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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: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (335) - - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle - decent aroma of burnt/roast coffee. Pours dark with small tan head which soon disappears. Ok mouth feel, but fairly thin. Good roasted coffee tasting - slight liquorice, easy drinking.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndrewC (356) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle. Dusty with hint of sharpness. Roasted malt, hint of chocolate. Itís okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2260) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Handpull cask at the Crossing, Burton-on-Trent. Darkest brown/black with a sizable light brown head. Sweet latte and liquorice aroma. Taste is equally sweet, with chewy caramel and chocolate notes, but it feels a bit artificial. Silky palate and a long finish, with salted caramel on the aftertaste. Good all in all but too sweet for the likes of me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Bottle at home in London - picked up in London somewhere. Pours deep brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose holds creamy milk chocolate, burnt toast, coffee grounds. Medium sweet flavour with more milk chocolate, chalky cocoa, some earthy bitterness, day-old coffee. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with more milk chocolate, light roast, mocha. Not bad overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1700) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
33cl bottle at home from George and Dragon, Ashbourne. Nose is roasted malt, light smoke. Body is pitch black, head is very small, off-white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma is smoked wood, toast, roasted malt. Light sweet, medium bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bitter. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy stout, simple, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vladivostok (432) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2016
Draught. Unfortunately the pub I drank this in chooses to serve its dark beers with a sudsy rather than a creamy head so aesthetically it wasnít too appealing. Otherwise this was a pretty decent beer with a good hint of roast malt and a sweetish toffee plate. Not especially in-your-face but whatís wrong with a bit of subtlety once in a while?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9472) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle from Liquid Treasures, Belper, Derbyshire purchased and consumed the same day at dadís, Kilburn, Derbyshire, Friday, 19th February 2016 Pours dark, dark brown, edging towards black. Dark roasty malts, liquorice, some toffee but mostly liquorice. Itís ok not totally my thing though. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (709) - - FEB 17, 2016
Sampled on draught at the the John Baird in Muswell Hill, London. Black with a light brown, Demerara Sugar colour, head. Very tasty with hints of milk chocolate, mild coffee and liquorice. A little thin in the mouth, but delicious flavour. Recommended - it is addictively drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Martinus (4438) - 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 í14, London)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (1752) - 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 itís a little thin.


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