Jim Beam Devil's Cut Bourbon
I had Devil's Cut before however it was either a pre-mix or at a weak ratio. So I expected the shot to taste similar to Jim Beam Apple. Boy was I wrong. The Devil overwhelms your nostrils with its charred wood aroma. The 45% alcohol content aggressively makes its presence known as you feel the significant burn down your throat; it's like your throat has been banished to the depths of hell. However, amongst this anguish, a pleasant vanilla taste is noticeable on your tongue which makes you almost forget about the Devil knocking on the door.
The Bar Test
The smell is still very apparent despite being mixed with coke; however, it has been tamed. With the vanilla notes still there, Devil's Cut dominates the typical coke flavours which leaves a sweet after taste in your mouth. The combination of the 'in your face' initial flavours with the familiarity of coke, followed up by the after taste provide a much more complex and multi-dimensional drink. Consisting of the standard JB flavour with a deep roasted oak layer on top. This combination yields a more refined taste compared to your standard JB & coke.
Jim Beam Devil's Cut is a great budget big night out due to having a quite high alcohol content; but when mixed with coke it remains quite easy to drink. While the taste is a big improvement to me personally compared to normal JB, I can't help feel that the name and marketing are a cheesy and an overall gimmick.
I don't believe I have ever seen bars stock it either so you would have to buy your own bottle and take it to the party.
1. Pleasant to the taste buds. A fun tickle all around.
2. More fun tingles however the two flavors aren't cooperating together.
3. Soft, long winded after taste that sticks around for quite awhile
4. It seems that at this ratio the devil is just drowned out by the flavor of coke.
$43 per 700ml bottle
Standard price at Dan Murphy's Australia, prices may vary.