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Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 226
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 44
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 08-20-2003

Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout - 8.75% ABV, 40 IBUS
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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Photo of dmandrick
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
2.72/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Solid black with a sudsy light brown head with very minimal retention and decent lacing.

Nose: Pleasant chocolate. Bit of cola at the end.

Taste: Well balanced mouthfeel, cola, chocolate, and a tiny bit of licorice.

Notes: Not what I would consider Russian Imperial, but a good stout nonetheless.

Photo of Fremont897
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Borrego805
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwswigs
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love this stuff, Creamy head, chocolate notes. Tasty !

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riotontheroad
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jcat5150
4/5  rDev +1.3%

I am about 11 ounces deep in my first 22 ounces of this nice brew as I write this. I typically only drink stouts and porters in the winter (it is 33 degrees out as I sip this one). This is a nice winter concoction. It has a fairly creamy tan head on it. I smell nice coffee/chocolate aromas. I taste chocolate with just a touch of coffee and maybe a touch of licorice. I feel all warm and fuzzy, courtesy of the nearly 9% alcohol. The difference between a 4 and a 5 rating for me is that I like a "milkshake" thick stout. I mean, if you're going to do it, do it like you mean it, right? When I drink a stout, I actually want it to be a belly full. This one is thick but I've had a bit thicker. Still, my first bottle won't be my last. Good example of the style!

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jcon
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Lard_City
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Smoky. Malty. Hoppy. Nice.

Photo of Boston_Steve
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of funjack5150
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Love this beer, it reminds me of Clown shoes Party Crasher.

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Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.