Drakonic Imperial Stout
Drake's Brewing Co.

Drakonic Imperial StoutDrakonic Imperial Stout
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Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #422
Ranked #12,502
3.97 | pDev: 9.82%
Jul 04, 2022
Aug 20, 2003
Notes: 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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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Drake's Brewing Co

A: Pours basically black with a frothy khaki head that slowly settles to a thin layer and laces nicely.

S: Roasty, earthy, char, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, a touch of spice, a hint of licorice, umami notes, burnt sugar, and toffee sweetness.

T: Roasty, char, espresso, dark chocolate, earthy, a touch of smoke, a little spice, molasses, hints of dark fruit and licorice, umami notes, and some toffee and burnt sugar sweetness.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, creamy smooth. The 10.9% this batch was sporting is well hidden.

O: In a world of pastry stouts it's nice to see an OG imperial stout still hanging around and showing you don't need crazy amounts adjuncts to be good. Damn solid
Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by YeastEnthusiast from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Mikexw from New York

Mar 07, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by stephenlee from England

Nov 14, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by wati47 from Nevada

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by West-Coast_Beer-Belly from California

4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Best Imperial Stout in America I have ever had. The perfect blend of malt and alcohol without being boozy like Bourbon Barrel aged stouts. I only wished they carried it in 6- packs so i could enjoy it more often.
Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by user785335 from Florida

Apr 22, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz. Bomber: This one pours an inky, dark brown color. There is a fair amount of a light brown head on it. Some lacing. Good nose! Chocolate, some coffee and some anise. The taste is very good. Chocolate, coffee, some roasted malts and some of the anise. That adds a bit of a bitter touch that isn't from hops. Very nice!
Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by 8BaconBits from California

Jan 17, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together. Overall decent, but not enough character to rasie it into the elite of the 120 bottles on display. Oily black pour with small ring of beige head. Roasty aroma, smooth and slick. Taste too features the rich roast grains.
Jan 16, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by dctarga from California

Jan 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 3.19 by cyberglob101 from California

Sep 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by shigg85 from Japan

Aug 10, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by dertyd from California

Aug 09, 2017
Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 519 ratings