Dragonslayer | Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
504 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States
middleagesbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
504
Reviews:
350
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
47
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldDirty
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium pour into a brandy snifter creates a beige head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the collar. The body this collar is above is opaque. With a twirl of the glass, the sides melt. The aroma is malty and sweet, with a faint smell of bakers chocolate in the background. The taste is slightly bitter and one dimensional. Unripe dark fruit and char. Extra carbonation at the finish. Body is thin.

Overall, this is not that bad. For me, nothing stands out.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Herby1011
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baab200
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of timfelix
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Very good Imperial Stout. Excellent for sipping due to surplus of flavors.

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Photo of HayleyHK
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Jaybirdbrew
3.24/5  rDev -20%

Photo of lysergicdream
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

10/16/2014
22oz bomber in a small glass. ( I had to share this one with my wife; its her favorite style) No date on the bottle (I don't think Middle Ages Brewery dates their beers, too bad)

Appearance: BLACK, opaque, thick and dark brown head of tiny bubbles. Poured very thick and syrup like. Head fades to

Nose: chocolate, burnt malt, toffee, hazelnuts, dark baking cocoa powder

Taste: Hoppy and bitter up front that leads to a smooth and rich mouthfeel with chocolate, strong coffee, no alcohol detected (dangerous in a 9.5%er), slightly fruity (maybe from the house Ringwood yeast strain).

Notes: I'm going to get a few more bottles of this and age them for a few years to see how the flavors develop. This is an excellent Russian Imperial Stout and very true to style.

4.5 rating

7/2/2015
Nothing much has changed in the nose; less chocolate and more toffee maybe. The taste is still pretty bitter and chocolaty with a lot of Ringwood fruit character. The body is thinner than I remember on this one but I didn't make a note of it the first time so I don't remember exactly. I was a little too generous with the points earlier. I think the current score is a more accurate reflection.

3.77 Rating

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Dragonslayer from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
4.05 out of 5 based on 504 ratings.
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