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RATINGS: 580   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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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!


Landmonger's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - MAR 17, 2012
OK you can definitely taste the chocolate, malt and the bitterness, warmth is mild to medium going down, aroma is mild, head pours well with it disapating to light as you drink, hint of a sour after taste with more carbonation than you would expect.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Jet black,dense brown head.Light roasty nose.Rich chewy complex palate.roasty,light chocolate,light alc heat.Med bitterness in finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (617) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours a very dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma of malts and a hint of sweetness. Taste is richly of malts and chocolate, with good smoothness, yet still complex like an imperial should be. A very nice brew, thumbs up!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottled, dark brown to black pour with tall tan foam, aroma is malty chocolate And coffee, flavor has too much black licorice and raisin for me, green coffee, bitter is pronounced

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1477) - CROATIA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Pours dark brown with tan head. Chocolate aroma. Roasted coffee, milk chocolate, licorice. Full bodied. Warming alcohol. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (3245) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to my friend Ed for the trade! Black with two fingers of tan head and decent lacing. Aromas of sweet coffee, light roast, vanilla, some dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, roast, caramel, some vanilla, subtle dark fruit, just a hint of booze. Full body with a dry finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1650) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Black with a brown head - Dark malt and coffee in the aroma - Good malt body with a good coffee flavour with some bitterness as well - The malt and coffee gooes into the finish - This was very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigericsports (34) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bomber served in a pint. Pours pitch black with a large cocoa head. Excellent retention and lace. Silky maltiness, flavors reminiscent of licorice, followed by dark chocolate, and coffee. Full body, average carbonation, creamy texture, and a long roasted finish. The alcohol is nicely disguised.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8437) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bomber tasting at Timo A.
Black colour with a small tan head. Roasted malt, sourness and bitterish hops in the aroma and the flavour. Strong alcohol warmth. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller Web Shop. Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roated rather bitter finish. 060315

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium moussy tan head. Aroma of licorice, toast, ash, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toast, ash and coffee. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.


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