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


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RATINGS: 707   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1504) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to sarkynortherner. Black red colour halo tan head. Aroma is roasted malts chocolate milk. Taste is sweet chocolate lactose slight roasted malts faint alcohol. Medium body nice prickly carbonation. Good this was like a sweet stout.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gyllenbock (4863) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. (thanks Silenzi) Dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet and watery with light roasted malt and some coffee. Very boring.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (2249) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
@Gyllenbock: helt obefintlig doft och smak. Den är helt totalt meningslös och på gränsen till vidrig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
edsspoon (456) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Pours very dark brown/black with a thin brown head that gradually disappears. Aroma of chocolate and coffee malt and alcohol. Pretty alcoholic tastings, coffee and chocolate flavour. Mild bitterness. Really sweet and the carbonation seems overwhelming. I saw an empty bottle of this on the pavement whilst walking to the hospital, perhaps that should’ve given me an idea of what to expect. I woke up this morning with a terrible taste in my mouth left over from this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jimthechap (1685) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
It may just be that most of my stout ratings start with the phrase "I love stout, stouty, stouty stout." except for the fact that I’ve just seen corny syrup, caramel malt and hop syrup? Don’t they have proper ingredients in Jamaica? Maybe not. Let’s see what sort of horrific beast they’ve conjured. It looks as black as sin and has aromas of sweet caramel, molasses and dark chocolate. The flavour is sweet all over and I’ll almost certainly need a shot of insulin before I finish this uncommon, odd, wierdly brewed Frankenstein of a beer. Mercifully, I only have to drink this once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rikstar (803) - 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 (5459) - 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 (1260) - 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 (1407) - London, Greater London, 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 (831) - 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.

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