Review #541. Koloa Dark Rum

Review #541 | /r/Rum Review #14 – 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.

Distiller: Koloa Rum Company (Hawaii, USA)

Bottler: Koloa Rum Company

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Mini from Sampler, Purchased

Nose: Caramel, confectioners sugar, brown sugar. Faintly under ripe fruits but it’s 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. It’s not really like rum at all. Tastes like a fudge explosion which is completely new coming from a rum in my perspective. I think it’s a clear that this rum is neither 100% natural in color or profile. 3/10 for straight weirdness

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Rank: 3

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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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