Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Scorched Earth (Moscow’s Burning) | Drake's Brewing Co.

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jethrodium on 02-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 9
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.

 718 characters

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

 329 characters

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.

 733 characters

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.

 468 characters

Scorched Earth (Moscow’s Burning) from Drake's Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe