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Dragon Stout - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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366 Ratings

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited visit their website

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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Reviews by anichols70:
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review, so bear with me...

Just returned from a trip to Jamaica. A friendly resort employee picked some up for me. 284ml bottle poured into a tumbler (not many options in the minibar). Best before date of Dec. 2013.

Appearance - Extremely dark, almost black. Minimal light tan head which didn't last long.

Smell - This is my weakest point, but I got molasses and caramel. Maybe a very light burnt coffee.

Taste - Hints of chocolate and maybe a little coffee. Creamy, with a medium mouthfeel. Sweet, like a milk stout. No real bitterness. Slight alcohol on the finish, but not overpowering. At 7.5%, this beer could be dangerous.

Overall - Sweet, but not overly so for me. I was skeptical about a stout in the tropics, but I found it to be actually very refreshing. Much more so than I would have imagined it could be. One of those beers that I think directly represents where it is brewed. Might seem too sweet or unbalanced if I were drinking it at home in New England, but perfect for the location and climate of Jamaica.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 22:31:53 | More by anichols70
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United Kingdom (England)

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pitch black appearance with a good initial head that did not last long. Lacing was quite good.

Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.

The taste is of coffee, sweetness, chocolate and brown sugar. There is a lactose element in the flavour as well. Dragon Stout is very sweet and this dominates the subtle bitterness that is also present. Much more sweet than Guinness Foreign Extra which is also a 7.5% FES.

Overall this is very enjoyable if you like coffee flavour and sweetness in a stout. Not hugely complex but tasty enough to be good.

Mark out of a hundred: 84

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 09:29:54 | More by LagerCognoscenti
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-28-2014 20:22:13 | More by tkdchampxi
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Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

07-20-2014 14:02:16 | More by Howlader
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-19-2014 06:35:39 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-14-2014 19:43:39 | More by atlbravsrno1
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-12-2014 01:44:34 | More by robertjskelton
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-04-2014 19:53:23 | More by mick_cooper
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-01-2014 01:58:25 | More by 1Sundown2C
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-30-2014 14:43:07 | More by moshea
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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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3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-19-2014 20:08:24 | More by TheSamKuehn
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-19-2014 01:42:08 | More by DruC4
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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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-06-2014 23:22:44 | More by cultclassic89
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-01-2014 17:57:50 | More by endless1408
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-25-2014 13:07:01 | More by Latarnik
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2014 20:54:35 | More by Schmoog
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-09-2014 00:55:30 | More by Durandal_777
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

05-08-2014 16:39:16 | More by Shandycan
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

05-06-2014 23:13:25 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

04-12-2014 20:21:54 | More by FFATS
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

04-07-2014 19:20:55 | More by jebrew
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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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Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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