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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.
This has a rich flavor with what I think is a very subtle hint of anise. It's among the best spiced rums I've tasted, and most don't really appeal to me. It's now my favorite to mix with root beer as it adds a complimentary depth of flavor to one of my favorite soft drinks that has limited mixing potential.
Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: neupřesněný Karibik
Aroma: Příjemně uhlazená, sametová vůně s broušenou kůží, melasou, lesním medem, marcipánem a kávou. (85 b)
Chuť: Chuť zprvu lehce nasládlá, kávová, pendreková, v dozvuku spíš do sucha. Zakončení je hodně melasové. (83 b)
Shrnutí: Solidní kořeněný rum, o vzorek od Nethara jsem musel bojovat, protože jsem dal ochutnat přítelkyni a tu velmi zaujal.
This one is fantastic for mixing drinks. Great price and okay taste.. Didn't like it as a zipping rum but as a mixer it´s the bong.
This one is unbelievably amazing, it's not too expensive and it tastes absolutely amazing, straight and mixed.
Kraken is a fairly polite sipper for me. The sweet vanilla and caramel taste is pretty much what I look for when I want to sip some rum. I do like a bit more attitude from my rums usually though. There isn't a harsh bite on the finish at all. I found it to be a very polite and smooth rum for sipping. There isn't a lot of depth to the flavor but a dash of water helps to bring out what there is. No bold spices to speak of. It's pretty smooth honestly. Not much burn at all. There are rums I like better, but I do like Kraken quite a bit.
A great spice rum to use in mixed drinks. Very versatile.
I like to add Kraken with Malibu on a warm night mixed with a combination or orange, pineapple, and just a splash of cranberry juice. Also not bad floated on top of some pineapple/orange juice.
Its not a rum I can sip on. Great color and spice, it adds a strong melases and bite to a lime squeeze or cola.
A lovely smooth spiced dark rum with caramel aftertaste.
I personally find the Kraken to sharp for sipping. Especially when the rum is already through the throat
had een mindere rum verwacht voor de prijs. Smaakvol en kruidig.
Its easily the best presentation and the flavor is rich and drinks like a much more expensive rum
very dark. kinda thick. strong but is higher proofed. great mixer. tons of flavor.
As opposed to the great looking bottle and the nice presentation, the rum itself tastes quite chemical...
Tasty, strong but smooth. I usually mix with Coke or ginger beer.
Once you get over the fact that it looks and sounds cool, you realise that it is a super bad rum.
Not to sweet, not to dry, nice rum spiced for every day.
Mon premier rhum épicé. La bouteille est jolie. Le rhum est bien épicé mais j'attendais peut être un peu plus de caractère.
It is a cheap shot when you're out on the town, recommendable if you like me can't stand tequila. Very perfumed and sweet, but it doesn't matter when you're drunk.
Very unique spiced rum that takes some getting use to. Strong start with a peppery finish. I was disappointed and I will not add it to my bar
Nice bottle and Perfect for a twist of dark n stormy . Kraken is the best way to discover spicy rum
If this was a blackstrap rum, I would give it an 8, because it is very unique, has a beautiful color, and taste awesome. If you want a different type of dark and stormy, use Kraken and a not too gingery ginger beer. You don't want to overdo it with too much ginger and spices.
As a spiced rum, I give it a 6 for an overall score of 7. Spiced rum drinkers may add it to their collection for diversity for a small fee of $20, but at the end of the day it's a lightweight in comparison to other spiced rums. I don't actually taste 11 spices, but they well may be there. To some degree, it's like your amateur bartender's "Long Island Iced Tea"; you only taste 2 of the 11 ingredients he claims to have used and you're a little disappointed because you feel jipped (i.e. cheated, bamboozled, conned), but once it's said and done, that drink hit the spot.
Don't judge a book by its cover the great outside has disappointment on the inside.