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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand CruDragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
88
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 18
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-20-2004)
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a chalice. It is a pinkish golden color, very well carbonated and with head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells include bubblegum, allspice, cloves, and cherries.

Taste is a spicy and peppery mix of fruits: cherries, peaches, apples. More cloves. Alcohol is present, but it is drinkable enough. Fairly light-bodied for a quad.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 02:42:49 | More by webmanspidey
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-30-2013 13:08:04 | More by tommy5
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mikediesel124

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-04-2012 19:55:39 | More by mikediesel124
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Pat316

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-27-2013 23:02:05 | More by Pat316
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-16-2013 22:42:40 | More by mrebeka
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into chalice, no bottle dating(but likely well over a year old). Pours extremely hazy dark reddish brown color with a fairly dense 1 finger off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some slight spotty lacing on the glass, with a small amount of carbonation streaming up. Cork did not pop after opening, I have a feeling this is pretty aged; though I did seem to get some decent carbonation. Aromas of prune, raisin, fig, molasses, caramel, toast, candi sugar, toffee, clove, earth, pepper, biscuit, and light yeast spices. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and complexity; a little cloying sweet smelling. Taste of prune, raisin, cherry, toast, caramel, molasses, biscuit, clove, earth, toffee, light chocolate, candi sugar, light pepper, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, clove, earth, toast, biscuit, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Good flavor balance and complexity; with minimal cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is good(with just enough carbonation to make it fit the style). Alcohol is very well hidden at 11% with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very enjoyable Belgian quad style. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 03:54:08 | More by superspak
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-16-2013 08:04:48 | More by Morakaton
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Marti403

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2012 06:45:45 | More by Marti403
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strohme2

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2014 03:16:08 | More by strohme2
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Dyerseve

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2012 20:59:35 | More by Dyerseve
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this bottle up on a recent trip through Michigan.
Pours a dark amber in color. There's a little bit of a frothy head that forms on the pour. But is quickly gone.
Smell is candy sugar, with a little bit of smoke and peat.
Taste is more of the candy sugar. Lots more smoke and huge malts. This is a bruiser of a beer. The alcohol is hidden quite nicely, but believe me, it's there. Very full and easy drinking. Incredibly smooth and creamy in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is a bit lite, but it works. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 03:03:44 | More by FtownThrowDown
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Copper bodied brew with an off white head. Good Lacing.

Smell: Lots of big dark fruits. Spiciness from the yeast and sweet malts.

Taste: Raisins, plum, and figs. Brown sugar and caramel malts. Mild alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. Full bodied beer with moderate carbontion.

Overall: Really goood Quad style beer. Reminds me of Rochefort 10, but kick up a notch. Belgian style ale that is fantastic!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 06:46:32 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-15-2012 16:27:29 | More by danp14
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, corked and caged.

Slightly hazy, tarnished copper to dark orange body. Big, rocky, light beige head. Good lacing. Big tropical fruits (fruit punch, kiwis, pears, and cherries) on the nose. Rummy, with sugary malts and some tangy yeastiness.

Toasted malts and light herbal bitterness up front. Big juicy fruits quickly follow. Sweet pears, strawberries, bananas, and fruit cocktail juice. Slightly scorched caramel and candy sugar. Rummy warmingness. Lingering banana finish with some peppery bitterness. Full-bodied with a syrupy feel. Big, fruity, and a little boozy, but pretty drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 02:03:39 | More by alexgash
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jeffwright

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-23-2014 01:35:55 | More by jeffwright
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david131

California

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A hazy amber orange with some red hues. The white head has pretty good retention. Good color, but a bit different for the style.

S- Does not smell like a quad, or even a Belgian beer for that matter. I get a boat load of cherries and some oak, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. This is complex, but no where close to what the quad style.

T- Some cherries and caramel with oak and vanilla. The alcohol is barely noticeable and is just a bit warming. Not right for the style, but smooth and enjoyable as hell.

M- Just a bit numbing, but overall it is smooth.

D- A very nice beer, even if it is not a quad. This drinks way better than most 11% ABV beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 02:10:15 | More by david131
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Joebraggot

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-24-2013 21:16:10 | More by Joebraggot
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-23-2013 19:03:09 | More by Benny3000
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MichiganBeers

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-13-2014 05:50:35 | More by MichiganBeers
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-20-2013 18:33:12 | More by DmanGTR
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BMoney575

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 8-7-09

Pours a hazy red/orange color that is very attractive, with a thin white head that leaves big bubbles on the sides.

Smell is all thick hops, lots of caramel malt, a hit of alcohol, and much lighter than you'd expect. The aroma is all cherries, and is absolutely wonderful.

Taste is thick with alcohol, lots of malt, caramel, a little vanilla, and lots of deep fruitiness. Complex, boozy, and awesome.

Mouthfeel is great for the style, boozy, slick and fizzy to keep everything fun.

Drinkability is scary good, the 11% will quickly kick your ass.

Overall, and outstanding quad, and I wish it was more readily available.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 01:20:41 | More by BMoney575
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

05-27-2013 04:57:02 | More by Kerrie
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msuspartan22

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

01-18-2012 18:24:17 | More by msuspartan22
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Goldfoot

Michigan

5/5  rDev +25.6%

12-16-2011 16:42:03 | More by Goldfoot
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Dragonmead Armageddon Grand Cru from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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