hopscotch (9997) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 Bottle… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, creamy, beigei head. Fantastic retention. The nose is of espresso, nuts and chocolate with a rumor of smoke. Medium to full-bodied and astringent with dancing carbonation. Moderately sweet and equally bitter. Mocha, charcoal and toasted nuts. Crisp, charred, bone-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of mgumby10!
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, blackish-brown. Aroma is a touch muted, with the roasted notes being slightly subdued. Some hints of cocoa and even lightly roasted coffee. Flavor is solid, with a creamy flavor, redolent of cafe au lait, coming through nicely.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, with a small light brown head. Smells of some roasty malt, light bitter chocolate, and subtle hops. Really quite an easy drinking dry stout. The mild vanilla and chocolate flavors blend icely with the hops and light roasty characters. Kindo f went down smooth as silk, with some nice flavor backing up the creamy mouthfeel. Nice drinking stout.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a nice deep almost black dark brown. The head is small, and deep tan. The aroma is dominated by the sweet roasty malts. There are a lot of flavors in this beer. The hops are fairly quite, the flavor is very chocolate/coffee with nice nutty overtones. The roasted malts are not too strong, and give a nice splash of sweetness. The finish is not crisp, but does not linger too long. The body over all I would describe as medium bodied. A very enjoyable stout.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a large tan head that mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, very little carbonation on the sides of the glass, opaque, and a dark brown/black hue with a slight red tint. The aroma was malt, roasty, coffee, chocolate, and hops. Ditto for the flavor along with some light bitterness. The mouthfeel was smooth and the beer is light-medium bodied. A very quaffable beer for the style, easy to drink, balanced, worthy of a try, and a beer that I would drink again. Nicely done by the people at Moylans!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and cream. Poured black in color with a small, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Medium body. Smooth, creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bittersweet chocolate and malt finish is not dry. Why is this a dry stout?
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark to black w/ a tall stubborn head that just sits there like a dead muledeer. Aromas of bitter cocoa. Full nectar w/ mellow effers creating an oily texture. Nice and smoooth! A moderate roast component balanced by dark unsweetened chocolate. This is one fantastic dry stout. Flavors of coffee, leather, and a pinch of molases w/ some aspirin bittering on the long finish. Beautiful!
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, no freshness date, a blurb on the upper right side of the label and the ABV for Dragoons is listed as 5% in the bottom left center, sampled in a imperial pint glass.
L: Dark chocolate brown with a fluffy tan head that slowly settled into a creamy skim. Splotchy rings of lace circles the brim of the glass, Dragoons is a traditional and appealing looking Dry Irish Stout.
S: Charcoal, charred grains and mildly roasted coffee with some light fruity esters at the edges. Further whiffs reveal hints of milk chocolate and lemon zest. There are also traces of a herbal licorice. A pretty impressive nose for an Dry Irish Stout, easy to believe that Dragoons is a multi-award winner.
F&T: This has a nice airy, creamy feel in the mouth, properly light bodied, an amazing smooth drinkability, I am having to restrain myself from gulping this down. Good roasted malt flavor, barley grains, nutty coffee, chocolate licorice and a touch of sweetly dark fruits. Towards the end a delicate lemony, spicy hoppiness emerges, helping to give Dragoons a neatly dry finish.
Another well crafted, quality beer from Moylan’s, Dragoons Dry Irish Stout fulfills all the style requirements and then some, recommended for anyone loves Beamish or Murphy’s, a must try.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Poured an opaque black color with a big tan head that had good retention. Aroma was moderate in strength with coffee, anise and chocolate. The flavor showcases roasted malts, chocolate and licorice. The mouthfeel starts thin but builds to a pasty fullness. The finish is long and dry with lingering roasted malts. Overall: A very drinkable dry stout. Recommended.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A large, light brown head tops a prefectly black body. The aroma has sweetened coffee and some fresh soybeans. There is also some milk chocolate and anise hints. The taste has some lightly roasted coffee along with some light anise. I get a hint of baking chocolate in the finish. There is not much else to say, but this is fairly subtle and crazy drinkable. Very nice.