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Old 01-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #21
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For those coming to this thread, click on the chat option above, some of us are already there.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:30 PM   #22
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We are all sipping in the foredeck of the chat room. Everyone is impressed with the rum.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:51 PM   #23
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A sample of the discussion:

[Arctic Wolf] 6:35 pm: not right away, maybe this summer
[Mistahunter] 6:35 pm: to use an old expression....this barbancourt 8yr is "saying a taste" with the
ice added!!!
[thrall] 6:35 pm: May i ask where you are AW?
[Jason] 6:35 pm: I'm heading to Cuba in a week. Hopefully that'll be a good haul
[Arctic Wolf] 6:36 pm: Edmonton
[itsme_timd] 6:36 pm: 1
[The Foredeck]: itsme_timd has left at 6:36 pm
[The Foredeck]: itsme_timd has entered at 6:36 pm
[Arctic Wolf] 6:36 pm: Better known as Rum Siberia
[thrall] 6:36 pm: LOL....
[thrall] 6:36 pm: can you get it shipped in?
[Jason] 6:36 pm: Could be worse Arctic... We could be in Ft. Mac...
[Jason] 6:36 pm: ****
[RonJames] 6:37 pm: arctic are you gettin some anise from the barbancourt, it sounds odd but it just
came to mind and tongue
[Arctic Wolf] 6:37 pm: I do okay though, i have over 70 bottles now
[RonJames] 6:37 pm: for that matter anybody else getting anise?
[young0076] 6:37 pm: I told you guys north of the boarder to ask your post office if it is legal to have
it sent to you there and I will do the same.......I have no problem boxing it up and sending it.
[young0076] 6:37 pm: as long as you pay LOL
[thrall] 6:38 pm: yep...im with you young...ill ship to anyone
[Arctic Wolf] 6:38 pm: That might be it, I'm trying to figure out the spice i get, but it is illusive
[Mistahunter] 6:38 pm: ron james...this was a great idea. we should organize something more often.
maybe feature the "rum of the month"
[Arctic Wolf] 6:38 pm: You know it might be anise and a touch of orange peel
[thrall] 6:38 pm: RJ and AW..your both doing the 8 yes?
[Arctic Wolf] 6:38 pm: does that make sense to anyone
[RonJames] 6:39 pm: 8 for me
[Arctic Wolf] 6:39 pm: yes
[RonJames] 6:39 pm: orange with anise thats it!
[thrall] 6:39 pm: ok...so i wont have the same flavor profile then
[Arctic Wolf] 6:39 pm: tell us anyway
[RonJames] 6:39 pm: no worries, thats what makes it fun thrall, lololol
[young0076] 6:39 pm: thrall where are you at ?
[thrall] 6:40 pm: im not getting anise....
[thrall] 6:40 pm: but do see the orange
[RonJames] 6:40 pm: no worries
[thrall] 6:40 pm: madascar vanilla
[Arctic Wolf] 6:40 pm: corriander?
[thrall] 6:40 pm: and...lol...the way my arm smells after they do a blood draw....
[Arctic Wolf] 6:40 pm: The vanilla is there for sure
[RonJames] 6:41 pm: i had the vanilla as well
[thrall] 6:41 pm: cimmamon....
[Arctic Wolf] 6:41 pm: yeah there is a little medicinal
[RonJames] 6:41 pm: and i'd rather the arm then the dentist glove taste
[thrall] 6:41 pm: and mace
[Arctic Wolf] 6:41 pm: I thought just a hint of cinnamon
[Saxman] 6:41 pm: brb gents
[RonJames] 6:42 pm: mace, im not to familiar with, I haven't cooked with it......yet!
[Arctic Wolf] 6:42 pm: I'd rather the dental glove than the other glove
[RonJames] 6:42 pm: I 2nd that saxman
[itsme_timd] 6:42 pm: Oh boy, don't think I should have had this on an empty stomach. *********
[thrall] 6:42 pm: mace is the outer netting on nutmeg...milder then nutmeg
[RonJames] 6:42 pm: lololol, arctic i am rolling with that one, might have to tell that to the proctologist
[Arctic Wolf] 6:43 pm: yeah i think that was the hint of hazelnut I tasted
[Arctic Wolf] 6:43 pm: I wasn't sure anyone was old enough to get that
[thrall] 6:43 pm: to me its not haaelnut...its mace...
[The Foredeck]: young0076 has left at 6:43 pm
[RonJames] 6:43 pm: itsme timd, get some food in ya big guy, anything
[Jason] 6:43 pm: I got it... I just choose to chase it out of my brain quickly
[itsme_timd] 6:44 pm: Yeah, I'm going to so some dinner soon.
[itsme_timd] 6:44 pm: LOL
[thrall] 6:44 pm: what..you mean i had to have dinner first...lol
[Arctic Wolf] 6:44 pm: that could be i always change my mind several times before I do a review,
and at fifteen it could change quite a bit
[RonJames] 6:44 pm: i thought we were drinking dinner? like the mailman does
[thrall] 6:44 pm: heh
[thrall] 6:45 pm: butter...i taste butter
[RonJames] 6:45 pm: more money for haiti tonight boys, im pouring a 2nd glass
