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Dancing Duck Dark Drake

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Brewed by Dancing Duck
Style: Stout
Derby, England

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.    


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - 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 (15170) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11518) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a small brownish head. Licorice aroma, chocolate, cocoa, vinous notes. Fruity flavor, licorice, caramel, cocoa, floral, some raisins andd figs. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Opaque black color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, light to moderately roasty, dark malts, earthy, earthy malty bitterness. Decent body and carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
GBBF 2014. Pours a dark coke colour. Sweet chocolate candy aroma. Light body, light carbonation. Choc candy and a little coffee. Thin and no good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Cask - dark black with a light brown head. Aroma of treacle and roast malt with some orange peel. Taste of sweet malt, hints of vanilla, treacle and a hint of coffee. Lightly bitter ending with a light sweetness. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (623) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at Exeter Arms, Derby; black, thick tan head; taste is smooth, well-toasted malt and oats; dark fruit, liquorice; thick; dry, bitter finish; decent stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Cask Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2012 - Black in colour. Very Malty; coffee, roasty malts, chocolate, liquorice, caramel. Full bodied. Smooth. Sweetish roasty coffee malty throughout. Liked this a lot. Good. Nice Stout!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle from the Red Squirrel Chesham Brewery Shop. Poured almost black, with a rapidly dissipating tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, vanilla and fruit cake. More roasty bitter flavours, some coffee, toasted malt and grassy hop. Finish is toffee, molasses and liquorice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sschwab (48) - London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
On tap at the Harp, Chandos place 23 Jan 14. I was quite underwhelmed by this stout. It looks and pours the part of a classic smooth stout, but everything from the smell to the taste and finish was quite thin. Individual tastes were hard to distinguish, and not prominent enough. All that being said, this was still a nice inoffensive and individual brew, which was easily drinkable.


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