What the brewers say
“Dry, roasty, and rich in flavor, Dragoons is made with a blend of imported hops and malted barley from the United Kingdom. It is brewed in the Irish tradition to commemorate General Stephen Moylan, Irish-born commander of the 4th Continental Dragoons.”
Aroma: “Rich chocolate and cocoa. Nice sweet malt character with some esters. Light toffee, dark cherry, a little musky, pleasant roast, some burnt husk character. Coffee, chocolate, and toast malt aromas dominate.”
Flavor: “Nice roast profile with some acidic bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, and cocoa. A little light bodied compared to the nose and missing a touch of mouthfeel, though otherwise balanced. Dry finish is a little surprising after the big chocolate nose, and roasty bitterness lingers. A little tart in the finish, which is refreshing.”
Overall: “Nice roast character with sweet creaminess. A good profile of the chocolate and cocoa. It’s a subdued and approachable stout that one could drink in great quantities and still retain one’s dignity. Very much what an Irish stout should be
Toppers Notes- Now we are talking my kind of brew for this time of the year and one a nite is just perfect! I would agree with just about every thing the experts had to say, I would add that I really enjoyed the balance between the structure and alcohol. Prost!