hallinghansen (2052) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dean ad Deluca Georgetown, DC. Black body with a medium light brown head. Roasted malt, oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, hops, caramel notes. Nice.
DipHead14 (26) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Elysian does it again. Thick and dark, like if Guinness were good in looks and taste. Like fruity oatmeal.
Lizardking3 (100) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22nd Bottle. Smells delicious and tastes delicious. Right up there with top Stouts. It’s only $3.50 at my local Walmart as well :)
Darkmagus82 (1334) - - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-13-12 -
Poured from 22 bomber into chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a nearly pitch black color with a one finger brownish head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a nice level of lacing.
Smell – A dark chocolate and oat aroma are the biggest. These are mixed with a light amount of caramel sweetness and some dark bready aromas as well as a decent hit of hoppy aromas.
Taste – Up front the taste is of roasted malt with flavors of dark bread and oats mixed with notes of chocolate and caramel. While not very sweet at first, the taste gets even less sweet as the taste goes on. The caramel quickly fades with the roasted flavors intensifying. There is an earthy hoppiness that mixes in with the roastiness. At the end there is a heavy roasted coffee flavor that takes over the taste. This flavor leaves quite a bitter flavor on the tongue in the end.
Mouthfeel – An average thickness with a slightly above average carbonation level.
Overall - In many ways this beer drinks more like a lighter hopped black IPA. It’s dryness and bitterness are quite heavy. I was expecting something a bit more smooth in transition and flavor, but this it was not. It left some rather unpleasant flavors in the mouth at the end making this a beer I would likely not do again.
mbgrayson (536) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Pours dark brown with ample tan head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste is bitter, lots of hops, notes of chocolate. Some complexity there, and it is quite drinkable. Mild thumbs up.
khays (55) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells rich, molasses, chocolate and toasted malt withy a hint if black olives. Looks black with a brown small head.
Bitter tasting, not sweet, roasted malt, real licorice (the salted kind, without the salt). Body is heavy, low carbonation, bitter but balanced.
Appropriately named, does taste what I would imagine a dragons tooth would. The beer is balanced and well executed, definitely if you like bitter stouts.
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Torst. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong roasted malt, chocolate, and nuts. Thick mouthfeel with sweet roast and dark chocolate, easy to drink, very good.
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours thick black, sweet chocolate, dry, oaty, chewy, bitter.
mattyhennessy (311) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black with a tan head. Roasty aromas of coffee, toffee and some burnt sugar. Taste is super malty but this is balanced well with light hop usage. Initial smokey flavour with dark chocolate, oats and caramel sweetness. Intense but delicious
BrewGoblin (312) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frig do I love a good Stout, so when a great one comes along, hot damn! Like the burnt embers, smoldering after the dragon’s searing breath this chewy elixir pours. A very pillowy and lofty dark tan top. Smoke, cocoa, oats, vanilla, loads of coffee, some anise and burnt bread all come out to play in stench and taste. So silky smooth going down, a light hop profile balances bitterness brilliantly.