Dragonmead Earl Spit Stout - Dragonmead Microbrewery
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev -12%
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.
01-03-2009 03:38:42 | More by hopdog
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
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.
08-07-2007 01:16:18 | More by letsgopens
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
02-02-2007 05:10:36 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
12-27-2006 02:46:24 | More by DrJay
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
01-28-2006 01:55:34 | More by Frozensoul327
4.05/5 rDev +1%
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.
01-24-2006 19:18:42 | More by walleye
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
11-27-2005 03:39:04 | More by stoutman
4.05/5 rDev +1%
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.
02-28-2005 03:45:18 | More by Gaisgeil
Dragonmead Earl Spit Stout from Dragonmead Microbrewery
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