Drake's Brewing Company
Find and rate beers like this on the Tavour app!
About This Beer
Drake’s boozy beer masters only release a batch of Headzo Bourbon and Port Barrel-Aged Strong Ale every TWO years! It’s decadent, it’s complex, and man oh man is it boozy — every luxurious pour hides an 18.5% ABV. And while some describe Headzo as Barleywine-like, the brewer “often compares this beer to Port.” He even goes so far to say that, “in reality, Headzo probably has more in common with Port than beer. It’s carbonated very low, and I suggest you drink it at room temperature, or at the very most, red wine temperature. Headzo is great as a nightcap or an after-dinner digestif. Pour it into small snifters, sip, and enjoy the hints of raisins, plums, and caramel.”
As soon as the tremendous 18.5% ABV pour reaches your lips, a drunken symphony of burnt brown sugar, opulent butterscotch, rich vanilla, and whiskey-soaked plums enrobes your palate like a warming crescendo.
Thick Rich Boozy
Bourbon Barrels Port Barrels
so very tasty! the Port and bourbon WOWED me!!!
Despite some tasty, complex notes, this one was just too sweet for me. The port barrels bear the bourbon barrels in the flavor fight.
like a nice bourbon the rocks with water. Only a tad bit too sweet.
More like fortified wine than beer. I am dumbfounded that this exists. I really expected a thick, dark malty stout… and it was not that at all. surprisingly clear and lighter mouthfeel, but you can really sense the proof. Definitely drink it from like a sherry glass - something small, unlike the picture, which is a terrible idea.
big flavor - caramel, burnt sugar and the port comes through. just too sweet
this beer is making me realize, above about 14-ish percent, it's not a beer it's really a barley based cordial. Some brewers know how to lean into this, some don't. for something like a cordial, very very good. port and bourbon play particularly well together.
delicious & complex!
This was awesome. I wish I maxed out.
very complex malty fruity notes. simply amazing
Strong beer, but soooooo drinkable. Rich, textured flavor
spectacular! full of flavor yet still tastes like beer
Vanilla, caramel, molasses, and touch of coconut and dark chocolate. Smooth with rich fig caramel raisin. Warming finish. Carbonation nonexistent.
Smooth and bourbon-y. Really good.