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


on tap

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (420) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Bière noire avec un col beige mousseux. Nez de malt grillée légèrement chocolat. En bouche c’est une stout assez ordinaire, malt grillé,chocolat. Bière assez sec, pas une mauvaise bière mais rien de nouveau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OwainTurner (286) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle from supermarket. Very nice indeed. A little weak on the aroma but taste is well balanced if a little sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. It pours black with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, molasses, sugar, soft roast, toast and some soy sauce. The taste is sweet roast, treacle, molasses, caramel, toasty, cardboard, alcohol, umami character and cheap plain chocolate with a boozy finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Far from elegant. No real depth of flavour. So-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (197) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
300ml bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with reddish edges. Head is fast disappearing and light brown. Aroma of cheap sugar and malt. Flavour is sweet with caramel and roast. Finish is slightly astringent with dark grains and a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
taylorderek (9) - - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
Poured chilled into dimpled tankard. Nice coffee-stain coloured head with a body so dark you can’t see through it in direct light. Heavy malt feel to the beer with a taste that blends sweet and bitter perfectly. Full body with very little carbonation after the first few sips - goes down smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (1885) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from local shop nr Crab Hill, Antigua. This brew is almost as synonymous with the Caribbean as rum punch, and the stouts are undeniably the pinnacle of their beer experience. Sweet nose of roasted malt and chocolate.. Quite lively carbonation. Flavour was again sweet wit a little dark fruit. Drinks a little less than the ABV. Some hop lurking in the shadows. Not exactly a world beater but a good get out of jail card that rescued me on more than one occasion when I lived in South London.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PonderStibbons (8) - - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
Simple stout, caramel notes, was looking for chocolate hints but could not get out any... mildly roasty (too mildly), but overall easy, drinkable stout, not bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyLion (474) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Very dark colour- almost cola coloured. Aroma is malty and a bit appley to me. Taste is very sweet indeed, with a little alcohol. It's OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
284ml bottle at home. Pours near-black with 2cm tan head, quickly fade to 0.5cm, but stay around. Aromas are dark sugars, hint of coffee, liqueur chocolates. Taste has lot of sweetness, a bit too much for me. Oily texture, medium body. Finish is neither here nor there, it just kind of disappears into nothing, which is unusual for a dark, relatively strong beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (5046) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle @ Hotelroom, London. Pours very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, corn, brown sugar, caramel. Flavor is very sweet with malts, brown sugar, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, sweet sticky finish. Sweet, but decently drinkable. 150913

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