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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:
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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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2.5/5  rDev -28%

02-24-2012 19:31:00 | More by Zaphog
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a two finger cocoa head upon a near black body, little retention or lacing.

Smell is burnt malt, molasses, earthy hops.

Taste follows the nose, very sweet almost cloying, mineral note (iron), not bad at all.

Medium bodied with not a lot of carbonation, very drinkable and not much in the way of bitterness.

Not a bad brew and better than I anticipated. Very low hop profile and sweet yet it works somehow.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 05:11:10 | More by Stocean1
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-15-2012 01:52:23 | More by jfcaa193
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-08-2012 04:41:24 | More by mmmaaattt
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

02-06-2012 13:43:54 | More by HillbillyBike
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

02-04-2012 14:27:50 | More by Campodog
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1/5  rDev -71.2%

02-03-2012 13:54:14 | More by JohnBeerRun
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-13-2012 15:44:45 | More by khargro2
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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

4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-10-2012 16:58:21 | More by bonbini26
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

01-04-2012 17:24:34 | More by KimenTshom
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-02-2012 21:56:58 | More by animal69
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-29-2011 08:07:16 | More by benbou17
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-20-2011 09:00:14 | More by stealth
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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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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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2.5/5  rDev -28%

12-01-2011 05:24:41 | More by rab53
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

5/5  rDev +44.1%

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

5/5  rDev +44.1%

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


Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 05:24:09 | More by sirdrinkwell
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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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

11-26-2011 14:02:04 | More by mdillon86
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

11-25-2011 20:06:17 | More by deapokid
Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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