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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.
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.
I want to like it. I just can't seem to enjoy it. It is just sitting on the shelf collecting dust now...
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.
Strong tasting but quite smooth, love the bottle and design.
two drinks and promised myself never again. Good marketing, not good run.
One of the first rums I was introduced to and helped me break away from the "only cheap vodka and soda" drinking mentality
J'aime les rhum parfumé, mais là , c'est "too much" . Il est presque liquoreux.
Mais il faut l'avoir dans sa collection, car il correspond aux goûts de certains convives qui préfèrent celui la a tous les autres...certainement a cause de son coté liquoreux.
Just a nice rum for a mix with cola.
Would not drink it on the rocks because it's harsh and strong.
I like the way the bottle and label looks which makes it stand out of other rums in stores.
It is more liquer like Jagermeister than rum, but for wider pallete, why not...
This is a bottle that is liked among almost everybody and the content is really good in my opinion. Must have in every Rum collection!
Goes down easily on its own or with ginger beer, but needs plenty of ice. Unleash the Kraken!!
Its my favorite in general. It's got an extra kick to it with its higher proof and has a very distinctive taste. Really smooth and wins best label for sure. Would've recommend it for straight drinking but with a cola it will make almost any rum drinker happy
Great flavour if you like spiced rum. Definetly can taste some caramel and vanilla in there. Also some cinnamon.
A good rum to start with...
Very good for it's price range.
If I'm in the mood for a mixed drink, this is the one I turn to. Perfect for Cuba Libres. It's a nice choice when I can't quite decide what I'm in the mood for.
It's also distilled at the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, if you're concerned about the pedigree. If not, enjoy away.
(A rebuttal to the Daily Beast article - http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/2014/07/mgp_whiskey_distillery_daily_beast_eric_felten_rebuttal.php)
Der Rum wird von Angostura produziert, lagert 1-2 Jahre in Ex Bourbon Fässer und wird dann mit Gewürzen versehen. Drei dieser Gewürze sind Zimt, Gewürznelken und Ingwer. Der Vertreiber des Rums ist Proximo Spiritus.
Major multi tasker from mixing backburners such as coke and Dr ppepper,to going outside the box and bringing its strong vanilla flavor out with cream soda or rootbeer.I prefer straight up at room temp cold hides to many of its many flavors.
Goes great with Coke, 7-up, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Juices, ............. It's a WIN/WIN rum.
I will only recommend this rum if you are looking for a good rum for cocktails/mixing. I tried it straight a frew times but the result was bad every time. But perfect with a ice cold coke.
A great choice for mixing with some cola on the rocks.
I really did enjoy this rum. Both with coke and over ice on its own. It has come down in price somewhat and would be a recommended rum for the every day rum drinker but better rums do exist.
Other than Goslings this is my second favorite mixer for a dark and stormy.
I don't find it quite as smooth as Goslings and it does not have the same strong molasses taste. More of a licorice taste in my opinion.
With that being said, it is smoother than you would expect for the price. It also is one of the few dark rums that comes in the 60oz bottle.
Would recommend as a mixer.
I was out of town and decided to take a chance and try the kraken. I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor and was happy to see it was available at my local rum shop. It's smooth and flavorful. I'm currently exploring other choices but this is one is definitely one I'll get again
Wanted to pick up a spiced rum and bought a bottle of Kraken after reading posted reviews. Tried it straight, on the rocks, and with Mexican Coca Cola. Have to say I liked it all 3 ways. Had a nice Black Licorice taste.