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Dancing Duck Dark Drake

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Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Stout
Derby, England

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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Delicious malty, caramel and liquorice flavours combine wonderfully in a velvety smooth drinking stout with a freshly roasted coffee and toffee finish.    


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 15, 2015
Cask @HBF2015. Clear brown color. Small size, beige head, stays. Roasted malts, faint chocolate, sweet, grainy notes in aroma. Roasted malts, ashy, grainy, sour taste. Sour mouthfeel. Roasted malts in aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1541) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
Tap at hbf15. Black color, some bubbles. Aroma is coffee, rye bread, vanilla notes. Low co2, roasty, coffee, licorice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
(Cask at HBF2015) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had burnt malts, molasses and earth. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were malts, burnt malts, sweetness, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was smooth and bitter. A tasty roasty cask ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 9, 2015
Flaske 500ml. Gave fra Rune. Drukket i Skibotn 14 Mar 14. Svart. Middels høyt mokkafarget skum som daler sakte. Bra aroma av sjokolade. Smaken melkesjokolade med litt lakris i ettersmaken. Et behagelig øl. Veldig bra ut fra styrken.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11555) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2015
Gravity dispense at the Happy Man Spring BF, 20/03/15. Black with a decent beige covering. Nose is roast malt, ashen tones, light coffee, dark fruit aroma, cocoa powder. Taste comprises chocolate, toffee, light charr, dark fruits, liquorice notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close. Decent stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
Well-kept half pint on cask at the Silk Mill in Derby. Bubbly beige head to a jet black body. Nicely roasted dark malty nose. Vanilla sweet chocolate and raisin to the taste buds offset by bitter coffee grounds towards the finish. Pretty good (21.02.2015).

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SilverfoX (576) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
bland brown sugarish aroma, body looks like coke, no head, tastes thin mildly chocolate. worst pint in ages.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5282) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Cask @ Castle Hotel, Manchester. Very dark with a thin off-white creamy head. Medium-full bodied stout with a slightly milky roasted malt aroma and taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5599) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at the Guildford arms. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, coffee, taste is similary, dry, toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at the Guildford arms... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate... Light toffee chocolate nose... Soft body... Dark malt roast... Meaty chocolate... Soft easy and chocolaty


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