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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 actually got this rum as a present and did not expect much from it. It turned out to be OK to drink straight. Not great but ok.
Un Rhum plus industriel certainement qui conviendra à merveille à la préparation de coktails, il est également plaisant à boire pur avec ses notes de caramel.
First impressions of this is that it has a lot of caramel coloring added. When poured the rum stays almost pure black with no reddy tones. On the nose it's sweet, vanilla and almond. Mixed with cola it maintains that sweetness but there's a roughness from what I imagine a young gold rum base so ming through prominently. Nice enough but nothing incredible or new. Probably on a par with Morgans spiced gold if I'm honest.
Well rounded spices with just the right kick. Ok for what it is.
edited to add sugar test results- 26g
Very strong syrupy taste, overpowers the spices heavily. Pretty much only good mixed with ginger beer. If you aren't interested in drinking a Dark and Stormy I would skip over this.
Nice mellow flavour for a spice rum. Not overpowering despite 47%. I find it gets kind of lost in cola whereas Sailor Jerry sticks out more to me so I prefer SJ in my mixes. All in all a good rum but not really sipper.
Dark colored, bold taste with a kick.
This is my favorite rum so far. Mixes well with coke.
You can actually taste and smell vanilla, cinnamon, hint of chocolate, and a few other spices I can't seem to pinpoint.
Good straight sipper, shots, or mixer!
So this stuff is not the best sipper in the world. It's spice profile is pretty rich and it puts a little too much zing on your palate.
What it is great for is mixing. Mix it with Cola, pineapple juice, ginger beer, chocolate milk.........cake batter. Really it's a great bottle to keep in your cabinet for those occasions that would be a waste of high end stuff.
The Kraken has a really nice mild scent, although its dark brown/red hue isn't overly inviting. This rum has a well balanced spiced flavour.. maybe even some licorice notes in there... Mixes great with cola and also makes a fine Dark and Stormy. Very smooth - You wouldn't know (from the taste) that it's 47% alcohol!
This is one of my favorites. Keeps me warm on snowy nights and makes for great company during the holidays.
This one is really great for parties, as it is a good value and festive flavor. The spice is apparent, yet not so loud as Sailor Jerry, which makes this one fun for shots or mixing in with the jungle juice (if you really hate your body). Kraken was the first rum I ever tried, and it always brings me memories of crazy gatherings with friends. The rum itself isn't too impressive: fairly average, which is why I'm rating this as a 6, but like I said, it's my top pick for parties.
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