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

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RATINGS: 688   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2001
UPDATED: APR 1, 2005 I drank mine straight from the bottle. The owner of a local party store gave me a 5 pack (1 missing) which was found under a shelf in the walk-in cooler, and we estimated it had been "cellared" for at least 2 years. There was a good 1/8" of dust on the bottles. The texture is a perfect blend of oiliness and carbonation. The aroma and flavor was extremely rich and satisfying, nothing overpowering, and surely not lacking. Has an effect of melted butter with pancake syrup and fresh brewed fluffy cappucino, minus some of the sweetness, but with plenty of refreshing qualities and alcohol kick. This beer is awesome!!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ReverendJames (3) - CANADA - NOV 29, 2004 does not count
Great body; nice, rich, dark tone; hints of coffee and choclate. I wish I could find some locally. Highly addictive afternoon sipper!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 2, 2001
A great sweet/malty stout full of licorice, coffee, chocolate flavors. If you like Mackeson, youíll love this. When in Jamaica, skip the Red Stripe and search this out.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
taylorderek (21) - - OCT 17, 2013
Poured chilled into dimpled tankard. Nice coffee-stain coloured head with a body so dark you canít see through it in direct light. Heavy malt feel to the beer with a taste that blends sweet and bitter perfectly. Full body with very little carbonation after the first few sips - goes down smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2002
I love this stout. Itís mild, with a hint of sweetness. Not as sweet as a Royal Extra Stout. More like a sweet Mackeson XXX.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2002
A great sugared malty stout from the land of the sugar cane. (Okay actually itís the land of ganja, but this isnít a írateweed.comí) The saddest thing about Dragon Stout is that is has become a rarity in Jamaica. Most bars only sell Guiness and it was hard for me to find this stuff on my last trip there. Regardless, this is a sweet íchocostoutí that lovers of Mackesonís will enjoy. If you donít like dark beer however, this one will not change your opinion at all. (Note I have an 18 inch neck, tho my name isnít Gunter)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Dragon Stout is a black ale with a thick, bubbly, caramel brown head that shows good retention and lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet, with notes of molasses and brown sugar. There seems to be a smokiness to it. Itís pretty full bodied and very smooth. It is thick and chewy with a clean finish. It tastes very sweet and a little grassy. There are notes of rum and toffee. There is a slightly smoky note at the finish. Itís nice, but very sweet. Itís a good thing itís in such a small bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
9.6 ounce bottle- Okay, I have to admit my first thought was a stout? From Jamaica? From Red Stripe? Gonna be a loser...until I tried it! Poured out an opaque walnut brown with a moderate khaki head with excellent lacing. Aroma was dark fruit with heavy alcohol. Taste was strong dried cherries and a mellow sweetness. Palate was slightly on the thin side but exceptionally smooth. A Jamaican stout in my top 10? Who wouldíve thunk it?

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
glugger99 (2) - - SEP 19, 2001 does not count
Nicely spiced with a great finnish Truly underrated

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2001
Very sweet and malty, with a licorice flavor. Very enjoyable as an after-dinner beer. Much better than I expected.


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