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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big, malty beast of a beer that exemplifies the way we roll here at Drake’s. Two-row malt is blended with Chocolate malt, roasted barley, and dark Crystal malts to make up the grist. Only one hop addition, Columbus, is added for bittering, allowing the abundance of malt in this beer to shine through. Enjoy the dense brownish head, the silky maltiness, and flavors of licorice, coffee and chocolate, rounded out with a slightly dry finish. here’s to those who don’t fear the mighty!


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (755) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is licorice, dark breads. Taste is herbal licorice, dark and beefy breads, very mild coffee / dark chocolate and a nice balancing bitter finish. A mild (albeit delicious) Imperial.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (397) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and toffee. Thick body. Light bitter with a salty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Martymcflymode (2) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2015 does not count
Delicious. Imperial Stouts are my favorite style of beer. This one doesn't disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (7847) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at the brewery tap Drakes dealership. Opaque black / dark brown coloured pour with a lasting thin mid tan head. Aroma is nice figgy pudding, cake, rum soaked fruit, raisin, sweet fudge. Flavour is composed of a nice full malts, cakey, figs, nutty, dried fruit with a slightly woody finish. Subdued Belgian yeast character. Palate is medium full bodied, creamy , frothy on the tongue. Nice mellow roast character. Lingering woody, and dried fruit notes. Hides the abv pretty well and drinks pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (853) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste has burnt roast malts, chocolate, expresso coffee, a hint of liquorice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savage_Night (345) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours black with a light brown head. Head retention is good. AROMA: rich roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, smoke, vanilla, raisin, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, earthy, alcohol, faint herbal hops, dark dried stone fruit, herbs, floral and spices. TASTE: rich roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, smoke, vanilla, hop spice, raisin, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, earthy, alcohol, dark dried stone fruit, herbs and spices. AFTER TASTE: rich malt, bitter dark chocolate, soy sauce and spices with a medium thick finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
Black oily colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cacao, soy sauce. Light sweet, light bitter flavour, quite a bit of umami, chocolate. Quite thick. Malty finish, caramel, loads of roasted malts. Nice malty stout. Really nice actually.
(from 66cL bottle @ home)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (576) - - OCT 29, 2015
Very smooth and sumptuous. Almost black, with a dark grey head. Rich flavour, very tasty indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2119) - GREECE - SEP 28, 2015
650ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, caramel, licorice. Sweet and biter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4987) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Low bitterness. Hides the alcohol well. Very good.


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