the USA. The label encourages you to “Drink it like it’s stolen”…whatever that means.
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Distiller: Hampden (Jamaica)
ABV: 61.5% ABV
Age: 6 Years
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Massive ester blast. Honey, caramel, molasses, meaty BBQ, rich overripe fruits (namely banana, mango, plantain, pineapple). Absolutely loaded with that Hampden funk. Bit of ethanol.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, mild heat for the proof. Sweet fruits, molasses, more overripe fruits, some meatiness here also. Pairs nice with notes of clove and allspice.
Finish: Long, sweet and rich. Lots of estery funk here blended with brown sugar and sweetness.
Overall: Overall, this is a great product. It’s young, it’s brash and it lives up to all of the things I like about Hampden. This is phenomenal neat and also makes a great cocktail. It’s well worth looking past the marketing garbage on the bottle/website and enjoying this for what it is: good rum.
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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 | Perfect | Perfect