Kadath Decoded | Drake's Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by t0rin0 on 11-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by NorCalYeti:
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3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

really wanting to like this beer, nice change, tobacco in the finish, pretty subdued flavors, well balanced, little sourness mid palete, sweet aroma notes, apple and bubblegum sourness in the finish

pinot noir, merlot, grenache barrels aged for three years at 10% abv

in this dream sequence, a wine barrel mixture of 80% imperial stouts aged in french oak pinot noir and merlot barrels is blended with 20% barleywine aged in a frenk oak grenache barrel

sampled this at the bistro west coast barrel aged beer festival november 13, 2010

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown pour, not the most appetizing looking beer, seemed to have coffee in it from the aroma, maybe just coffee malt.

Taste, I've never had Drake's IS, but I dunno if this is for me, astringent bitterness not backed up enough with malt chewiness/viscosity. Thin, wood, booze. One of my least favorite from Drake's.

Aged in Pinot Noir Merlot and Grenache barrels for 3 years, "a wine barrel mixture of 80% imperial stouts aged in French Oak Pinot Noir and Merlot barrels is blended with 20% barleywine aged in a French Oak Grenache barrel."

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A deep dark brown pour, thin 1/6" tan head. Coffee and espresso like aroma notes. Earthy, tobacco road.

Taste was overly bitter without the body to back it up. Harsh astringency and bitterness. Pulled a lot of the wood and tannins out of the barrel producing an overwhelming and not synced aspect to the beer. Alcohol too noticeable.

File under: Drake experimental brew that is below average for them especially.

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Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of t0rin0
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 11/13/2010 at -bal fest 2010.

Pours black with brown showing through and hazy. Tan/brown head, decent lacing and retention.

Aroma is fresh oak, roast, coffee, and vinegar.

Flavor is slightly vinegary, heavy roast, caramel, hints of wine, and some booze.

Body is heavy with decent drinkability.


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Kadath Decoded from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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