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


on tap

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RATINGS: 757   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Gift (Bristol). Dark and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a decent tan head. Chocolate aroma, sweet chocolate taste. Good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrGD (109) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with decent brown foam. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Taste: chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, hint of vanilla, quite sweet. Medium carbonation. An okey beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Black brown body with a big foamy light brown head. Aromas of caramel sweet with a bit of roasty notes. Taste is similar. Medium body. Good mouthfeel. Good balance but lacking something.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. The nutty aroma is very mild and quite sweet. Also smell chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Flavour follows the aroma and is also mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, chocolate, solvent, taste is rich caramel and toffee, some chocolate, falls flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuszek (781) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma and taste are mainly caramel sweet with a bit of roasty notes. Low bitterness, very drinkable however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to LukasMH. Pours black with a small, brown head. Aroma is surprisingly not very roasty. Very malty and sweet, and with some corn. Taste is pretty sweet as well. No roast, no bitterness. More light a strong pilsner of some kind. Oh well. Not particularly bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... OCCASION: a stout battle--Lion vs. Dragon... APPEARANCE: a jet black body that sees its brown head thin with some tracings and crests of lace... AROMA: some caramel to start, with pungent sugars and bubblegum; malts are dry biscuit; hops are tough to isolate... PALATE: lively, thick as molasses and creamy at the finish--fizzy at the teeth... TASTE: sugary sweet, with some mint leaves, pear and apple, and cola--a thin profile that doesn’t deter its drinker from enjoyment, but does limit the conversation about it; some cherry factors in late... OVERALL: a beer that hides its alcohol content well; the ending flavor suggests a slight astringency; the wee bottles (9.6 fluid ounces) seem quaint but stunted...a loser to the Lion Stout, but little shame in that...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, dates, figs and molasses. Flavor is dark, rich, and lightly sweet malt, molasses, treacle, dates and figs with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

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