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Review: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Dark Label

Review: The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Dark Label


This new lower-proof release is solid on its own or as a mixer

The original Kraken rum was released in 2010.

The Kraken has carved out a niche for itself in the dark rum category since launching in 2010, with its sweet molasses kick and mix of spices including cinnamon, ginger, and clove. We got our hands on a bottle and took it for a spin.

On the nose, the rum definitely retains a lot of that molasses, which remains the dominant characteristic. It also smells a lot like Coca-Cola, and its flavor is oddly reminiscent of soda as well. Not that it’s a bad thing; this rum definitely shines as a mixer in a rum and Coke with a squeeze of lime. The flavor itself isn’t too different from regular Kraken, but it is a bit smoother and easier to drink thanks to its lower proof, and there’s plenty of vanilla, cinnamon, and clove.

Though it works well as a shot (especially when chased with hard cider) or in a rum and Coke, it also serves as a good mixer for mojitos and mixes well with pineapple juice.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum was just released. It is a Limited Edition release that joins the 94 proof Kraken Original, and 70 proof Kraken Dark Label. It is made from a Caribbean rum base distilled at Trinidad Distillers in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is infused with natural flavors, coffee bean essence and artificial colors. It is bottled at a devilish 66.6 proof. It pours to a black olive juice color. The aroma is molasses, chocolate, and ground coffee bean. Additional time in the glass brings out notes of gingerbread cookie. The sweet cocoa and gingerbread entry is joined by vanilla and nutmeg building to a sugary espresso peak. It fades with cherry and spicy cinnamon. The finish is warm and peppery leaving a flash of heat, molasses, coffee, and ginger taste, a mild rum burn, a sugary sticky glass, and a purple tongue.


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