Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Koloa Introduces a New Coffee Expression

     This new expression is Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii.  The new Koloa Coffee Rum is made from the mash of raw Cane Sugar, distilled in an impressive vintage 1210 gallon steam powered copper pot still and cut to proof with filtered water from the ancient Mount Waialeale.  The Spirit itself is a collaboration between the Kauai Coffee Company and Koloa Rum Company.

     The Koloa Coffee Rum offers a deep brown opaque hue highlighted by a light mahogany rim of highlights.  Swirling this rum in the glass reveals a small amount of real coffee particulate gathering in the amber legs moving slowly down the sides of the glass.  The aroma of freshly brewed Aribica and Robusto Bean coffee.  There are notes of molasses and rich dark chocolate to lead you into this exciting expression.  This intensely rich coffee flavored rum exudes an amazingly complex flavor profile, initially there are highly robust espresso coffee notes that are balanced with sweetness to carry you to your favorite coffee shop.  Initially it presents itself as an espresso cocktail and then it takes you home with a dry finish of light vanilla with hints of chocolate and coffee flavor.  Additional sips of Koloa’s Coffee Rum exhibits hints of tropical fruit and a long finish highlighted by hazelnut and stone fruits. 

     Koloa Coffee Rum is presented at an impressive 34% ABV or 68 proof, following the rum being distilled two times.   This is a nice product with a good natural flavor that will keep you coming back again and again.