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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.
Lekker kruidig. Zowel puur als met cola heel lekker
Dark, sweet toffe rum. Good on the rocks or in mixed drinks. Nice bottle.
As with most spiced offerings, I find that the vanilla overpowers nearly every other spice in the glass, and even at that, it is very heavy-handed with the vanilla.
The packaging and marketing is brilliant, they really nail the old-timey feel, harkening back to the golden age of piracy and sailing ships with the stark black bottle art and the rings on the neck.
The taste is very basic on the tongue, serviceable, but there is little to savor and enjoy here. Tiny hints of clove and allspice surface here and there between waves of vanilla and alcohol, but you have to hunt for them. This is not the complex rum you sip in an armchair in front of a fire.
It works as a mixer, but again, be aware that vanilla will be a component in whatever cocktail you make with this.
Since I prefer all rum straight, I recommend dropping an ice cube in the glass, it benefits from a slight chill and a little water. If you just want a spiced rum that isn't bad but isn't amazing, grab some Kraken.
I have had this on Strait & on the rocks... either way it's good
Its in my stock as the first bottle i got for my collection i just started. Im new to this app, and i just wanna add my collection to the app for now. Alter om when ive had a taste, ill judge it. Hope its ok :)
This has a lot of character, molasses but not sweet.
The details of the bottle, the look just fits perfectly to the content. Nice little sweet and flavorful rum.
If you want a rum and Coke get this, that's all it's good for. Actually I been putting it in warm Apple cider, don't knock it till you try it..
A good choice in the price range 20-25€, if you like the spiced, rather artificial black (caramel), but sweet and pleasant. I'd like to taste it with a strong cigar.
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.