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who has dared to drink Lemon Hart 151 straight?
thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-04-14 10:10 pm   Permalink

It tastes like ... burning

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2011-04-15 05:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-14 22:10, thePorpoise wrote:
It tastes like ... burning


I'm not surprised... I've only used it as a mixer. I figure that much alcohol content would pretty much render it unsuitable as a sipping rum.


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2011-04-15 05:37 am   Permalink

Sip it! It's an experience!

 
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Johnny Dollar
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From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
Posted: 2011-04-15 06:00 am   Permalink

if getting a sore throat is an experience, then yes

(p.s. guilty as charged. i've drunk bacardi 151 straight too, just to see what it was like. you would have thought i had learned my lesson)


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-04-15 06:23 am   Permalink

Does it makes your cheeks crumple like melting cellophane?

 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2011-04-15 06:28 am   Permalink

you mean, like, on purpose?

Does someone offering you to taste their drink, not telling you it has a float, and you take a big swig off the top of the drink thereby getting most of the floater qualify for your question?


 
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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2011-04-15 07:03 am   Permalink

Once.

Only once.

Someone offered me a flask - thought they had pulled the bottle of Lemon Hart 80 & mistakenly grabbed the 151 to fill their flask with.

Just that little red triangle differentiating the two....is WAY too easy to do - have made that mistake at the store & brought home more 151 than planned.

Again, as mistake made only once.


 
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Potato.
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Posted: 2011-04-15 07:53 am   Permalink

I learned years ago, secondhand, that one shouldn't do so when my dorm roommate put some in his mouth and lit it on fire whilst spitting it out. Firebreathing 151. I decided at that point that 151 was a mixer.

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2011-04-15 08:02 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-04-15 07:53, Potato. wrote:
I learned years ago, secondhand, that one shouldn't do so when my dorm roommate put some in his mouth and lit it on fire whilst spitting it out. Firebreathing 151. I decided at that point that 151 was a mixer.



ok, i need more details on this... did he burn himself? or anything?


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2011-04-15 09:49 am   Permalink

My tasting.

I have sipped them all. How else are you going to mix properly? Yes, I sipped Bacardi 151. But here is a tip: Sip and swirl and spit! It is the swallowing that hurts!
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tiknician
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Joined: Apr 11, 2011
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From: SF CA
Posted: 2011-04-15 10:05 am   Permalink

Spit out LH 151? As hard as it was to find? Blasphemy! haha

I have only had it straight by sipping from the glass with it as a float.

My college 151 experience also involved Bacardi 151. I was playing blackjack with my roommate; the loser of each hand had to drink a flaming shot of 151. No sipping, no spitting, light it and down it.

I don't think we played too many hands. I had to lie down. I think it was about 6 pm. I was supposed to go to the midnight movie. I didn't make it. I haven't drunk 151 straight since and I don't really want to.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2011-04-15 10:55 am   Permalink

Swanky, have you had the Cruzan 151? it's amber, very smooth actually.

also, I've seen, but haven't sampled, a Gosling's dark 151...


 
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rugbymatt
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2011-04-15 2:53 pm   Permalink

Tried the El Dorado 151 straight once when I visited LiesureMaster in NYC. Not a pleasant experience as the ED 151 is distilled clear and any smokey sweet goodness seems to be removed. Also tried the Cruzan 151 which was not as terrible but not a sipper by a long shot.

 
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Potato.
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From: Lincoln, NE
Posted: 2011-04-15 4:43 pm   Permalink

Nobody burned themselves. They just spit it out like a normal firebreather. I did not try it, though. Mostly because I wanted to keep my face and didn't want to risk it.

 
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aquarj
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From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2011-04-15 6:12 pm   Permalink

Well, since the topic says "drink" I guess my answer is no. But I've sipped the LH151 and actually kinda enjoyed it straight. The thing about it is that it has A LOT of flavor, unlike a lot of clear overproofs that smell, taste, and burn like gasoline or rubbing alcohol.

Not to say I've sipped gasoline, but I did have to siphon the gas out of my car last week (don't ask).

There's a whole bunch of "boutique" blender labels (Silver Seal,
Samaroli, Moon Imports, Bristol Spirits, Cadenhead's, etc.) that sell higher proof demerara rums. Most are hard to get and expensive because they're aged in Europe from barrels shipped over after being distilled in Guyana. They're often in the 100-130 proof range, and often from just one particular still among those that ended up under Demerara Distillers (Enmore, Port Morant, Versailles, etc.). The blog "A Mountain of Crushed Ice" has a great series of posts about demerara rums in general, the El Dorado demeraras, and some of these boutique demerara releases - part 1 and part 2. I've tried a few of them, and it seems like there's a common family tree with LH151. But out of the overproof or "full proof" demeraras I've tried, I like the Lemon Hart best.

If you're VERY careful sipping it in tiny little puckered dribbles, you can enjoy it neat, with that very rich flavor. With the high proof and a tiny sip, it feels to me like a lot of it evaporates on my tongue before swallowing, and then just that little bit left over goes down not as harsh as expected. But then there's a little rush of warmth after the swallow. Stroh 80 (160 proof) has a similar combination of very rich flavor with the high proof, but it's a different flavor from the demeraras.

-Randy


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