The best thing about The Kraken is its depth of flavors. As with any drink, the aroma is what hits you first. The Kraken boasts a nutty scent with coffee, vanilla, cherryade and gunpowder, immediately setting the tone for a wonderful sensory experience. As for the taste, the spiced rum is almost cola-like in its vanilla-style spice. Slightly sweet, The Kraken offers hints of espresso coffee, cinnamon, creamy caramel, cloves and gingerbread. All this gives way to a long, peppery finish, which perfectly sums up the rum's spiciness. It's a satisfying, drinkable rum with a broad appeal.