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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle: very dense black that pours with a thick head which dissipates quickly. No lace or head. Very dense aroma. Only moderate lift. Chocolate cocoa, roasted and hint of anise. Lacks complexity but shows nothing unpleasant. The palate is off dry, not sour and only moderately bitter. Very creamy. Great weight. Mocha, chocolate with a silky feel. Good beer but not exceptional or pushing the limits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts caramel spicy dark fruits citrus some smoke and hops flavor roasted malts smoke dark fruits spicy laurel and a bitter hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (805) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Shared bottle at home; birthday present from parents and sister. Pours black with big brown head. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, caramel, coffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Sweet, but also quite bitter. Medium bodied with smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2015
From notes. Tasted some time near the fall of 2012 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle. Pours black with a thin brown head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is darkly roasted malt with a touch of molasses, very dry with some dark cocoa. The flavor a touch of sweetish molasses and milk chocolate up front, moving to dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of vanilla, and nice, dry bitterness. The body is full with average carbonation and a long, bitter darkly roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours black with a dark tan head and some spotty, leggy lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and a bit of caramel. Taste is bitter chocolate, espresso, almond, roasted malt, and caramelized sugars. Med-full body, nice full carbonation, dry finish. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2118) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Rating #1000 for 2014. Pours black with a large frothy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, hazelnuts, muscovado sugar, coffee. All very well blended and very nice on the nose. Taste is chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, muscovado sugar, slight vanilla notes. Mouthfeel is quite creamy and full-bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bomber served in a snifter. Pours pitch black with a large cocoa head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose of milk chocolate, delicately roasted malt, dough, and vanilla. Medium sweet attack, followed by dark chocolate, and coffee. Full body, average carbonation, creamy texture, and a long roasted finish. The alcohol is nicely disguised.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 26, 2014
Schokoladiger, wenig süßer Antrunk mit Espresso Noten. Die Malzigkeit intensiviert sich, vollmundig ohne alkoholisch zu sein. Weich, etwas Lakritz. Langer vollmundiger Nachgeschmack. 11/12/10/12/8/12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcogrind (107) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 16, 2014
Black dark brown, mocha head. Nose of coffee, caramel, chopped dried fruits, toasted almond. Medium body. Strong and balanced but missed some complexity, warm, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Pours black, tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasty. Taste is more of the same, coffee notes too. Ok, but a bit one-dimensional.

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