Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout - Drake's Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jeffo:
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Surprisingly De Bierkoning in Amsterdam got a box of these a while back.
From a bomber into a snifter
APPEARANCE: Clear, dark brown pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, creamy tan head with excellent retention. Clear back body with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good full cap and coats the sides of the glass. A ring remains leaving some nice dots of lacing down the glass. A touch clear, but great head and lacing.
SMELL: Big nose of roasted grain, milk chocolate, sweet cream and caramel notes. Light vanilla with roasted aromas, milk chocolate, coffee and licorice. Mostly roasted with chocolate and cream. Really nice and plenty forthcoming.
TASTE: Roasted flavors with lots of caramel and milk chocolate sweetness up front. Licorice notes as well, with sweet cream at the swallow. Big and lingering finish of roasted flavors, tobacco, sweet cream, milk chocolate and some bitter black coffee. Flavorful and enjoyable. Solid.
PALATE: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. Plenty creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch drier. Good feel for sure.
OVERALL: Really good stuff, as is their Jolly Rodger barleywine as well. High quality, flavorful and complex without being overly high in alcohol. Something I'd gladly drink on a regular basis if the price were right. If you find this one, give it a shot. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2014 15:33:26 | More by Jeffo
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours opaque black with cola edges. The 1/2 inch tan head settles to a thin ring on top and leaves spots of lace.
The smell is of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee grounds and a hint of vanilla.
The taste is of black coffee, dark chocolate, faint dark fruit and vanilla.
The texture is heavy with medium carbonation.
Drake's isn't trying to reinvent the wheel with this one. What they have done is offer up a fairly standard but, solid imperial stout.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2014 23:17:08 | More by Furlinator
3.96/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured on tap.
A: very dark with about 3 fingers of brown head, looks like the head is from some whipped up chocolate milk.
S: rich chocolate, faint caramel, sweet.
T: moderately sweet, this beer has strong chocolate with burnt caramel to it. The nearly 9% alcohol is non-existent.
M: thick and rich. It is not syrupy, but lightly coats the mouth. Despite good sized head, low carbonation in the mouth.
O: I would love to try this barrel aged. I think it has the right flavors and feel to really become a barrel aged dessert beer. Until then, this may become my go to non aged stout.
Serving type: on-tap
03-22-2014 04:31:43 | More by Sumdeus
Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.