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Kraken Black Spiced Rum was first introduced by Proximo Spirits in 2010 . The dark rum is infused with 11 “secret” spices, caramel and other natural flavors.
The rum gets its name after the mythical sea creature 'The Kraken'. As legend has it, this terrifying creature attacked ships at sea during the 18th and 19th centuries - possibly for all the rum on board.
Sweet and strong, tasted like cherries in chocolate.
Kraken surprised me with its dark texture, vanilla-tainted scent and sweet richness. The spices are strong and poignant, too much so for frequent tastings, but interesting and pleaseantly different for the occasional taste.
I want to like it. I just can't seem to enjoy it. It is just sitting on the shelf collecting dust now...
I am fan of Aged Rums (15+) and was a bit perplex with this Black Spiced Rum at first.
Except the nice bottle shape, my first impression was: "they are trying to compete with aged rums"; and hell they did it.
I always drink my rums straight and I have to say this Spiced Rum is by far the best I ever had. It compete well with some 15+ and his price (in Europe) is more than attractive.
Recommended to all beginners and advanced tasters.
Smooth, interesting, and different. Best rum under $20.
Perhap's a Good mixer, i haven't tried. But on the rocks or as sipper, it tastes too herbal.
ενα ρούμι που δεν ειναι για όλες τις ώρες.πολλά έντονα αρώματα που σε μπερδεύουν.η θα το λατρέψεις η θα το μισησεις!θυμίζει λικέρ βανίλια μαζί με μαύρη σοκολάτα
Very molassesy. I really like molasses, and I recognize the huge dose in the flavor Kraken.
a dispetto del nome e del colore molto scuro l'ho apprezzato per l'intenso gusto di caramello/mou associato ad una sensazione amarognola simile agli agrumi. Maschera molto bene la sua gradazione
This smells a little like Captain Morgan, with a nice vanilla scent. But the taste is a lot better, partly due to the fact that it's 47%abv instead of only 35%. I'm impressed at how easy this is to drink neat at that strength. No ice or mixer required. A bargain!
This is way over-spiced with all the wrong kinds of spices and then overpriced on top. Obviously they've got some good marketing behind the brand, too bad they didn't spend the money on the product.
Not bad as a mixer. Makes a good dark and stormy.
Very enjoyable rum when mixed with coke. The vanilla of the coke and the chocolate flavour of the rum work well for me.
Don't fancy it straight up/on the rocks as the flavours are too strong for my liking.
Kraken has become my go-to rum for mixing with Coke. It is a good black rum that maintains a nice sweetness despite its 94 proof. It is smooth with a well-balanced blend of spices. It could be used as a sipping rum but its strong molasses flavor with likely prove to be too much after a few glasses.
but this is beter then Bacardi oakheart. It has a spicy taste with vanilla notes but is isnt trying to be a aged rum wich is good imo
As far as dark rums go, Kraken is nice for a mixer, especially in a dark n stormy. Tastes strongly of molasses, but I don't get much in the way of spices.
The bottle is totally one of the most unique out there for sure. Smelling it from the bottle it smells like cotton candy, so much sweetness smell it's incredible. Pouring it in the glass it is a dark black amber color and it smells and I'm not exaggerating like latex paint and then a woof of alcohol. But its mostly cocoa and molasses creating this smell. Drinking it straight is very very harsh. Harsh burn up front and I mean HARSH. I was trying to zone in on flavors but I was more worried about the fire I just in took. Drinking it with Diet coke gives you a strange rum and coke. Initially it tastes like a regular coke then it kicks in full gear a bitter chocolate and then a large amount of sweetness (from molasses) and then evens out with a finish of caramel. I'm not a very big chocolate rum person so I cant consider this one all that good and at its price point is only so-so as a mixer. I don't get too much spice out of it either. This rum reminds me of something that first starts you on rum tasting. Its one of those that when you first try are thinking its SO much better than bacardi (it is) and you get all hyped about it and think you are a rum snob. After swimming in the rum pool for a while you realize this is only so so compared to others. But I strongly recommend if you like bitter-sweet rums.
If you are a spiced rum lovers, this one can be a good choice, considering the advantageous value for money. Nice bottle!
i'll buy it cheap and keep one bottle on hand. If i run out of my regular rum i'll use this as a backup.
Slowly becoming a mainstream rum in Australian bars.
In all honesty, prefer the Captain morgan spiced dark. The Kraken tastes great, but causes horrible digestive pain the next day.
Flavorful but not overpowering. Probably better served as a mixer.
Mon rhum épicé préféré. Un feu en plein air, de la bonne compagnie, quelques cubes de glace, une bouteille de Kraken. Sucrée ,mélasse, vanille et canelle. Wow. J'en ai toujours une bouteille en reserve.