Dragonslayer

22 oz bottle that I purchased in a Wegman’s in Binghamton, NY, USA.
Pour is exactly what one would expect; oily black body, with a thin, mocha film on the surface of the beer.
The alcohol in the nose seems a little strong and it has me a bit concerned for the tastes. In reality it doesn’t manifest itself quite as aggressively as the aroma would suggest, but it is still a prominent feature.
At first I didn’t think that this was going to be a very hoppy stout, but as the glass and bottle progressed it seemed to build in hop bitterness. A underlying very slight lactose note seemed to added to the sour/bitter elements and the beer got quite sharp.
Light roastiness runs across the middle of the palate and adds to the dry, bitter character.
Quite surprised at how hoppy this stout was. and that is generally not to my liking. I think this would do better in the American Double Stout category.

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01/13/2011
Format:
bottle
ABV: 9.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.43
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