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RATINGS: 611   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle shared by alexadad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty, nuts and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Solid balanced roasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.


3.9
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Bardzo smaczny, klasyczny Imperial Stout z kremowym ciałem, bogatą palonością, nutami kawy, gorzkiej czekolady, kawy. Okejka.

4.2
colui72 (1024) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2017
It pours pitch black, with a large tan head, and lot of sticky lacing. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast and licorice. Taste gets pretty much the same nose impressions, quite balanced between sweet and bitter. Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. Decent imperial stout, on the classic side, nothing distinctive but a very good ale.

3.8
Tide (3893) - 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
alobar (3784) - 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
MelvinKalksma (1536) - 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 (658) - - 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 (8110) - 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 (4065) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle 65cl. @ Lucky Supermarket, San Bruno, USA. A: Black. T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice.

3.8
luttonm (6271) - 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 (1864) - 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


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