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Is burnt rubber taste normal for Barbancourt 5 star?

Klunco | Mar 29, 2014 01:06 PM

I'm not much of a rum drinker (I generally just keep around a bottle of Appleton 12) but am trying to branch out and learn about some of the different styles. I've heard great things about Barbancourt 5 star and have tried it in cocktails once or twice at bars and enjoyed so I picked up a bottle. Although not a true Rhum Agricole, it sounded like Barbancourt has a similar flavor profile and I understand that that means it will have a bit of funk to it. That said, while it smells fantastic, I can't get over the dominating flavor of "burnt rubber". I love smokey Islay Whiskys but this isn't smoky it is straight up burnt rubber.

Is this how it's supposed to taste? Is this what I should expect from other Rhum Agricoles?

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