envane (586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Bit of a mystery when I saw it in the store. Just "Jamaica Stout", no brewery. Hmmm. Opaque dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate nose w/ some alcohol. The taste is malty chocolate w/ some roasty notes - fairly unbitter for a stout. A little bit watery though. Decent. Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Duane shared a bottle of this with me. Strong chocolate aroma with some coffee as well. A bit thin on the palate and too strong on the coffee for me. Definitely did taste like dad’s homebrew. flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Nice dark brown color with a medium light brown head. Very rich bourbon, vanilla, caramel, nut, coffee and wood aroma. The flavor was more mild, with a little coffee and smoked wood. Semi-thin feel, with a slightly dry finish. Hanuta06 (495) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Serving: from bottle (bottle looks identical to photo but label says Big City Brewing; not Razz)--purchased at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate apple, light raisin, whiskey and chocolate.
Appearance: average-sized, rocky, light-brown initial head with good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown body.
Taste: moderately sour apple and raspberry initial flavor and moderately sour raisin and roasty finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: I haven’t had a stout that smelled or tasted anything like this before. It wasn’t bad, just a bit strange. TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2009
The smell doesn’t really smell great, I can’t really put my finger on it but it seems sour or something, like a 5 cent candy. Nice and dark with good lacing on the sides of the glass. It tastes like dark malt but of the medium to large scale quantities, some other flavours are mixed in there that really don’t belong. The yeaste and bubbles saves this with smooth creamy flavour. You could say this beer is good from the mid point on, so it’s half good. Now let’s go start a barfight at the ranchman!
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Black as kunta kinte at night. Sweet malty nose, some sweet dark fruits as oakes said. the flavor was much like licorice. black licorice. the finish was chocolates and licorice. Pretty good, considering the same people make red stripe. Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2006
Bottle. This stout had the misfortune to be tasted after Nils Oscar and it pales in comparison. Black with a light browish foam. Quite thin for a stout. Some sticky carbon dioxide. caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Pours near black with a small brown head (i.e. normal stout pour). Nose is interesting; there are hints of what smells like rum (or, more appropriately, molasses) and a bit of breadiness, along with a milk chocolate smell. The flavor is a quick, full burst of dark chocolate and coffee and quite good and rich....but suddenly it fades to a sharp and oily metallic taste. Finish is slightly metallic and bitter. It goes from good to nasty in a hurry. Too bad. HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
WOW... Good stuff! Compared to most stouts I have tried, it was just a little sweeter and just a little less bitter. And really no alcohol burn which was very surprising at 7.6%! Two of these put me in a very mellow mood... I might be hooked!