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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’m confused by the range in the reviews. I’m not sure if the product varies batch to batch but when I tried it it was overproif and vanilla forward. I found it sweet, vanilla rich and enjoyable. I could sip on it neat with a little burn during the sip. I’m. It sure I’d enjoy in a cocktail as I’d imagine the vanilla would overpower the cocktail. All in all a decent flavored/spiced rum.
The bottle is totally one of the most unique out there for sure. Smelling it from the bottle it smells like cotton candy, so much sweetness smell it's incredible. Pouring it in the glass it is a dark black amber color and it smells and I'm not exaggerating like latex paint and then a woof of alcohol. But its mostly cocoa and molasses creating this smell. Drinking it straight is very very harsh. Harsh burn up front and I mean HARSH. I was trying to zone in on flavors but I was more worried about the fire I just in took. Drinking it with Diet coke gives you a strange rum and coke. Initially it tastes like a regular coke then it kicks in full gear a bitter chocolate and then a large amount of sweetness (from molasses) and then evens out with a finish of caramel. I'm not a very big chocolate rum person so I cant consider this one all that good and at its price point is only so-so as a mixer. I don't get too much spice out of it either. This rum reminds me of something that first starts you on rum tasting. Its one of those that when you first try are thinking its SO much better than bacardi (it is) and you get all hyped about it and think you are a rum snob. After swimming in the rum pool for a while you realize this is only so so compared to others. But I strongly recommend if you like bitter-sweet rums.
If you are a spiced rum lovers, this one can be a good choice, considering the advantageous value for money. Nice bottle!
i'll buy it cheap and keep one bottle on hand. If i run out of my regular rum i'll use this as a backup.
Slowly becoming a mainstream rum in Australian bars.
In all honesty, prefer the Captain morgan spiced dark. The Kraken tastes great, but causes horrible digestive pain the next day.
Flavorful but not overpowering. Probably better served as a mixer.
Mon rhum épicé préféré. Un feu en plein air, de la bonne compagnie, quelques cubes de glace, une bouteille de Kraken. Sucrée ,mélasse, vanille et canelle. Wow. J'en ai toujours une bouteille en reserve.
Ok with heavy mixers. Strong proof , spicy . Can't drink more than 1.
The pleasure of tasting a legend !
Whenever I go out and about, at the beach or while on the slopes of a mountain, in the gorge of a river on foot, bike or boat. It's great to find this legendary rum, taste caramelized presented in its beautiful bottle. The taste for adventure à 40°
Okay mixing with soda, but straight up is a bit harsh. Nice for shots.
Nice sweet start with a subtle but noticable vanilla aftertaste. For the price they're asking, you can't go wrong! I'd take this over Morgan or Brugal any day!
Vraiment chimique et lourd. Je n'y arrive pas. Belle bouteille... C'est tout !
Not my favorite spiced rum, to pronounced on the spices and super sweet to my palate, but mixed with diet soda and lime is easily drinkable
A good counter for the otherwise first choice of Morgan Rum.
Abit sweeter and longer rum taste than Morgan.
Tout est dans le titre !
Sombre, équilibre caramel et amande amère.
Intérêt plutôt limité mais bien réalisé et à essayer pour la curiosité.
After taking the advice of a friend I bought a bottle and wasn't disappointed, but I also wasn't blown away.
It's definitely something I'd have on hand for company or for someone that doesn't want a strong rum to mix with coke.
Je ne m'attendais pas à ça ! Je l'ai trouvé vraiment bon ! Une bonne saveur bien épicée, une bonne odeur ! Et rapport qualité prix vraiment intéressant !
Sweet and smooth taste in a very nice looking bottle.
Great bottle , got this as a Xmas prezzie so was looking forward to it after several good reviews from the local liquor store owners . Unfortunately didnt spin my wheels !! Definitely not a sipper in my humble opinion but an adequate mixing rum . Shared it with my adult kids ( as it got a 6 !! )
Dette er en billig rom, som nok normalt skal puttes i drinks. Men den kan sagtens drikkes rent og smager faktisk overraskende godt. Men må nok sige, at det mest spændende ved denne er nok dens flaske ;)
A rum that screams for the addition of cola. And perfect with it.
I'll start off by saying I'm not a fan of spiced rum. The Kraken is a dull rum, with spices added to boast the profile. Unless you are dressing up for a party as a pirate, and you choose to use this as an accessory, not sure why any rum drinker would select this.
This is potent enough for a good, spicy rum and coke. It can also add some interesting variation to other types of fruity mixed drinks and dark and stormies.