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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 know some rum drinkers that even like this one. Perfect for hot weather.
This rum won't win awards, it won't be the rum you bust out when guest are over, and it's not one that you can sip and have a conversation about all the different complexities it possess.
The reason I absolutely love this rum is the price, taste, and mixabilities.
This rum mixes with any cocktail I make, it mixed extremely well with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi. I adore the taste of rum and Diet Pepsi with this rum!
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This will and always will be my go to favorite rum. Someone's asks me what should they get me as a gift? Kraken Dark Spiced Rum.
this rum is good for mixing i didn't really like it straight the bottle is awesome
It's just got the right amount of ABV% to mix with. No burn, taste great and after 2 tall boys your ready to be innovative.
This is creamy and smooth, I starting drinking it as a mixer but decided soonly after it was worth it straight.
Love this stuff. Always in Ssock and common carried.
Major multi tasker from mixing backburners such as coke and Dr ppepper,to going outside the box and bringing its strong vanilla flavor out with cream soda or rootbeer.I prefer straight up at room temp cold hides to many of its many flavors.
This one is unbelievably amazing, it's not too expensive and it tastes absolutely amazing, straight and mixed.
The kraken has to be my favourite spiced rum perfect for mixing but I can happily drink on the rocks with lime wedges I seem to be attached to the empty bottle's alsofor me it's perfect.
Un gran especiado
Mixes very well with cola and is a go too for a cheap dark/spiced rum. Love it.
I have drank many spice rum, I prefer the Kraken
Very nice indeed, smooth, and warming, with a touch of vanilla, a sip and thats it....
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.
There may be finer sipping runs like Pyrat, Eldorado, Matusalem, etc but none of these fine ones can arouse the pirate spirit like The Kraken. Smooth, but not too smooth; dark like the night that we sail in; mystical taste beckoning us to do things that may or may not be legendary. Drink it neat in large shot glass and slowly drift towards the outer islands.😁😁😁
I love everything about Kraken rum. On its own, the flavors are deep and complex. Mixed with Coke or Dr. Pepper, it brings life to classic drinks.
Which is why it blew my mind when I read reviews on this site saying that Captain Morgan's Black was better than Kraken.
As a sipping rum, it has a diversity of flavors. With ice, it's refreshing and smooth. Mixed with sodas, it gives a "craft" flavor to even cheap Coke knockoffs.
How anyone can say a bad thing about Kraken is beyond me!
The taste is out of this world the rich flavor of vanilla is great with coke and cranberry and orange juice
Dangerously good! You will drink a good portion of the bottle before you know it! 47% alcohol but you down feel it coming... until the next morning ;)
the taste is delicious and smooth I would buy it anytime and would recommend it to anyone
One of my fav Black Spiced Rums, its not ideally a sipping rum. I leave that to a nice bottle of Diplomatico Reserve or El Dorado 15+ which are also common to find on store shelves. Kraken has a much harsher taste, and is best reserved for mixed drinks. For some reason I like it, but I treat it differently than a regular rum. Its something else.
Was never a fan of spiced rums until I was introduced to kraken
While this isn’t the “best” rum in the world...it punches above its weight class is every respect. You can sit back and drink it all night by itself or you can make any spiced rum cocktail. Hell, you can throw it in a frozen daiquiri machine and it will be the best pina colada you’ve ever had. If it’s not on your bar you’re fucking up.
Friends recommended this rum to me so I bought a bottle not knowing what to expect. Having only started drinking rum this was an unexpected surprise - spiced it is, but not what I expected. Caramel and vanilla are the first things you smell and the taste certainly backs that up - only a little warmth follows - making it very easy to sit back and sip.