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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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androman (2801) - 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
ffbot (442) - 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

3.5
DSG (15237) - 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.

3.6
anstei (2608) - 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
tightslice (1435) - 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
SlimHabib (484) - 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
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
mR_fr0g (13492) - 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
SeniorZozo (1875) - 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.

3.9
Savage_Night (438) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours black with a light brown head. Head retention is good. AROMA: rich roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, smoke, vanilla, raisin, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, earthy, alcohol, faint herbal hops, dark dried stone fruit, herbs, floral and spices. TASTE: rich roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, slight coffee, roasty, smoke, vanilla, hop spice, raisin, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, earthy, alcohol, dark dried stone fruit, herbs and spices. AFTER TASTE: rich malt, bitter dark chocolate, soy sauce and spices with a medium thick finish.


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