FEATURED BEST BUY BOOZE — Malibu Black


January 2, 2012 — Malibu Black

We’ve covered the traditional Malibu Coconut Rum on these pages in the past. Malibu Black is essentially an older, more mature version of the original Malibu. Malibu is a drunk sorority girl throwing up on the sidewalk. Malibu Black is the slightly less drunk sorority girl holing the other girl’s hair back.

A tasty vision, we realize. What we’re getting at, actually, is that Malibu Black is still very much a partier’s type of base liquor — it’s sweet, it’s smooth, and it can be easily taken down both as a shot as well as mixed in cocktails. It’s not nearly as sweet, and it’s a higher proof. It seems like a good, solid choice to ring in the new year with.

Nose:

The scent is still very sweet. There’s a more pronounced harshness on the end, but the coconut and vanilla scents are still very strong.

Neat:

Again, it is still very sweet, almost more liqueur than liquor. However, some of that cloying saccharine flavor has been tempered by the higher proof.

On the Rocks:

A bit of the bite is gone, with the coconut taking a more present role. Again, there are some prominent vanilla hints.

Cheers!

— Mark

On the Rocks:

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