Scorched Earth (Moscow’s Burning) | 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): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jethrodium on 02-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of jcon
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2L growler poured into a Hunahpu snifter.

Appearance - Not quite black. Wispy remnants of a head, but not all that impressive. Retains what it has well.

Smell - Smokey, a little meaty. Nice, not oppressive. Light smoke, really. Dark chocolate roast malts.

Taste - Much more meaty in the front, but less smoky and intense after the initial flavor. The flavor tends to drop off after the initial smoke flavor. Gets chocolatey and a little bit of coffee in the back.

Mouthfeel - Tends to be thin in the back. A little bit of bitterness in the back. Low carbonation, but it's a growler.

Overall - It's a nice quality smoked stout. Not a huge smoked presence, which I kinda like. The stout is a little light, but nice.

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Photo of buckey929
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drakes has Scorched Earth Imperial Stout on tap. Won't be there long.
do not know if is the same as Moscows Burning, never got to try this one.

I find it has a very lite smokeyness too it, unlike Stone Smoked Porter.

Stone has too much smoke for my taste.

Wish I could get bottles of the Drakes.

Very easy drinking.

10.2 abv

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Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a dark black color with a thin finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of lots of smoke and roasted chocolate malts with some light earthy hops and some vanilla and oak.

T - Starts off with some smoke and roasted chocolate malts with some earthy hops. Through the middle, more roasted flavors come through with some vanilla and oak. The finish is a mix of smoke with some roasted malts and earthy hops and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and smoky finish.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice smoked Imperial Stout. Good smoke and roasted character and great balance overall.

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Photo of Wowcoolman
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of codynevels
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jethrodium
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Beer Revolution Anniversary. Pours a very dark brown with a small light chocolate head that settles to a ring and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is smoky meat, some chocolate, and roasted malt. The taste follows with smoked meat, light chocolate, and roastiness. The finish has a bit of bitterness and is quite smoky. Quite dry overall. Light bodied for an imperial stout with low carbonation. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer.

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Scorched Earth (Moscow’s Burning) from Drake's Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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