Drakes Zinful Drakonic
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Aged one and a half years in Zin barrels and Port barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
.31L on tap at Preserve. The aroma is tart, funky, with some light Brett and other bugginess. Vinous. I dont detect any sort of base beer, though. Slightly transparent brown-black body with a small, light tan head. Starts with vinous, acidic tartness. Has a light Bretty yeast dustiness in the middle. Becomes pretty woody later on. Some chocolate roastiness comes in very late. Interesting, but this has too much barrel character and not enough of the imperial stout. Kinda thin, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgrblu (588) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer & Taproom, wine aroma, acidic taste toward the end followed by roasted stout. Marries well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1721) - USA - AUG 3, 2013
On draft at Capitol taproom... Aroma of roasted malts, tannins... Flavor is initially roasted malts which gives way to sweet grapes with tannins and oak on the finish... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
On tap at Beercraft. Pours deep mahogany with a beige head. Lactic and acetic tartness in the aroma, red wine vinegar, dark chocolate, phenol. Flavor has a nice tart winey character but I’m afraid the body has been thinned out by barrel-aging. Also, there’s a not insignificant buttery finish that’s a bit much for my threshold.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Draft. Blackish beer with a cream head. Chocolate and light red wine aroma. Chocolate and light red wine flavor. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light red wine lingers with light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3118) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On draft at the Barrel House. It pours black with a khaki head. The aroma has some chocolate roast with wood and mild notes of red grapes. The flavor is smooth with chocolate, wood, and a touch of acetone. Red wine is present. Overall, this fell a bit short for me in the aroma and flavor department although it was well balanced. The light acetone note threw it off too. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1497) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Tap at brewery..Pour is dark with a milky tan head..Nose is barrel, funk, roast, chocolate, spice...Taste is sweet, tart, roast, sweetness, honey,coffee..palate is light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (954) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
On draught at the brewery. Boozy and some red wine aroma creeping through. Slight chocolate. Black with brown head that fades quickly and leaves a collar of small bubbles. Oily and viscous with chocolate and powdered cocoa. Dark fruits add to the complexity. Great - maybe not the right beer for the 90 degree heat wave and to drink in the sun....but I couldn’t pass on this offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On tap. Black with a creamy light brown head. Chocolate, vanilla, and fruity oak wine barrel aroma. Thick creamy and lightly bright palate. Tastes of earthy bitter dark chocolate, coffee, wine, caramel, and woody oak with a nice tartness to the finish. Very good.

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