Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout | Drake's Brewing Co.

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498 Ratings
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Drake's Drakonic Imperial StoutDrake's Drakonic Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by xlperro on 08-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
498
Reviews:
230
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 230
Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Creamy stout, almost a beer milkshake. A little more hop bitterness to counter the malt would have been nice, but a very solid stout nonetheless.

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Photo of RHVC59
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GFD400
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raiderob
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brownish creamy foamy head and nice lingering lacing,black coffee color,chocolate caramel coffee notes . Smooth taste and finish . Prostâť—

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Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.94/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ronricorossi
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeroma5
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Flyin2Much
4.77/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dmitchbain
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The per-described is dead on. I enjoyed it. I would partake if i see it out and about.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, opaque in the glass with a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, a little alcohol. Flavor follows, blended dark toasted malt with a hint of char, dark and milk chocolate, vanilla, hints of coffee, licorice and alcohol; finishes toasty with light char and a touch of grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A very well integrated imperial stout, smooth and mellow. Although the flavor is not intense, it is so balanced and complex enough to make the entire taste quite enjoyable. Nice toasty finish. A nicely made, pleasant RIS that I hope to see again.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricke49
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice stout. Fills a nice niche between 'stout' and 'imperial' at less than 9 ABV. Well made, delicious, well balanced, no off-notes. Worth a try.

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Photo of elektronen
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
2.78/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Black brown in color with a very short lived dark brown head. Nose is light coffee and roasted grain. Not unpleasant but nothing special. Tastes like a strong black lager or a black light IPA - not a stout, so to that extent it is not to style. Very thin body with simple roasted grain/light coffee flavor profile. Light bitter coffee finish.

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Photo of cuddydid
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 498 ratings.
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