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Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout | Moylan's Brewery

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Moylans Dragoons Dry Irish StoutMoylans Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 02-02-2005

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Ratings: 313 |  Reviews: 172
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1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of speter
2.22/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Pours a thick tan head that quickly fades. Beautiful jet-black color.

S: Very estery aroma, slightly soy-like.

T: The taste is overall quite burnt and dry. More ester flavors than I would expect from a dry stout. A sour, ash-like taste, perhaps with a hint of banana, is followed by a harsh kick upon swallowing. The burnt aftertaste lingers.

M: Very astringent, almost like an oatmeal stout. Medium body.

D: Overall, this didn't seem like a balanced beer. One flavor dominated: burnt.

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Photo of rkinsella
2.35/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured into a nonic pint glass...jet black, practically no highlights around the edges at all, dense tan fluffy/rocky head...looks great!
A bit of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Bottle read "Live Ale, Keep Refrigerated." The store where I bought it from had it on the shelf at room temp :(

The smell was surprising...an earthy roasted smell, mixed with day old coffee. Also some weird "off" licorice notes.

Taste was dry at the start, and very dry on the finish. Bitter roast notes with a sort of chalkiness.

Full bodied with appropriate carbonation.

I was very excited to try this beer, and I was pretty disappointed. This bottle could be old, or the flavors could be "off" from the room temp storage.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Crosling
2.71/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown colored beer. A light hint of espresso, roast and dried dark chocolate are present in the very light nose. Flavor is lacking depth. While it does have some nice elements (like a lingering finish,) it's very timid in the front and mid-palate and lacks richness. Had high hopes for this one, but it failed me.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Brown to black with light head and light lacing. Opacity is good.

Smell: Dry roasted malt flavor, more brown malt. Vanilla and milk chocolate. Very yeasty, almost too sour. Smells like a porter. I know there is a strong historical connection between porters and stouts.

Taste: Bread and dough. Brown malts, nut, chocolates. slightly sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and watery with some syrup qualities. Finishes easy and dry.

Overall: I'm let-down by this ale. Not dark roast malted enough for my taste. More like a porter. I've had more flavorful dry stouts.

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2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extremely light body. On nitro tap at the Linkery in San Diego. The nitro doesn't seem to do much for this beer-- just enhances the watery cloud of mush in the mouth. Black color in the glass. Surprisingly not all that carbonated in the mouth, and not any of the usual creamy nitro appearance.

A little roast barley with a dishwater aftertaste. No detectable smell. Some black malt but mostly a lager sort of flavor. Maybe it's tired from the St. Patrick's weekend. Could only be better in the bottle.

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Photo of trecker
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 into an American pint glass...

A: dark black with tan head.

S: definite chocolate nose

T: a little bitter, overly carbonated for sure.

M: medium

D: I definitely didn't find it as drinkable as other reviewers did.

I love stouts and I've had some good stuff from Moylan's but this one was disappointing.

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Photo of AAG
2.97/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

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Photo of BSW
3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of sonorb7
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of casapy
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of BurpingtonDC
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A -Black as used motor oil. Nice tan head that dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing.

S -Coffee, caramel, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt.

T - Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt that finishes dry

M - Light bodied, mild carbonation, similar to a Porter, more than like a full-bodied stout.

O - Overall this isn't a bad tasting stout, it just isn't a special one. I would prefer it to be more robust, full-bodied, and complex. Just average.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark hue with ruby highlights. Fizzy dark tan head dissipates very quickly.

Flavor is very average. Not a whole lot to say really. Not sweet, with a moderate roast character that finishes peaty. Could use more malt to give the beer some body and combat the blandness. Watery mouthfeel and hard carbonation aren't dealbreakers, but they don't help the situation either.

A pretty underwhelming beer.

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3.04/5  rDev -20%

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3.04/5  rDev -20%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Black color with a one and a half finger foamy tan head that is stable for a few minutes, with medium amounts of lacing. Smells and tastes of lightly roasted malt, a bit of dark coffee and chocolate, all the usual suspects, but doesn't really promote any of them as aggressively as it could to make it more memorable amongst other Irish Dry Stouts. Although the body is light, crisp and clean in execution, it also seems at time to be as thin as the flavor within. I'd call it a good beginner's introduction to their first Dry Stouts, it's just not quite as complex as others, but that makes it accessible.

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Photo of BeachBumC
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one on-tap at the Stone 12th Anniversary Brewfest.

App: Nice, black color with a thick tan head and medium lacing.

Sm: Very strong smoky, burnt smell. That was the dominating aroma, no coffee or chocolate, just the smoky, burnt aroma, which was a little too much.

Mouth: Nice body and leaves your mouth dry and not too much aftertaste but not exactly a clean finish either.

Taste: Very strong smoky flavor, matching the aroma. The roasted grain dominates the flavor and makes the beer taste burnt which was a little disappointing.

I usually love dry, Irish stouts but this one was a bit disappointing.

I think this is another one that was served a little colder than it should have been. I really think it would be better, both aroma and taste, at a slightly warmer temperature.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Half a finger khaki head. Some minimal lacing. Dark brown and cannot see carbonation.

S- Dark roast malts, coffee.

T- Surprisingly light taste. Roast malts, coffee and chocolate.

M- Very light for the style, not necessarily to its detriment. Finishes quickly and clean.

O- Ok for the style. Not my cup-o-beer though.

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3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, ABV 5%

Deep brown, almost black in color with a huge cascading brown head that leaves some sticking. Fruity, sweet malts and a citrus hop bitterness. Fluffy body, a bit of cherry funk and lemon skin bitterness, roasted caramel malt but there is subtle hints of coffee and chocolate as well. Almost tart cherry, vanilla flavor, a bit thin on the body, no chew. It honestly more sweet than anything, there's no drying alcohol heat or intense tongue numbing bitterness. Its thin, sour and borderline cloying. This is just off.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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