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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: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


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?


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (325) - 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 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Gift (Bristol). Dark and malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabuzzer (235) - SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a decent tan head. Chocolate aroma, sweet chocolate taste. Good

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrGD (102) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with decent brown foam. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Taste: chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, hint of vanilla, quite sweet. Medium carbonation. An okey beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Black brown body with a big foamy light brown head. Aromas of caramel sweet with a bit of roasty notes. Taste is similar. Medium body. Good mouthfeel. Good balance but lacking something.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. The nutty aroma is very mild and quite sweet. Also smell chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Flavour follows the aroma and is also mild.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, chocolate, solvent, taste is rich caramel and toffee, some chocolate, falls flat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mariuszek (374) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma and taste are mainly caramel sweet with a bit of roasty notes. Low bitterness, very drinkable however.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to LukasMH. Pours black with a small, brown head. Aroma is surprisingly not very roasty. Very malty and sweet, and with some corn. Taste is pretty sweet as well. No roast, no bitterness. More light a strong pilsner of some kind. Oh well. Not particularly bad!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (594) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... OCCASION: a stout battle--Lion vs. Dragon... APPEARANCE: a jet black body that sees its brown head thin with some tracings and crests of lace... AROMA: some caramel to start, with pungent sugars and bubblegum; malts are dry biscuit; hops are tough to isolate... PALATE: lively, thick as molasses and creamy at the finish--fizzy at the teeth... TASTE: sugary sweet, with some mint leaves, pear and apple, and cola--a thin profile that doesn’t deter its drinker from enjoyment, but does limit the conversation about it; some cherry factors in late... OVERALL: a beer that hides its alcohol content well; the ending flavor suggests a slight astringency; the wee bottles (9.6 fluid ounces) seem quaint but stunted...a loser to the Lion Stout, but little shame in that...


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