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Dragon Stout - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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BA SCORE
79
okay

407 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Jamaica

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-30-2001

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Kremlock
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep ruby colour with a frothy off brown head that laces the glace.

S: Hints of alcohol, sweetness, roatiness is far in the back and there is some chocolate milk aromas.

T: This is your tropical foreign stout at it's best. I do taste a lot of sweetness that it not malt (IMO). There is also a chocolate mile flavour that comes through.

M: Light mouthfeel but carbonation is very nice

O: For a tropical foreign stout this is on still. Sweet, estery and balanced.

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of rangerred
2.65/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

284ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours pitch black with a very tiny dark brown head. Nothing in the way of head retention and just a thin ring of lace around the top of the beer.

The aroma is pretty weak with some milk chocolate along with espresso and dark fruit. All are very weak, however.

Flavor is also somewhat weak. Lots of milk chocolate up front along with hints of dark fruit. I can definitely pick up some pipe tobacco flavors and faint coffee. There is an ever-present sweetness that is a bit of a turn off. Bitterness picks up towards the finish but not enough to balance out the sweetness. The finish isn't real sticky, though, which is nice.

Overall, not really the best foreign stout I have had. It is almost like it needs more hops to balance out the sweetness. Also, the flavors are just not very pronounced. Really not something worth seeking out.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of TheHammer
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Produced a finger of head that retained like crazy, but sadly did not lace. The body is as black as night, as a good stout should be.

Smell: Lots of chocolate and almost a sweet coconut smell to it. I'm also catching some coffee and malt notes in the background. It's good, but I'm left expecting more.

Taste: Starts out sweet, creamy and milky as the malt then makes an appearance as it comes forward with a raw sugar and mild chocolate taste that then finally ends with a bitter kick that is far milder then most stouts but comes out with a bit of a mineral note.

Mouthfeel: Chocolate aftertaste which I like as well as a surreal creaminess. The transitioning is a little awkward and the carbonation falls flat near the end, but all in all sold stuff here. Tastes a little thin though.

Drinkability: Very mild for a stout as it is fairly light bodied, which is odd for a stout but it seems to have a surreal smoothness to it.

Final Thoughts: When I first looked at this beer, I thought that a stout from Jamaica would be awful. However, Desnoes & Geddes seem to me to be the best of Caribbean beer. I wouldn't say it's epicly good, but it's certainly worth seeking out.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of mick303
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of light tan brown head, goes down in a minute or two, leaving a nice film and lace. Colour is jet black.

Aroma has a definite roast character, some fruity grapefruit esters, fresh coffee notes. Also dark chocolate/cocoa, maybe tobacco as well. Quite thick, but pretty good balance.

Flavour follows the nose, plenty of roast coffee, dark chocolate, some cherries. Fair bit of sweetness on the malt. Pretty good complexity and not much in the way of faults. Something of a metallic note on the aftertaste.

Great full mouthfeel, surprisingly smooth and creamy with just enough of a bitter bite, a bit syrupy and plenty dry on the finish. Big body but quite nice drinkability on this.

Pretty nice and enjoyable stout. Traditional profile, and does that quite well. Dryness on the end is good. Not the best I've had, but still a really good brew that deserves a try.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dragon Stout has a thick, tan head, a very dark brown appearance, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of extremely faint grain husk and just maybe a bit of sweetness. The flavor is unusual- sweetness, sugar, slightly sour grain, malt, and a dash of hop bitterness, but that is low. The mouthfeel is thick and Dragon Stout finishes heavy and filling. One can really feel the alcohol creep into the head with this beer- no alcohol in the flavor, but then, suddenly, "Bam!" Overall, this is a very good beer, and I suggest giving it a try.

RJT

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
79 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.