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

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Drake's Drakonic Imperial StoutDrake's Drakonic Imperial Stout

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88
very good

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 40
Gots: 33 | 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:
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!

(Beer added by: xlperro on 08-20-2003)
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bjohnson

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to skinnyelvis for the chance to try this offering.

A: Pours a jolly roger jet black color with a one and a half mocha toffee cappuccino colored head. Excellent retention all around with a lot of sticky lacing.
S: Coffee and nestle chocolate syrup aromas. Robust roasted malt. Hints of dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate become more bold as it warms.
T/M: Bitter coffee flavors. Unsweetened chocolate with a hint of tangy fruit--almost like chocolate covered raspberries. Dark fruit notes are quite apparent. Leafy hop bitterness on the tongue in the finish with a roasted malt aftertaste. Smooth with the perfect level of carbonation.
D: Silky smooth and surprisingly easy drinking. Higher abv is completely hidden. Quite enjoyable to sip on.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2007 01:08:56 | More by bjohnson
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Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.