Dragoon's Irish Dry Stout | Moylan's Brewery

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Dragoon's Irish Dry StoutDragoon's Irish Dry Stout
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Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States
moylans.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 02-02-2005

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes taken 06/12/17:

Dark brown with deep red hues, just barely clear in direct light. Foamy, fine, uniform head of moderate retention, a creamy brown in color, perfect contrast with the body. Aromas of coffee roast, freshly mixed cement, faint second-hand smoke. Palate is even more tobacco, some soil, a tart smokiness, and a metallic character which could be the hops, which are otherwise more earthy in the finish. Less complex but more balanced and robust than the Guinness equivalent, eschewing the good but arguably overwrought molasses and vanilla qualities for something that better lives up to the name of a Dry Stout. I don’t generally rate by style guidelines, so that is not the issue in that comparison. I just prefer something like this. Sweeter beers with strange notes are great when the alcohol is extra high, but otherwise they are just alright. Has nothing to do with hops, which can be hit or miss regardless of the amount. Barely full-bodied, with a soda-like prickly spritziness, albeit softening and smoothening much faster, to lighten it.

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Photo of FBarber
1.78/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Drank (some of) a bottle that seems to be infected - at least that the most charitable thing to think.

Appearance was dark brown, nice velvety head with good retention.

Aroma was tart cherry cola with wet grass and straight up vinegar.

Taste followed the nose with that tart cherry cola flavor only further enforced by the presence of an incredibly high carbonation. Some chocolate and roasted malts still come through the nose but there is also a strong acidic character to the flavor.

Feel was incredibly carbonated - clearly overly so. Very dry finish.

Overall this beer clearly has something wrong with it. If I can land another bottle, I'll happily give it another shot.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The brew is served a nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good level of spiderweb lacing behind. The aroma overall is rather light with some hints of roast, coffee, and cocoa. The taste is fantastic. It starts nice and roasty and remains so throughout the taste. Along with the roast, is a good deal of coffee, which starts out very strong, with it fading just a little bit as the flavor profile moves on. Other flavors of a light earth and herb hop meet the tongue at the end of the flavor profile, leaving a nice roasty taste to linger on the tongue. The mouthfeel is quite nice as it is slightly thicker and chewier, which for the dark, dry, and roasty flavors is very nice. Overall this is a well done dry Irish stout. It's deep and roasty, all while maintaining a great drinkability.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldDirty
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of northbay47
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Miccal
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KGilmour
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobv
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBen5
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dankabier1
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark brown approaching black in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with lighter aromas of coffee, dark fruits (plum + fig), and just a hint of milk sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of lightly roasted malts with light flavors of freshly brewed coffee. That is followed by some very light hints of dark fruits (plum + fig), chocolate, and milk sweetness. Light amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which does not linger for too long.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of chalkiness in the finish.

O: Very easy to drink and enjoyable. Would definitely get it again. Alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice and drinkable. This is for when you want 22 oz. but don't want to jump off the cliff without a parachute. Roasty, dry malt, creamy body. Lower abv so you could easy do two or three of these over the course of a darts game. Better tasting than Guinness, but not the original Irish Dry Stout.

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Dragoon's Irish Dry Stout from Moylan's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 322 ratings