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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: 21 | 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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brought back from JA - expiration date 01 Nov 15. pours a dark, dark brown with a tan head, medium-low carbonation. faint smells of roasted malt, brown sugar and dark chocolate, but not an overly aromatic brew. sweeter on the palate, with dark caramel malts leading the attack, plus something that makes me think of rum cake, and some chocolate on the finish. less roasted than Guinness foreign extra; boozier, too, but that may be from the pronounced sweetness. could make an interesting beer float with this one, but too sweet for me to want more than one 284 mL bottle. don't think they have much diversity when it comes to beer down on the island, so i could see reaching for this one after a few days of red stripe.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Small format 300 ml bottle poured into a Guinness glass. A dark blackish brown, opaque and with a decent amount of light tawny brown head that breaks quickly. Micheal Lewis includes detailed tech specs for this beer in his Classic Beer Style Series book on Stout. Of note, t. his beer contains caramel coloring and brewer's corn syrup (ugh) and the brewer saw fit to note that the beer employs a "special beer flavoring extract" for flavor maturation. Um, what the fuck? That sounds sinister but I suppose it could mean almost anything, including adding soured or otherwise aged beer to fresh batches. In any event, my expectations were not terribly high and perhaps because of this, the beer exceeded them. Aroma includes the expected coffee and chocolate elements but there is also a distinct graininess that comes off like cheap six-row malt and a fruity character that comes off a bit like tart red wine and cherry syrup. This tartness carries over onto the palate as well, a vinous character that I've encountered in other stouts and porters here and there. Not unwelcome amidst the smoky caramel and chocolate milk flavors, maybe a little molasses. Comes off as overly attenuated with the body too thin and the carbonation too high. Finishes rather grainy and astringent, almost a low grade alcohol burn. The sweetness becomes cloying quite quickly and this could be one of the sweetest stouts I've sampled to date. Still, not undrinkable and a good example of the style from a non-craft island brewery.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A pitch black appearance with a good initial head that did not last long. Lacing was quite good.

Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt.

The taste is of coffee, sweetness, chocolate and brown sugar. There is a lactose element in the flavour as well. Dragon Stout is very sweet and this dominates the subtle bitterness that is also present. Much more sweet than Guinness Foreign Extra which is also a 7.5% FES.

Overall this is very enjoyable if you like coffee flavour and sweetness in a stout. Not hugely complex but tasty enough to be good.

Mark out of a hundred: 79

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