Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Foreign Stout
Kingston, Jamaica


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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (556) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2014
Flesje meegenomen uit York. Uitgeschonken een diep zwart bier met een snel slinkende bruine schuimkraag. Geur van koffielikeur, inkt en geroosterdeeen mout. Small valt en beetje tegen, erg zoet en ook lactose, diT doet denken aan oploskoffie met veel suiker en melk. Niet mijn ding

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle from a London cornershop. Pours black with a small tanned head. Aroma of sweet toffee. Taste is sweet, light sticky palate, roasted coffee with too much sugar, lingering cloyingly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsmerig (1143) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
poured from a bottle on new year’s eve at matt’s house. Thanks man! Pours a clear ruby red with an aroma of maple syrup. The tastes follows suit as sweet and syrupy. Very rich with a smooth mouthfeel. unexpectedly good for a Jamaican beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1288) - (originally London), ROCHESTER, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottled r8 : A good Jamican stout , its what the drug dealers and beer snobs drink around here in the hood if they wanna easy access non Guinness export stout

a beige head that is frail and never sits long , but if you’re cool you’d drink this right out the bottle with a fat spiliff. The aroma is raisin. oil. licorice. molasses . caramel .
So rich , so cumbersome on my palate . There is very little roasted malt character on offer , which I reckon would add some good balancing flavour to ying-yang !!! this . God damn this is sticky ! . I like this regardless , I should drink it more often as a ’got to’ . Its nice to r8 this after few years and still appreciate this grimy beer . I have gotta soft spot for ’Tropical’ stouts anyhow ;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (494) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 Bottle @ home. Not black - more like darkest possible indigo - with plentiful carbonation and a quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma reveals liquorice, burnt oak, forest berries and alcohol. Sweet taste, threatens to overwhelm but doesn’t. Slightly drier finish rounds off a damn fine experience. Maybe not the most ingenious recipe, but what an exciting discovery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (401) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Aroma: Malty aroma and some hints of fruit.....overall the aroma is pretty subtle Taste: very fruity flavor with some roasty / hoppy finish. Some alcohol bite on finish aswell. Appearance: very dark ambe rwith thick lace head with very good retention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (2723) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Black with quick fading head. Aroma and flavour are very sweet. Lots of sugar in this one. Far too sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4000) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2013
Appearance: Almost black color with some ruby notes with a nice tan head.
Aroma: Sweet dark malty and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet with a mild bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Sweet dark malty, mild coffee and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Decent stout. Although a bit to sweet.
Personal stats: Bottle from a local grocery store in London, England.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Pours red/brown. A sweet kick at the start with a surprising bitter after taste but it is also quite two toned it tastes artificially sweet and also thin. Not for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3061) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Medium beige head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas liquorice dark chocolate spicy like the flavours sweet malt rich chocolate liquorice anise note berries the corn syrup very good pleasing rich taste this stout the finish sweet malt spicy to tangy like taste very good on palate a sweet tasting stout goes down well

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