Moylan's Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Moylan's Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Rated 3.523 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Moylan's Brewery

Novato, CA, United States

Style:  Dry Stout

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Dry, roasty and incredibly rich in flavor, Dragoon's Dry Irish Stout is made with a unique blend of imported hops and malted barley from the United Kingdom. This award winning stout is brewed in the Irish tradition to commemorate General Stephen Moylan,Irish-born commander of the 4th Continental Dragoons during the American Revolutionary War.

ID: 31894 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank2782
Overall Percentile94.2
Style Rank26 of 327
Style Percentile92
Lowest Score3.3
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.680
Weighted Score3.523
Standard Deviation0.257

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  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.3 6 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A beautiful light brown head sits on a black body, but after a quick visit to the kitchen it's gone. Quite a tasty beer with chocolate, coffee and nuts. Roasted malt aroma. Thin mouthfeel but smooth.I think I would have rated this a little higher but the appearance kind of put me off. This seems to be a freebe from Beers of the World. The beer is missing from my bill.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Drawn almost black with a thick light tan head that lingers. Aroma is roasted malt and nut with the addition of chocloate and coffee to the flavor as well as the above. Pleasantly full-bodied with a slightly bitter finish.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a dark and rich oil-black with a thick and bubbly brown head and some specks of lacing. An aroma of light roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate, light hops, light grapefruit, bitters and spices. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light hops, orange, bitters and spice. Tasty!

  • CYBERCAT 10430 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is smoky with a firm overtone of unsweetened chocolate and a roast coffee undertone. It pours a deep, opaque sable that is just a shade above black and has a thick, fine-bubbled, fairly persistent buff head. Flavor is smoky and fairly chocolaty, not sweet and just a teeny bit yeasty. Texture is fairly smooth, a bit chalky and fairly fizzy, a bit thinner than I expected but not disappointing.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Most Moylans beers make it my way thru the year. I've had this one a few times the past month not necessarily because it's a world class beer. The price is usually right for me and I do enjoy the flavor, and >$4 for a 22oz beer is usually hard to pass.

    The beer pours out a really nice dark black color, huge 3" thick tan head with lots of sudsy bubbles leaving behind a nice lacing pattern. Aroma is chock full of dark chocolates, roasted malts, toffee with an enjoyable touch of peat. Flavor has a nice dark chocolate bitterness to it, but I liken it to powdered chocolate out of a Hershey's tin. Light roast flavor, peat, chalk (or perhaps chalkiness would lend itself to the mouthfeel). Finishes smooth with some lingering bitterness.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A Mounds bar is not a sprinkle... A twizzler is not a sprinkle... A Jolly Rancher is not a sprinkle, sir... Perhaps in Sangria-La they are, but not here...

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pretty dark, almost black, with a thick light-tan head that goes from 1-2 fingers to just a hint pretty quickly. aroma is roasted, roasted, roasted. has just a hint of that vegetal quality i only seem to ever get in bottles, which isn't dominant at all, but prevents me from rating the aroma and flavoe even higher. what is that anyway-some sort of slight contamination? i seem to experience it more with breweries that have consistency issues with their bottles...Sac, Moylans, etc... Anyway, doesn't take too much away from this tasty brew, which is opening up quite nicely. Dry roasted grain, nut, chocolate, coffee flavor. On the thin side, as the style dictates, but actaully has a nice amount of body to it. Carbonation is a bithigh, so a little swirling does lessen that a bit and smooth things out. Overall, a good beer that's just a touch rough around the edges.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another brew available ay Binny's. Large bottle, good beer. The beer poured a very dark brown with a generous tan coloured head. The aroma was roasted malt, with some hints of coffee and nuts. The taste was indeed on the dry side, with a nutty flavour and a nbitter finish. Far superior to Guinness

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 3/10/2009. This dry stout pours a deep black color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. A little bit of peat and fruit as well. A medium bodied dry stout. The malts are roasty and chocolaty with some dark fruit and sweetness. The hops are herbal and floral. A touch thin, but still very drinkable. Nicely balanced. Good carbonation. Smooth nearly velvety taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A vigorous pour into my New Belgium globe goblet produces an almost three-finger thick, lightly browned, dark tan colored head. The beer is quite black in color, though it does pass just a hint of light through it if held up directly to the light. The aroma smells quite dry and full of roasted, dark malt notes; reminiscent of well, almost blackened, grain, charcoal, dry espresso, burnt soda crackers and perhaps a hint of a dark grain sweetness. That last may just be my imagination though as this beer is clearly roast dominated and it is hard to get a sense of anything else in the nose.

    Dry with a fizzy, carbonic acidity that sort of adds to the overall dryness. Ample flavors of well deeply toasted grain move to more of burnt and even bitter finish that lingers on just a bit after the beer has left my mouth. There is some burnt grain acidity here, though not quite as much as one might expect (the mash PH seems to have been held well enough in check). This actually does get fairly bitter and slightly astringent in the finish from the burnt grain focus. Despite being so dry, this does have a touch of body to it, though the fizziness of the carbonation tends to get in the way of the texture despite being fairly light (in carbonation). A couple of vigorous swirls of my glass release most of the carbonation and greatly reduces the harsh carbonic bit and makes this beer more creamy and less astringently burnt. As the beer warms up a bit it even picks up a slight burnt fruitiness that helps to further add a bit of balance.

    I am a bit surprised to say it, but this is actually probably better on Nitro, or preferably from the hand pump; the reduced carbonation and carbonic acidity would really help to keep this beer more balanced. And the beer does actually smooth out, become more integrated and not as overtly roasted if I vigorously swirl out the carbonation; serving this on the warm side certainly helps too. Not exactly the best beer to be drinking out of the bottle, if you work at it you can turn this into a nicely drinking beer though. I would love to have this served via hand pump from a cask at about 59°F / 15°C.

    Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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