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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:
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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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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

1/5  rDev -71.2%

02-03-2012 13:54:14 | More by JohnBeerRun
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khargro2

Georgia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-13-2012 15:44:45 | More by khargro2
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

01-13-2012 14:54:57 | More by beerhunter13
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 284ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2012. Picked up cheap from my local off-licence. I've had this before but it's been quite a while.

Poured into a Duvel chalice. An exceptionally deep brown - appears black unless held to a klieg light. Produces a good head of creamy, light-brown foam that lasts for a minute or so before subsiding. Aroma of sweet dark malt with notes of caramel, dried fruit, brown sugar, yeast esters and a considerable whiff of alcohol.

Tastes of sweet, syrupy malt with a sugary, alcoholic finish. Notes of brown sugar, caramel, dried fruit and yeast. A strong alcohol note on the finish; hot and solvent-like. No bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is velvet smooth and creamy, with light tingling and mild astringency. Aftertaste of lingering sweet malt and booze.

Decent but very sweet. It has no roasted malt character or hop bitterness. Easy drinking, and has a pleasing texture. I probably wouldn't want more than one in a sitting, as it's a little cloying, but quite drinkable and makes a change from your typical strong stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 22:58:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-10-2012 16:58:21 | More by bonbini26
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KimenTshom

California

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-04-2012 17:24:34 | More by KimenTshom
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animal69

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-02-2012 21:56:58 | More by animal69
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-29-2011 08:07:16 | More by benbou17
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-20-2011 09:00:14 | More by stealth
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erosier

Connecticut

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

L: Pours a nice black color with a medium sized and light bodied tan colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted and toasted malts, a very sweet cane sugary smell to it that was pretty enticing.
T: Very sweet malt up front followed by a very sweet cane sugary taste to it, some chocolate, and then a hint of alcohol.
M: Smooth, rich, sweet, perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied.
D: Pretty drinkable, this was a nice beer that had a lot of sweet flavors to it and a pretty decent abv. I liked it, I just wish the bottle was a full 12-16oz.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 11:20:51 | More by erosier
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Black and brown beer, thin tan head. Roasty aroma, a little bit of fusel alcohol, but otherwise just like your standard stout aroma.

Taste, bitter, roasty. Lacking a real semblance of chocolate flavor. Just tastes a lot like a substantial porter with a load of bitterness. Kinda gritty at times. Don't know where the sweetness is coming from, but it is downplayed in favor of the higher levels of bitterness. So weird, bitter, but not much in the way of hoppy flavor, sweet, but not much in the way of chocolate flavor.

The bitterness and the alcohol are too detectable and are considered flaws in this style. Perhaps a bigger malt presence would absorb these problems, or at least not make them as evident.

A decent option instead of Guinness, when you want something a little stronger and roastier (i.e. like a stout).

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 23:57:44 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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rab53

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-01-2011 05:24:41 | More by rab53
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-30-2011 20:35:48 | More by kelvarnsen
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cgise22

New York

5/5  rDev +44.1%

11-30-2011 04:12:50 | More by cgise22
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +44.1%

11-28-2011 20:08:28 | More by Rochefort10nh
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sirdrinkwell

Florida

2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: it's a stout, so it comes as no surprise as this brew pours a midnight black into my glass. 1/8 inch of creamy and quickly dissolving head.

Smell: underwhelming, a bit of malt and bit of milky sweetness.

Taste: very sweet, milky and a dryness that is vaguely chocolate.

M: the sweetness leaves a sticky coat on the palate and a candylike aftertaste. while not a dealbreaker it isn't the most pleasant.

O: chalk this one up on the "i tried it, now time to keep it moving" type of brew. nothing memorable here.

salud!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 05:24:09 | More by sirdrinkwell
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep brown color with a foamy tan head on top. The smell of the beer had some coffee notes to it with a light chocolate aroma as well. The taste of the beer had some brown sugar sweetness along with a roasted dry finish. The mouthfeel was thin, I felt it could have used a little more body. Overall this stout was interesting. I would try it again if the mood struck me.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 17:57:00 | More by Knapp85
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-26-2011 14:02:04 | More by mdillon86
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-25-2011 20:06:17 | More by deapokid
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-23-2011 04:21:25 | More by jmdrpi
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - This beer looks very attractive. Pours a very dark and opaque brown body with a fairly rich, caramel coloured head. Decent lacing, pretty good head retention.

