Friday, September 16, 2016
Koloa Kauai Coffee Liqueur - Hawaii
Koloa Kauai Coffee Liqueur...$33.99
Distilled, blended and bottled by Koloa Rum Company Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
34% ABV/68 Proof.
Koloa Coffee 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 Spirit itself is a collaboration between the Kauai Coffee Company and Koloa Rum Company.
The Rum is distilled 2 times at 160 – 180 ABV.
Appearance: This Spirit pours and looks like a rich deep cup of coffee with a deep brown opaque hue surrounded by a light mahogany meniscus. Several swirls of this spirit in the glass reveal a hint of real coffee particulate that gather in the slow running amber kissed legs…
Nose: Freshly ground and brewed Aribica and Robusto Beans with the sweet smell of molasses and rich dark chocolate undertones kissed with a touch of Lilikoi…
Taste and Finish: This intensely rich coffee flavored rum is slightly lower in ABV. which facilitates the amazingly complex flavors achieved. The initial sip is a highly robust espresso coffee balanced with white cane sugar, the spirit initially presents itself as a well-crafted espresso cocktail and then it’s back to a dry finish of light vanilla, hints of chocolate and that wonderful coffee flavor that can only be achieved by a great barista. Second and third sips of this elixir present hints of tropical fruit in the finish along with hazelnut and stone fruits. This is a remarkable spirit…