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RATINGS: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big, malty beast of a beer that exemplifies the way we roll here at Drakes. 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. heres to those who dont fear the mighty!

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2991) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size. Pitch black color. Firm, brownish head with long retention and lace rings. Aromas: 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (2096) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (392) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
I wasnt that impressed. Coffee, chocolate. Balanced, and tasty. Its a good level of alcohol. Leathery and old tasting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Drakes 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1720) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (1158) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is licorice, dark breads. Taste is herbal licorice, dark and beefy breads, very mild coffee / dark chocolate and a nice balancing bitter finish. A mild (albeit delicious) Imperial.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (452) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee and toffee. Thick body. Light bitter with a salty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Martymcflymode (2) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2015 does not count
Delicious. Imperial Stouts are my favorite style of beer. This one doesn't disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (10900) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at the brewery tap Drakes dealership. Opaque black / dark brown coloured pour with a lasting thin mid tan head. Aroma is nice figgy pudding, cake, rum soaked fruit, raisin, sweet fudge. Flavour is composed of a nice full malts, cakey, figs, nutty, dried fruit with a slightly woody finish. Subdued Belgian yeast character. Palate is medium full bodied, creamy , frothy on the tongue. Nice mellow roast character. Lingering woody, and dried fruit notes. Hides the abv pretty well and drinks pretty well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1549) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle at Only Good Beer Pub Budapest. dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, chocolate and coffee aroma, taste has burnt roast malts, chocolate, expresso coffee, a hint of liquorice.


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