overall
90
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style
RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend in Zinfandel barrels for over a year.

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3.6
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2017
Draft @ Zeitgeist, San Francisco, CA. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty sour tart woody wine aroma. Roasted malty sour tart woody wine flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty sour tart woody wine and caramel finish.

4
luttonm (6154) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2016
SIBF 2016, Seattle. Creamy thin tan head, heaviest brown-black. Bitter chocolate and wine on nose. Clean smooth beer. Barrel and yeast funk, drives very nicely. Interesting twist. Nic grape fruit throughout. A little dry brett sour around the edges. I can dig a ‘sour’ stout like this. Great fruit and mild brett.

3.6
mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
On tap at PIB 2016, pours black with a am small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of the wine barrels upfront, followed by heavily roasted malt and a light burnt quality. Flavour is dominated by the red wine barrels, bringing out tons of wood and vinous character, backed by a huge roasted malt profile. Dominated by the wine, but well-done.

3.8
Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2016
On tap at the Festival of the Dark Arts - Sour, tart and fruity. Very mooth bodied. A long fruity finish.

3.1
deyholla (11481) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2016
On tap at 16 Tons. Pours black with a light chocolate brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma combines dark grains and wine barrel with a bit of dark fruit underlying. Flavor has sour dark red fruits with a good amount of wine barrel and a dark grain backbone.

2.5
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap @ Drakes. Pretty much black in color with minimal foam and carbonation. There’s a lot of acidic dark fruits, grape must, and oak. Kind of sour and some of the trademark Drakes vinegar in there. Still, it’s fruity and vinous enough that it’s not horrendous... Quite sour tasting and a bit rough around the edges. Lacks in carbonation and the mouthfeel is lackluster overall. Comes off as sour and syrupy.

3.7
marcus (10138) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Drakes. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a wine finish.

4.1
slowrunner77 (11911) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Drakonic is on the mellower side for an imperial stout, and this is no exception. Near black pour with light mocha head. Aroma more stout than wine though it opens up to be a nice blend of tart berries and chocolate and roasted cofee. Body and flavor super smooth as expected, very obviously wine barreled, but the berry sweetness and light twang play nice with the malty brew. Not quite elite, but pretty damn good."

3.7
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On draught at BeerMongers for their fifth anniversary. Deep black color with little head. Aroma is port, red wine, sour yeast, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is similar to aroma, the port and Zinfandel flavors almost overpowering the stout notes of cocoa nibs. Intriguing.

1.2
weatherbison (1) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Really poor tasting beer. Came out on the flight and it smelled like rotten grapes. No malt flavor, and the alcohol was very present. It tasted like a mixture of wine and beer, and had almost no fizz. It had a very sour and astringent finish. All in all it was not a very tasty beer for me or anybody at my table.


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