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RATINGS: 603   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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!

Tmoney99's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle shared by alexadad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty, nuts and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Solid balanced roasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4138) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
At Seattle tasting. Deepest root beer color, foamy off-white. Soft roast, creamy cocoa nib, fizzy body. Bright banana-brown. Nice body and base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1605) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Dark brown long lasting darker tan head. Aroma bourbon, cream, leather, pepper. Tastes strong bourbon, soy, choco, coffee. dry creamy palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8859) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Nose is cocoa, fudge, fruit, berries, big umami. Lovely legs on black beer. A bit smoky in the flavor, chocolate and soy sauce. Full and smooth with medium strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2389) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
66ml bottle at home. Dark brown with a small full tan head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweetness. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, hops and spices. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1730) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Tap at Beer Temple, 3rd March 16. Black, aroma is leather, slight liquorice, bitter chocolate. Taste is bitter, cocoa, chocolate, liquorice. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2475) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size. Pitch black color. Firm, brownish head with long retention and lace rings. Aroma’s: mocha, roasted malts. Retronasal more roast, almost sour, light sweetness, mocha. Flavor is moderate to full sweet, roasted, light bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes with hard roasted malts, almost dry, and rather bitter. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1518) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 On tap at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Nose is roasted, Smokey. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is coffeeish. Light sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty heavy bitter. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation. Quite good, not too easy, great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (282) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
I wasn’t that impressed. Coffee, chocolate. Balanced, and tasty. It’s a good level of alcohol. Leathery and old tasting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11144) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland. Black with a thick brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, licorice, coffee, alcohol. Bittersweet flavor with chocolate, roast, licorice, coffee, bitter finish with some alcohol. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Zurich. Dark and roasty, almost burnt. Heavy roast taste too, but not so much else. Easy to drink though.

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