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richardaldred

Member since Sep 2011 • Last active Aug 2020
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    Did you ever have Cloudwater Pineapple? Dry hopped double IPA brewed with a massive amount of pineapple puree. The fruitiest beer I've ever had, but excellently balanced.

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    The 12 year is very good. I've not had the others before, but the 12 year is £30+ on its own, so it's a great deal.

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    Excellent! Hopefully there are plentiful other tasting opportunities.


    The Drop Store has an offer on Foursquare Rum Sixty Six, for anyone wishing to try it: white, 6 year and 12 year for £45.

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    Hemp? I was curious about that one, but not inspired to purchase. How herbal and sweet was it?

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    Not much rum talk here, hopefully this will provoke some opinions.

    L-R, bad-good

    • DMF Coffee Rum is disqualified. It's a great coffee liqueur but there is no rum taste.
    • Old Hopking (Aldi) spiced is the worst thing I've ever drunk. The rum is harsh, the spice tastes artificial.
    • Old Hopking (Aldi) dark is considerably better than the spiced, but is only fit for cooking.
    • Not pictured: Negrita and similar overly-sweet Spanish rums would rank here.
    • Rumish is a non-alcoholic rum alternative made from apple juice, capsicum, vanilla, and nutmeg. Maybe other spices but I can taste those. It's a pleasant drink, and considerably better than the previous rums.
    • Morrisons dark rum is perfectly respectable. It's great to mix or spice yourself. Absolutely nothing wrong here.
    • Asda dark rum is very similar to the Morrisons one. A recommended mixing rum.
    • M&S Bajan XO is the cheapest rum I'd choose to drink straight. It's very good but a bit too much added sugar.
    • Liverpool Rum is an interesting one. It's good but I would have expected a 16 year-old rum to be better. On pouring, it's a bit harsh. Sat for ten minutes, it loses the harshness and opens up a lot.
    • Plantation Original Dark is the benchmark. It's a great traditional, fruity Jamaican rum.
    • Rum Sixty Six Family Reserve (12 years-old) is a smooth Bajan rum. Initial alcohol, but then oily and complex.
    • Sunset Captain Bligh XO is incredibly smooth! Quite sweet, and aged in bourbon barrels which do impart some character.
    • Plantation Stiggin's Fancy Pineapple Rum is my personal favourite. Massively fruity, with gentle smoke and spice edges. Good rum, rich with pineapple from both fruit and husk.
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    I found PUTJ impressively like doughnut jam, though perhaps unsurprisingy rather too sweet.

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    I've known it be offered to secure a property over other prospective tenants paying monthly.

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    Sheppard Way

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    Exciting purchasing opportunity at The Recycling Shop in Newent

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