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


on tap

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RATINGS: 700   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2003
Dark amber color, brownish head. Light aroma, malt, roasted malt and apples. Quite sweet in the front, nice mouthfeel; maltier and more equilibrated later, with a subtle fruitness (light banana and apples); sweet caramel and delicate roasted flavor. Simple, but I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2003
Bottle. Licorice scent, partial alcohol hints. Opaque, black absolutely no transluscense. No head. Tast is soft. Light licorice, tangy taste with a grainy / grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2003
Completely black. Carmamel coloured head which disipates leaving a caramel film. Aroma of alcohol, spice and sharp licorice. Beautifully smooth. Earthy and chewy. Sweet but not cloying. Delicicious and almost refreshing. Lacks complexity and depth perhaps. Except for the alcohol content almost a session stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
Dark brown w/ ruby hue. Creamy beige head. Sweet chocolate nose w/ notes of coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, & fruit. Creamy fell (perhaps chalky). Sweet, roasty flavour of christmas cake, fruit (cherry, figs), molasses, cinnamon & ginger. Slight alcoholic bitterness in the finish. Frankly, I was surprised that I liked the beer this much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2003
This is where I get confused. Some brewers just can't do lighter beers, but challenge thm with a stout and up pops this. It is sweet but it does have a lot of strength in its body and mouthfeel, and it is clear that the sweetness is from malt rather than a non-fermentable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
A Caribbean stout with loads of molasses, licorice and date fruit. The sweetness is quite apparent, perhaps too sweet? Overall, good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Sweet & malty. Black with a lovely brown head. Lowish carbonation with a viscous cloying sticky mouthfeel... that was delightful! Subtle anise notes and roasty character. Sweet sticky finish in the Caribbean Stout style. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (587) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2003
toasted malt nose, black hue with a good brown head, strong malt and chocolate character, very thick on the palate, above average stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2003
Bottled. Pitch black, with a brown stout scum (yum!!). Sweet, sweet malt. Yes, this beer was a lovely blend of sweetness and malt. Smoooooothhh palate, yah-no-what-I-mean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2003
Almost black in colour with loads of roasted malt and fruity aroma. Full bodied and deceptively high on the ABV. Not overly complex in it's makeup, but that is partly the charm of this stout. Very much what you see is what you get. Certainly likeable.

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