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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 one is not much better than Captain Morgan's black rum. Heavy aftertaste. The best thing about this rum is the bottle!
A great black spiced rum - sweet with vanilla flavour however not as sweet as Captain Morgan Black Spiced, for example. At first a little bit acute, after a few sips it melts оn the palate with its vanilla-caramel savour. It would be a great rum for the ski slopes since its spiced and therefore sweet :)
This is ok but for the price you can do a lot better, lacked complexity for the price point
I had heard so much talk on the internet about kraken and needed to try it. Upon opening I knew it was trying to trick me. The aroma was sweet like syrup. As for taste I don't remember much but I needed more in the morning.
I had tried to do as much research as possible on this fairly new rum. Reading other reviews I knew I had to challenge this beast. I'm one for bottle design and I can't help but smile looking at it. Upon opening I was almost tricked with its sweet aroma. As for taste it's been awhile but I do remember waking up and saying "that's evil, and is it too early for more?" Must have on shelves.
Very nice..beautiful color.. sweet and very smooth
I like it with cola.
Different taste in its price class.
But a bit too creamy for me to drink on the rocks.But it taste different then others so in that way you should try if you like cola with rhum.
I really want to like this one with its ingenious name and design. I enjoy dark rums also but, this one for me fell short. It's licorice flavor is overpowering on my taste buds. I'll always keep a small bottle of Kraken for guests but, it will not touch my glass and for that I give it a 4.
I appreciate the effort by the company but, this just isn't my blend.
This goes great in Egg Nog, probably good straight up as well.
a great spiced rum, nice on its own, a great mixer with coke and a squeeze of fresh lime.. love the packaging
not too bad, in the same ballpark as Captain Morgan and other mid shelf spiced rums. It has a bit more vanilla taste than captain. I get the name, because this doesn't taste too strong, just spicy but if you keep drinking it really creeps up on you while you're raiding English slave ships in your stolen boat that's sailing in Kraken infested waters.
The Kraken in new on the scene but it jumped right in there with quality and flavour. They have a pretty strong ad campaign and an attractive bottle to get your attention. Generally I don't see TV ads for anything accept Kraken and Sailor Jerry so if one were to start drinking rum, if they didn't start with The Captain this is probably where they would start. Nice flavour, not to sweet, not too syrupy and holds up well to a glass of ice.
Incredible dark black colour (made by artificial additives so maybe not that incredible) and cool branding and bottle.
I have sipped this and there is an interesting caramel taste (again almost certainly added artificially) but definitely best with ginger beer. OK with coke too.
I'd always want this on my shelf as a variation.
Full of flavor, lots of spices, strong. Kraken packs a good punch but keeps you coming for more. Enjoy on the rocks.
I love drinking this with Coca-cola. Great color and flavor.
Disappointed with the overal flavor. More of a marketing success than a rum worth buying, unless you reach for the Captain and it's all gone.
Not someone who drinks much spiced rum, so for what it is worth, good rum when the budget is a little tight. Offered this rum over new years and it got the party started.
Good stuff rum with cola, wouldn't take it straight.
bottle and label designs are exceptional.
it seems most of development funds were spend on image building than the liquid itself....
if in a pinch of having no other choice, you must but if you have access to other spiced rums, go for your usual selection.
good for an experience... as in singular, an experience... especially if you are the type to prefer to drink your liquid straight at room temperature as myself.
Good spice rum with a nice brown color and a strong coffee flavour.
I normally go for Kraken and soda on the rocks. This is my standard drink. It has plenty of flavor and brings enough sweetness not to need anything else.
A great beginner's rum - to be used in mixed drinks only of course. It is perfect with Coca Cola - the spicing has a cola like flavor to it and it just blends marvelously. The only thing I'll put in my Coke these days besides ice.
The Kraken rum is strong, rich, with nice very dark color and smooth . Very nice Limited Edition bottle .
This is not for everyone. I know, as the Kraken has beaten me a few times, and I'm no faint-hearted slouch! Spicy and flavorful, this stuff boasts a vanilla taste that heats up and goes nice in a Coke & lime. Even fun for a shot every now and then, but beware too many of these!