Dragonstooth Stout

Washington
United States
DragonsTooth
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Pours a deep, midnight black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate and the mouthfeel is velvety smooth with flavors of roasted malts, oatmeal and warm bread. Dragonstooth is a very drinkable stout – satisfying but not heavy.

Profile

ABV: 
8.1%
IBUs: 
56
Hops: 
Bittered with Magnum, finished with Cascade and Centennial
Malts: 
Crystal, Munich, Chocolate, roasted barley and rolled oats
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A very clean, warming, rich and creamy stout. It starts with a warm boozy nose. Toffee and Kahlua meet you up front as you take in the dark, rich, quickly dissipating tan head. Flavors of coffee and toffee dominate this beer, with a heavy molasses undertone. A subtle sweetness comes through, though it's not a sweet beer. A light hop bitterness ties it all together. Despite a load of roasted malts, the beer is not overly astringent. It's very warming and effervescent on the tongue.

In all, this is a great entry into stouts. It's got all of the high notes you would expect without any of the style's detractions. It's very big in alcohol, even bigger in roast, but is still very well-balanced and smooth. The perfect beer for ending a day on the slopes.