[Arctic Wolf] 6:45 pm: yeah i mentioned butter right away
[thrall] 6:45 pm: i came in a bit late..
[Arctic Wolf] 6:45 pm: 2nd I'm on my third
[thrall] 6:45 pm: so you taste that one too....
[Arctic Wolf] 6:46 pm: thats okay i was just confirming
[itsme_timd] 6:46 pm: I got the butter as well, Thrall.
[RonJames] 6:46 pm: i got butter as well
[Arctic Wolf] 6:46 pm: I think I get just a hint of the cinnomn behind the butter
[RonJames] 6:47 pm: if i had to say for me, butter, apple, spice (anise-orange) with an apple fade
[thrall] 6:47 pm: hhmm..apple....
[RonJames] 6:47 pm: could be cinamon butter, its definitely not straight
[RonJames] 6:47 pm: and cinamon would have the kick
[Arctic Wolf] 6:47 pm: no apple for me
[RonJames] 6:48 pm: but then so would nutmeg
[thrall] 6:48 pm: ya know.....its not so much apple for me as it is ...mango
[Mistahunter] 6:48 pm: anyone have a good comparison to this rum?
[Arctic Wolf] 6:48 pm: more citrus
[Mistahunter] 6:48 pm: it has a very different profile to what i usually drink...
[RonJames] 6:48 pm: i think the apple is what makes it whiskey ish for me
[thrall] 6:49 pm: what do you like mistahunter?
[Arctic Wolf] 6:49 pm: The Juan Santos five is what immediately came to my mind on first sip
[RonJames] 6:49 pm: but I am NOT a whiskey man
[Arctic Wolf] 6:49 pm: I agree with that whiskey ish ness
[RonJames] 6:49 pm: for comparisons I would put it in the same category as french/agricole
[Arctic Wolf] 6:50 pm: I think the oak used to age this was old oak with not much tannin left
[thrall] 6:50 pm: say.....did anyone see the questiosn i put in about the 15 bottles?
[itsme_timd] 6:50 pm: Have a great night everyone, I'm off to find some dinner. Thanks for organizing
this, Ron. Thoughts and prayers continue to be sent for Haiti.
[thrall] 6:50 pm: good seeing you it
[RonJames] 6:50 pm: thanks for joing itsme timd, enjoy the dinner!
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:53 PM   #24
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Nice meeting everyone and sampling some fine rum with you!
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:47 AM   #25
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Enjoyed the chat fellow rum lovers, might even be a good idea if we were to try to arrange a time once a week to meet up, or shall I say chat it up as we sit and discuss rums etc
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:16 AM   #26
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I'd like to thank all those for turning out, we had 10 people at one time I think. It was good to continue support Haiti, and of course, it was a blast drinking rum with fellow rum lovers! What a pleasant surprise the barbancourt rums are. We should organize something, maybe once a month to start. The rum of the month doesn't sound like a bad idea to start, unless of course that rum of the month turns out to be that $4G pre castro rum on ebay. The chat room worked awesome I must say.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #27
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I truly enjoyed the discussion (and the rum) last night. I think I raised about $50!!!

The Barbancourt 8yr is now on my preferred list of rums. It was very good with an ice cube.

I am definitely in on the monthly chat sessions.

Look forward to next time.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:40 AM   #28
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For me it was great to taste the rum with others sampling and mentioning the flavors they noticed, this helped me to look for those flavors as well. To me the butterscotch was very pronounced in the 8yo but something I hadn't recognized until it was mentioned.

Monthly rum tastings sound great to me!
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:56 AM   #29
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I like the idea of a monthy chat. Ronjames could start a thread under Rum discussions called monthly chat and ask Ed to make it a sticky. Maybe take nominations for the rum we like and let Ronjames pick it based on the discussion. That way we could make sure it is a rum that is relatively available to everyone. If there is some kind of problem making it a sticky thread, I could make a sticky in the Connoisseurs Cabinet on my shelf there.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:04 PM   #30
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If I have access to the selected rum, count me in. Once a month would be perfect, once a week will deplete my collection !
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