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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.
Kraken is in my point of view only suitable as a mixer and is in the Captain Morgan ballpark.
In all honesty, prefer the Captain morgan spiced dark. The Kraken tastes great, but causes horrible digestive pain the next day.
Flavorful but not overpowering. Probably better served as a mixer.
Mon rhum épicé préféré. Un feu en plein air, de la bonne compagnie, quelques cubes de glace, une bouteille de Kraken. Sucrée ,mélasse, vanille et canelle. Wow. J'en ai toujours une bouteille en reserve.
Ok with heavy mixers. Strong proof , spicy . Can't drink more than 1.
The pleasure of tasting a legend !
Whenever I go out and about, at the beach or while on the slopes of a mountain, in the gorge of a river on foot, bike or boat. It's great to find this legendary rum, taste caramelized presented in its beautiful bottle. The taste for adventure à 40°
Okay mixing with soda, but straight up is a bit harsh. Nice for shots.
Nice sweet start with a subtle but noticable vanilla aftertaste. For the price they're asking, you can't go wrong! I'd take this over Morgan or Brugal any day!
Vraiment chimique et lourd. Je n'y arrive pas. Belle bouteille... C'est tout !
Not my favorite spiced rum, to pronounced on the spices and super sweet to my palate, but mixed with diet soda and lime is easily drinkable
A good counter for the otherwise first choice of Morgan Rum.
Abit sweeter and longer rum taste than Morgan.
Tout est dans le titre !
Sombre, équilibre caramel et amande amère.
Intérêt plutôt limité mais bien réalisé et à essayer pour la curiosité.
After taking the advice of a friend I bought a bottle and wasn't disappointed, but I also wasn't blown away.
It's definitely something I'd have on hand for company or for someone that doesn't want a strong rum to mix with coke.
Je ne m'attendais pas à ça ! Je l'ai trouvé vraiment bon ! Une bonne saveur bien épicée, une bonne odeur ! Et rapport qualité prix vraiment intéressant !
Sweet and smooth taste in a very nice looking bottle.
Great bottle , got this as a Xmas prezzie so was looking forward to it after several good reviews from the local liquor store owners . Unfortunately didnt spin my wheels !! Definitely not a sipper in my humble opinion but an adequate mixing rum . Shared it with my adult kids ( as it got a 6 !! )
Dette er en billig rom, som nok normalt skal puttes i drinks. Men den kan sagtens drikkes rent og smager faktisk overraskende godt. Men må nok sige, at det mest spændende ved denne er nok dens flaske ;)
A rum that screams for the addition of cola. And perfect with it.
I'll start off by saying I'm not a fan of spiced rum. The Kraken is a dull rum, with spices added to boast the profile. Unless you are dressing up for a party as a pirate, and you choose to use this as an accessory, not sure why any rum drinker would select this.
This is potent enough for a good, spicy rum and coke. It can also add some interesting variation to other types of fruity mixed drinks and dark and stormies.
So good but better image than rum.
Straight up - not bad - 5/10
With cola - better - 7/10
Average - 6/10
Tastes very strong of menthol. Only good for mixing in a pinch.
First time I tried this I hated it but after I was given two bottles it has grown on me (thankfully!)
Nice brand, nice bottle and nice color. Great spiced rum, better than captain morgan and "friends", I like it with cola, but straight it's just an average rum.