H.R. Balticle | Drake's Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 11-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black in the middle brown to the edge. 1/6" tan head.

Lots of dirty roasted feet smells on this one with some blackberry.

Barrel heat, mild vanilla, oak, dry brett effect.

Sweetness in the mouthfeel, sweet and dry is kinda weird for me. Weird mix of stuff. Didn't really work out for me. Blackberry is tough to work with. Port barrels are just as complicated.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(This beer is a joint project between Drake's & High Water Brewing):

A blend of 50/50 porter and imperial stout, this one comes out a rich brown bordering upon black with mild thin oily tan lace. Aroma was a little rough, not the beers strong suit, but it came through with plenty of roast, but the blackberry funk is something I don't appreciate in almost any beer, and it didn't work here for me either, I guess it all evens out.

Bourbon heat on this one, but close enough to warming, once the vanilla becomes appreciable, the bourbon settles down. Brett and porter half gives it some levity you won't be used to in a beer of this color or magnitude. Interesting placement. Don't care for the port sweetness. I think the aroma, mouthfeel and taste would be 1/2 point higher if the portness of it were gone.

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H.R. Balticle from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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