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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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Smoky. Malty. Hoppy. Nice.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would like to thank Ultraman9000 for sending this amazing beer to me. I was rooting through my cellar and decided tonight was a good night to open this up.

It pours with a vigorous 2in foam which dissipates quickly to leave a small foam ring around the edge of the beer. It pours with a dark coffee color which cannot be seen through. Now, as for the nose it's packed with a nice roast coffee malt, and also some really nice dark fruit, licorice, and some light molasses. When it comes to taste it is packed with dark fruits, unsweetened chocolate, molasses, licorice, and some birch notes. As for the mouthfeel it has a some really nice carbonation going on which enhances the birch root and molasses notes. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer from Drake's; although I really enjoy almost all of Drake's offerings. I think this stout was very well done, but also mirrored Kern's Class V stout, which is amazing as well. I could definitely have one of the stouts everyday; this stout was very well done. Bravo, Drake's!

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