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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigericsports (15) - 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 (7787) - 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 (12438) - 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 (2601) - Linköping, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (315) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wekker84 (1740) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (403) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2501) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (190) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1711) - 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.


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