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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: 35   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.    


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11111) - 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 (8827) - 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 (541) - 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
wimpyjoe (5100) - 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 (5345) - 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 (15934) - 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 (12025) - 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 (9432) - 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 (2111) - 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 (654) - 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.


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