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Dragonstooth Stout

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
4 / 6
37 / 40
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.