Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.1 IBU: 56
Elysian Brewing Company Dragonstooth
What the brewers say
“Pours a midnight black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee and dark chocolate; the mouthfeel is smooth with flavors of roasted malts, oatmeal, and warm bread. Satisfying but not heavy.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “The aroma is surprising. From the appearance, you'd expect the typical roast coffee and chocolate blend, but instead you get moderately strong citrusy hops with a malt character that suggested gingerbread crossed with chocolate brownies. It’s inviting, but a bit jarring for the style.”
Flavor: “Nice caramel malt sweetness. Hops bitterness balances sweetness. Fruity esters with raisins up front and chocolate toward the end of the sip extending into the aftertaste. Medium alcohol warming that becomes more apparent as the taste continues.”
Overall: “A good level of alcohol warming mixed with a strong chocolate, fruity esters, and slight sweetness. Low cherry note. Less bitter than some others.”
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