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


on tap

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Nice thick, light brown head. Settles very slowly. Malted milkball aroma with a bit of roasted grains. Color is a very dark reddish black. Flavor is a little thin but not that bad. Milky sweet with some chocolate and roasted malts. Finish is creamy and smooth. Hides its alcohol very well. This brew is better than I expected. Not as filling as most stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
284ml bottle. Roasty, fruity malt aroma, earthy, deeply plummy and lightly cherryish, plenty of semi-sweet chocolate and oaky nuances. Deep dark brown color, nearly black, filtered, with a seeming lack of head and lace. Flavor is likewise darkly roasty and fruity, the sweetness balanced well by the grainy black malt bitterness and hops. Faint vinous character, some warmth and raisin on the finish. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and oily, body is medium-full. Mildly complex, even. Enjoyable Foreign Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2004
284 ml bottle. Black oil, hefty thick taupe head. Bittersweet chocolate/herbal nose. On the tongue, very sweet, with some strongly bitter espresso hints near the finish; smooth mily palate. Port alcohol prensence; a bit too cloying to be great, but certainly nice if you only drink one small bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2004
For a stout from Jamaica you really canít complain or go wrong here. This was pretty good. Black color and a spongy tan head. Deep roasted malt but with a creamy malt texture to smooth things out. Some chocolate. The finish fills the mouth with a quick coffee taste. Some alcohol detectable and a medium body. Amazing that this comes from a warm-climate country - itís not at all thin and "refreshing"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
Caramel and molasses are added to coffee and chocolate - not a bad aroma. Pours see through at the edges with a big frothy head that disappeared instantly. I got coffee and anise and while the alcohol wasnít really present in the taste you could sense its presence. Finished slowly ad more sweet than anything else. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Quite a nice stout, sure blows away red stripe. Pours like oil with a nice brown head. Aroma is nutty and espresso. Taste is nutty and sweet with a bitter alcohol burn to finish. Something I would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Pitch black color, thin light brown head. Strong licorice aroma with roasty notes. Sweet licorice and caramel flavor with decent roastyness and subtle alcohol. Bitter finish. Medium body, liquorous texture, lively carbonation. This is pretty enjoyable, I wish I bought a couple more bottles.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
YogiBeera (2554) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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