Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
4.41/5 rDev +9.7%
Bomber to a snifter, bottle date is smudged but should be close with when the beer was added- ~2 months ago
Pours pitch black with a finger and a half of mocha colored foam. Mild carbonation on the sides, good retention and lacing. Great looking beer
Smell is a hop bomb for sure, strong piney grapefruit and citrus hops, chocolate and coffee notes, and a sweet bready malt finishing with a nice splash of alcohol. Really pungent, reminds me a lot of Stone's SSR
Taste is with the nose for the most part- strong upfront pine, grapefruit, and a bunch of floral citrus undertones, cocoa and espresso nuances with a sweet malt and a nice splash of alcohol. Delish !
Feel is a stick and creamy thick body. Alcohol is definitely present, drinks a little warm. Very bitter and drinkable
Overall one of the better bipas I've ever had. On par and very similar to Sublimely Self Righteous
01-09-2014 07:24:41 | More by lordofstarside
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.