Mine taste "okay" only but here's why... I didn't have rum or brandy so I used Kahlua. I didn't know if you're suppose to use the whole coffee/corn syrup mixture.. is it suppose to be watery or syrup(y)? I only used about half of the mixture(it just said brush on) I probably needed to use the whole thing? And the 2 tablespoon of cocoa on top was a bit much (i think 1 tablespoon is good enough). AND I think I should have poked more holes!