Brewed by Jackdaw Brewery
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Uppsala, Sweden


on tap


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
There are many dragons out there, some are made of gold but we decided to create a black one. Zwarte Draak is a well balanced belgian imperial black ale.

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Vighals (4492) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2017 Svart med lavt beige skum som blir helt borte. Røkt lukt, gammelt bål, animalsk mot lær og blod. Fyldig. Salt lakris, noe røkt trevirke, mørk sjokolade, lett sødme mot mørke frukter og alkohol. Middels lang

OminouSC2 (924) - Mora, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2017
Dark brown color, minimal brown head. Sweet aromas of alcohol, raisins, cacao, sugar and figs. Taste of alcohol, molasses, cacao, syrup, spices, overripe bananas and coffee. Very strong and thick.

kryon (3868) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2017
Pours dark brown with minimal off white head
Aroms malty with notes of phenols, hints of smoke, dark fruits, liqorize
Taste has notes of liqorize, phenols, dark fruits, caramel, belgo yeast, malty
Mouthfeel is full bodied, low carbonation, medium to high bitterness, sweet

Linnet (1925) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2017
Coffee, licorice, fruity and earthy belgian yeast, alcohol, light Grass and hay.
Murky Brown colour, no head.
Heavy licorice saltiness, syrupy sweetness, really heavy, lightly bitter, light funky yeastiness, ABV very evident.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, syrupy feel, boozy finish.
Powerful, but not sophisticated.

jonas (8157) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Wooden, spongy and iodine aroma. Dark brown, foamy brown head. Medium full dry body, iodine licorice salts, light vanilla. Quite dry. Herb and licorice aftertaste.

SinH4 (6393) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle, many thanks konstifik! Darkest brown color with white head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, woody, iod, liquorice. Taste is chocolate, molasses, iod, even seems like it’s been barrel aged, also liquorice. Medium carbonation, full-bodied. Quite nice!

EerieDrinks (318) - Malm�, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2017
Thin, off-white stripe of a head.
Pitch black beer.

Aroma is dark chocolate, dried dark fruits, coffee and fresh red berries.

Taste is melted chocolate, coffee, raisins, roasted malts, smokey whiskey notes, slightly nutty and with an apparent alcohol that doesn’t make you shiver but still stings a bit too much for a higher score.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich, with a bitterness that almost bites your tongue off, and that is the only reason why its mouthfeel doesn’t get a full score, it’s TOO aggressive even for my twisted taste!

Overall: This is really leaning (in every direction) against a very alcoholic Imp. Stout and even Barley Wine rather than a BSA but superb stuff. Missing the ’belgian’ note? Sometimes it even feels like you’re sipping on a really tasty whiskey as it smoothes out as it warms up. Total beast of a brew and something I really recommend to anyone who likes beers that pack a punch.

alkolas510 (1486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 kolsvart med smutsvit skum. Doftar och smakar alkohol, röda bär, lakrits och lite rök. Fyllig med mycket beska. För mycket alkoholsmak..

Nisse666 (8100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2017
Bottle from web SB cons 2017-08-08 Göteborg
AR: raisins, sticky cake, prune, Belgian sweet yeasty
AP: dark brown, wee beige head
F: sweet Belgian yeasty, prune, rasins, sweet mouthfeeling

90 (879) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2017
Yeast and sour and loads of dried red fruit in aroma. Taste is caramel, raspberries and dark red fruit. A tad sour. Nice mouthfeel. Sticky.

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