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RATINGS: 546   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (957) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2615) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2089) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1663) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle split with Pedro and Al. Pours black with medium mocha head and soapy lace. Nose of roast, caramel, chocolate. Medium body. Big roasty flavor, milk chocolate, floral hops. Strong carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2014
from Erzbierschof - black beer yet clear with a modest beige foam left; roasted aroma of black chocolate, walnuts and black cherries; full-bodied, some malt sweetness and light thick palate; a decent bitterness and long roasted chocolatey notes along with hints of ashes and vanilla in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Thick black pour large brown head, aromas of burnt oatmeal. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of burnt toast, roasted malts. Chewy. Finishes thick and semi sweet. Average at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pitch black. Creamy espresso head. Roast bomb with ashy charcoal and chocolate. Taste is even better. Great profile that would taste great in a barrel. Roast chocolates, coffee, creamy vanilla and spice of rye and pepper. Easy to drink with just a minor hint of booze

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2324) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Whats with the high ratings? Acrid, watery, slightly acidic, old dairy. Odd and not in a good or interesting way. Move along.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle probably well under a year old. Pours black with tan fleeting head and lace. Aroma is big and bitter sweet roast, nuts, and licorice. Flavor follows suit with well balanced chocolate and light raisin sweetness with heavier roast and hop bitterness than I would expect for 40 IBU. Feel is lively and cooling with a long roast linger and relatively light body. I’m loving this classic and not too aggressive take on an imperial stout. Kind of an every day imperial stout of very high quality.

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