Review #544. Koloa Rum Company Gold Rum

Review #544 | /r/Rum Review #15 – Koloa Rum Company: Kaui Gold Rum

The Schtick: This is a golden rum from Kaloa Rum Company, distilled and bottled in Kalaheo, HI.


Distiller: Kaloa Rum Company

Bottler: Kaloa Rum Company

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Mini from Sampler, Purchased


Nose: Strong hit of ethanol; caramel and vanilla notes really shine. Faint pineapple, lime and orange peel. Butter pecan, very pleasant.

Taste: Thin, but no heat or astringency. Sweet caramel, butter pecan and faintly floral notes are prominent. Vanilla butter cream is also a big component.

Finish: Short, sweet and again, very pleasant. Theres some more overripe fruit – lots of pineapple and plantain. Caramel leads the show out.

Overall: Overall this is very pleasant but not wildly remarkable. To me, drinking this, all I can think of is how great a Mai Tai this would make. Its not great neat, but its just fine. I’d make Mai Tai’s all day long with it, though.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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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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