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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 740   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2540) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Nearly opaque black hazelnut brown medium head, leaving laces on the glass. Bandaid, clay nose. Sweelt malt, coffee and milk chocolate taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2004
Pours dark black with short brown head. Suprisingly malty sweet aroma with a bit of roast grain/coffee behind it. Flavour is leaning more towards liquorice, quite sweet. Thin though smooth mouthfeel. Not bad, and ABV is well masked.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Deep balck witha thin mocha head. Aromas of cherries and sour milk. Very light on the roasted malts! Creamy mouthfeel (but could be bigger) notes of coffee and toast. Very little aftertaste. No lingering bitterness. Nice stout for the summer but would leave me quite disappointed on the cold winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2004
Dark with light off white head. Cherry nose with tootsie roll. Liquorice, chocolate, carmel with a dry coffee finish. Tasty, definatly a good brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
284ml bottle A deep black color with a fine light brown head (little retention). The carbonation shows up on the edges of the lace. The Aromas are of roasted malt, coffee and alcohol. The taste is sweet (light) with a slow dry bite. Mouth feel is rather thin with a dry finish. Refreshing, well balanced and uncomplicated. A stout?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Roasty coffee flavour disguises alcohol. On smooth side compared to national brands. Popular with mates. But would get bored after half a bottle. Bit aggressive carbonation, malt and syrupy sweet. Dark brown pleasing head. More than acceptable as transition beer to micros.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
sweet and malty stout... not sure what to expect from a jamaican brew, but it certainly lived up to the coffee flavour. All other flavours were somewhat muted until the residue at the end. There are better ones out there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
Very dark black colour, slight ruby tint with a thick tan head that faded fairly quickly. Nice chocolate aroma, coffee hints and a bit of cherry fruitiness. Very malty taste, molasses, treacle, and chocolate. Coffee bitterness is quite prominant in the finish. Alcohol sneaks into the finish as well but it adds a nice warming touch. As the beer warms, you get more caramel and vanilla on the nose as well as on the front of the palate. Very tasty and full-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2004
284ml brown bottle with newer better label than pictured here.Purchased chilled from a Clerkenwell bottle store. Poured an opaque ebony with tiny bubbles & mud brown head into my 300ml Bishops Finger goblet.Sweet spicy fruitcake nose. Roasted caramel and spice flavour with alcohol notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Surprisingly easy to drink. Bloody Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Bottled. A black coloured beer with very little head. The aroma is very sweet with some licquorice and sweet chocloate thrown in. The taste is also mostly sweet and has a medicinal edge. Not a typical roasty stout, but very tasty nonetheless.Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.5, 3.7 and 3.9. Average becomes 3.8


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