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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.
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.
This rum is a good one to have in your collection. It isn't the best rum, but it definitely works for anyone who wants a slight twist on a rum and coke. This mixture is pretty good, and it will not leave you disappointed. The bottle is also pretty cool looking.
Not quite like my favorite rum, zaya, but very good. Also fun to yell "release the kraken"
i like this rum occasionally with coke. I taste caramel.
to me the best black rum + very nice looking botthe
En dejlig rom, som desværre hurtigt ser ud til at nå bunden.
Good looking bottle with an alright taste. I prefer more spiced lighter rum, but this is a bit stronger and it's alright to take as a shot.
un peu déçu par ce rhum qui a le mérite d'avoir un packaging des plus sympa...
du coup je ne suis pas très fan des "épicés", a réserver plutôt pour les cocktails peut être.
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 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
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.