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I love this surprise for me

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.

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


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.


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.

Great dark rum suprisingly not from the Caribbean. Very smooth and rich. One of my favorites.

This rum is smooth and has great flavor. It finds itself at home either in a mixed drink or sitting in a glass alone. One of my favs and definitely the best by this distillery

Beautiful dark color & rich, spicy aroma. Great sipping rum!

I was very surprised at how good it was for not being an aged Rum. It is sweet but very good.

I think Koloa is one of the best American rum makers. This dark rum is my favorite of all dark rums.

Smells and tastes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and spice. Perfect at 40%abv and quite easy drinking straight. An amazing rum from Koloa!

This is the best dark rum I have ever had. Don't get me wrong, I would rather have a good aged rum but if you want a dark rum then this is one. Great dark color, excellent aroma and great taste if little after burn.

Zatim jsem jeste neochutnal, ale mam ve sbirce, privezla mi ho tchyne z Hawaie. V Evrope se neprodava a celkove je spatne dostupny. Otevru ho az na svoji svatbu, ale jelikoz vsechny lahve, co mam ve svem kabinetu mam opravdu doma v baru a nejsou dopite, tak sem patri :)

I certainly was not expecting the best mixing rum I've had to be from anywhere but the Caribbean. However, Koala Dark wins that prize. This vanilla flavoured rum with hints of coffee and chocolate was amazing mixed with coke, but was also surprisingly good over rocks or straight. Not quite as sophisticated a finish as more expensive rums, but still incredible.

Although it makes a fabulous float, it is too good (and costly) to be used on a mai tai. Never use it as a mixer, a waste of money and great rum. By far the best rum out of Hawaii. Almost a desert liqueur, as it is somewhat sweet, but it is fabulous on the rocks at the end of your evening, being smooth, rich, and flavorful.

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 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.

A nice sweet rum with an interestingly pleasant aroma in the bottle. It has distinct molasses and vanilla flavors. Although not a sipping rum, this would be fantastic in mixed drinks calling for dark rum. Definitely recommended.

Smooth with strong vanilla hint, a bit sweet but tasty.

I didn't know what to expect when I first tried it, but wow. Extremely sweet for a dark rum. Great for tropical mixed drinks though.

This stuff is like the best of EVERYTHING dark!! Aroma carries vanilla, chocolate, coffee, charred wood, licorice and root beer! The taste is not nearly as complex as the nose, but it's still pretty good: it enters with thick, vanilla custard, followed by a surprisingly pronounced cola kick. Then an odd, but somehow appropriate finish of overripe plums shows up with molasses.
Drinking on it's own is fine, but this stuff makes the best gosh darn rum'n'cokes ever!! At $40 a pop, it's expensive as a mixer, but if that old standby is your thing, this is absolutely worth the money!

Sugar: 28 GPL. Surprisingly good rum at a reasonable price ($35. USD)
Normally, dark rums are for mixing and you wouldn't think of sipping them as most are "well rums" but this rum surprised and impressed me. I found tastes of vanilla, chocolate,coffee, and caramel are present but the coffee and chocolate are predominant. This is a smooth rum that finishes with just the right amount of heat. I would suggest this is the best dark rum for mixing out there, but I am going to serve this as a sipping rum. If you like Goslings Family Reserve rum then you will like this one.

Smooth mixer, as good as any other. Nothing distinctive.

One of my favorite dark blends. Awesome with cola + citrus. Although it would be a great mixer, its too expensive and foo hard to find to be used as such.

Very dark in color. Heavy with vanilla notes. Bit pricey and hard to find on the mainland.

Strong with the vanilla flavor, similar to Papas Pilar. A nice mixer.