Santa's Brass
Drake's Brewing Co.

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Style:
English Barleywine
Ranked #57
ABV:
15.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,463
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 4.49%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
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Drake's Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  7
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
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Photo of brewaddict
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015/2016 vintage in a Teku glass

L - This pours a dark mahogany brown with a cream colored head that dissipates quickly
S - I get dark fruit, chocolate, brown sugar, oak, and some alcohol
T - The taste is of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and maple syrup. It is a little sweet but very good
F - Very smooth and a little thick and sticky with some chest heat on the back side
O - I got to try this pre-release at the brewery and the bottled version is better. Very good if not a little over sweet.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours an intense amber color. There's an intense aroma with caramel and coconut to it.
There's a sweet toasted coconut and caramel character with a sweet candied orange hop flavor as I sip it. Warms great. This was fantastic.

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Photo of wolf_switzer
4.59/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hopscotch in Fullerton, CA.

Wow, this one was tasty. Descibed as a blend of two different beers aged for a year in bourbon barrels. Really sweet with tons of vanilla, dark fruits and bourbon. Nice and chewy. Not too boozy and well balanced for such a big beer. Definitely a sipper and one I would happily order again.

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Santa's Brass from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 18 ratings