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

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501 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:
501
Reviews:
230
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
64
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one during a nice little tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a massively dark brown almost black with a one finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and sweet malt. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor and aroma on this one actually kind of reminded me of FB MBCP without the sweetness. All of the aspects of this one were very pronounced and obvious. I really wish it would have had a little more sweetness going on here to help balance out the roastiness. Definitely worth trying without a doubt if you get a chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a classy 500ml. brown bottle with ceramic swing-top and a catchy little phrase on the label: "A Pint A Day Keeps Scurvy Away". It pours a nearly black, deep mahogany brown with a two-finger plus, bubbly cocoa-brown head with some sticky lace.

Sweet dark malty nose of coffee, chocolate, dark ripe fruit and alcohol, pretty straight forward for this style.

Initially sweet dark roasty malt, strong black coffee, chocolate, prunes, toffee and molassas, with a nice bitter bite from the Chinook hops in the finish. Very smooth and tasty with the alcohol very well covered...but it's there.

Good body, kinda thick but not chewy, a good solid RIS that is definitely recommendable. Easy drinker and most enjoyable...cheers!

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Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.97 out of 5 based on 501 ratings.
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