Avast me hearties! Lets set sail to discover the flavours of Lyre’s dark cane spirit, their non alcoholic rum equivalent. Yargh!
When I first opened this bottle, I originally thought “wow that’s vinegary” but then once it breathed a bit that faded and left a sweet, caramel scent (or Carmel if your American). Not much in the way of anything else sadly. Perhaps this isn’t to be thought of as a rum “replacement”.
The mouth feel is very watery and definitely needs body adding to it in some form. I found this though with Lyre’s American Malt which you can read here: Lyre’s American Malt
Sidestepping the watery feeling, there is not much in the way of flavour to this drink other than caramel. There is a faint, fruity flavouring that comes through but it’s hard to detect at first as the sweetness dominates this drink both during and after.
Mixing with coke, I found I had to add a lot more to the glass as the coke’s own flavour drowned out the spirit.
Overall I was disappointed with this drink. The artwork on the bottle is amazing however sadly, it’s let down by its mouth feel and lack of flavour diversity. Perhaps going in, imagining a “rum replacement” was the wrong direction to start off with, when trying this drink who knows. Why not try this yourself and share your opinions in the comment section below?