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RATINGS: 582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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!


Taverner's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Mighty fine Imp Stout. Nice hoppage in the nose, yet a bittersweetness in flavor. Palate is alive with chocolate, coffee and malted notes. Finishes clean, and goes down better than any Dark Lord ever could.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2008 Total Score: 4.3
Pours dark and opaque. Flavors are nutty and malty with notes of smoke, molasses and cherries. Very good and powerful - love this stuff! ON SECOND ANALYSIS: This stuff is nectar, and I am wondering how Dark Lord will compare against it. It’s nuttiness leaves you with almost an oily feeling on your tongue - but it’s like sesame oil. Very yummy.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (411) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Dark, sedimenty, bitter imperial stout. Thin like a porter, chocolate and dark roasted malt, and hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3007) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2015
On tap at Artemis in LT with Patty, Kara and Andy. Was a pitch black pour with a small tan head with lace. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol and bitter notes. Medium to full bodied with soft carb. More Chocolate flavor as it warmed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3561) - 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 (622) - 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 (6236) - 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 (1549) - 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 (3367) - 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 (1682) - 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 (35) - 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 (8556) - 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!


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