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Drakes Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Drakes Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Drakes Imperial Stout (now known as Drakonic) aged in bourbon. Varies in ABV.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
A bit better then their Robustito Porter. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick tan head. Smells of bourbon and caramel. No vanilla like the Robustito. Taste is better balanced. Lots of caramel to accentuate the bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (631) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at Extreme Pizza during Sacramento Beer Week, surprisingly sour, stout gets dominated a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4558) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Draft at Churchill’s. Black pour, with a small tan head. Milk chocolate, moderate roasted malt, bourbon barrel character, vanilla, and notes of raisin. Unfortunately, tasting next to Finest Hour, makes this beer feel thin amd watery.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
[ Keg ][ Churchill’s Renaissance ][ 5oz ][ Mini Flute ][ $4? ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Red highlights on an inky black pour. Nose is milk chocolate, tannic Cab grapes, richer barrel, praline. Taste is powerful bitter chocolate, praline, milk balls, spicy alcohol, salt. Palate is silky, not too sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1734) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Tap..Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is coffee, r9ast, bourbon..soft..Taste is nice dry, roast, light bourbon, chocolate..Nice easy drinking ..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft. This beer was delicous. Sweet roasted coffee and light raspberry aromas, smooth, not too long of a finish. It just was a little flat but that is often the case with these barrel aged beers. So good!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3084) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2013
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland. Colour is almost black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, bourbon, chocolate and roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap a O’Brien’s, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of light bourbon, vanilla, and light roast. Flavour brings out loads of vanilla, bourbon and light oats. Quite well-balanced, and vanilla-dominated. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Draft @ Drakes, labeled 2013 Bourbon Barrel Aged Drakonic. Dark hazy brown with a fine, dense tan head. Big aroma of oak and bourbon with plenty of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Flavor is rich dark chocolate malt, oak, boozy bourbon and vanilla and light roasty malt and a mild sweetness. Full body with a soft mouth feel. Really nice BA stout, the barrel aging complements the base beer wonderfully.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Black pour with a tan head. Nose is roast, graham cracker, and sugar cookie. Some booze, vanilla, and chocolate as well. Nice sweetness. Bourbon, vanilla, roast, and chocolate. Graham cracker, light coffee, and a touch of booze.


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