brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Drakes. Pretty much black in color with minimal foam and carbonation. There’s a lot of acidic dark fruits, grape must, and oak. Kind of sour and some of the trademark Drakes vinegar in there. Still, it’s fruity and vinous enough that it’s not horrendous... Quite sour tasting and a bit rough around the edges. Lacks in carbonation and the mouthfeel is lackluster overall. Comes off as sour and syrupy.
marcus (7563) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Drakes. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a wine finish.
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Drakonic is on the mellower side for an imperial stout, and this is no exception. Near black pour with light mocha head. Aroma more stout than wine though it opens up to be a nice blend of tart berries and chocolate and roasted cofee. Body and flavor super smooth as expected, very obviously wine barreled, but the berry sweetness and light twang play nice with the malty brew. Not quite elite, but pretty damn good."
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at BeerMongers for their fifth anniversary. Deep black color with little head. Aroma is port, red wine, sour yeast, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is similar to aroma, the port and Zinfandel flavors almost overpowering the stout notes of cocoa nibs. Intriguing.
weatherbison (1) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Really poor tasting beer. Came out on the flight and it smelled like rotten grapes. No malt flavor, and the alcohol was very present. It tasted like a mixture of wine and beer, and had almost no fizz. It had a very sour and astringent finish. All in all it was not a very tasty beer for me or anybody at my table.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
.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.
Dodgrblu (681) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Taproom, wine aroma, acidic taste toward the end followed by roasted stout. Marries well.
baraciisch (2301) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
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illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.