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Have been a Sailor Jerry drinker for years. Then one day Jerry wasn't around... I was really in the mood for some spice and too many of my friends had been with Captain Morgan, though none seem to be in love. So, I tried Kilo Kai. Damn. That's all I can say. Had several at the bar... and am now on the hunt to buy a bottle. Or two.
There aren't many spiced rims in the world that I can drink without chasing but I've found one here. I don't understand what a lot of people don't like about this rum. I guess they don't like their rum to have sweet taste to it. It's pretty sweet but not all that sweet. It does burn the throat but not in an uncomfortable way. I've had Kraken, Sailor Jerry, Captain Mo, and a lot of the other rims you find in your local store and this is honestly the best Rum I have ever had so I'm gonna give it a perfect score because I just don't see anything wrong with it.
Had some good reviews, so I tried to. I'm not unhappy with the purchase as I was extremely curious, but the rum isn't fantastic. It's reminiscent of Kraken, but a little more.... soapy? They claim flavors of "anise, vanilla, banana, cherry, nutmeg and orange peels". I would have been happy with just two or three of those. I just can't think of a situation I would prefer this over Kraken. I'm giving it a 6, unlike Kraken which I gave an 8 (I believed), because it's not offensive. There is strong vanilla, it makes a decent rum and coke, but that soapy flavor... Not offensive, I just don't understand why anyone would want this flavor.
Taste is delicious and smooth. Great blend of spices and flavor.
Shipped a bottle of kilo kai as we don't sell it locally. Smell reminds me of root beer/cream soda. Smooth rum with a very good taste overall. I kinda see what others are alluding to with the soapy taste though. Only had it straight thus far..I'll drink some more later in a mixed beverage. So far so good though.
Very smooth... Nose of maybe pepper? But vanilla flavor. The more i drink it, the more "ok" it is.
Smooth, buttery flavor with dark sugar, vanilla, butterscotch, candied orange, and spice. Cheap, sweet, very mixable, and a treat on its own. For what you pay, it should be a part of every bar.
The nose of this rum is very smooth with hints of nutmeg, cinamon, vanilla, oak and possibly anise. The flavor is smooth with little astringency. I taste all of the above spices. Initially I liked this pretty good but the more I drank it the more it started to disappoint. It may have just been that my taste buds were off but it almost had a medicinal taste.
This is a rum to go with coke its flavorful and its one of the best spiced rum ive had
It's a tasty rum, but extremely sweet! It's almost like a dessert rum. You could drink this after a nice dinner to fulfill your sweet cravings. It's got some good flavors, most are over shadowed by sugar. Sill tasty nonetheless. It'd drink it again though.
For those who gave this rum a 10....what are you guys smokin'?!?
This ain't even close to a ten.
You want good spiced rums go with Sailor Jerry's spiced rum or El Dorado spiced rum or Old New Orleans Cajun spiced rum or Bayou spiced rum or Black Coral spiced rum or Siesta Key spiced rum. All of which are LIGHT YEARS better than the crap found in Kilo Kai.
Those all blow Kilo Kai straight outta the water. And straight into the dumpster where it belongs.
Whoever allowed this rum to market should be indicted and found guilty of some crime. Felonious assault on the taste buds?
I knew I was in trouble the moment I took a sniff and found its odor resembling a cheap aromatherapy candle found in just about every mall. Forcing myself to sip a little I discovered that it's overloaded with not only a strong imitation vanilla extract flavor but it also has a soapy flavor to it as well.
Down the drain it goes.
If you come across this, do not pass go, do not collect $200 and do not under any circumstances buy a bottle of this. Not even to play a prank on your buddies.
I prefer Kilo Kai Spiced :
| In mixed drinks | On the rocks | Straight up | With cola | As far away from me as possible
Guess which I choose.
[I also question those ratings of 7, 8, and 9.]
I tasted a piece of sugarcane straight from the field once, and this rum took me back to that flavour. I like the sweetness, I found it a bit light on the spice, and it seemed a bit thin and watery straight up. There was also a bitter aftertaste almost like an artificial sweetener. I think I am going to save the rest of this bottle for summer when the lighter body and sweet flavour will be more refreshing.
Well summer is just about over and I still have this bottle of rum. I just can't get past the aftertaste, whether it's artificial vanilla or something else it just doesn't have a good finish.
I will give it a home next to my half bottle of CM Tattoo
My favorite rum very smooth and has a great taste.
Not what I expected from the high ratings (10's) I have read.
Is sweet - vanilla, cherry, caramel a spice? Hard to find any spice for all the sweet.
It reminds me of cherry cough syrup. Smooth with a slight burn in the throat. Mix it with Cola if you like Cherry Coke. I'll stick Sailor Jerry.
From the bottle it literally smells exactly like dubble bubble gum. Its color is so nice in the bottle but it says "caramel color" on the bottle so I cant give it any points for that. In the glencarin glass it smells of ethanol, no oak cask smell in there, that bubble gum smell again almost banana like, definitely a lot of spice. Drinking it straight all I can say is holy ship that is smooth. Abnormally smooth entry then the spice kicks in to a very pleasant and bold point and lingers. All flavors are amazingly balanced with a sweet taste. This is by far the best spiced rum I ever had it is best straight in my opinion.
I feel the Kilo Kai lives up to it's label as the best rum straight. It is smooth with quite a bit of character. A bit sweet, but smooth. I usually don't use this as a mix, I use Captain Morgan for that. Although I have mixed with Cherry schnapps for a great combination in a shot. I like this one a lot.
I enjoyed it's smooth and sweet taste. Went well with Cola
Just one of the best spiced rums I have had....found it on a whim in Aruba
This is one of the smoothest spiced rum i've had so far. Mixed very well with cola.
This is easily the tastiest and smoothest spiced runs I've ever had. Tastes great with a cola. It's a tad sweet but just the right amount and not too overbearing. Out of the gate this rum smells amazing. Vanilla and I believe a slight cherry scent.
This one is definitely sweet, but not sickly sweet. It doesn't taste like someone poured sugar into it. It's got a slightly sweet taste, which makes it a nice entry point for someone who's learning to enjoy sipping rum, and wants to make a transition from "college rum."
It's very smooth and goes down easy on its own.
Smoothest rum I have ever tasted. Mixing it with any sort of cherry soda is a perfect mix.
Captain Morgan, Sailor Jerry en The Kraken....Eat your heart out!!
Eén van de betere spiced rum die ik gedronken heb.
Topper met veel vanille