I tried a free sample of Malibu Black a couple weeks ago and it was surprisingly very good. I do not like Malibu original, because I am not a big fan of coconut and its too sweet and sugary for my taste. The Malibu Black kicks it up a notch with Caribbean Rum which makes it 70 Proof. I could actually see myself drinking Malibu Black on the rocks at a beach. Job well done Malibu. I might actually purchase this in the future.