pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I tried this Dragon stout the same evening as some lion extra stout from other carib brewers. This is definitely the better of the two. These stouts are both extremely sweet as befits the tropical stout style. The fact they both come from the Caribbean suggests to me they have cane sugars/molasses and other spicing to flavor them. This dragon porter was less sweet than the lion extra but had some distinct characteristics. It had a great, rich chocolate foamy head when poured but this vanished quickly. This stout is very sweet...figs-coffee-molasses to the tongue and that sweetness lingers long after swallowing due to the absence of sufficient hopping. It smelled reminiscent of a traditional stout except sweet and very alcoholic ( mine was 7.5%). Thankfully they package in 300mil bottles (1/2 pints), the portion is correct for this wobbly pop. Overall not a bad experience but these sweet stouts are not for me. I like the big baltics or imperial porters.
Were it not for the syrupy demeanor, this beer would be a dead ringer for a local sweet stout made by Formosa Springs brewery in the 70s. They only made it in small batches and only once a year for obvious reasons…..it’s not to everyone’s taste.
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Obviously, a dark (virtually black) beer. Alcohol and licorice on the nose. Quite sweet flavor, with more licorice and alcohol. Thin on the mouth, and a bit too much alcohol flavor for me.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Jamacian Guiness. A very dark stout, but not too bad for a foreign stout. 7.5 is pretty good ABV.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Non-oily black body with medium brown head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, anise, molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, anise, light roasty, finishing anise and alcohol. Medium body with some stickiness to it.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black stout with a nice dark tan head. Malt and liquorice aroma. Flavor is sweet at first with a dry bitter hoppy finish. Roasted malt and chocolate notes. Very carbonated. Mild and nice but maybe a little too thin.
Crockett (1012) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boozey aroma, dark brown/red. Licorice and booze. Chocolate malty with molases. Floral notes. Warming with a nice mouth feel. Never had a tropical stout before. I thought it was tastey overall.
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured black with a nice soapy/creamy tan head.
Alcohol, wine and molasses with a little chocolate and coffee.
First taste was smooth with a little wine/alcohol taste. The finish was of roasted molasses. Almost a warming alcohol flavour. Leeds me to wonder if its not higher than 7%? The palate was smooth with lingering coffee flavours.
skaughty (647) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Appearance: Pours nearly black
Flavor/Taste: First sip is a stunner - palate quickly adjusts.Thick, sweet
Impressions: This is a sweet one - must have dropped many lumps of that cane sugar into the mix.
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better Caribbean Style Stouts. Powerful and thick, but a little too sweet to be refreshing. Still one of the better ones to be found in the Tropics if you like the style.
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
300ml Bottle - Jet black brew with a nice dark head with good retention. Nose of alcohol and roastiness is very pleasant. Coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Good body and high alcohol taste give it a good edge. One of the best foreign stout I've tasted.