S - Not a very intense or robust smell at first. Roasted chocolatey malts, maybe a faint hint of dark fruits and some toasted dark bread. As the beer warms up, I'm beginning to get some vanilla and more dark fruits.

T - If not served too cold, this beer really opens up and shines. Starts out very roasty and malty, then building up some milk chocolate and vanilla notes, leading into the finish. Hints of dark fruits (raisins, dates) and coffee. For a stout, this is smooth and not bitter. However, if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might find this beer a little too sweet.

M - Medium body to it; not too thick or chewy. Fairly high carbonation. As it warms up, this beer develops a smooth and creamy texture and acts soft and gentle on the pallate. It has some alcohol taste and definitely gives me a warming sensation.

O - This is my second time drinking this beer, and I can definitely say that it's a proper foreign stout! Rich and creamy, warming and delightful. I honestly wouldn't expect so much out of a Jamaican beer! Would make an excellent after-dinner drink!

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 02:35:49 | More by NightINgale
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

300 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; best before January 2012. I have never heard much about this beyond that it existed, but I bought it on a whim because the idea of a Jamaican stout interested me.

Pours an essentially opaque black colour, topped with a finger of creamy tan head with poor retention. Soon there is only a thin collar left around the edge of the glass, with wisps of mocha-coloured foam on the surface. Malty aroma with notes of roasted grains and dark chocolate, coffee and ethanol.

Dark chocolate and roasted grain malts comprise most of the flavour, but there are some other things going on - a bit of coffee with cream, raisins, with dark rum and port wine notes. Not a lot of bitterness, except a bit of coffee in the finish. This is a strong-flavoured brew as one might expect from the ABV, but it manages to avoid cloying sweetness or serious booziness. Medium-bodied, and a bit syrupy. Light carbonation and a very smooth mouthfeel.

A decent sipper; a bit of roughness around the edges but overall nothing overtly awful (or great). The alcohol isn't especially well-hidden. The flavour is alright and honestly a bit more complex than I was expecting, but the booze raunches it up a bit, and combined with the sweetness the whole thing can be a bit much if you aren't in the mood for it.

[Updated July 4 2014]

A random single picked up at the LCBO, best before Oct 21 2015. I still have no strong feelings one way or another about this stout - it's a little boozy, and smells kind of gross, but it tastes just about the way I'd expect an export stout to. That is to say, sweet, roasty, and strong; but to be honest Sinha does the same thing much better IMO.

Final Grade: 3.35, a B-.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 05:29:13 | More by thehyperduck
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A solid, pleasantly drinkable stout.

This pour is beautifully coffee coloured with limited carbonation, yet still maintains a pleasantly silky mouthfeel. Much molasses in the aroma, but a well balanced malt flavour profile with coffee highlights. The higher ABV is warming, but much less alcohol "burn" than I'd expected. In short, the finish is dry without any lingering bitterness.

Definitely the best Jamaican beer I have thus far enjoyed!

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 01:26:51 | More by hopsolutely
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice creamy but, short lasting head. A deep rich chocolate malt taste Crisper aftertaste than most Stouts. Since this is a foreign export Stout, I'd be curious to know what the Jamaicans keep for themselves! ( A Guinness for example tastes much different in Dublin than in New York; I know from experience!)Surprisingly smooth for 15 Proof! (I'm old school)(In fact, I'll explain for those who don't know... Proof is an older measure of ethanol in a beverage. In the U.S. Proof = 2x the ABV of a liquid.)

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 02:42:52 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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vfgccp

New York

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Black with cola highlights. Medium/dark khaki head settles into a light dusting and a firm halo.

S – Booze soaked plums and raisins. Dark, tangy sweetness of molasses and teriyaki.

T - The profile is well pronounced, and impressively smooth, but a tad too sweet (even for the style imho). Opens with milk chocolate bars and dried plums with a drizzle of light booze. The middle brings out malted milk balls. Honey and burnt caramel in the finish.

M – Medium light body is soft and smooth. Low carbonation really hurts the beer; it could have helped to cut through some of the sweetness.

O – A nice example of the style balanced on the sweeter side of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 22:13:32 | More by vfgccp
Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
79 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.