Friday, December 23, 2011
Drake's Brewing Drakonic Imperial Stout
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Drake's Brewing Drakonic Imperial Stout. I’ve reviewed many of Drake’s beers and since they’re a local favorite of mine I thought I would keep the trend going.
From the Drake’s Brewing website:” A big, malty beast of a beer that exemplifies the way we roll here at Drake’s. Two-row malt is blended with Chocolate malt, roasted barley and dark Crystal malts to make up the grist. Only one hop addition, Columbus, is added for bittering, allowing the abundance of malt in this beer to shine through. Drakonic is smooth and dense with flavors of licorice, coffee and chocolate and a slightly dry finish. Enjoy.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a brownish black with a slight dark tan head and good lacing.
Aroma: Oh so good…chocolate, roasted malt with hints of coffee.
Taste: Sweet chocolate malts up front with a nice coffee back. Very nice malt combination. Light hop bitterness and booze in the finish.
Overall: Drake's Brewing Drakonic Imperial Stout is a very drinkable beer and at 8.75% ABV one to enjoy over and over again.