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4th Employees Balas „Brigade“ Bhaggan

Velier • Caroni

86 /10030 reviews
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1231 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Bottler
ID
RX7336
ABV
68,4%
Vintage
1998
Made from
Molasses
Age
22 years
No. of bottles
1158
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The 4th Employees Balas „Brigade“ Bhaggan is a limited release rum from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad. It was distilled in 1998 and aged for 22 years before being bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 68.4%. It has tropical fruit aromas, light rubber and caramel notes, smoky wood and spices, chocolate, floral notes, mango sweetness on the finish, vinegar-like essences of sour cherry and dried date. It is described as warm and round on the nose but dry and bitter on the palate with a fruity flavor with notes of marzipan and hagebutte. The reviewer found it to be very good giving it an 83/100 rating.

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86 /10030 reviews
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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of 4th Employees Balas „Brigade“ Bhaggan is based on 30 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Tar Caramel Barrel OrangePeal Glue Mandarin Leather

Taste associations

Vanilla Bacon Meaty Oak Fruity Licorice Bite

Finish associations

Tar Barrel Meaty Menthol Leather Roasted Smoky

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Community comments

Already 30 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 86 points. A total of 5 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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87/100

This Caroni kicks off with fruit and spices and once it has rested it release tar, caramel and light rubber. The palate is equally convincing with fruits and smoky wood and spices followed by chocolate and a wonderful floral note. The finish is very long with smoky wood and tropical fruits, spices and again the blissful floral note.

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84/100

Im Glas bin ich zunächst überrascht: In diesem Caroni rieche ich ausgeprägte fruchtige Noten, das verbinde ich nicht unbedingt mit der Marke. Es schwingt zur Ehrenrettung aber auch ein Hauch Maschinenhalle mit, aber wirklich nur subtil. Stellt euch vor, ihr würdet eine Mandarine nachts an einer Tankstelle schälen. Im Mund schmecke ich deutlich verbrannten Zucker, etwas Lakritz und viel Holz. Insgesamt bleibt der Rum nur so mittellang auf der Zunge. Auch nach mehr als einer Stunde im Glas bleiben die Fruchtnoten. Für die krassen Caroni-Nerds ist der 1998er Balas Bhaggan vermutlich nichts. Er sc

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85/100

Der Brigade hat die Lager teilweise sehr gespalten. Ich kann beide Seiten verstehen. Auf der einen Seite, war ich von der Nase sehr positiv überrascht, das Aroma ist schön warm, angenehm und rund. Die dreckigen Aromonen sind da, drängen sich jedoch nie in den Vordergrund. Im Zusammenspiel mit der langen Fassreifung, finde ich das sehr gelungen. Im Mund kommts dann jedoch sehr unerwartet. Sehr trocken, bitter, röstig und unrund. Lakritze finde ich wieder und tatsächlich erinnert der Geschmack mich sehr an einen Obstler. Da hat er sehr schwer gegen seine Konkurrenz im Hause Velier

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90/100

In der Nase kommt er deutlich vinegar Richtung Essig fast schon Keton rüber. Sauerkirsche, vielleicht getrocknete Dattel. Leicht schwefelig und Seifenpulver. Süße von Karamell. Vanille und leicht ledrig holzig. Am Gaumen kommt er gleich sehr fruchtig rüber. Stark Richtung Marone. Beerig, aber vielleicht ehr Richtung Hagebutte. Dann kommt etwas säuerliches aber gedeckt. Finde ihn sehr rund. Hat sogar etwas fettiges deftiges. Finde auch den echt verdammt gut.

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83/100

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About the distillery

The distillery Caroni is located in Trinidad. Rums from Caroni have been reviewed 3,644 times with an average of 88/100.

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