Scout Porter - Dragoon Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
4.11/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cola like color with a big rocky tan head that leaves big chunks of lacing.
Smells of brown sugar and cocoa with light smoke notes.
Tastes of the cocoa notes with smoke overtones that blend well together. Cocoa and brown sugar leads off with some toasted bread notes. A bit of molasses comes through and adds to some of the roasted sugar feel. Smokiness comes through and adds a savory element that compliments the cocoa notes. Finishes fairly dry with a little earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is quite tasty and I am glad I got this. I just wish I had a chance to get up to Dragoon more often.
Serving type: growler
04-14-2013 21:02:31 | More by ocelot2500
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from tap at 1702 in Tucson. Pours a deep black with tan head. Nice slightly woody smoked roasted malt aroma. Taste is subtle smoke roasted malt...very smooth and then a lagging sweet fruity flavor. Nice.
Nice brew. All dragoon brews seem to be worth every dime!
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2013 02:47:22 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.19/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A vigorous pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces a fat-two-finger thick, nicely brown tinged, dark tan colored head; this leaves some light lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is an opaque, concentrated brown color that shows a brilliantly clear, concentrated ruby hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a spicy, smoky character to it that is quite distinct. Underneath this is a toasted, whole grain brown bread, cocoa, and burnt cracker like malt character. The brown malt / toasted grain character in the aroma is actually quite prominent. Somewhat burnt, roasted notes are noticeable after a bit.
This has a nice, cocoa like, lightly sweet, rich dark malt character to it up front, as well as an up front, palate clinging rich body. Towards the end though the beer dries out considerably with burnt / roasted malt notes, a thinner palate presence and a lingering sharp smokiness that lingers on the palate with a bitter roast character. The smoke both contributes to the savory richness up front and the sharp, drying finish. As the beer warms up it gets richer and tends to thin out less in the finish. The smoke character mixes with cocoa notes, and a rich brown bread character that makes this beer quite toothsomely opulent.
Mesquite can be a harsh smoke quite easily, this beer luckily has enough malt richness to stand up to the mesquite smoke; there is a touch of burnt plastic like character to this in the finish, but only a hint and the smokiness manages to stay amazingly smooth. This is actually better than the cask version with Cacao Nibs and Chipotles as that one plays up the sharp notes in the Mesquite smoke and can get a little sharp. The savory, richly toasted, brown bread chewy character, smooth smokiness, is what makes this beer. Surprisingly good, I wasn’t expecting the mesquite smoke to work nearly as well as it has here.
Serving type: growler
01-10-2013 02:54:28 | More by Gueuzedude
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Black color with dark amber hues. You can barely see through it when held up to the light, and the beer appears to have some nice clarity. The foam is quite thick and brown, holding well, and leaving a spotty lace. Strong roastiness in the nose, the smoke is very subtle but adds some depth. Moderate hop balance.
Roasted, bitter chocolate flavors, not very sweet. Light peppery notes with a hefty bitter finish. The smoke is also very mellow in the taste, while the hop bitterness is quite forward with an herbal presence as well. Lightly chewy feel without being too heavy, the carbonation is spot on for style. Seems like an easy drinking porter as the alcohol is not very discernable.
Overall a solid Porter, with a little more character than your average craft selection. I prefer less sweet and more bitterness in this style, and this brew achieves that nicely. I could drink a few of these in a sitting and I think that I will. Recommended.
Serving type: growler
01-04-2013 05:24:17 | More by bennetj17
Scout Porter from Dragoon Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.