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

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
taylorderek (22) - - OCT 17, 2013
Poured chilled into dimpled tankard. Nice coffee-stain coloured head with a body so dark you canít 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - 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.

2.8
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyLion (515) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (2925) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Camons (5660) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReV2 (141) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
A sweetish stout with a soy sauce type quality. Just as I remember it from my first taste at least 25 years ago. Very drinkable, not cloying and a good balance of subtle hops and hidden alcohol. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnicolaescu (708) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
BOTTLE. Head: coffee, medium, frothy, avg. retention. Colour: virtually black. Aroma: roasted, sharp - solvent/glue. Taste: cheap chocolate, some alcohol, bitter. Nowhere near as good as the Guinness FES.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
bottle bb 15/03/13. Pours a dark reddy brown with a fast fading off white head. Aroma is toasty, dark toffee, a little licorice. Medium to full body, fine carbonation. Itís very sweet, sticky, treacly, toasty rye bread with a mild bitterness. OK.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (783) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2013
I was looking forward to try this classic, but utterly intimidated by the bad ratings here. It comes down to a reasonably good beer, not at all cloying as often described, but sweet as I like my stouts. Itís an espresso-brown beer, with little to say about its brief russet head, and breathing a strong aroma of alcohol, more specifically rum. And I do swear it never occurred to me that the beer was from Jamaica when I thought of rum (I usually confirm the aroma with a third party). Flavours of malts, loads of caramel (toffee?), coffee, rum, lots of preserved cherries and, if you make an effort, some sweet chocolate. I was not too impressed with the thin body, which left the rum through too much. Apparently it is not easy to find this stout in Jamaica, but I think it would be heaven to drink it under the Caribbean sun, as compared to its sister, the Red Stripe, which I have never tried, as it carries a dreadful resemblance with the San Miguel.


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