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Kraken Black Spiced rum

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.

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Posted over 4 years ago by steve rector from United States with 11 ratings

Dark and Stormy is the only way I like this one....

Posted over 4 years ago by Bearded Dude from Canada with 2 ratings

Nice mellow flavour for a spice rum. Not overpowering despite 47%. I find it gets kind of lost in cola whereas Sailor Jerry sticks out more to me so I prefer SJ in my mixes. All in all a good rum but not really sipper.

Posted over 4 years ago by RoyBM from United States with 5 ratings

Dark colored, bold taste with a kick.
This is my favorite rum so far. Mixes well with coke.
You can actually taste and smell vanilla, cinnamon, hint of chocolate, and a few other spices I can't seem to pinpoint.
Good straight sipper, shots, or mixer!

Posted over 4 years ago by Morskie Eats DC from United States with 5 ratings

So this stuff is not the best sipper in the world. It's spice profile is pretty rich and it puts a little too much zing on your palate.

What it is great for is mixing. Mix it with Cola, pineapple juice, ginger beer, chocolate milk.........cake batter. Really it's a great bottle to keep in your cabinet for those occasions that would be a waste of high end stuff.

Posted over 4 years ago by mistercoughy from United States with 239 ratings

I'm guessing that they start with cheap, bulk rum and then add Worcestershire sauce or something, plus a ton of hair dye for color. This is not a delicious product. Their marketing department should get the credit for this rum's success, but it could just as easily be vodka.

Posted over 4 years ago by ash from Australia with 7 ratings

This is my rum I order when out for the night . I drink it mix into a old fashion and always wake the next day all good to go again

Posted over 4 years ago by DrMajki from Czech Republic with 17 ratings

Temná barva, vyvážené aroma s nádechem lékořice .

Posted over 4 years ago by Clint from United States with 12 ratings

Nice bottle, Kraken. Decent dark rum, but there are better. I recommend this to friends just to say they have tried it.

Posted over 4 years ago by Giuseppe from Italy with 33 ratings

A rum very spiced, good for drink with chocolate or Candy Ginger

Posted over 4 years ago by Mark from Canada with 59 ratings

The Kraken has a really nice mild scent, although its dark brown/red hue isn't overly inviting. This rum has a well balanced spiced flavour.. maybe even some licorice notes in there... Mixes great with cola and also makes a fine Dark and Stormy. Very smooth - You wouldn't know (from the taste) that it's 47% alcohol!

Posted over 4 years ago by KristofB from Belgium with 28 ratings

One of the best Black Rums out there (in this price range). Also looks great, I find that important for some reason

Posted over 4 years ago by Michael Regular from Canada with 36 ratings

This is one of my favorites. Keeps me warm on snowy nights and makes for great company during the holidays.

Posted over 4 years ago by Beukeboom from United States with 305 ratings

A sweet rum with a thin syrupy viscosity but there's some spice in it I just don't like. I don't understand all the high marks it gets here. Oh each his own. There are simply much better spiced rums available. Bayou and Siesta Key are two that come to mind immediate. Both put Crapen...pardon me...Kraken to shame.

Posted over 4 years ago by Jamie jones from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

Sold in most bars in my area it's a good accessible rum that isn't over price nice on its own or mixed with Coke must try for everyone

Posted over 4 years ago by Joel from United States with 9 ratings

This one is really great for parties, as it is a good value and festive flavor. The spice is apparent, yet not so loud as Sailor Jerry, which makes this one fun for shots or mixing in with the jungle juice (if you really hate your body). Kraken was the first rum I ever tried, and it always brings me memories of crazy gatherings with friends. The rum itself isn't too impressive: fairly average, which is why I'm rating this as a 6, but like I said, it's my top pick for parties.

Posted over 4 years ago by Danny from Belgium with 18 ratings

Bcp de saveur épicée. Une belle tinte foncée. Multiples usage. Bon r/q/p.

Posted over 4 years ago by DeanH from United Kingdom with 29 ratings

Forget the hype, the cool looking bottle just try it, love it and move on. Puts a smile on my face when deciding what to drink, and never disappointed. Great with a coke but fine by itself.

Posted over 4 years ago by Brian from United States with 9 ratings

View: Pours golden brown.

Nose: Vanilla and caramel come through the most on the initial nosing. Multiple sniffs really hones in on the vanilla aspect of this rum.

Initial Tasting: Vanilla exceptionally noticeable up front.

Body: Vanilla lingers; smooth with a consistent flavor

Fade: Finishes with caramel and lingering notes of vanilla

Overall: Enjoyable to sip but works exceptionally well with ginger beer. Nicely crafted spirit. Value is exceptional for the quality and it packs a punch.

Posted over 4 years ago by Emilio from Italy with 4 ratings

Sicuramente molto particolare. Non ho avvertito tutte le spezie che dicono di averci messo dentro ma mi ha comunque soddisfatto il generale bilanciamento alcolico. Promosso.

Posted over 4 years ago by Brad Cannon from United States with 27 ratings

There is a certain standard that rum needs to meet before becoming a true sipping rum and this isn't it. Don't know how it would taste mixed as I just drink rum straight but I guess this would do for that

Posted over 4 years ago by Knaky from France with 45 ratings

Épicé et parfumé, de la vanille evidemment, du caramel aussi, gourmand, doux et festif. Facile et amusant à boire, devinez ce qu'il y a dedans !!!

Posted over 4 years ago by Dwayne Schuett from Canada with 5 ratings

Nice dark colour with good spicy favors. I enjoy it with coke on ice.

Posted over 4 years ago by Seymour Spaz from United States with 2 ratings

For a 94 proof, it's ok, but, the alcohol content overpowers a run that has so much potential! For a black rum, the flavors are a little on the light side, for my pallette. If your looking for an -almost- tier 1 rum to add to your arsenal for a decent Cuba Libre, Dark & Stormy, and the like, you won't be disappointed... however, this is no Kirk & Sweeney or Angostura 12year... but you can't beat the price point for a slightly above average black rum

Posted over 4 years ago by Youri from Netherlands with 62 ratings

Nice rum. It mixes well with cola. Straight up is also nice because it has enough taste. Not higher than a 7 because I don't prefer Spiced rums in general. Around 25 euros