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Dragonmead Earl Spit Stout - Dragonmead Microbrewery

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Dragonmead Earl Spit Stout
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87
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dragonmead Microbrewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2004)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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lindhout

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-27-2014 16:09:53 | More by lindhout
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-16-2013 08:06:54 | More by Morakaton
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-30-2013 13:09:52 | More by tommy5
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detroitpat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-23-2013 20:19:42 | More by detroitpat
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GinsuDave

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-21-2013 23:34:12 | More by GinsuDave
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-22-2013 23:56:18 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Goldfoot

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-16-2011 16:44:42 | More by Goldfoot
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IlPostino

Michigan

5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-04-2011 16:01:14 | More by IlPostino
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Dragonmead Brew Pub. Interesting name!

Poured a medium brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and earthiness. Tastes of chocolate, earthy, and some lighter coffee in the finish.

Notes from and tasted on: 1/2/2009.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2009 03:38:42 | More by hopdog
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this beer on tap at Dragonmead, declared it my favorite the brewery had to offer, and promptly added a growler of it to my collection. This very well balanced brew is also very complex for DIS, impressing me from the get-go.

Pouring an opaque black with no highlights, this brew offers a relatively short head and nothing much in the way of lace. But what it lacks in appearance it more than makes up for in flavor.

The aroma is of earthy cocoa and coffee. Somewhat mild with a bit of toffee. Well checked, but I could stand for a bit more intensity.

This is where the beer shines. Slightly syrupy milk chocolate sweetness and coffee. Caramel and some smoky acidity. Nicely toasted malt cereal. Possessing the creaminess of a DIS but more flavorfully complex and pronounced. Very nicely done. Balance is the key to this selection.

Moderate/low carbonation. Relatively high for Dragonmean, but most of their beers are on the lower end as far as carbonation. Somewhat dry with some warmth, but still retains a nice creaminess characteristic of the style.

Serving type: growler

08-07-2007 01:16:18 | More by letsgopens
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They say an English style stout, at the brewpub and popular so it is frequent on cask. Black with mocha small head but lots of lace. Strong carbonation, drinkable and concentrated flavour, above average mouthfeek. Some roast, chocolate malt. Not what you expect.

Serving type: cask

02-02-2007 05:10:36 | More by Sammy
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the brewpub. Black with ruby highlights topped by a thin dark brown head of fine bubbles. Good head retention with some streaky lacing. The aroma was all dark malt - burnt, roast and coffee. Mild bitterness, again with the burnt/roast/coffee combo, but with some sweet caramel that rounds things out. Medium bodied with low carbonation and some dryness. Quite good overall.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2006 02:46:24 | More by DrJay
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A well made Dry Irish Stout. Presented a dark brown, nearly black body with a smaller head of tan foam. Medium low level of carbonation. Aromas of mild coffee and malts were noted, but a touch on the weak side. Taste was medium bodied, with flavors of roasted malts, light java, earth, and some light woody overtones. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied and quite palateable. Pretty good drinkability. This is worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-28-2006 01:55:34 | More by Frozensoul327
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walleye

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this a little while ago. sampler, from the brewery. poured black with a tan head, that left no lacing. aroma, brown sugar,dark cherries, malts, molasses. flavor, coffee,malts, dark chocolate and a nice touch of honey. nice dry mouthfeel. goood beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2006 19:18:42 | More by walleye
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stoutman

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The taste is mostly of chocolate and has a hint of coffee in the end. Pretty much black in color with brown highlights, wisp of a brown head, pretty much gone by the time I got to it. Has a light caramel scent to it. Aroma of roast and big caramel. Flavor is lightly roasty with a bit of cocoa and a lot of caramel. Medium bodied, not dry at all for a dry stout.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2005 03:39:04 | More by stoutman
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid dry stout and cask conditioned at that! I thought I was in heaven when I saw it on the menu!

Pours an expected dark black with a medium tan head. Nose was well balanced, lots of char tones, and a slight hop character present along with some faint chocolate and a slight sweetness. Taste was quite nice, well-balanced and chewy, not altogether heavy, probably a little thin for a stout, but good nontheless. As it was on cask the mouthfeel was grand, very creamy and easy drinking, I could have drank these all night easily.

Slàinte!

Serving type: cask

02-28-2005 03:45:18 | More by Gaisgeil
Dragonmead Earl Spit Stout from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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