Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Imperial Stout
Kingston, Jamaica
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Best beer I had will in Jamaica. Pleasant fruity aroma. Notes of caramel in the taste, some slight rum cake. Deep brown colr. Light head that was tan in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle enjoyed while in the Cayman Islands. Assume its the same beer, as previous post noted, the word XXTRA replaced Spitfire on the label, but everything else the same. Pours opaque black with very thin head. Nose light roasted malt, and sweet dark fruit. Mild mineral. Taste mostly sweet. Almost apple flavor. Then the light roast comes through. More mineral in the finish. 10% ABV hidden pretty well. Not as much roast, chocolate flavors as I like, but still not a bad Caribbean beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (561) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle enjoyed in a bar in the port area of St. John’s, Antigua. Label is Dragon Stout XXTRA but other than the word ’xxtra’ replacing ’spitfire’ on the label, the label is other wise identical as is the beer style, 10% ABV and 250ml bottle size so this appears to be one and the same beer. Poured a deep dark brown color with a small tan colour head. Aroma of roasted chocolcate, nutty caramel, molasses, dark fruit and alcohol to match its ABV. Quite sweet, oily texture, medium body, minimal carbonation. One of the best beers sampled during two Caribbean holiday’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
At 10% abv you think this could be great it is poor to fair at best. The down side is that the beers have a very cheap taste like not fresh ingredients or something. To sweet and no out standing flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
Merci Glenn ! Bouteille 250 ml. 10%. Couleur brune très très foncé, mousse beige assez foncée mince. Arôme de grains torréfié, chocolat. En bouche, douce, un peu mince, notes de toffee, café, chocolat, un peu de mélasse. Notes d’alcool.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
(Tiny!) bottle in Belize. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. A lot of fruit and malt in the aroma. Taste is very coppery up front, then sweet and syrupy with an alcohol bite. Finishes with more copper penny. Tastes more like a rum and coke that’s been sitting out for a while than an impy or a beer of any kind really. Don’t know if I got a bad bottle or if this is a good representation of the beer, but it was a very rare drain pour for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Très sombre avec une grande mousse qui se disparaisse rapidement. Le nez et goût sont fort d’alcool. Je dirais pas que il a une chaleur d’alchool, plutôt que ça brule! C’est pas mal sucré. J’étais pas mal surprise pour une bière d’une ile tropicale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - JUN 21, 2012
Arrivata insieme alla sua sorella minore dragon stout, la bevo senza aspettarmi granchè, ed invece mi sorprende, versa marrone nero, schiuma corta, non particolarmente persistente, al naso è interessante, vicino agli aromi tostati si accostano sensazioni tropicali... ah la psiche che combina. in bocca l’alcool e ben amalgamato con la dolcezza del malto le note bruciate. tutto sommato una stout ben fatta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2012
250ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a half finger of dark tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, powdered coco and a little oak. Taste is sweet. Cold yoo-hoo, dark fruits, a little oak. No sign of the 10% alcohol. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I wish I could find this around me because I would love to drink it every day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3639) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Black 1/2" deep tan head. Woodsy, gummy roasted malt and cocoa sugar aroma. Flavor is balanced and easy to drink. No sign of the 10%. A master brewed beer. The finish tingles on the tongue. Esters of wood rosin run strong through the time you spend experiencing this beer. Best enjoyed with genuine company.

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