It has a bit of a kick to it, and a little burn on the way down.  It has a rich caramel flavour as well and it is a deeper colour, like a cherry wood.  I love this Trinidadian rum. I can't wait to try the 1824 edition. Although I may have to save up a bit.  The bottle is also really neat and it has a real cork in the top.  I've given as a gift as well.