Dragon Stout - Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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BA SCORE
79
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426 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 16.91%
Wants: 16
Gots: 24 | 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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Ratings: 426 | Reviews: 232
Photo of Popsinc
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark pour, generous head. Light malty nose, nothing really stands out, maybe some licorice. Quite a bit of carbonation which seems more typical of stouts from the caribbean. Slightly sweet hinted with black licorice, choco & molasses with some burnt sugar. Fuzzy finish. I think i prefer Royal Extra Stout from Trinidad as far as caribbean stouts go.

Photo of stoutman
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The smell of this beer was like Caribbean rum and the beer poured a black color with a lasting tan head. The taste was very sweet and very thick in the mouthfeel. A nice stout, but one you cannot drink too much of because it tends to be a little sweet. I like stout, but not super sweet. If you like super-sweet beer, this is a damn good one..

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

A clear, very dark (nearly opaque), reddish-brown Strong Stout with a moderate, creamy, light brown head. The smell is sweet, malty, and caramel-like, with a slight roastedness, and alcohol tones. The taste is smooth, sweet, and sightly roasted, with a mild rooty bitter finish. The body is firm in my mouth. Overall, a very sweet Stout with a mild bitter finish. In my opinion, more of a dessert-like beer.

(source: Gift; Toronto, Ont. Canada)

Photo of pootz
2.58/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I tried this Dragon stout the same evening as some lion extra stout from carib brewers. This is definitely the better of the two. Both these Caribbean versions of stout are “new” stouts not the old London variety. These stouts are extremely sweet. The fact they both come from the Caribbean suggests to me they have cane sugars and other spicing to flavor them. This dragon porter was less sweet than the lion extra but had some distinct characteristics. It had a great, rich chocolate foam head when poured but this vanished quickly. This stout is very sweet to the tongue and that sweetness lingers long after swallowing. The smell is much better than the Carib lion. It smelled reminiscent of a traditional stout except sweet and very alcoholic ( mine was 7.5%). Thankfully they package in 300mil bottles (1/2 pints), the portion is correct for this wobbly pop. Overall not a bad experience but these sweet stouts are not for me. I like the big G or porters.

Were it not for the syrupy demeanor, this beer would be a dead ringer for a local sweet stout made by Formosa Springs brewery in the 70s. They only made it in small batches and only once a year for obvious reasons…..it’s not to everyone’s taste.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with ruby highlights. Nice, creamy, dark tan head that holds fairly well. The aroma is a touch roasty and somewhat musty with a bit of alcohol. The body is much thinner than expected for the style, but the carbonation is fine and it's lightly tingly on the tongue. The flavor is sweetish and fruity up-front, followed by some caramel-tinged grainy malt and roastiness, and then a solid hop edge and a somewhat tangy and alcohol-washed finish. There's an astringency present in the aftertaste that sticks in the mouth unpleasantly. It's sweet and fruity, and offers more light toffee than roastiness; but it's still a pretty lackluster beer considering the style. It's unique, but not very well made.

Photo of rastaman
2.53/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

terrible stout, funky flavour, chunky, and in no way elegant. I'll never buy it again, but it was worth a shot.

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 284ml brown bottle. No freshness date. Cool looking yellow label with a red dragon outline.

Appearance: Pitch black with ruby edges. Pours a nice tan head, but it's lost to a thin ringed whisp in seconds.

Smell: Roasted malt aromas with an underlying lacto-like sweet character and a bold ester to balance.

Taste: Smooth, sweet and creamy. Malt is actually very sweet -- full-bodied and robust -- so much so that there's a chewy mouthfeel. Milk chocolate, coffee and dark rum qualities (like Meyer's Rum). Very alcoholic, you can feel it course its way thru. If there is any bitterness, it's riding on the back of a mild roasted malt astringency. The sweetness gives way to ripe dark cherries that meld with the others and carries through to the end. There is also a lacto sweetness through and through. Finishes with dry chocolate/coffee notes and a touch of residual sweetness.

Notes: A unique, bold and interesting island Stout. Lacking in the hop balance department, but that could be one of its best defining qualities. Good buzz factor and it definitely lives up to its name. 7.5%abv.

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Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
79 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.