Deadhead Dark Chocolate

Deadhead Dark Chocolate

This is a Dark Chocolate flavoured rum from Deadhead that is sold in a gaudy monkey head, at a pathetic 35%. This is a liqueur, and should not be called rum. I was unlucky enough to have someone put this in my advent calendar.

This is a series of blind tastings from the “24 Rums” advent calendar. I have not looked at what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Dictador 20
2. Whisper Antigua Gold Rum
3. New Grove 8yo
4. Cihuatan 8 year Solera
5. Domaine de Séverin VO
6. Novo Fogo Familia
7. NAUD Ron Panama 15yo
8. Enghaven Blackstrap Rum
9. Zuidam Flying Dutchman Dark Rum No. 3
10. Deadhead Dark Chocolate
11. Rum Magec Ron Añejo XO Oloroso
12. Fijian Rum Liqueur 8yo
13. Matugga Golden Rum
14. Cane Island Trinidad Rum
15. Cane Island Jamaica Rum
16. Saint James Rhum Vieux 7yo
17. Neptuns Rhum
18. Cane Island Cuba Rum
19. Borgoe 8yo
20. Mombacho Ron Reserva 8yo
21. Old New Orleans Amber Rum
22. Tres Hombres 2017 7 year Solera
23. Travellers 5yo Reserve
24. Barceló Imperial Ron Dominicano
25. Barceló Imperial Ron Dominicano (Take 2)

Distiller: Deadhead
ABV: 35%
Sugar: A whole lot.
Age: NAS
Cask type: Undisclosed
Source: 24 Rums Advent Calendar
Setting: Blind

Nose: Chocolate cake, creamy pecan, sweet caramel candy. Propylene glycol. Very sweet. I am expecting some sugar here.
Palate: I was not wrong. Sweet caramel fudge, milk chocolate.
Finish: Caramel, almonds, pecan and chocolate on a river of sweetness.
Overall: This was more of a caramel liqueur to me. Very sweet, very caramel, little classic rum notes to be found. Something I would blend into icecream, not something I would drink straight.
Rank: 2