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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6791) - Oslo, - MAY 2, 2012
Bottled. Caramel and liquorice. Intense flavour. Tar, coffee, treacle, port. Strong alcohol edge.


3.3
Bill Becker (1775) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 8, 2017
From Apr 2008 This pours from 16.9 oz swing top bottle a very dark brown with about an inch of tannish foam. It has some nice lacing and the foam shrinks to a fine layer after a few minutes but that little bit does last for the entire session. The smell has notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and maybe some wood. The nose is pretty light. The taste has roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa up front which gives it a nice semi sweet flavour. Further in, there's some hop bitterness to go along with the cocoa and is most noticeable in the finish. It's medium bodied and the carbonation is pretty light(could use a tad more?), oh...the alcohol is starting to show itself along with a woody taste. Interesting flavours here. Bottom line: This is a pretty interesting and tasty Imperial Stout and I'm glad I got the chance to try it but... now that I've tried it, I doubt I'll look for it again. Maybe if it was available locally, I'd give that a rethink.

3.7
czlowiekmotyka (516) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Light bodied imperial stout. Heavy roasted, quite smooth, some coffee notes. Not to bitter. OK.

4.1
Vivek78 (12) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2017
Exceptionally smooth and rich, with strong chocolate notes. Despite its smoothness, it also has a crispiness to it, which makes it enjoyable and easy to drink quickly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
nickel (1236) - UKRAINE - SEP 4, 2017
Aroma: coffee, roasted malt, prunes Taste: prunes, coffee, dark chocolate, fruits on the background to balance chocolate. Thick creamy body with bittersweet aftertaste

3.6
CacheManyHose (767) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
720 ml Bottle from QC, drank at home. Pours an opaque brown-black with a medium fluffy tan head that dissipates a little bit. Smells of very dark malt, dark chocolate, somewhat herbal/inky and a little bit of soy sauce, light chocolate chips, chalk/baking soda, dark roasted malt. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, burnt acidic coffee, crystal malt, Body is bitter with a slightly syrupy finish, somewhat thin. Very solid, even if not terribly exciting.

3.6
HKdIPA (850) - HONG KONG - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle from QClub at home. Dark dark brown-black pour with fine tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast chocolate, some faint licorice. Taste is similar - some more coffee ground bitterness and sweet-licorice-ness. Not bad - a straightforward coffee/chocolate imperial stout. Palate is lighter than anticipated. Lasting bitter coffee grounds. Probably wouldn’t seek out again.

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 (1098) - 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 (4348) - 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 (3914) - 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.


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