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Dragon Stout - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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BA SCORE
79
okay

364 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.92%
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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Reviews by markaberrant:
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - opaque black in the glass, frothy tan head, good retention, leaves a bit of lace on the glass.

S - sweet caramel malt, light milk chocolate, light fruitiness, hint of cocoa

T - lots of sweet caramel malt, smooth rummy-chocolate, finish is semi-sweet with a touch of roast finally showing up in the aftertaste. Very low bitterness.

M - med full body, very creamy, but still manages to be light instead of syrupy. Noticable alcohol warmth.

D - I'm still not sure how many of these I could drink lying on a beach, but this is a damn tasty beverage.

Ding, ding, ding! The lightbulb has finally turned on in my head as to what a "sweet, tropical, export stout" tastes like. It is sweet to be sure, but it's not cloying, syrupy, or underattenuated. I'm a big fan of the Ceylon Lion Stout, which has some similar characteristics, but the Lion has more alcohol, body and roast, as well as less sweetness. This beer is also a huge improvement over Desnoes and Geddes contract brewed Guinness FES, which is a terrible DMS/corn filled drain pour which I can't believe I asked my sister to bring back from Jamaica for me. But this, I like very much!

Thanks to NASH for the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2008 23:24:13 | More by markaberrant
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -35%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

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mick_cooper

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Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -13.3%

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Michigan

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New York

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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3.46/5  rDev 0%
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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.

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Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
79 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.