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Jonny69

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Aug 2020

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Got an Arione for sale with manganese rails. It might be an R5, but I don’t know my Arione R numbers - sorry. It’s in pretty much as-new condition apart from the paint is chipped on the rails where it’s been mounted up a few times.

    Bought it off someone on here who bought it new and didn’t get on with it. I didn’t get on with it either and it has been in a bag in my shed since.

    It is £37 delivered.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Do you want an actual Arione? I have an R5 I want to sell.

  • Rum

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    Ok, I’m going to be a bit harsh about these recent ones, but here goes...

    Clément
    This has an immediate astringent bourbon taste and a slightly unpleasantly strong and long-lasting bright oak finish that lingers. It is very sour. I can’t say I like this straight. I would rather choose an actual bourbon like Haig Club over this if what I wanted to taste was bourbon. It’s a bit harsh, not relaxing.

    Sixty Six white
    Strong, clean taste of alcohol. Very close to a vodka and even as a mixer I’m not sure what this would add to the final drink. Could go in Coke but feels like it would be better suited to pineapple juice or pina colada. Would probably choose Bacardi over it.

    Sixty Six 6 year
    Immediate light bourbon taste with almondy overtones. No noticeable wood. Finish is quite bubblegummy, reminiscent of the forced oaking on a lot of oaked Chardonnay popular 10-15 years ago. I’d mix this with Coke, but I question what this rum does that Jack Daniels won’t do better. It’s not a clean tasting drink when straight.

    Sixty Six 12 year
    Smells much more like a dark rum ought to; deep and sweet with a bit of noticeable older barrel scent. That bubblegummy forced oaking taste is immediately present and lingers. It is not very sweet and the lightly burned caramel notes on the nose are not present in the taste like they are in a brandy. It feels like there is a sweet oak finish missing, but maybe it’s because I’m comparing this to a cognac because I feel like this rum has a slightly confused identity. By the end of the glass I’m not sure if I’m drinking rum or cheap supermarket brandy.

  • Rum

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    I don’t think I’m going to get to try mine tonight. Toddler doesn’t want to sleep

  • Rum

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    Got mine as well. Quite cool 3-piece all-paper bottle packaging in the box which looked like it could take a proper beating and still keep the contents intact. That impressed me.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Metron is epic!

  • in COVID-19
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    Anyone any idea why it’s so low as you go out west, eg Kingston and Richmond?

  • Rum

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    And same here.

    We all trying a nip tomorrow night then? 🙂

  • Rum

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    Anyone who ordered the Drop Store offer on Foursquare Rum Sixty Six, has yours arrived yet? No sign of mine or any shipping notification.

    @DethBeard @zazkar ?

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