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Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: spark3148857 on 11-09-2013)
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-27-2014 00:16:53 | More by 2GOOFY
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Beerswag

California

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%

On tap pangea cafe ..sacramento, CA

Dark black full bodied looking, tannish-brown head, 1/2" reduced to no head immediately..smells of pine, pear, molasses, honey, grapefruit. Taste is much like an imperial IPA, with some roasted malts and slight coffee undertones. Pine and resin of sour-deiesel is present, with a little warmth on the finish. Smooth for an 11,4%er. Overall good not great.

12-19-2013 06:06:45 | More by Beerswag
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Jason

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-31-2013 16:14:07 | More by Jason
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California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-25-2014 05:11:00 | More by sourdog
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California

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01-04-2014 05:17:27 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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dertyd

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-27-2014 05:41:18 | More by dertyd
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, some transparency. Big khaki head. Sticky lacing and a thin collar.

Smell - It's pretty boozy. Citrus hops. Orange more than grapefruit. Chocolate malts.

Taste - Citrus hops right up front. Sweet. Dark chocolate. A bit of nuttiness. Boozy and bitter in the finish. Lingering hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy body. The aftertaste of booze, chocolate, and hop bitterness makes it a little rough.

Overall - All things considered, this is a very good beer. Too big, in my opinion, but well made for what it is.

01-29-2014 22:56:18 | More by Alieniloquium
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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California

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California

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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2014 06:25:56 | More by Booner818
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spark3148857

California

4.26/5  rDev +6%

Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, citrusy hops, dankness, earthy. Taste is all of the roasty characteristics up front, chocolate and coffee followed by hop bitterness in the middle of the palate. Sweet, sticky, and resinous hop bitterness. Citrus and pine with some dank and earthyness. Bitterness is long and lingering. Coats the mouth with a velvety mouthfeel. Alcohol is imperceptible. Could be mentioned in the same sentence as Wookey Jack or SSR. A great ABA or Black IPA.

11-09-2013 04:47:32 | More by spark3148857
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California

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%

Appearance- black color, nice size tan head, nice lacing

Smell- piney hops, roasted malt

Taste- piney hops, roasted malt, chocolate

Mouthfeel- smooth, full bodied

Drinkability- Very good, definitely like it a lot, I would love to have this one again.

01-09-2014 03:20:58 | More by jeffjeff1
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California

3/5  rDev -25.4%

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Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.