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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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jaminjohnson, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev -1.2%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Brad007
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!

Brad007, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

cfh64, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

beergorrilla, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Zaphog, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

gtermi, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jsanford, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
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.

rlee1390, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of TonyY
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

TonyY, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Unsure of the age on this one, I don't see a date. I would assume 2-2.5 years old.

A: Black pour with an overly huge and fluffy medium brown head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. Small thin tufts of lacing remain behind.

S: Mild char and chocolate. Some dustiness, maybe this bottle is older than I think. Kinda smells like old hops. Sweet.

T: Definitely get some remnants of hops up front. Kinda piney. Lots of char and chocolate in the middle and then turns into a total cardboard fest. Hmph, oxidized I would say. Bottle stored properly for not very long, surprising. Has a sawdust, cardboard and dust flavor from the middle onwards which pretty much dominates along with a bunch of acrid char. Mild hints of dark fruit in there, throughout.

M: Medium bodied, standard.

O: It appears this one had some potential but it's either a bad bottle or oxidized. Shame. It's almost still drinkable but I poured it out in favor of some Old Raspy anniversary. Honestly I'm not sure if the flavors aren't intended, but they're not very good either way.

Dope, Feb 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

PJKSR02, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

drewone, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Eweimer1
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Eweimer1, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
2.9/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours jet black and viscous with just a little light around the edges. Very little retention, but some good lacing.

Lots of chocolate in the aroma along with anise and some earthy hops. There is some sweetness too that I can't quite pin down. Molasses maybe?

Very odd flavor profile. A lot roastier than the smell lets on, but is still sweet despite being chalky. Lots of licorice and stale hops as well. Too ashy after it warms.

Medium to heavy bodied. Finishes chalky.

Very odd beer. At times it's sweet and at times it's ashy and the combo didn't really work for me.

jmarsh123, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

CGMLS3, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Schmuckles, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

coolhandbeer, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Geegmasta
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black as night, as any stout should be. Developed a nice, light caramel colored head around 0.75''. It slowly reduced into the body of the beer leaving a nice coating on the sides of the glass.

Smell- A classic scent of roasted malts and barley with a slight hint of coffee.

Taste- A burnt malt flavor but rather a bit bland. A slight coffee aftertaste. No hint at the ABV of 9.5% which is nice.

Mouthfeel- A light carbonation but more than I would like in a stout. Doesn't coat the mouth as much as I thought it would and absorbs swiftly into your mouth.

Overall- As far as look and smell I was pretty excited but upon tasting it I was disappointed. The taste did not thrill me and it felt like I was drinking something lighter. It's not a bad beer but I would not buy it again for a price of $7.99.

Geegmasta, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Strelnikov, Dec 07, 2012
Dragonslayer from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
90 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.