Caroni 1996 Extra Strong Imperial Proof 21-Year rum

Caroni 1996 Extra Strong Imperial Proof 21-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged | Pot and Column Still Distilled

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27 Caroni 1996 Extra Strong Imperial Proof 21-Year ratings

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Achim Emmenegger 🇩🇪 | 72 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Jetzt versteh ich aber gar nix mehr. Wie kann man diesen Top Caroni so schlecht bewerten?
Klar ein Kirsch oder Blackadder ist noch etwas besser,aber der 21er spielt schon in der Caroni Oberliga.
Für mich noch einen Tick besser als der 17 jährige aus der Serie.
Daher gebe ich jetzt 10 Punkte,klar ,Das ist hoch ,ein Kirsch müsste dann 11 oder gar 12 Punkte haben ,aber a) gibt es kaum Welche und b) kennt ihn daher auch kaum Jemand.
Der 21er ist im Moment noch problemlos zu haben und der Preis ist mit 220 Euro in Ordnung.
In ein paar Jahren wird es solche Caronis nicht mehr geben und über 220 Euro wird man lachen

Marc Cardinal 🇧🇪 | 399 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Beautiful mahogany color. On the nose, there are very fruity notes with very light aroma of classic caroni bitumen. After a while, empyreumatic notes of smoke and tobacco arrive. There are also wax notes of old oak furniture and also leather. In the mouth, the oak, wax, bitumen are always present with a beautiful complexity in the fruity aromas. A very nice final super long. A very nice rum, superior to the 17 years but it requires a very long aeration.

Rei 🇩🇪 | 117 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

In the aroma of this rum (which matured for 21 years and is 100 Proof) you will find notes of tar, rubber, leather, smoke and oak together with the sweetness of molasses and caramel. The rum is very intense and complex on the palate either. Notes of dried fruit, eucalyptus, tar and raisins join oak. The finish is strong, long and slightly bitter.

Jonte Json 🇸🇪 | 109 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

Heavy, rich and complex, but with a disgusting taste of petrol

Per71 🇸🇪 | 79 ratings
Posted 8 months ago

Really different rum..
Light smell of jet fuel on the nose...
But the taste is not bad !
Smoke and tobacco with sweetness..

VikingXO 🇩🇰 | 169 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

I’m surprised, I did not expect this sweetness from a Caroni?? It is actually mild and easy sipper, still it’s 57 abv ?? Amazing. No doubt my new Caroni favorit. All the classic notes are there, but it is so well balanced. Recommended !

vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 396 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Today I have an 21y old Caroni from Luka. It's not rare yet but maybe one day.

Wonderful dirty and fruity nose. The balance is very good with leather, tar, black currant and oak. It's smooth, not like 57 abv.
The taste is as balanced as the nose. In the initial taste are all the pretty Caroni flavors like leather, tar and black currant. The middle taste continues with tanins, medicine, firmint and dark fruits. In the end I get leather and dark fruits again.
The start of the finish is again with tannins instead of spice. After that I get all the beautiful and dirty aromas again.
It tastes old, but also smooth, very balanced and intensive. It's a very beautiful Caroni and represents the Velier bottlings in a very gently way. Would rate it with 92 points.

Nose: leather, tar, firmint, black currant, plum, oak, barrel
Taste initial: leather, tar, black currant, tanins, wood
Middle: medicine, firmint, leather, dry fruits, dark fruits
Finish: tanins, leather, tar, dark fruits
Aftertaste: leather, black currant, dry fruit

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruits: 2/5
Spice: 2/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Complexity: 3.5/5
Value (280€): 3.5/5

Ngordon87 🇺🇸 | 48 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

Had this at a bar off of the suggestion from the owner. I originally wanted Kirk and Sweeny but he was out of it. This was not good at all. Ordered beat, and felt the burn immediately. Went back after about 5 minutes and it was still the same. Added a few drops of water which made it worse. After about 30 minutes all I could taste were leather and ink notes. Had to chug the remaining and order Zacapa 23 to get the flavors out of my mouth. Not worth the cost this time around.

Tim East 🇳🇱 | 7 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

High on alcohol, very strong bite which goes straight through the nose. Killed my tongue and i couldnt taste more. Definitely not my thing.

VincentLeHouezec 🇫🇷 | 10 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

Cette bouteille est l'expression type de CARONI. Malheureusement son prix s'est envolé, mais TOUT y est pour vous faire comprendre cette distillerie disparue.