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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

378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 40
Gots: 32 | 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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cptierney

California

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a North Coast nonic from a 500ml swingtop purchased at City Beer Store.

Nice and black as all Imperial Stouts should be. I'm a little concerned about the complete lack of head that this beer pours. Looks like just foamy motor oil with the carbonation barely retaining.

Nice nose to this brew, heavy on dark malt scent- some hints of chocolate and a touch of coffee, really, really black coffee.

The mouthfeel on this beer is slightly suspect, as it begins normally but after a swallow there is a grainy texture left in the mouth. I can't knock it to much, though, as I feel a more visceral connection to the grain in my beer.

Initial sweet flavor on this brew. Very little in the way of that chocolate I was smelling. Mostly hints of sweet fruits like raisins, figs, and prunes make their way through. A dark chocolate, or over-roasted coffee bitter flourish ends the drink and doesn't necessarily marry well with the beers initial sweetness.

A pretty drinkable brew overall. A little lighter in body than other Imperial Stouts and just unique enough to keep you interested.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2009 14:32:03 | More by cptierney
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Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.