Review #546. Koloa Rum Company Spiced Rum

Review #546 | /r/Bourbon Review #16 – Koloa Rum Company Spiced Rum

The Schtick: This is a spiced Hawaiin rum distilled and bottled by the Koloa Rum Company in Kalaheo, HI.

“Koloa Spice Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.

The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.”


Distiller: Kaloa Rum Company (Hawaii, USA)

Bottler: Koloa Rum Company

ABV: 44% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Mini from Sampler, Purchased


Nose: Root beer barrel candies. Striking resemblance. Caramel, toffee, sassafrass, root beer soda, birch. Faint pepper.

Taste: Sweet, definitely dosed. Thick, rich mouthfeel with minimal heat and funk. Totally resembles a root beer barrel candy, with notes of honey, caramel, sassafrass and maple.

Finish: Short, sweet, no heat. This rum is a root beer float in a barrel.

Overall: I like this but like the dark rum, its obviously sweetened. That said, that sort of thing usually bring out the pitchforks, but this was pretty well done all things considered. This would be the perfect float on a traditional daquiri. Its definitely not a neat sipping rum, 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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