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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.
If this was a blackstrap rum, I would give it an 8, because it is very unique, has a beautiful color, and taste awesome. If you want a different type of dark and stormy, use Kraken and a not too gingery ginger beer. You don't want to overdo it with too much ginger and spices.
As a spiced rum, I give it a 6 for an overall score of 7. Spiced rum drinkers may add it to their collection for diversity for a small fee of $20, but at the end of the day it's a lightweight in comparison to other spiced rums. I don't actually taste 11 spices, but they well may be there. To some degree, it's like your amateur bartender's "Long Island Iced Tea"; you only taste 2 of the 11 ingredients he claims to have used and you're a little disappointed because you feel jipped (i.e. cheated, bamboozled, conned), but once it's said and done, that drink hit the spot.
Incredible any way, neat, rocks, mixed, cocktails. Brilliant flavour with heaps of spice.
It's strong! Dark rum at 47% and if u aren't careful the kraken will wreck your ship. It's a boat ride kind a drink. I love it and often it is my daily summer fun drink.
Sugar: 43 gpl. Tastes like Dr Pepper on steroids. You could hide this in eggnog or orange juice, but I would not serve this as a sipping rum. There are some drink recipes out there that you could use this in. There are far better spiced rums out there.
I was hesitant to try this rum when it first came out. I wasn't sure what to expect. Since I always have a large variety of rum on hand it wasn't a priority. I finally took the plunge & was pleasantly surprised. Not one to drink straight in my opinion but mixed with Cola it came out very well. Not one you want to over do it with but a mildly strong drink will hit the spot. Mixes incredibly well with Dr. Pepper so I recommend making that.
A sweet rum with a thin syrupy viscosity but there's some spice in it I just don't like. I don't understand all the high marks it gets here. Oh well...to each his own. There are simply much better spiced rums available. Bayou and Siesta Key are two that come to mind immediate. Both put Crapen...pardon me...Kraken to shame.
I have had this on the rocks and done it as a shot... either way it's great!
Dark, very easy to mix and delicious with cola and a splash of grenadine! Watch out, it's a bit higher alcohol content then most spiced rums but way smoother. Very good taste in my opinion, great mixer. Pick up a bottle and enjoy
Tasty, strong but smooth. I usually mix with Coke or ginger beer.
Spice rum that are perfect to use to mix with ginger beer. Also used it in my cooking like bolongese.
Tampered rum pushed to its limit. If you like to know what drinking a glass of vanilla Essence is like, try this rum. Even mixed with Coke, vanilla remains too strong. awful.
This is a very harsh rum, good for "Customers" as my mom used to say, who visit and want to mix it with something. Although once in awhile I will take a swig and act like a Pirate with the crinkling face and all... Not on my good list...
Its easily the best presentation and the flavor is rich and drinks like a much more expensive rum
Once you get over the fact that it looks and sounds cool, you realise that it is a super bad rum.
This should be in everybody's collection.excellent for sipping or with cola.
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This one is unbelievably amazing, it's not too expensive and it tastes absolutely amazing, straight and mixed.
Not to sweet, not to dry, nice rum spiced for every day.
As the title says: I find it very very close to Captain Morgan Black in that it is super sweet and comes with a strong vanilla flavor but for some odd reason this one gives me stomach ache if I drink too much. Something no other rum as done to me.
Would still highly recommend for rum & cokes.
No me gustan los rones spicy. Este en particular es muy fuerte y joven. Seco.
For me this was my introduction to spiced rum and I loved it. First I mixed it with coke (wich can be dangerous..), now I have another bottle and I drink it straight. I love it, I usually don't like my rums too sweet and I can't wait to try the more sophisticated spiced rums mentioned in this comment section, but because of the high alcohol percentage this rum has something to it that I just can't resist (I think it's the licorice, I'm Dutch after all..). Aside from the name and bottle of course.
Upon first taste it was ok, but after a few more sips it got worse. It has a very overpowering nasty taste. Maybe I got a bad bottle or something but it wasn't my cup of tea. But that's just my opinion.
i just cannot give the kraken less than 7 based on I feel good every time i pour it. and i prefer to just sipp it
This has a rich flavor with what I think is a very subtle hint of anise. It's among the best spiced rums I've tasted, and most don't really appeal to me. It's now my favorite to mix with root beer as it adds a complimentary depth of flavor to one of my favorite soft drinks that has limited mixing potential.