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

bottled
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RATINGS: 746   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.


FatTony's rating

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 would’ve thunk it?


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (241) - - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at beerbistro. Sweet chocolate, raisin and plum aromas. Very smooth mouth feel. Pitch black with grey-white head. Lighter than I thought it would be based on the aroma. Quite nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (695) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. this pitch black brew has almost zero carbonation and has a tan to brown head. Dragon Stout has an excellent semi sweet coffee flavor and goes down extremely smooth. I would love to have another one!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from Sheffield [300515] BBE 21/11/14
Black, ruby edges, huge tan head
Aroma - Light nose, dark sugars, no roast
Taste of bery soft roast, dark sweet malts, soft dark caramel, simple flavours, no complexity, easy flavours
Palate - Soft carb, medium body but bit thin for abv, quite silky, sweet palate. Alcohol is so well hidden. Finish as main flavour, dark sweet malt linger
Overall - Got for a quid retrieved from a bargain bin. Very easy going for the abv. The whole is better than the individual parts (aroma, taste, palate etc.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (4752) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a medium creamy light beige head. Nose is burnt toast, caramel, champagne yeast and hints of alcohol and muscovado sugar. Taste is caramel, toffee, mild coffee, vanilla fudge and hints of muscovado sugars and alcohol. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit sweet and slightly alcoholic for its strength, but by far the worst stout I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at GBBF 2014. Black beer with an brown head. Malty dark chocolate a bit sourish aroma. Malty vanilla chocolate flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falcon1 (2) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
Very dark in colour creamy head, strong stout taste with hints of treacle , smooth warming aftertaste. Overall well rounded stout. Worth trying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1390) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Mörkbrun öl med lättare gråvitt skum. Doft av kola och torkad frukt. Även lite melass och viss kryddighet. Kola och lättare chokladtoner i smaken. .

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle. Almost black. Really light and full of sweet corn syrup. Some dark fruit on the finish. Lacking all the good parts of a stout. Thin mouthfeel. No roast, cocoa, coffee, etc. I wouldn't buy this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (384) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2015
Butelka na Jamajce podczas rejsu. Kolor ciemnobrązowy z mocną jasnobrązową pianą. Aromaty czekoladowe. Smak pełny, banany, bardzo kremowe, słodkie. Wyczuwalny alkohol, bardzo dobry stout z Karaibów.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Gift (Bristol). Dark and malty.


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