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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.
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.
As a mixer with coke, not bad but not a sipper. Cool bottle and looks good in the cabinet. For guests that don't know any better
i liked it more with a long shot with coke, lime, or any other coke drink. Although you will taste various spice, still the ending is too light and too alcoholic for me.
Mørk sjørøverrom som må prøves om du liker å blande med cola for å drikke deg full! Er i en helt annen klasse enn andre billigsorter som Capt Morgan etc
Mají hezký marketing a story, ale rum mě moc nenadchnul. tenhle styl koření mi nesedl.
Very licorice taste. I tried it straight up, probably need to try it with soda or ginger beer....
originally bought for the bottle. The rum was ok, mixed with coke made it better. Not a sipping type of rum.
This is my second spiced rum, the first being Capt. Morgan. This rum has a bite to it, I tamed it with a splash of water, to unlock its full potential. I came away with hints of molasses, vanilla, caramel, licorice and coffee a nice starter spiced rum
This rum is terrible, it taste of licorice and has. It reminds me of a drink that is yet to be completed as the flavours are unbalanced.
The bottle however is awesome and would look good on a bar like it is an old rum. Shame about the drink inside.
I like to add Kraken with Malibu on a warm night mixed with a combination or orange, pineapple, and just a splash of cranberry juice. Also not bad floated on top of some pineapple/orange juice.
Its not a rum I can sip on. Great color and spice, it adds a strong melases and bite to a lime squeeze or cola.
I personally find the Kraken to sharp for sipping. Especially when the rum is already through the throat
very dark. kinda thick. strong but is higher proofed. great mixer. tons of flavor.
As opposed to the great looking bottle and the nice presentation, the rum itself tastes quite chemical...
It is a cheap shot when you're out on the town, recommendable if you like me can't stand tequila. Very perfumed and sweet, but it doesn't matter when you're drunk.
Very unique spiced rum that takes some getting use to. Strong start with a peppery finish. I was disappointed and I will not add it to my bar
Don't judge a book by its cover the great outside has disappointment on the inside.
Couldn't even finish it. Maybe spiced rum isn't for me.
A big plus for the bottle design.
I think Kraken has a little more power in taste/spice the Capten Morgan Spiced Gold
Quality wise this comes close to that of your average captain Morgan's. Almost too sweet to mix with cola and way to artificial to ever drink straight up.
Kraken is a combo of rum with different spices. ..i noticed vanilla, cinnamon, prune, some Woods and maybe even pepper. Interesting to sip but with a raw piraty alcoholic burn to it.