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I really love the Centenario 20, 25, and XX, so I decided to open this bottle for my 75th review. It's truly exceptional as well.
Smells of caramel, molasses, oak, and vanilla. This is slightly less sweet but more complex than the Centenario 20 and 25, but it is still very nicely sweet (I have a bit of a sweet tooth, which is why I like rum to begin with). Another exceptional offering from Ron Centenario!
Pro tip - The Centenario rums are one of the rums that I've noticed get a lot better after they've aeriated. Let them sit at least 10 min after pouring before reviewing/drinking.
My first tasting was in France, then again at Rumfest London 2016. It's a seriously beautiful rum with a butterscotch nose and sweet taste with hazelnut, slight oak, and vanilla. Ends with a loud floral finish that stays almost too sweet. I could easily sip this all night - MUST TRY!
In my opinion. One of the best rums in the world. On the sweet side perfection
It took a very long to to make this rum and it took almost (seemingly) as long for me to find a bottle that I did not need to import from France!
With that said this is worth the wait, the price and I agree with many of the positive reviews. My first taste of Oak, Molasses, and hints of vanilla hooked me all the way. Now that I have found a place where I can easily purchase this rum, I have added a couple of bottles to the back of my bar, and would recommend that you do.
Great rum and lucky enough to have been to Costa Rica. Cost only £65 over there so superb value. In my opinion better than Appleton 21 and flor de Cana 25. Amazingly smooth rum.
For me, the real question is would I rather have two 25 year bottles, or one 30 year. There is no doubt that this is a better rum. But is it worth the price to justify it. I guess for me, I would rather must drink the 25 year. (My second favorite rum) and get twice as much. The nose, the flavor is amazing on this rum. It's as smooth as any rum out there, with no alcohol bite. Yes please, I will have another.
The best rum I ever had. Very delicious taste. The price is higher but it's equal to that quality.
This is real good stuff!
It is very sweet and tasty!
One of my new favourites!!!!
I don't agree that this is worse than the 25 year old. Not as sweet and much more complex. If it's worth the extra cash, is up to you. I'm glad I got it.
Oaky and woody and less sweet than 20 or 25 year. I prefer the sweeter ones which also cost less. I would go with the 25.
I had the chance comparing the 3 centenarios (20,25 and 30) and there is for sure a difference, but it is not so big as I expected, I think the price is just too high comparing it with the 20 years one. But please dont get me wrong it is a great rum.
One of the very good sweet rums. Incrediblely smooth with an almost dramatic sweetnees. Splendid when your in the mood for a sugarcane trip. Lovely full molasse body with cocoa notes, and a nice slightly spicy lingering finish. As mentioned by others, its just a bit to close to it's sibling, considering the price. If the retail was lowered, my score would be a 9.
Firstly sweet and little bit spicy and after there is taste of rum. You will feel it in mouth next 10 minutes.
Enjoyed a bottle of Ron Centenario 30y while vacationing in Costa Rica. Ron Centenario 30 year old is easily available in all the local grocery stores at $110 a bottle, which is a very good value. Cardboard box is nice and sturdy. Oval bottle is very nice and high end. Deep amber color. The initial flavor is very nice and complex, but the taste turns into mild whisky like quickly. Very mild burn at the end. I can now easily see why Ron Centenario 30y has been scoring so high marks.
Maybe because everyone told me that was a really great rum I decided to buy a bottle. I had much better rums at this price range. But it's not bad.
I had the opportunity to taste the 20 years and the 25 years and I waited to taste this version 30 years at a rum fest or private tasting because as some of you the price was a brake and the comments were not necessarily positive. The day arrived when I finally tasted this rum. The conditions were not optimal but to seeing the heads of my colleagues during this tasting, our opinions all went in the same direction. This rum is in line with the two younger ones with the same aromas. Caramel, molasses, pastry notes. In the mouth, the sweetness is immediately present with vanilla all in finesse. And this may be the problem, it is too sweet even though this is usually the case with very old rum. You get the impression that he has not much to say, that he expressed all the complexity and then nothing ... We were disappointed and seen the price a lot of people prefer the 25th on the 20th Now this is always a matter of taste and nothing should be taken away from the work behind this quality rum. But for the same price jump on the Malteco 1987.
My first Centenario. At the Tallinn airport in Estonia there is a relatively new and fantastic wine bar. They have a huge selection of some nice vintages as well as Rums, Gins and Whiskeys to taste.
I almost liked this Centenario but looks like that someone has been adding way too much sweetness into it for my taste. Sometimes this seems to be a issue with these aged Rums. I can't deny it, I do like more the sweet and oaky ones than totally dry ones, but this was even too much for me.
sweet rum. very sweet rum. very mild. very soft.
creamy, some leather, some fruity notes, some smoke in the background. a little bit of tobacco.
one of the greates, smooth taste, no alcoholic flavour,
Some of the cheaper Centenario 20, is very caramelly, too much for me.
This is much better! Nose is brilliant, soft and inviting!
Taste is powerfull at first, a tad of alcohol. Its semi-dry and a nice long aftertaste. Very very pleasent rum! Reminds me somewhat of Unhiq XO
Good rum smooth, kind of dry, legs are dense, dark ambar colour, lots of wood, caramel and dark chocolote. Sweet in the nose and a bit alcohol at the begin but if you give the time it opens with the oxigen and the alcohol is gone.
Second taste feel sweeter and the caramel and dark chocolate is stronger also become smoother does not burn at all. Some cacao, some vainilla.
Really good rum for sipping, highly recommended.
tycker nog 20 år är lite bättre,sötare framförallt.
mycket ek i den här,även viss sötma som gillas..
Dégusté en parallèle d'un Millonario XO, il a su faire la différence :)
Ce rhum présente une couleur très foncée, issue de 30 ans de fûts de chêne blanc américain dont l’intérieur a été passé à la flamme, et qui ont élevé du whisky. Le nez est intense, profond, vanillé & fruité. Des pointes de caramel et de miel se font aussi sentir. Il est moins sirupeux que le Millonario XO ou le Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, donnant dès le départ une sensation de légèreté. Le rhum fait des jambes sur les parois du verre. En bouche, tous ces parfums sont bien présents, et s’étalent dans un temps infini sans lourdeur au palais. Le final est légèrement acidulé, relevant ainsi cette sublime gorgée !
Centenario 25y was already very good level for me and 30y is even one step better. Nice aroma with molase, wood and sugarcane tomes. Very smooth taste, almost no burning. Complex body with more layers and long warm aftertaste. Only one weaker point is price. For 150 USD you would expect something "special", but this is "only" very weell heavy sweeter rum 🙂