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Rum Nation 1998 Caroni 18-Year rum

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Posted 5 months ago by Lukasz from Poland with 18 ratings

Smell of tobacco, green tea, bananas, plums, cherries, bird cherry, industrial note, oil. In mouth: tart, deep, tobacco flavor, dry wine, papaya and kerosene. The finish is very tart, sour grapes, kerosene, smoked pineapple. Incredibly intense, greasy, saturated with wood, but you can still feel fermentation!

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Posted about 1 year ago by Alaska Joe from United States with 34 ratings

This is an interesting version of Caroni, much milder and slightly sweeter than the velier bottles than I have experienced. More of a kidney punch than a Deontay Wilder right hand to the kisser. I turned my neighbor on to this particular expression and he purchased one for himself afterwards, either the power of persuasion or Caroni magic...IDK. I give this rum a solid 8 and would recommend it to anyone who wants to expand your palette without breaking the bank.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

Mahogany color. The nose is on candied fruit, plum, prune and fig. It's greedy. We also find a typical marker of smoke.
On the palate, we are always on candied fruit, it's pastry, butter too. After a while, we arrive on the wax of old oak furniture and candle. It's short in the mouth with a final on spices, pepper, nutmeg, it's hot, it's beautiful. Good to apprehend the world of Caroni. Real note = 8,5

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Posted almost 2 years ago by max from Canada with 27 ratings

Caroni 18 ans (Rum nation) 1998
Origine : Trinidad et Angleterre
55%
70cl
Nez : assez lourd, fruité sur la banane et les fruits cuits, caramel salé et note de bitume. Un peu funky agrémenté de vanille.
Bouche : notes iodés suivit de goût de caoutchouc puis un léger finish caramélisé.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 351 ratings

Scheint die Ablösung des 1998 16 yo zu sein. Dieser wurde 2016 mit 55% Vol. abgefüllt, ist aber nicht die vollen 18 Jahre in Trinidad gereift. Die letzten 6 Jahre der Reifung durfte dieser Rum in England verbringen. Also ein wilder 12 Jähriger Caroni der in England noch ein wenig geschlafen hat.
Im Glas schönes sattes Bernstein mit Kupferreflexen.
In der Nase, unverwechselbar Caroni, da ist er wieder, dieser Duft von einem alten gewachsten Holzmöbel. Die Schubladen gefüllt mit in Harz getunkte frische weisse Früchte und gelben Blumen. Ein Krümel Teer und einen Tropfen Diesel garnieren das Ganze.
Im Gaumen werden Deine Geschmacksknospen mit den 55% wachgerüttelt und nicht geröstet. Die Aromen explodieren förmlich auf der Zunge, so wie es sich für einen Caroni gehört. Jegliche Beschreibung kann nur einen Bruchteil diese Aromen Vielfalt wiedergeben. Trotzdem, fruchtig frisch, erdig herb, harzig holzig, Kakau, Vanille, Karamell, Pfeffer, Lakritze, Petroleum, Teer....
Im Abgang, ein fliessender Übergang vom Gaumen, Harz, Holz und Gewürze klingen lange nach, das Typische Bitumen Aroma bleibt für immer. :-)
Ein super Caroni für Liebhaber dieser Art von Rum, etwas mehr Holz und Harz geprägter als Diesel und Teer. Für alle Anderen: Finger weg, Der ist alles Andere als süss ! Erinnert mich stark an die Velier Abfüllung 12 yo. destilliert im Jahr 2000. 9+

Seems to be the replacement of the 1998 16 yo. This was bottled in 2016 with 55% Vol., But has not ripened the full 18 years in Trinidad. The last 6 years of aging allowed this rum to spend in England. So a wild 12 year old Caroni who slept in England a little bit.
In the glass nice rich amber with copper reflections.
In the nose, unmistakable Caroni, there it is again, this scent of an old waxed wooden furniture. The drawers filled with fresh white fruits and yellow flowers dipped in resin. A crumb of tar and a drop of diesel garnish the whole thing.
On the palate, your taste buds are shaken awake with the 55% and not roasted. The aromas explode literally on the tongue as it should be for a Caroni. Any description can only reflect a fraction of these flavors variety. Nevertheless, fruity fresh, earthy tart, resinous woody, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, pepper, liquorice, petroleum, tar ....
In the finish, a smooth transition from the palate, resin, wood and spices sound long after, the typical bitumen aroma remains forever. :-)
A great Caroni for lovers of this kind of rum, slightly more wood and resin more embossed than diesel and tar. For everyone else: Stay away, he's anything but sweet! Reminds me strongly of the Velier bottling 12 yo. distilled in 2000. 9+