Drake's Crude - Erie Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
3.74/5 rDev -1.3%
12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness dating.
Looks really good, black body with hints of brown and red, small tan head which disappeared about 2/3rds down. Lacing was minimal. Good streams of carbonation up the side of the glass.
Getting an aroma of roasted malt and some chocolate.
Flavor is more of the roasted malt than the chocolate, though that is present.
Mouth was very thin, practically watery, pleasant soft feeling from the oatmeal. Was getting a slight alcohol burn further down the throat.
Overall, an okay stout. Not bad, but not great.
07-21-2014 03:37:51 | More by MikeWard
3.89/5 rDev +2.6%
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown, nearly black, color with a one finger head of tan foam. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of chocolate and coffee with some other lighter notes of oat. A little bit of a vanilla smell as well as some notes of a slightly burnt and caramel aroma are there as well, producing a rather pleasant smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a smooth and sweet chocolate flavor mixed with a nice oatmeal base. As the taste advances it initially loses a bit of the sweetness with it gaining more coffee and a bit more roast to the middle of the flavor profile. This however changes later on as more oats and some vanilla comes to the tongue, with the coffee fading from the picture. With these transitions that occur toward the end, a very smooth and moderately roasted and sweeter flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on slightly thinner side for an oatmeal stout with a carbonation level that is rather light overall. The light carbonation was spot on for the style, but the thinner body could have used a bit of a boost as it would have nicely accentuated the sweeter chocolate and oatmeal flavors of the brew quite a bit better.
Overall – A very tasty and smooth oatmeal stout. A little on the more sweet chocolate side, but a very fine drinker overall.
06-22-2014 00:07:04 | More by Darkmagus82
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, some oats. Taste is smooth, chocolate, malts, touch of oats, highly drinkable for this abv. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.
05-25-2014 03:09:52 | More by tone77
4.9/5 rDev +29.3%
My favorite beer of all time. Pours a dark black. Like crude oil. Hence the name. Thin head which dissipates quickly with equally as quickly receding lacing. Smells....like sweet. Like chocolate.
Taste is insane. Just wow. Pure butterscotch/caramel/chocolate/vanilla. But all those flavors hit you in waves. IBU is probably close to 0. This is pretty much how I expected Harry Potter's "butterbeer" to taste like. God it tastes so good. MF is fine it is certainly full bodied and syrup-like. Overall 5/5.
05-13-2014 00:59:08 | More by Lordhelmit
4.56/5 rDev +20.3%
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.
04-23-2014 22:22:59 | More by alucardswordlol
Drake's Crude from Erie Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.