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Dragonslayer - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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460 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 66
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-22-2002)
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 13, 2014.

It pours extremely dark brown to nearly black but even up to the light it is still more brown than black. Short-lived mocha tan head that laces its way gently down the big glass I used.

The aroma starts out with the expected dark toasted malts but there is a cherry character pushing itself into the picture. And musty. It smells like I pulled it out of a dank cellar and it some instances that is a very true statement but this one did not come out of my cellar. No alcohol aromas anywhere in this 9.5% ABV beer.

Medium and creamy body.

A fascinating array of flavors on the palate that start out like the aroma with a toasted dark malt character. The cherry taste is not as bold as in the aroma but it is there briefly halfway through the first sip and then it erupts into a mildly bitter dry lingering finale. No booze in the taste either so the alcohol is well integrated. A fine Impy Stout.

puboflyons, Jan 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

TheHumanTorch, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

KJ2013, Oct 06, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours the darkest brown just shy of black. Thin head of mocha colored foam that that fell to a thin cap and ring and a film on top. Wet lace and refreshes with each turn.

Nose begins with a roasted dark malt. It has some light sugar and a soft sweetness. There is the happy scent of cherries. Cherries are such a happy fruit and the perfume they give is great. There is a good bitter chocolate and nice strong coffee. There was no alcohol on the nose.

Taste is big roast flavors. At first they start out soft and without any burned tastes. In fact, at the beginning of the drink you notice that the malt meets a delicate edge with the bright cherry and just stays there for a moment. Then, a hop character shows up to lay a chalky dryness into the middle of the beer. The roasted coffee is slightly bitter and the chocolate bittersweet. The coffee steals the attention and continues to intensify as this warms. As the finish begins the hop character together with the bold roast begins to show it's bolder and more bitter side. There's a little ashy burned quality and that gives this a very robust and forceful finish. The nose sweetens deeply as it warms but the beer doesn't. it actually becomes more bitter.

The body is full and smooth and the hop presence is unusually strong . It grew on me though. The roasted character is bold and dominant in the drink and not for the weak. This is not a terribly sweet beer. The sweetness it has though is ample to excite the nose. The bitter it has is sufficient to provoke the palate. It is as though they set out to tempt and then slay you.

utopiajane, Sep 22, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber into a tulip. Bottle has no date indication but its a dusty bottle so a year or so of age?

Pours a black body with a finger of dark mocha foam. Moderate lacing with weak retention. Has some alcoholic legs. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some cherries. Taste is heavy on the roasted malts with notes of chocolate and some cherries. Mouth feel is creamy and full bodied. ABV is very well hidden. Overall this is a really solid RIS that is demonstrating some light notes of oxidation. Really nice RIS.

davey101, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photekut, May 19, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Binghamton Beer Depot. From notes.

A - Poured black with a two finger mocha/brown head. Spotty lace rings and a good half finger of retention.

S - Super chocolatey, really rich, mocha, iced coffee. Such a lovely and inviting aroma.

T - Lot's of roast. Lot's of chocolate. Rich and sweet. A touch of alcohol. Tasty stuff.

M - Nice mild carbonation. Full body and a sweet then dry and bitter finish.

O/D - Pretty nice Imperial Stout. Rich and tasty. Makes you know what you're in for with the alcohol, but makes you want more as well. Nice stuff.

tbeckett, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bennettj1087, May 03, 2013
Dragonslayer from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
90 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.