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RATINGS: 542   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle shared with wyzzywyz22. Poured a black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is big and boozy, nice chocolate notes. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, a nice slap of booze. I do love a good bit of booze. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2014
At Zeebra Beer Festival, THX to everybody sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: mocha, coffee, decent, vanilla. TASTE: mocha, coffee, decent, alcohol, bitter, not too sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Good imperial stout. Has roasted malt, with some mild hopping. Good beer, liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2067) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThreeCats (560) - ISRAEL - APR 25, 2014
Black, with a huge dense dark mocha head. Aroma of huge coffee, chocolate, roast, and sweet dark caramel orgy. Not kidding. It smells like all these great flavors are having sex in there... Taste, well, rather like it smells (orgy and all) more roast than in nose, warm alcohol down the throat. Just what an Imperial stout should be.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Black pour with a tan head. Nose of burnt malts, chocolate and booze. Flavour had plenty transpiring and was comprised of dark fruits, coffee, roasted malt, grains, and more chocolate in tandem with some subtle hoppage. ABV pretty well smothered. Smooth, full and very drinkable. Quality stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (920) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
shared bottle, poured a pitch black colour with a creamy beige head. chocolate, caramel, intense hop bitterness, toffee, roasted malts, low carbonated, good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, chocolate and peat. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol and bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. An excellent impy.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours a dark coffee color. Aromas is of dark chololate, coffee grounds, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate and coffee. Smooth mouthfeel for the alcohol level

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2030) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2014
22oz bomber (12/13/12) from trade on HBT. Shared with Pizz5116, Bob F., and Mike T. after work. Pours pitch black in color with a small dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate fudge brownies, roasted coffee, and vanilla. Taste of roasted espresso grounds, dark chocolate, vanilla, and slightly earthy. Great beer!


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