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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 42
Gots: 38 | 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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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.

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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.

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Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.