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RATINGS: 609   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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tangentrider's rating

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2008
An opaque black beer with an aroma of dark chocolate and fruit. No appreciable head. Flavor is chocolate and coffee, with sweetness and roast. Finish is dry coffee with a touch of sweetness. Nice stout.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (3642) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Bottle from supermarket. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, licorice, raisins, dark fruits, wood and chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, coffee, licorice, chocolate, a bit of dark fruits and wood. Excellent imperial stout, love the copious amount of licorice in it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Pours tar black with a brown soapy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Complex flavor with roasted malt, licorice, dark fruit, and chocolate. Great lacing. Very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MelvinKalksma (1418) - 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
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (523) - - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (7564) - some beerplace, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3794) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ Lucky Supermarket, San Bruno, USA. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5722) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1812) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9990) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3276) - 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.


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