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


on tap

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RATINGS: 728   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 Again, thanks to my boss for bringing this back from Jamaica. Pours black with a medium cocoa colored head. Aroma is sweet but spicy with cinnamon and perhaps brown sugar coming through. Hint of caramel and roasted malt as well. Taste is sweet with cane sugar and caramel being prevalent along with alcohol notes trying to make their way through. Damn nice and better than I remember when I had this 6 or so years ago. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth with only a hint of alcohol warmth. Finish is semisweet but enjoyable nonetheless with more caramel and brown sugar coming through. Damn good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geiserich (3539) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 20, 2004
Pure Black with a brown head. Alcoholic flavour, malty sweet but not unpleasant, nice notes of dark sweet chocolate. Aftertaste is dry with notes of roasted malt. A perfect foreign stout, full and sweet. Try it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2004
Black with a beige head of foam. Aromas are sweet roast malts and alcohol. Flavours are roast coffee malts, molasses and licourice. I had this ages ago and it seemed better then. Still OK, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Very dark with a foamy head that disappears quickly. Malty aroma offers hints of mocha, roasty nuttiness and alcohol. Sweet and smooth balanced with a pleasantly dry and bitter finish. The alcohol provides an edgy sharpness that bites but doesn’t detract. A suprisingly good find in the lager-dominated Carribean.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beersnob73 (14) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Absolute garbage. I tried it in the Virgin Islands. I took one sip and spit it out immediately. Worst 3 dollars I have ever spent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 I actually quite enjoyed this. Almost opaque, a red tinge. Beige head. Fairly smooth. Strong but without any really unpleasant aspects. I actually didn’t find that the alcohol was as noticeable going down as comparable % brews. Reminds me a bit of kahlua, sticky sweet with chocolate and coffee flavors. Afternote: that little bottle packs a kick. Jamaica mon!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2004
Another sweetish and alcoholic Caribbean stout. Not really my favoured style and one is enough. But overall I’d rather have one of these than ten bland Caribbean lagers. Bottled, Fisherman’ bar, Speightstown, Barbados.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2579) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown to black color with a laced dark brown head. I brought this bottle back from Belize. A strong liquor aroma. A licorice and chalky choclate flavor. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
Mild, sweet molasses and licorice in the aroma. Dark brown, opaque body with tan head that took some coaxing to appear and runs and hides again quickly. Licorice is dominant in this sweet and pleasantly warming flavour. Alcohol is apparent but not hot. Roasty malts appear towards the dry finish. Aftertaste is all sweetness. Body is fairly light and refreshing and sweetness never cloying. This is a pleasant sweet stout. Not sure I’d want to be sitting in the sun with one of these however... Bottle. Strangely enough - I’m the third person in a row to be thanking Lubiere (from the tropical island of Ottawa) for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark brown tan head. Malty aroma. Slightly roasty. Ok beer. Thanks to Lubiere. Interesting.

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