Dracarys (Oak Aged Imperial Chile Stout)
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A Note on This Beer
If you’re wondering what to do with the bonus can of Dracarys Oak Aged Imperial Chili Stout that shows up at your door, the folks at Texas’ 903 Brewers have a few suggestions:
Okay, this one is obvious but why limit yourself to just one can of today’s beer — brewed with real cinnamon, cacao nibs, and 2lbs of ancho chili peppers in each barrel — when you can enjoy two?
Crack open this 11% ABV beast and give in to temptation as aromas of cinnamon-dusted fudge rise from the motor-oil thick pour. Take a sip and layers of silky ganache swirl around bursts of smoky chile heat and woody char, as hints of tobacco and tannic leather linger on the palate.
If you can resist the urge to dive into Dracarys’ decadent and enticing profile, then consider sticking that extra can in your cellar to allow its bold and robust ABV to mellow.
As the boozy heat softens, flavors of chili-laced cocoa and vanilla sweet cream will reveal themselves, and every sip is like a spiced mocha latte chased with a shot of whiskey.
Oh, yep, definitely want some of that!
903’s palate-pleasing Stouts are in such high demand that people are offering to trade Tree House and Trillium (or throwing down nearly $100 in cold, hard cash like one die-hard fan) just for a taste!
We managed to secure the last cases of Dracarys in existence, so I would bet big money that a can of today’s 4.04 UT rated sipper could help check quite a few boxes on your craft bucket list.
Their Texas-sized approach to flavor has caught the attention of everyone from Thrillist to Brewbound and has even earned 903 a pantry of GABF medals and US Open Beer Championship awards.
But even with all that hype, I’m betting your buddies still haven’t heard of these Stout masters shaking up The Lone Star State. If you’re feeling generous, offer ‘em your can and watch their eyes go wide when they realize they’ve been missing out on true Texas craft.
Rated 4.04 on Untappd