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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.
Le Kraken est un rhum fun et festif, sans être exceptionnel ce rhum est plutôt bien réalisé et équilibré.
Not a fan of spiced rums , but my son got me a bottle and suggested I try it with Root Beer. Don't do it. Good in eggnog.
That's all I have to say about this one. Cool marketing bottle.
Not a bad mixer, but a bit too harsh to enjoy straight. You can tell there's additives in it ad that it hasn't been aged long.
This is easily my favorite rum. It's delightfully dark, has a little bit of a kick, and goes great with Diet Coke and a lime. Spicy, molasses-y, yet smooth. I always have to have a bottle around.
Inside that really cool bottle is a very drinkable Spiced rum. Nice vanilla and caramel notes with great spice. Very smooth and sweet. Definitely an easy drink. My only negative criticism is that its a little thin.
Super rich and I prefer it with Ginger Ale and Lime. Keeping it simple and easy. Not much else you can do with this. It's really just a mixer, IMO.
This spiced rum isn't my thing! Maybe as a mixer...?
As the rating would suggest, this rum is enjoyable, but not one I would shop for. As far as spiced rums go, it is definitely near the top f the list, although that doesn't say much. The redeeming factors of this product are the strong but smooth sweetness and the slightly less "spice" than most others in this category.
Okay, I love rum with a cork as a stopper, and being able to carry it on a finger like a pirate just adds to it. The rum itself has a good rich flavor, drinkable on the rocks, but mixes better.
J'avais entendu de tout et de rien sur ce rhum... J'ai été agréablement surpris de découvrir un produit épicé, certes, mais équilibré. Le nez est frais, la bouche est franche, mais la puissance des épices est réellement maîtrisée.
Seul bémol : il est très court en bouche !
the best way to drink it is withe Ginger ale :)
Release the Kraken! LOL Not a bad spiced rum.
A tasteless spiced rum. When it comes to spiced, most are over-powered by vanilla. An average spiced rum for mixers or sipping if oneself enjoys it.
Pleasant surprise. I thought all the hype would be just that. Much better than I expected, and with a nice little kick. Definitely would recommend giving it a try.
This is my favorite black spiced rum with Coke.
I fell in love with the bottle, the concept, everything... not often that advertising and a brand image hooks me in... then I drank some and remembered how much I loved rum. Everything about this product invokes magical times. Great stuff both neat and mixed. We feature a bottle on the cover of our Rock The Reactors facebook page! That's how much we love it!!!
Fairly potent spiced rum, mixes well but can be sipped too. I don't understand why people would buy Captain Morgan or sailor Jerry when this is readily available.
IMO not quite on par with "The lash" (which is rather hard to find but worth it if you can) or Brinley's shipwreck, but I always keep a bottle in stock.
Genuinely love this stuff! Defo up there in my top 3 spiced rums for sure. I really like the bottle and the brand aswell as the contents. Its very rich & spicy, yet suprisingly smooth at the same time. Great on the rocks or with a mixer.
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.
I've read that this (like other black or spiced rums) is excellent mixed with ginger beer. But my personal favorite is to mix it with Dr. Pepper. The flavors compliment each other tremendously. But unlike Captain Morgan or Sailor Jerry (both of which I like in mixers), the Kraken is actually VERY good as a sipping rum, on the rocks or neat, as well. This is a SOLID spiced rum.
Few spiced rums I like, this one I love