By: jaketaz (41) 11/21/2013Cheers!(0)
Not my favorite thing ever, but objectively it's worth a 5 just for being a perfect example of a spiced rum. Quite spicy, lots of different flavors (molasses, clove, licorice, vanilla, citrus peel etc) going on. Great bottle design, higher-than-usual proof, competitive price, drinks well alone or in a punch cocktail, and EASILY beats out the Captain and Bacardi spiced rums. Cruzan 9 is also good and very cheap, but this stuff is of a little higher quality and complexity.
By: Notasoxfan (10) 8/21/2013Cheers!(0)
a nice change of pace from my usual Captain... definitely a darker flavor. Ok on the Rocks or straight, probably best as a mix in.
By: Dakota (121) 08/13/2013Cheers!(0)
Its ok nothing special
By: monkeyxx (37) 7/7/2013Cheers!(0)
Better than Sailor Jerry, good general mixer, but, Cruzan Blackstrap takes the dark rum cake.
By: flintquatch (97) 3/24/2013Cheers!(2)
this is quite possibly my favorite rum. Great meddling of spices and a noticeable sweetness that offsets any real burn. This kicks Captain and Jerry overboard!! Holds up amazingly mixed and is good enough to sip straight
By: Paulie (9) 3/22/2013Cheers!(0)
Best rum ever!
By: dynamo (2) 2/17/2013Cheers!(0)
Fantastic, smooth rum. Strong, so I like it on ice, but my husband can handle it straight.Pretty addicting, interesting flavor. Also quite good mixed with root beer.
By: bdehoog (73) 11/20/2012Cheers!(0)
a great unique inexpensive robust mixing rum great with dr. pepper.
By: silverking (9) 10/1/2012Cheers!(0)
First off, the bottle is spectacular. Sip it on the rocks or mix it with a little ginger beer to make a dark and stormy. Excellent rum and very reasonably priced.
By: Irishman (218) 9/27/2012Cheers!(1)
Kraken is a Captain Morgan killer. Much better flavor profile and not crushingly sweet like the Captain.
By: dcp5082 (10) 9/4/2012Cheers!(1)
I tried this rum partially as a joke, I saw a commercial for it on ESPN the bottle looked cool and the rum was on sale for 15 dollars, so I said what the heck its cheap i'll give it a shot. Oh... was I surprised, this rum is very good. Excellent flavor, hints of oak, caramel and molasses. Very smooth considering its 47% ABV. Recommend wholeheartedly.
By: athenasblueprint (1) 08/15/2012Cheers!(0)
Makes a mean Cuba Libre. I enjoy the strong vanilla notes in this abyssal dark spiced rum. A bit intense on its own in my opinion, but a very nice addition to any dark drink and pairs nicely with citrus.
By: Majortom (5) 07/16/2012Cheers!(0)
Best on the rocks or with Coke. Also works well with coffee.
By: TheSippingLife (112) 6/9/2012Cheers!(1)
Cashing in on some recent Hollywood mania with old mythological beasts, The Kraken spiced rum is the stand-out bottle in its category. It's smooth, tastes great, mixes well, sips like a champ, comes at you with a bigger bouquet the more you have, and is just above dirt cheap. It handily crushes the absurdly concocted, stupendously oversweet, kitschily marketed competition like Captain Morgan Tattoo.
If you spend money on anything else in the black/dark/very dark spiced rum category, you're wasting your cash. If however, you are choosing between this and a dark/very dark aged rum, you might want to be careful, as the aged variety can still easily surpass this. But if you need an alcoholic swiss army knife for $20 or less, this one is literally perfect for everyone. This bottle won't last long on my shelf.
By: voldron (10) 3/19/2012Cheers!(0)
If you don't have this rum then you need to stop what you're doing and go get it! One of the most flavorful rums I've had in a long while. Deep and rich flavors.
By: Phizbin (176) 11/25/2011Cheers!(1)
Aroma of deep, robust molasses. Tempered it with a bit of water... Really nice and smooth. Very nice. Like putting muscles on a drink.
By: Spindali (5) 9/18/2011Cheers!(0)
This is by far my favorite of all the spiced rums I have tasted. The flavor doesnt overpower the liquor and vice versa. The scent of cinnamon and vanilla flow out once you open it and it is amazingly dark in color. I mix it with pepsi when I drink it. It's alcohol content will definitely get you feelig warm after the first couple of shots.