Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Drake's Brewing Company Barrel-Aged Drakonic Imperial Stout - Aged In Bourbon Barrels.
Drake’s in one of my favorite breweries – their 1500 is a staple in my house. I’m a big fan of Bourbon barrel aged beers so when this became available I picked up a few.
From the bottle’s label: “Our Drakonic Imperial Stout aged for six months in fresh Bourbon barrels. This luscious beer features flavors of vanilla, spice, and oak from the barrels, specialty malts flavors of coffee, dark chocolate and hints of caramel, and a whiff of fresh Drakonic. Sip slowly, and savor every moment.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours jet black with a mocha colored head leaving ample lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, vanilla, Bourbon, caramel, oak, coffee and some light char.
Taste: Roasted malts, dark chocolate fudge, caramel, vanilla, coconut, espresso, Bourbon and oak.
Overall: Smooth and decadent, is Drake's Brewing Company Barrel-Aged Drakonic Imperial Stout - Aged In Bourbon Barrels is very good. This 11.4% ABV offering is absolutely worth picking up for fans of the style. I understand the Barrel House (here) has more for sale.
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