Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout - Drake's Brewing Co.
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3.96/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
03-22-2014 04:31:43 | More by Sumdeus
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
Pours black with a 1 finger tan head that sits there for a while. medium lacing.
Smell is dark fruits and cocoa, vanilla, brown sugar, beets, coffee, and caramel.
Taste is the same with a sweetness that is welcoming. Figs and raisins come to mind. Then theres coffee and chocolate.
Feel is perfect.
Overall I could drink this all day, I think its better than old raspy.
02-26-2014 06:11:45 | More by BastardKing24
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
02-24-2014 15:33:26 | More by Jeffo
3.9/5 rDev -1%
22oz. split 2 ways. A pretty thick appearing black pour, finger of dark tan head. Retains well enough.
Aroma, Roast malt, earthy chocolate. Some lighter anise.
Taste, Solid roast malt and licorice again. Pretty well balanced though and not too bitter. Plenty of dark chocolate. Small coffee and malted milk balls.
Solid medium body, not quite creamy carbonation. Minimal warming presence.
A solid representation.
01-04-2014 04:31:46 | More by Bung
Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.