RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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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fonefan (51635) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG11.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, choclate, coffee, chocolate flowers. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110820]
Earlier Rating: 9/3/2008 Total Score: 4
Bottle 500ml, sving top @ home.
[ Trade with kmweaver ]. Clear dark black color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, vanilla notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft. (210608)

yespr (48168) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with no lasting head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, liqourice and dark chocolate. Almost burned. Bold, dark, bitter, hardroasted, liqourice and deep dark chocolate. Rather dry, bitter and hard roasted into a dry and dense malt finish. A bit too much for my liking.
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2007 Total Score: 3.7
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 1. Pours deep brown with light brown head, bobbly. Dark chocolate and underlying liqourice aroma. Full bodied. Perfectly balanced chocolate and liqourice flavour. Soft yet warming finish. Very nice, somewhat two component brew (chocolate and liqourice).

Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt,roasted malt, wood, and soy sauce, leading to a roasted finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/21/2004 Total Score: 3.9
A pitch black beer with a disappearing chocolate brown head. The aroma is roasted with notes of chocolate and coffee, and so is the flavor, leading up to a dry end. Mysteriously, the body is thin.

joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle at Ølbutikken.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and liquorice.
Roasted finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/2/2007 Total Score: 3.4
Black coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of fruits, dried fruits and chocolate.

anders37 (27251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice chocolate finish.
Earlier Rating: 3/9/2009 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate, coffee and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with some bitter hoppy finish.

cgarvieuk (26100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2012
bottle at Benjiis ...
Drakes ... dark black ... thin tan head ... dry coffee roast .. a little of than american malt nose... dark roast ... light bitter malts ... some chocolate .. again a little of that american malt ... 8 3 8 3 15
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Thank to TheCheeseMan for this ... Bottle at home ... Deep black with short lived tan head ... chocolate and little coffee, liitle hop nose ... Roast malt ... some hops ... quite a bit of chocolate ... little dark fruits ... some alcohol ... all round decent beer.

omhper (25834) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2012
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Pitch black. Aroma of licorice and pears. Full bodied with underlying sweetness and solid mouthfeel. Heavy roasty flavours of licorice and tar supported by slight perfumy pears and warming brandy. Mellows out to coffee and tobacco is a salty finish.
Earlier Rating: 12/25/2004 Total Score: 3.4
Bottled. Very black, brief jead. Saölty licorice aroma. Sweet and very roasty. Very rich with some molasses and coffee, salty bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a bit mellow.

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013 18th February 2009
Opaque very dark brown stout. Rich dark malt with a pretty bitter finish. Not that smokey or roasty though. A little alcohol warmth in the finish. This Impy stout really is lacking in several areas. By no means terrible but quite dissapointing. 2.8.

1st January 2012
Palate is slightly soft and with some body. Rich dark malt, a little cream. Unsweet dark chocolate and a trace of coffee. The coffee becomes more prominent as the beer warms up. Trace of aniseed. Finishes semi dry.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Sweet roasted aroma, both licorice and in particular chocolate. Solid body, sweet hard roast, a little gluey, vanilla and chocolate, some warming alcohol and a little malt bitterness. But a straight and pleasant Imperial Stout. 230711

Earlier Rating: 6/28/2007 Total Score: 4
(Bottle 50 cl) Courtesy of aspidites/IrishBoy. Pours black and opaque with a light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit and alcohol. Quite full-bodied with loads of hard roasted malts, vanilla and....vitamins! Quite some bitterness from the malts. But very pleasant. 270607 and 070907

Rasmus40 (22069) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller Web Shop. Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roated rather bitter finish. 060315

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