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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.
Quite like this as a mixing rum as it doesn't contain as much artificial sweetness and vanilla of other mainstream rums like Captain Morgan.
Black spiced rums aren't my favorite type of rum, but Kraken Black Spiced Rum is not bad at all. Straight it's pretty harsh (94 proof and it shows), on the rocks it's a bit less so, but I wouldn't sip this anyway unless nothing else is available. This thing is for mixing, and it mixes pretty well in any drink where you might use black spiced rum-I personally love it with Coke because it has more flavor than white rums but does not overwhelm the drink with vanilla and/or caramel like most other spiced rums do. Smells syrupy. Taste-wise, it has somewhat noticeable sugar, some vanilla flavor and a strong alcohol kick.
Popular dark spiced rum great taste , smooth !!!!!!!!!!
Pur nicht genießbar, viel zu scharf und nicht harmonisch. Gemischt in cocktails oder mit Cola auf Eis sehr zu empfehlen, da hierbei die Gewürze ihren vollen Geschmack zeigen.
Very sweet, molasses, fruity, lots of caramel, raisins and even some prunes in there. Was pleasantly surprised by this one.
This is a strong rum, but filled with spice flavors. The bottle is great, and adds a point here. A mixer in strong drinks for me.
Nice, very drinkable, with a distinct vanilla sweetness. Not my favourite at this price, that goes to Baron Samedi, but quite good.
Rum veramente sfizioso, è uno spiced rum molto scuro con sentore di caramello e vaniglia. Ideale per cocktail ma divertente da bere anche così.
My go to affordable everyday rum. Mixed with coke and fresh lime. My dirty secret/guilty pleasure is that I regularly mix it with Dr Pepper when at home.
For its low price class a good tasteful rum that can be found in many shops and supermarkets
This is fairly common in most places but it still remains one of my favourites. I find I can drink it all night long. Full of spice, this is one Kraken I don't mind taking on often!
Not for the taste but for the good times had while drinking it.
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I didn’t understand the complaints about added sugar, but I think I get it now. Way too sweet and cloying. The best use I can think of is a training spiced for when you first learn to drink rum straight.
If we are talking about the black spiced rum's, then Captain Morgan's Black Spiced is better and Black Magic Black Spiced is far better ...
Pewnie piłbym częściej gdyby cena była niższa. 100 zł za butelkę 0,7 to trochę za dużo, uważam że 50-60 to uczciwa cena jak za oferowany trunek. W smaku typowy czarny rum z dodatkiem przypraw. Niczym się nie wyróżnia, pijalny, jednak cena stanowczo za wysoka.
Rhum type spiced à boire sec en digestif ou avec un Cola bien frais
Not bad, but nothing special.. not sweet enough for me, not enough taste.. i am a sweet guy :)
Why is this rum that good rated? Is it because of the bottle? Because of the label? Only thing I know is that this rum does not fit for me...
En riktigt god drinkrom. Passar perfekt med cola eller i en dark and stormy.
This rum has a pretty spicy nose, you need to wait for some minutes until this rum awards you with some notes of cherries. Palate has also little burn and is quite spicy, only some distant notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Short spicy finish.
Vanilla and sugary sweetness at first then spices and molasses. Good rum packs a punch and I prefer darker rums so I enjoyed it.
For what it is, it's great.
Basic mixer that is actually not hard to drink neat either.
Smell is vanilla/caramel. Taste is the same with little ginger back-note and surprisingly long staying power on the palate when drunk neat.