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RATINGS: 615   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 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!

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4.5
MelvinKalksma (1725) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Perfect mocha flavour with a great balance between sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Amazing appearance and palate as well; truly an outstanding beer, especially for its abv.

5
PugUglyBrewer (792) - - DEC 9, 2016
Drakes is one of the best when it comes to the dark beer categories. Dense black color with a light brown fluffy head. Black licorice, burnt sugar, semi-sweet cocoa, mild roast coffee, and rich caramel aromatic and flavor notes clash in absolute harmonic bliss.

3.1
kraddel (8894) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2016
Pours black, small grey head. Smell is bit bitter, rather weak. Taste is bit sweet, roasted. Rather sticky. Some cocoa. Bit too old. OK.

3.7
melush (4737) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ Lucky Supermarket, San Bruno, USA. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice.

3.8
luttonm (6763) - 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.

4
nealblind (1977) - 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

3.7
KyotoLefty (10693) - 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.

3.8
DwarfeD (3539) - 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.

4
CraftBeerNick (2831) - 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.

3.8
PotjeBier (3735) - 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.


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