Sunday, 2 July 2006

Review: Dragonhead Stout

Dragonhead Stout from Orkney Brewery
Rating: B+

Split a 17 oz bottle of this with my girlfriend as the last beer of the night at Brewer's Art in Baltimore, the only non-Brewer's Art beer we had that evening.

Appearance: black as the night, completely opaque, very small head that rapidly disappeared, but some nice lacing as you drink.

Smell: Roasty. Chocolate note is reminiscent of very dark/bitter chocolate. Fairly gentle aroma, overall.

Taste: Straightforward stout tastes - big on roast and coffee. Manages to avoid being over-burnt. Dark/bitter chocolate presence as well, that works well with the smoothness of the mouthfeel. Everything is there, but in a very mild way.

Mouthfeel: very smooth. Just want to roll it around the tongue.

Drinkability: good, but I wish there was something a bit more distinctive about this one. It's a good representative of the style, but without anything outstanding. If it was kicked up to 6% ABV, maybe they'd have more to work with.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-02-2006 13:40:09

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