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


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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

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Brandman (2955) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Just numbers and attributes from old notes: berries, cola, coffee sugary roasted malts.

alexmate (226) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
A fairly unique tasting stout. Has the malt flavours you get with Jamaican malt drinks such as: Supermalt. Flavours are of blackcurrant, cocoa, coffee, burnt sugar and some sort of herbal medicinal flavour (think Jagermeister). I would try it again. Price paid: £1

BeardedAvenger (960) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle at home, 01/07/16. Bought at Tesco, Byfleet. Distinctive aroma - cough syrup is the first thing that comes to mind. Chocolate and liquorice. A think body, with carbonation on the tongue. Much sweeter than I was expecting, with a light bitter aftertaste. It reminds me of kotikalja, the homemade non-alcoholic beer from Finland. Just with that alcohol kick. Far too sweet and don’t particularly enjoy the sensation from the palate.

Joeheth3 (2) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016 does not count
A very dark beer with a light head. Smell is that of a bitter Stout, not very particularly but almost caramel or molasses. Taste is bitter and pleasant at first, but then quickly becomes overly sweet and almost unnatural. The texture is again poor, flat, watery and not smooth or creamy in particular. Tastes slightly coffee ish, flavours of burnt caramel or molasses but too sweet and not particularly pleasant. Not for me.

heavy (2890) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2016
Jan. ’16. A 0.284 l bottle from Prosi Exotic supermarket, Vienna. My first Jamaican beer. It poured a very dark brown body with a small brown head. Dry woody aroma, caramel and čokolino (cereal-chocolate instant mix for kids). Roasted malt flavor, lightly sweet but also dry, herbal and woody. Coffee, licorice, cocoa, dark fruits, brown sugar and weak maple syrup. A bit alcoholic, especially in the finish which was more sweet, sugary-cocoa-cappuccino. Smooth on palate and medium bodied. Okay, expected less.

pov (15) - - JUN 10, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2016 I thought this was actually quite alright, but I?m probably a pleb who doesn?t use pretentious enough language in my reviews. Had this chilled like a pleb because it was a hot day, might have made a difference.

koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
284 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. Fucking book. What a weird size. The pour is a lighter black, dark brown color with some translucency to it and and but of a ruby hue. There is a really bubbly collar of light khaki head and a few spotty chunks of lace. The aroma is really sweet. There is a lot of dark malts and a sweetness to it. It might have a light chocolate, but it’s really reserved. This isn’t that great. I don’t have high hopes. The flavor is a sugary dark sweetness that doesn’t offer much. It’s light and watery with no lingering flavor of any value. The mouth feel is terrible. Dark sweet malts and water. Ugh. It’s thin and watery with minimal carbonation and a sweet sugary finish. This sucks.

ebone1988 (2017) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20. Yikes. Damn book. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, ehhhh. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, poured thin. Taste is sweet, slight milk chocolate, malt, very very basic, not much to this at all. Mouthfeel is medium body, watery, light carbonation, light roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, this is a very very bland beer.

slowrunner77 (12460) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Small bottle. Weird fake-ish sweet notes on the nose with hints of metallic-icity? Thin and overcarbonated, caramel and sugar more than roast. Not deep. Not good. WTF?

Kauge (1986) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 6, 2016
300 ml bottle from LCBO. BB 22.09.2017. Pours brown with light beige head. Aroma of... dark lager... roasty-ish malts, molasses and metallic notes, grains... Tastes even worse - fake sugary character with faint roastiness. Palate dry and light - almost watery - with weak carbonation. Faint herby bitterness in the finish. Overall it’s more like an oversugared Dunkel than a Foreign Stout. Or any Stout for that matter. Why’s this rated so high?!? For a 45/100 beer I would’ve expected something much better. It’s crap to be honest.

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