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Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout - Moylan's Brewery

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very good

285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 02-02-2005)
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Photo of SmashPants
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: a big, solid 650mL brown bottle, old-school label.

Appearance: pours an incredibly dark chestnut brown tending toward black. Looks quite thin, but with a properly solid creamy one-finger head. Plenty of lacing too.

Aroma: mostly roasted coffee malts with cocoa chocolate, some burnt grains and caramels.

Taste: follows the nose - strong roast coffee and chocolate up front with a touch of caramel and some spices behind.

Aftertaste: some hop and grain bitterness comes through on the finish, metering out the roast malts.

Mouth feel: a moderate body with a smooth feel. Enough carbonation to bring the flavours to the fore. Quite nice.

Overall: quite a decent dry stout, plenty of roast coffee and chocolate.. At around AU$12 a bottle (an equivalent case of 24 x 330mL being around $130) this is cheaper than other top-end brews from Moylan's, Heretic etc, but it is also not the best top-end beer I have ever had.

SmashPants, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bernat1971, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MarioM, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of berlinabb
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

berlinabb, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Perks713
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Perks713, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Jlang2012
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Jlang2012, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

WDJersey, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jsprain1, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Troville1990, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

CurtisD, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

tdm168, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Pens1967
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Pens1967, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +5.3%

crob3888, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of AAG
2.96/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a cold bottle into a pint glass...not sure what to expect here...first time trying the Moylan brewing company...

Appearance - Extremely dark after the pour; opaque; black; head was initially about two fingers but dissipated very quickly...did not retain a head throughout...decent lacing on the side of the pint glass.

Smell - Grainy; not remarkable; detect a faint smell of coffee or espresso.

Taste - Coffee, dry, roasty, malted barley.

Mouthfeel - Medium body; not too carbonated; average; nothing too impressive here.

Overall - A decent dry stout; I wouldn't seek this one out again; average at best.

AAG, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout has a thick, creamy tan head and a dark brown, almost black appearance, with lots of bubbles clinging to the sides and a fairly thick lacing sheen left on the glass. The aroma is of bitter coffee, dark malts, acidity, and some burnt properties. Flavor is of dark-roasted, somewhat burnt malt, acidity, black bread, and maybe cocoa powder. There really isn’t much bitterness, here. Mouthfeel is light and prickly, and Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout finishes dry, astringent, sweet, and easy drinking. Overall, this is most excellent, and I recommend it!


RonaldTheriot, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of MNBeer1017
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MNBeer1017, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kmat10, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, a pleasant reminder of Belmont Station in Portland a few years ago, where I first encountered this brewery's wares. Now available way up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with very thin cola perimeter highlights, and two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and fairly creamy chocolate milk head, which leaves a low-lying profile of iceberg lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of roasted, faintly meaty caramel malt, sweet bar nuts, a hint of bittersweet cocoa, mild day-old coffee and the cream that it demands, with some timid earthy, leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, and a tad less toasted, bready caramel malt, creamed nuts (I know), milk chocolate, and lactic coffee - a theme is developing, eh? Yeah, the milkiness really comes through, providing a strong richness, as a bit of diabetes-at-risk earthy hops swirl about the edges.

The carbonation is rather sedate, and near inert, the body a decently solid medium weight, smooth, and strangely possessing only a low-key creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the inherent stout dryness not really a match for the now overbearing milkiness.

A bit too one-dimensional, and not really all that Irish Dry Stout seeming - the variable milkiness, again, is ill-applied. That aside, this is drinkable, as an after dinner dessert accompaniment, or the like.

biboergosum, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of HomeyJosey
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

HomeyJosey, Jul 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

AlaskanYoung, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of redleg411
4/5  rDev +5.3%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 23, 2013
Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.