Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale | Drake's Brewing Co.

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Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black AleDrake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
drinkdrakes.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by spark3148857 on 11-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
14
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 14
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap pangea cafe ..sacramento, CA

Dark black full bodied looking, tannish-brown head, 1/2" reduced to no head immediately..smells of pine, pear, molasses, honey, grapefruit. Taste is much like an imperial IPA, with some roasted malts and slight coffee undertones. Pine and resin of sour-deiesel is present, with a little warmth on the finish. Smooth for an 11,4%er. Overall good not great.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, some transparency. Big khaki head. Sticky lacing and a thin collar.

Smell - It's pretty boozy. Citrus hops. Orange more than grapefruit. Chocolate malts.

Taste - Citrus hops right up front. Sweet. Dark chocolate. A bit of nuttiness. Boozy and bitter in the finish. Lingering hop flavor.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy body. The aftertaste of booze, chocolate, and hop bitterness makes it a little rough.

Overall - All things considered, this is a very good beer. Too big, in my opinion, but well made for what it is.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of spark3148857
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a mocha colored head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, citrusy hops, dankness, earthy. Taste is all of the roasty characteristics up front, chocolate and coffee followed by hop bitterness in the middle of the palate. Sweet, sticky, and resinous hop bitterness. Citrus and pine with some dank and earthyness. Bitterness is long and lingering. Coats the mouth with a velvety mouthfeel. Alcohol is imperceptible. Could be mentioned in the same sentence as Wookey Jack or SSR. A great ABA or Black IPA.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- black color, nice size tan head, nice lacing

Smell- piney hops, roasted malt

Taste- piney hops, roasted malt, chocolate

Mouthfeel- smooth, full bodied

Drinkability- Very good, definitely like it a lot, I would love to have this one again.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Drake's Jolly Rodger 2013 Imperial American Black Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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