Drakonic Imperial Stout | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
510 Ratings
Drakonic Imperial StoutDrakonic Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
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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
Ranking:
#5,740
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
510
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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48
Gots:
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Ratings: 510 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ernie_The_Dude
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricke49
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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 -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
2.78/5  rDev -29.8%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beernoobie
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gr8ful4Beer
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deebo
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review of an old 3-4 yr old beer in the cellar. This is a dark ass beer with a big time persistent dark tan head. Aroma is big time dark chocolate. Taste is also very chocolate forward that reminds me a bit of chocolate syrup and some plum notes that have come out with age. Mouthfeel is big with lots of body and high carbonation that works well. This is a simple yet delicious and smooth easy drinking big stout.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: brilliant ebony under a 2-3” tan foam collar that hugs the glass producing lines of lace with each drink.
S: Big chocolate espresso nose.
T: Malt driven chocolate espresso palate, hop accent but not aggressive or dominating. Some alcohol in the finish – faintly winey, hard to define the fruit.
M: medium low carbonation, medium high body, very smooth and tasty. The very fine bubbles are almost like a nitro beer.
O: A big bold imperial stout.

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Photo of cyclone
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$ 6.99/22 oz bomber at Craft Shack
Bottled 01/05/15 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate
Head average (4 cm, aggressive pour), medium brown, creamy, diminishing to3 mm ring and irregular layer
Lacing poor – a few small islands which rapidly rejoins the ring
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, some bitter chocolate, overall slightly bitter; no hop flavors, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4.25, Overall 4

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Photo of doom_deluise
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeDre
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmandrick
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Geoffq
4.67/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 510 ratings