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Kraken Black Spiced Rum was first introduced by Proximo Spirits in 2010 . 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.
Not a bad mixer rum, but not my cup of tea.
I had a strong finish which took over.
This one is really great for parties, as it is a good value and festive flavor. The spice is apparent, yet not so loud as Sailor Jerry, which makes this one fun for shots or mixing in with the jungle juice (if you really hate your body). Kraken was the first rum I ever tried, and it always brings me memories of crazy gatherings with friends. The rum itself isn't too impressive: fairly average, which is why I'm rating this as a 6, but like I said, it's my top pick for parties.
Bcp de saveur épicée. Une belle tinte foncée. Multiples usage. Bon r/q/p.
View: Pours golden brown.
Nose: Vanilla and caramel come through the most on the initial nosing. Multiple sniffs really hones in on the vanilla aspect of this rum.
Initial Tasting: Vanilla exceptionally noticeable up front.
Body: Vanilla lingers; smooth with a consistent flavor
Fade: Finishes with caramel and lingering notes of vanilla
Overall: Enjoyable to sip but works exceptionally well with ginger beer. Nicely crafted spirit. Value is exceptional for the quality and it packs a punch.
Sicuramente molto particolare. Non ho avvertito tutte le spezie che dicono di averci messo dentro ma mi ha comunque soddisfatto il generale bilanciamento alcolico. Promosso.
There is a certain standard that rum needs to meet before becoming a true sipping rum and this isn't it. Don't know how it would taste mixed as I just drink rum straight but I guess this would do for that
Épicé et parfumé, de la vanille evidemment, du caramel aussi, gourmand, doux et festif. Facile et amusant à boire, devinez ce qu'il y a dedans !!!
Nice dark colour with good spicy favors. I enjoy it with coke on ice.
For a 94 proof, it's ok, but, the alcohol content overpowers a run that has so much potential! For a black rum, the flavors are a little on the light side, for my pallette. If your looking for an -almost- tier 1 rum to add to your arsenal for a decent Cuba Libre, Dark & Stormy, and the like, you won't be disappointed... however, this is no Kirk & Sweeney or Angostura 12year... but you can't beat the price point for a slightly above average black rum
Nice rum. It mixes well with cola. Straight up is also nice because it has enough taste. Not higher than a 7 because I don't prefer Spiced rums in general. Around 25 euros
It's too sweet for my taste. It bit better than Morgan but still it's better to skip it.
This is a designed spiced rum, using coloring and spices to rev it up as a drink mixer. I think it si very good as a mixer, while perhas a bit to artificial for drinking neat.
Lekker kruidig. Zowel puur als met cola heel lekker
Dark, sweet toffe rum. Good on the rocks or in mixed drinks. Nice bottle.
As with most spiced offerings, I find that the vanilla overpowers nearly every other spice in the glass, and even at that, it is very heavy-handed with the vanilla.
The packaging and marketing is brilliant, they really nail the old-timey feel, harkening back to the golden age of piracy and sailing ships with the stark black bottle art and the rings on the neck.
The taste is very basic on the tongue, serviceable, but there is little to savor and enjoy here. Tiny hints of clove and allspice surface here and there between waves of vanilla and alcohol, but you have to hunt for them. This is not the complex rum you sip in an armchair in front of a fire.
It works as a mixer, but again, be aware that vanilla will be a component in whatever cocktail you make with this.
Since I prefer all rum straight, I recommend dropping an ice cube in the glass, it benefits from a slight chill and a little water. If you just want a spiced rum that isn't bad but isn't amazing, grab some Kraken.
I have had this on Strait & on the rocks... either way it's good
Its in my stock as the first bottle i got for my collection i just started. Im new to this app, and i just wanna add my collection to the app for now. Alter om when ive had a taste, ill judge it. Hope its ok :)
This has a lot of character, molasses but not sweet.
The details of the bottle, the look just fits perfectly to the content. Nice little sweet and flavorful rum.
If you want a rum and Coke get this, that's all it's good for. Actually I been putting it in warm Apple cider, don't knock it till you try it..
A good choice in the price range 20-25€, if you like the spiced, rather artificial black (caramel), but sweet and pleasant. I'd like to taste it with a strong cigar.
Spiced rum is not my cup of tea.
Strong body and quite harsh. Surely better in mixed drinks.
Ho comprato questo rum al duty free di Miami, tentato dal prezzo di 18$ per 1 litro e dalla bottiglia bellissima..
Arrivato a casa l' ho assaggiato..potente, morbido e gustoso..niente a che vedere con Zacapa o Matusalem.. Lo consiglio a tutti gli amanti dei rum..spettacolare per il colore nero, bellissimo !!
Good color, nice aroma, Has some leg, Nice taste, finish, needs more spice, nice smooth finish for a rum in this price range..