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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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The Caribbean has a long tradition of sweet, fruity stouts that are delicious and refreshing in hot weather. While continuing that tradition, we’ve upped the ante on refreshing by adding lemongrass and fresh lemon zest.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaveStroud (10) - Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
For those with very discernable palettes, many different undertones can be conceived, from citrus and blackberries to bold malty goodness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of licorice and tobcco. Cream body. Smooth finish. Lingering roast finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
650 ml. bottle is sizzling with carbonation when cracked open. Pours opaque ebony with a humongous ice cream float-like head that finally settles to a small disc. Nose is mocha espresso with lemon and a hint of booze. Tastes of dark chocolate, citrus zest, vanilla and espresso. Medium body is smooth after the CO2 settles out, and has a nice balance. Nice idea, but the citrus notes are a bit much after a short while.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
braingarden (2) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Poured from bomber. Outrageously carbonated and not very tasty. Had to let it sit for a bit to even out. Once I could get it in the glass, I tasted coffee, chicory, and faint lemongrass. Not as interesting as I had hoped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle at Salud. Almost a gusher, massive carbonaton. Clear maroon color, huge brown head. Aroma is roasty with light licorice. Taste explodes in your mouth like pop rocks, the carbonation is so high, whivh interferes with the otherwise roasty flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 3, 2014
From bomber (thaks(?) Rob). FIZZY!!! REALLY REALLY FIZZY!!! poured dark brown with 14 fingers of tan head. Seriously- a half inch of beer, and 4" of foam. If RateBeer allowed pics, I'd show spewage John Holmes would have been proud of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pretty tasty stout. Definitely unique. Some dark roasty taste but a lot more earthy grassy notes. Its just surprising how light and bright and green it tastes when you look at the dark pour. I like it, mostly because it is weird without being awful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Draft sample at the 9th Annual Summertime Brews Festival, Greensboro, 7/13/13. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of big lemon notes, soy, roasted malts, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, earthy and herbal hops, dry lemon. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3791) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample at the brewery. Pours a thick almost-black color with a somewhat thick head. The nose on this is definitely sweet with quite a bit of fruitiness. The taste itself isn’t too sweet, and come of the chocolate comes through in the taste. Glad they still had this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours deep opaque brown with a thick tan head. Nose of roasted coffee beans and lemon. Thick mouthfeel but suprisingly light finish. Very interesting brew and worth a second try.


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