blackisle (2080) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 35.5cl. Poured into s shaker. Clear deep amber, tall frothy off-white to beige head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma light toasted malts, caramel, fruity notes, wet hay; taste light sweet and bitter, malty, burned caramel; dry malty aftertaste, earthy notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; ok.
Idiosynkrasie (6511) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Clear, dark ruby colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Slightly fruity hoppy and chocolately malty aroma, hints of red berries and milk chocolate. Taste is mildly toasty grainy, chocolately malty, minimally nutty, slightly dry hoppy, fruity overtones, hints of red berries, subtle sweetness. Slightly inharmonious, somehow unconnected hop and malt flavours, beyond that cleaned up to an excessive state of conformity that repudiates any sign of provenience and peculiarity (not to mention the word "idiosyncrasy").
batneil (618) - - APR 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells a little of treacle and malt and had a similar taste. Amber colour with lasting head. Nice malty taste with nice amount of fizz. (K)
andrewje41 (2945) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overnight Drakes started popping up in Seattle, and for this I am grateful. Draft pour pint at Toranado Seattle. Solid amber here, and has what I look for in one. Pours a deep dark thick brown with an infinite foam head and lacing. Soft malt forward aroma. Creamy body with a nutty malt lingering flavor. Very cream centered. Very tasty beer in a style I tend to avoid. Impressed with this one.
sfnative (17) - - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap (Lucky 13). I knew this would be a West Coast take on an amber beer and many of Drakeís brews are over hopped for my taste but I liked this. Too dark indoors to see the color but it gave the impression of being on the darker edge of "amber." Smooth; malts and hops in relative balance, at least by Northwest standards. Neither cloyingly sweet nor painfully bitter. Liked it and will try it again next time Iím in.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/21/15] Draught at Winter Brew Fest 2015 in San Diego. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, toast and some floral hops. Sweetish flavor, malty and toasty, with some floral hops and a mild bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.
slowrunner77 (10228) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"typical or slightly darker thn avg for the style. fresher and better balanced than others, with a lean towards the malty side. some nuts & toffee in the aroma, toasted malt flavor. "
tightslice (999) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Flavor in Half Moon Bay, CA. Pour is medium amber. Aroma is caramel, black tea. Taste is smooth malts then quickly turns to mild bitternes (A bit unexpected at first but grows more enjoyable).
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another great beer from Drakes. Somewhat similar to their IPA without the hops. Overall, nice job.
Cortez408 (1) - San Jose, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím a huge Drakeís fan.... Also a huge amber fan, so this beer could do no wrong! Itís not the best Iíve ever had, by a long shot, but itís a great beer to have that change of pace from the shit beers on tap in most bars.