Koloa Kauai Dark Rum

The Schtick: This is a dark rum produced and bottled by the Koloa rum company in Hawaii. No official info on dosing / sweetening / dyeing. This is dark af, though, which gives me some inklings of an answer.

Review #541 | Rum Review #14

Distiller: Kaloa

Bottler: Kaloa

Brand: Kaloa


ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Caramel, confectioners sugar, brown sugar. Faintly under ripe fruits but its wildly, syrupy sweet.

Taste: Thin. No heat. Tastes like hot fudge. I shit you not. Tastes like the artificial fudge topping of a McDonalds $1 sundae. Other than that, there is a lot of cocoa, confectioners sugar and a little banana funk. I think this is clearly sweetened.

Finish: Short, loads more cocoa. No heat whatsoever.

Overall: This is really weirdly strange. Its not really like rum at all. Tastes like a fudge explosion which is completely new coming from a rum in my perspective. I think its a clear that this rum is neither 100% natural in color or profile. 3/10 for straight weirdness

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 3

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