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Anyone tried the Kraken yet?
Howland
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Posted: 2009-11-04 4:23 pm   Permalink

http://www.krakenrum.com/

Love the website/ad/promo concept but these gimmicks don't always come with flavor....

Here's a random review.

http://www.drinkhacker.com/2009/11/03/review-the-kraken-black-spiced-rum/
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PiPhiRho
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Posted: 2009-11-05 12:01 am   Permalink

Interesting website. Lots about the namesake beast, but virtually nothing about the rum. This could be a bad sign.

And what is with all the spiced rum lately? Since when did rum need a gimmick?


 
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Posted: 2009-11-05 08:49 am   Permalink

And the three cocktail recipes it offers are a rum & Coke, rum & energy drink, and rum & ginger ale. I have a strong feeling that a lot more trouble and creativity went into the web site than the rum.


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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-11-05 09:22 am   Permalink

Very entertaining website

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2009-11-05 09:48 am   Permalink

Free samples through the site. I think the Missus signed us up for one.

 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2009-11-05 10:04 am   Permalink

I like the look of the bottle , buy that's irreverent as well.
Swank, I can't find that free sample offer. ?


 
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Howland
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Posted: 2009-11-05 10:33 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-11-05 00:01, PiPhiRho wrote:
Interesting website. Lots about the namesake beast, but virtually nothing about the rum. This could be a bad sign.

And what is with all the spiced rum lately? Since when did rum need a gimmick?




Somewhere (in the review, I think) it's mentioned that it is a product of Trinidad and/or Tobago. Gimmicks shouldn't be necessary, but they can be fun. Look at the Sailor Jerry phenom.
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Howland
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Posted: 2009-11-05 10:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-11-05 08:49, arriano wrote:
And the three cocktail recipes it offers are a rum & Coke, rum & energy drink, and rum & ginger ale. I have a strong feeling that a lot more trouble and creativity went into the web site than the rum.






I think this rum, if any count, would definitely be a 'sipper', maybe a little water w/it. I don't think I would mix it.
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Howland
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Posted: 2009-11-05 10:38 am   Permalink

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On 2009-11-05 10:04, Unga Bunga wrote:
I like the look of the bottle , buy that's irreverent as well.
Swank, I can't find that free sample offer. ?



I didn't see the free samps either Tim. I have noticed they changed the website a bit since the first time I saw it (Mrs. Swanky sent me the link a few days ago). The free poster offer is now 'coming soon' and the book doesn't work now. Hmmmmm.
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bewarethe151
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Posted: 2009-11-05 11:57 am   Permalink

It's pretty good. Think heavy bodied Navy style rum with a flavored profile that is abundant in cherry, chocolate, molasses, and spice. As different as Kilo Kai is to rest of this Rum Nation, Krakken is set apart from all others, tastewise. It's a high-end mixer. Neat, it does not offend, though.

 
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Professor Pineapple
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Posted: 2009-11-05 12:41 pm   Permalink

I'll definitely pick this up if I ever see it, just for the display value. I did that with Sailor Jerry and was pleasantly surprised! VooDoo, not so much.

 
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arriano
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Posted: 2009-11-05 2:02 pm   Permalink

Dr. Bamboo reviews it along with other spiced rums and gives it good marks:

http://drbamboo.blogspot.com/2009/09/un-review-spiced-rum-summit-part-1.html



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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2009-11-16 10:47 pm   Permalink

I tried it. I like it. I usually avoid spiced rums, but hey, this one is 94 proof! So I just had to give it a shot.

BTW, the free poster and free book links are now active on their website. Get 'em while you can!


 
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alohacurrent
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Posted: 2009-11-19 3:41 pm   Permalink

This is very enjoyable rum especially at the price point (approx. $17). This isn't the clove-y, nutmeg-y spiced rum. It reminds me a lot of Gosling's. Chocolate, leather, tobacco and huge molasses and the bottle is very cool to boot. 94 proof, island strength baby!

 
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Blowfish
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Posted: 2009-11-19 4:20 pm   Permalink

Like most of you guys I avoid spiced rums... I saw it at my local BevMo and compulsively bought the only bottle on the shelf. I think it is a very complex, very sip-able rum. I taste coffee, caramel, vanilla... it is good. Well worth the asking price.

 
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