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Dragon Stout - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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BA SCORE
79
okay

360 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited visit their website
Jamaica

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-30-2001)
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Stephen63

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice foam generated during the pour and it looked the part for a number of seconds but the fine head dissipated very quickly.

S - Got an underlying sweetness with mild bitter coffee.

T - The sweetness dominates and you are left looking for hops that do exist but they are pretty much buried. Almost like a english mild which is a bit suprprising for a stout.

M - Carbonation level just fine and quite smooth on the palette. Found it a bit watery.

D - This did not really entice me with moreish. Alcohol quite high but you'd never guess from the sweetness.

Very atypical of the genre though possibly an attraction for some. Though not an expert on stouts this pales in comparison to something like Guinness export strength. Can't say that I'd recommend it though definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 20:53:07 | More by Stephen63
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mick_cooper

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-04-2014 19:53:23 | More by mick_cooper
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1Sundown2C

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-01-2014 01:58:25 | More by 1Sundown2C
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-30-2014 14:43:07 | More by moshea
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bucky warily picked up a bottle of Dragon Stout from his local liquor store, having heard some less than stellar reviews of this beer. Dragon Stout is brewed by Red Stripe of Kingston Jamaica and is a healthy 7.2% alcohol by volume. The beer came in a tiny 300 ml brown bottle with a best before date of October 21, 2015.

Dragon Stout poured a very dark cola brown that was impervious to light, with about 1.5” of bubbly tan head which quickly faded to a thin collar of foam, leaving some modest lacing down the glass. Its aroma was a mix of the good and not quite so good…a sweet chocolate milk with a not so pleasant herbal smell thrown in for good measure. Luckily the flavour was more pleasant than the aroma, a boozy sweet chocolate milk with a hint of dark roasted coffee..quite nice though not as flavourful as most North American stouts. Almost no bitterness to this beer. The carbonation was soft as you would expect from a stout, detectable more at the back of the throat than on the tongue, and the beer had a creamy mouth feel. I would call this brew medium bodied on balance, and reasonably priced at $2.00 per 300 ml bottle. Overall, not bad, and given the climate in which it is normally consumed I can understand why this beer is not as rich as its North American counterparts.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 22:14:11 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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Florida

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-19-2014 20:08:24 | More by TheSamKuehn
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-19-2014 01:42:08 | More by DruC4
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased from Beers of the World in Henrietta, NY. Cute little 9.3 oz bottle.

Pours a fairly dark black, with a foamy 2 inch inch head that recedes very quickly. There's a medium amount of lacing.

Smells include roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits.

The taste is similar. This is fairly dark fruity for an export stout, almost has some Belgian qualities to it. A bit sweet, with some prune and cherry flavors, some smoke, a good amount of roasted barley flavor, and some bitter chocolate.

Light bodied, not as thick as I'd hoped. Creamy but dry mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

This is a very serviceable export stout. Not the best ever, but quite tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2014 03:45:58 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2014 20:54:35 | More by Schmoog
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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New York

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

04-27-2014 15:10:53 | More by Noelito76
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Maine

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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FLima

Brazil

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep black color with red highlights and a thick two finger caramel head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Light but nice aroma of roasted malts, milky chocolate and molasses.
Lightly spiced and heavy sweet flavor with notes of licorice, roasted malts, molasses and cocoa butter. Dry aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation and a creamy sensation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is completely hidden.
I found it a bit overly sweet with muffled hops and relatively low complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 02:01:31 | More by FLima
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Virginia

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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DougT

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Alabama

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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 300 ml bottle to a pint glass.

I grabbed this off the shelf at the LCBO and thought I'd give it a try. This beer pours a deep dark brown/black with a minimal thumb of head which dissipates quickly leaving little behind. There is a metallic smell to the beer that is dominant, but I can also pick up sweet malts and some roast. The taste is pretty good; I found roast malts, treacle, coffee and some anise. The feel is good medium to high carbonation with a medium to full body.

From what I know stouts are very common in the Caribbean, and this is a good example of a native stout. Jamaica produces sugar, coffee, spices and molasses. All of these are present in this beer, it reminds me of time at the resorts in Jamaica.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 16:31:52 | More by polloenfuego
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Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
79 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.