Excerpt: Again, at 94 proof, it needs a bit of water if you’re sipping it straight, and it works just fine with your standard mixers — though last night I was bemoaning the fact that no good recipes exist using spiced rum. The price is also right.
Excerpt: Overall despite the slick presentation and clever marketing you get the feeling you aren’t getting a great rum for your money. Whilst overall its quite easy going and easy to drink, it doesn’t really do much for me personally.
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"AS IT IS TOLD, The Kraken Rum is an imported rum from the Caribbean blended with secret spices. Named for the sea beast of myth and legend, The KRAKEN RUM is strong, rich, black and smooth." -Kraken Website. Based on a tall tale regarding a lost shipment of Caribbean rum, Kraken is a spiced rum sold in vast quantities in the United States and abroad.
Sugar, burnt molasses, tootsie pop, cocoa, oak
Thin, but no heat. Sweet honey, toffee, caramel, artificial sugar, graham cracker, cocoa.
Short, no heat. Really sweet - loaded with amaretto, syrup, cocoa, caramel and toffee.
Definitely dosed and colored and sweetened but far from the worst offender I have seen. This isn't half bad, but I don't know if I'd drink more than a little at a time.
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