Despite the sweet, almost root beer-like caramel fragrance, the mahogany liquid is brawny and dry. Look for bitter cocoa up front, cinnamon and allspice notes. A good foil for drinks with sweeter ingredients. The result is a high-proof spirit that's perfect for mixing in your favorite cocktails, including Long Island Iced Teas, Mai Tais and Mojitos. The rum features prominent oak and vanilla flavors with hints of cinnamon and clove spices.