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Koloa Dark rum
Koloa Dark rum

Koloa Dark

United States | Dark

Koloa Dark rum, a version of their White Rum with added caramel color and flavors. Bottled unaged at 80 proof.

via American Rum Report

7.1/10 (44 ratings)
Recommendable to most

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Posted almost 6 years ago by lmolinajr from United States with 17 ratings

A friend gave me a bottle of this.I was surprised how good this is with coke and alittle lime..Just like some fellow posters had stated,it is pricey so probably wont find this on my home bar.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Steve from Canada with 10 ratings

Buddy of mine got me hooked on this amazing Hawaiian Rum, find it sweet to my pallet.

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Posted about 7 years ago by Chris from United States with 27 ratings

I love this ...total surprise for me

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Posted 11 months ago by Orangepegs from United States with 1 rating

Koloa is responsible for my affinity for this spirit. I am a particular fan of the gold, dark, and coconut. So good. So smooth. Dangerous AF.

I like to mix it with orange seltzer, a little of the koloa coconut, and a tiny splash of guava nectar for a strong, smooth, flavorful, somewhat low calorie mai tai.

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Posted over 7 years ago by DaveW from United States with 15 ratings

Another hard to find rum unless on the west coast. I fell in love with this one sipping it down in the Keys. It has a very unique taste. I would imagine you could make some great mixed drinks with it such as mai tai's. I personally enjoy sipping it and getting the great taste of sugar cane from Hawaii.

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Posted over 4 years ago by RumRunner from United States with 10 ratings

Put me in the minority that enjoyed this on the rocks as much as I did in a mai tai. I prefer a sweeter profile, and this delivers. Nice, deep caramel and molasses on the nose that carries through the palette. It might lack the complexity of some of the finer aged rums, and the price runs on the high side outside Hawaii, but I would consider this to be a special spiced rum.

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Posted 5 months ago by Gary from United States with 33 ratings

I was a little surprised at how good this was over ice.

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Posted 7 months ago by Dean from United States with 54 ratings

Nice little spice finish. Went really well in a mix drink.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Mike Pooch from United States with 36 ratings

Really great vanilla-coke flavor, smooth and sweet. I only sipped it neat but I think with ice it would be great. Might try it in a Remsberg’s Planters Punch...my go to test of all rums:) 3/4 oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, 3 oz rum, 3 dash’s angostura bitters. swizzle w crushed ice and a few luxardo cherries w a dash of luxardo cherry syrup. A Rum Old Fashioned of sorts.

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Posted 3 days ago by RumHelps from United States with 8 ratings

The aroma is more complex than the taste. If you took a coffee bean and infused it with a little bit of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, macadamia nut, and just a hint of clove...and then toasted it, that's the aroma I get. The taste...initially sugary coffee, but develops into a less sweet almost peppery finish.