Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Tasty, but not quite great
Like all Caronis from 1998, this one is rather dirty. But I discovered also some fruits in the background. I think this is because of the dilution to 40%. We should consider the times where it's almost impossible to get a Caroni under 100€. I like it also with the dilution, it offers nice flavours.
The nose is characterized by leather, car tires (rubber) and tar. In the background are some fruit aromas (black currant and plum).
The same is reflected in the taste. Leather, car tires and tar, followed by fruits such as black currant, plum, citrus.
Finish: short/middle long, citrus, molasses, bitterness, some tar
I like also to mix this rum with the 10y Bristol Caroni. The 10y Bristol is more medical/fruity but not dirty enough. In combination with this one the two Caronis become spectacular.
Value (99€): 3.5/5
A very good natural (no cask finishes) 10 yo Caroni, bottled at easygoing 40%. The low alcohol % does take away from the spirit some, but you get the typical Caroni notes of vanilla and fruit, plus the motorboard oily character and a touch of smoke. No additives, no added sugar - as it should be. Let the spirit - Not fake additives and sweetening - speak. Lovely.
Die Verdünnung auf 40 Prozent hat dem Rum überhaupt nicht gut getan.
In Anbetracht dass mich die Flasche mal 40 Euro gekostet hat geht Das in Ordnung.
Wer aber einen 74 er Bristol oder einen Kirsch Caroni getrunken hat der schüttet diesen Caroni besser ins Cola
Tried the Bristol Classic Caroni 1998 edition bottled in 2015 on a cold evening. This is a whisky lovers rum. Very woody to the nose and palate. Surprisingly strong floral burst at the end on the taste test. Semi dark golden color. If you like your single malts woody, then you will score this in 8-9 range.
At a low 40% this rum has its potential to be great, ripped out from under it. This is the story of a Caroni that got wasted
Well that's a very special one! First tasting i was shocked! I just tasted alcool! Strong alcool. The aftertaste was woody. But then, my 2nd and 3rd sip was okay. But i just put a very bit on my tongue. I think this is great with a bit water or ice in it.
It starts very smooth: lots of fruit. Then - mostly in the palate - there sets in some heavy oak. One must like that. I, for one, do. The finishing again oak, a little fruit, a bit spicy. Just a bit too much of burning alcool to be really excellent. Still - I would recommend it to friends who like more than Bourbon...
A very worst rum, nothing special, very harshing, strong, to alcoholic. I'm very disapointing, Secret Treasure Old Trinidad Rum 1996 Caroni Distilery is a dream compared with this shit. It also has a "delightful" taste just like smoky diesel.
Easily access Rumratings while on the go by adding a shortcut to your home screen. All you have to do is click the icon and then Add the RumRatings App