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Dancing Duck Dark Drake

Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Stout
Derby, England


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular.
Delicious malty, caramel and liquorice flavours combine wonderfully in a velvety smooth drinking stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.    

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2015
Black colour, dissipating white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Light malty flavour, light coffee, quite light in general, actually. Finish caramel.
(from draught @ GBBF ’14, London)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (969) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A deep brown to black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, some hazelnut, slight coffee and a little ash. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, light smoke, a little coffee, caramel, some liquorice, slight hazelnut and subtle spiciness. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A soft, chocolate, roasted bitterness in the finish. Quite a nice stout, lovely chocolate, liquorice and roasted malt flavours, shame it’s a little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4236) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
Cask, gravity dispense at Twickenham Beer Festival 2015. Black, big foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate and ash. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is rounded chocolate and molasses, dates, ash towards the finish with a musty dark chocolate linger. Very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (4330) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
Aroma has heavy roasted malts as does the flavour. Slightly burnt with hints of coffee and cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2459) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Deep ruby colour with white head. Fruity and roasted malt aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2015
Cask at Moo Carlisle. Pours opaque dark with a thin tan head. Aromas of liquorice, roast coffee. Taste is light roast, bitter dark chocolate. Bitter, roasty finish. Decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6933) - ITALY - AUG 22, 2015
on tap scura discreta schiuma tosture piuttosto intense lieve fruttato discreto amaro

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2015
[cask, at the Great British Beer Festival 2015] - Dancing Duck Dark Drake 4.5%, pitch black, small beige head. Milk chocolate, licorice, mild roasted malts on the nose. Medium body, still watery, very mild carbonation. Licorice, grainy malts and light coffee at the start. Softer towards the middle, with a vanilla note. Finish then is dark chocolate or light espresso, aftertaste vanilla and coffee. Medium strength stout. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37063) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
From cask. Pours black, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, dark malty and breadish. Dark roasted. Dry and dark malty. Bitter and roasted malty finish. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theprof (195) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Cask at the Hand. Very dark and malty. Yes amidst the roasted malt a coffee note appears but really quite smooth. With licorice afterburn.

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