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Kraken Black Spiced Rum is relatively new to the market, being first introduced to the UK from the Caribbean in 2010 by Proximo Spirits. 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.
I’m confused by the range in the reviews. I’m not sure if the product varies batch to batch but when I tried it it was overproif and vanilla forward. I found it sweet, vanilla rich and enjoyable. I could sip on it neat with a little burn during the sip. I’m. It sure I’d enjoy in a cocktail as I’d imagine the vanilla would overpower the cocktail. All in all a decent flavored/spiced rum.
Spiced rum is not my cup of tea.
Strong body and quite harsh. Surely better in mixed drinks.
Ho comprato questo rum al duty free di Miami, tentato dal prezzo di 18$ per 1 litro e dalla bottiglia bellissima..
Arrivato a casa l' ho assaggiato..potente, morbido e gustoso..niente a che vedere con Zacapa o Matusalem.. Lo consiglio a tutti gli amanti dei rum..spettacolare per il colore nero, bellissimo !!
Good color, nice aroma, Has some leg, Nice taste, finish, needs more spice, nice smooth finish for a rum in this price range..
Kraken is for me the best spiced rum out there.
Looks great in the glass and the bottle itself is a talking piece.
Great sweet taste.
For a spiced rum, it taste good. Not a quality dark (aged) rum, but quality spiced rum. You should really try it.
This is an interesting sliced rum, but not quite up to standard for sipping.
Sehr ausgewogener und leichter Taste. Kein alkoholischer Nachgeschmack.
PAs mon meilleur Rum, mais bien fait pour ceux qui aiment les Rum Black Spiced... sinon Nice packaging+++
Nice and spiced.great mixed with cola or ginger beer. I always find the bottle goes down to quick though!
I like this rum the most when it's mixed with genuine ginger beer, I think this is the best mix there is for the Kraken, the different tastes come up and get you in the right mood for a great time!!
Nice looking bottle and a nice story to mystify it.
As all good things in life: to share with friends!
Dit lekkere drankje lijkt wel een kruidenbitter. Niet veel rumsmaak wel veel karamel en specerijen, 11 stuks blijkbaar. Deze rum is zacht en smaakvol. Komt uit een grappige fles met mooi artwork.
Caramel et epices. Une palette aromatique agréable. Côté fun du mythe...
Very good rum. It's quite strong though so if you can't handle your liquor I wouldn't recommend it.
Quite a harsh burn even with coke. One is enough for my taste.
This is a smooth rum with a good balance of spices
A smooth easy to drink rum with a good balance of spices
Nice flavour, strong but smooth. A very nice rum. Would definitely recommend it.
Bon petit rhum spicy mais très différent et ne plaira pas à tout le monde...
Full of flavor, but a little overpowering in mixed drinks and a little harsh to stand alone. Good for a drink or two, but then I want to switch to something a little more subtle.
Voici un Spiced Rum qui est mis en valeur grâce à un beau packaging.
En dégustation, ce rhum est assez épicé, sur la cerise et la vanille et possède une finale longue et douce, ça s'arrête là..
Il est surtout très bon en Cuba Libre :) A déguster en cocktails donc !!
After hearing so much about this rum, I decided to order a bottle for myself. It arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to taste it before put a review on it. Cant wait to crack open this baby.
Très surpris par ses aromes, il se laisse boire même si la persistance en bouche n'est pas assez prononcé, surement du à la jeunesse relative du rhum.
I like The Kracken black spiced rum. I use for mixing and I prefer it with Dr. Pepper over cola. I do like Captain Black over The Kracken, but this is my second choice for black rum. I think Captain Black is a touch smoother even though this is a better bargain. An interesting bottle also. I keep one on hand in my bar.
As a newly found purveyor of rum, this easily hooked my eyes at the market with its clever and sea faring packaging. I had never seen a black rum before and ever so curious to taste it, I quickly bought the bottle stashed all the way in the back. This is a much better starting rum than the over hyped Captain Morgan's and Sailor Jerry's. Best when you're laying in your hammock, sipping straight from the bottle as the sun sets.