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Drake's Crude - Erie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%


Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
In 1859, Colonel Edwin L. Drake successfully drilled the first oil well in Northwest PA. His first well became known as “Drake’s Folly” by skeptics who soon ate their words as Pennsylvania became responsible for almost half the world’s oil production. Drake’s Crude Oatmeal Stout is a silky smooth, crude oil black malt beverage, which reflects on our region’s rich oil production history.

(Beer added by: santoslhalper on 02-20-2006)
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Reviews by DrDemento456:
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Found at the Gateway Grill for 3 bucks.
A - Pours a deep black brown, some ruby highlights with a 1/4 inch of mocha head that doesn't fizz out just settles to a thick lace ring.
S - Smell is sweet with bakers chocolate and a touch of coffee roasts
T - Taste is pretty good it mostly has sweet chocolate and little roast but feels kind of watered down. Could use more hops but it is over 5 months old so I expected as much.
M - Only bad part about it the body is a bit bubbly making it watery and not as creamy as traditional oatmeal stouts.

Overall I guess I should be glad it doesn't have a skunky or metallic tone like some stouts but the watery body of this beer makes for a very forgettable brew. Hides the ABV pretty well though...

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 02:45:15 | More by DrDemento456
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alucardswordlol

North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The colour was there for an oatmeal stout. My major concerns with the beer revolved around the lacing and the body. Perhaps spoiled by Sam Smith's classic interpretation of the style.

Smell - What a great smell. Like the taste, I am hit by coffee, vanilla, and chocolate in waves. Great sniff

Taste - The taste was hard to beat. Expected soft vanilla tones but the added chocolate and coffee flavours really tied this beer together compared to other oatmeal stouts. Very tasty and I'd never have expected the 6.9% abv

Mouthfeel - A bit lacking for an oatmeal stout. I want the thick body and with a name like Drake's crude it should be thicker.

Overall - Great interpretation of the beer. The addition of chocolate and coffee flavors tie the beer together without straying too far from the style. Although the light body works against it, the beer is one of the most quaffable (and crushable) oatmeal stouts out there due to this.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 22:22:59 | More by alucardswordlol
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-04-2014 19:46:17 | More by heerboth
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-26-2014 23:32:58 | More by RWLawman
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Panama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2014 23:30:45 | More by dmorgan310
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-28-2014 01:02:50 | More by chooch5
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-27-2014 21:02:19 | More by dsnyder61
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-21-2013 02:51:59 | More by xbrettfavrex
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cistercian12

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2013 23:54:57 | More by cistercian12
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metter98

New York

3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only traces of reddish brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the sun. It poured with a thin tan head that quickly died down, leaving some wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of chocolate and dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that the flavors are a little stronger. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is aptly named because it looks like oil and almost feels like oil when it is going down your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 13:52:32 | More by metter98
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squirreljr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-07-2013 15:48:31 | More by squirreljr
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cdtoffers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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sneakymagician

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-09-2013 03:40:31 | More by sneakymagician
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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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candcholt

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Florida

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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Erie Brewing
Drakes Crude Stout
6.9% ABV

LOOK: Pours a dark brown with a just off white bubbly foam. There're some big bubbles that linger, but retention is below average. Good clarity.

SMELL: Roasted malts, black coffee and charcoal make up most of the nose. There is a hint of alcohol poking through. The aroma is also suggesting fresh baked dark breads.

TASTE: Upfront the flavors are bitter and heavily roasted. Light powdered cocoa pairs well with a mild but present hop flavor. Leaf, grass and lemon citrus qualities to the hop. The malt does have a black licorice note. Finishes with roast, citrus, and bittersweet.

FEEL: Not quite a full bodied stout, this is a well carbonated brew with more of a thin medium bodied feel. The malt flavor really sticks with you.

OVERALL: A decent example of the style here, you get plenty of roast, some hop flavor, and a sneaky 6.8% abv. I'd have this again some time.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 18:35:14 | More by Stinkypuss
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Drake's Crude from Erie Brewing Co.
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