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Dragonslayer - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

448 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 66
Gots: 27 | 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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nasboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-05-2013 00:08:12 | More by nasboy
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-04-2013 02:18:47 | More by ZEB89
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

10-26-2013 23:56:54 | More by polloenfuego
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TheHumanTorch

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-22-2013 00:23:59 | More by TheHumanTorch
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-06-2013 03:30:20 | More by KJ2013
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utopiajane

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 14:20:44 | More by utopiajane
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

08-19-2013 00:12:22 | More by Cooker_stp
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sketchyhoodie

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-28-2013 15:50:43 | More by sketchyhoodie
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-10-2013 02:20:03 | More by WOLFGANG
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davey101

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 05:04:41 | More by davey101
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-19-2013 16:43:09 | More by Photekut
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 18:52:52 | More by tbeckett
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bennettj1087

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2013 15:02:17 | More by bennettj1087
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-26-2013 09:26:13 | More by jaminjohnson
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-24-2013 21:44:40 | More by Sparky44
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-20-2013 23:08:31 | More by BGsWo22
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-17-2013 19:26:45 | More by JohnQVD
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Brad007

Vermont

4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a pitch black with a nice brown head into my glass. Nice lacing too. At least the presentation is spot-on.

Coffee, cocoa and cream notes. Luscious. If the reviews are any indicator, this is shaping up to be one mean bastard.

Lots of roastiness to greet the tongue. As it reaches the back of the throat, the cream and cocoa notes make their presence known. There are no dominant flavors here as all share the bill equally.

Creamy mouthfeel is a treat as a lot of imperial stouts tend to finish on a roasty, alcoholic note.

I'd rather slay a dragon than wear green and drink beer at a commercialized "irish pub" on this St.Patty's Day!

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 18:46:13 | More by Brad007
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-10-2013 21:55:47 | More by cfh64
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-09-2013 11:30:22 | More by beergorrilla
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2013 19:57:57 | More by Zaphog
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-07-2013 07:44:34 | More by gtermi
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-06-2013 20:16:02 | More by GreesyFizeek
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jsanford

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-26-2013 23:06:04 | More by jsanford
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Black in the glass, two finger tan/brown head, nice carbonation and lacing.

S-Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, tad burnt malt, nice balance.

T-Roasty, some coffee, a little burnt, Chocolate is more of a dark chocolate. Some darker fruits even.

M-Lighter for a stout, nicely carbonation.

O-It was a good beer, just not great. Still a much better offering from Middle Ages.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 23:51:47 | More by rlee1390
Dragonslayer from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
90 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.