Dismiss Notice
Microbrew Invitational
Join us June 3 + 4 in Boston and help us drink 300+ beers, ciders, kombuchas, meads, sakes and more!

TICKETS: beeradvocate.com/micro/

1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, Oh Dear | Drake's Brewing Co.

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 04-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Photo of HopHead84
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/22/2012

On tap at Beachwood Long Beach. This is listed as "Oh Dear".

A: Dark brown with a big light brown head that leaves lots of lacing as it recedes.

S: Robust caramel and sweet milk and dark chocolate notes with a nice amount of bourbon. Cocoa blends with vanilla and oak. Great barrel character. I get a little grape, plum, and coconut.

T: Firm caramel presence with lighter notes of chocolate. Booze presence is pretty strong. Bourbon is evident throughout and there's a faint vanilla note. I get some apple and brown sugar. Dark fruits remind me of plum and grape. The finish is bourbonic caramely chocolate. Booze is faint.

M: Upper medium body with matching carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and smooth.

Overall: A good barrel aged strong ale. Excellent aroma.

 781 characters

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap for the 2nd Anniversary event at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of bourbon, wood, vanilla, fruits, slight malt, and some cookie dough aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, bourbon, wood, dark fruit, slight cocoa, and port flavors. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good barrel aged beer but it smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

 561 characters

1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, Oh Dear from Drake's Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.