Dragon Stout - Desnoes & Geddes Limited
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3.48/5 rDev +0.6%
Deep, dark brownish, almost black in color. The beer has a thick, blanket-like head. Its aroma is average... A hint of malt, some roasted grains, and a touch of alcohol. The taste is very sweet...think continental European stout. Sweet, with a little spice..cloying at times, with a fleshy fruitiness. Dark. The finish is moderately balanced with some bitterness, which just prevents cloying. Still, the beer is creamy and full, and satisfying.
12-01-2013 02:13:59 | More by Suds
3.85/5 rDev +11.3%
300ml bottle. According to the label, this is brewed by 'Red Stripe', Kingston, Jamaica, as if a beer can brew another beer. Sheesh.
This beer pours a very, very dark cola brown hue (black, I suppose, once you step back), with pervasive reddish highlights, and three fingers of puffy, foamy, and effervescent beige head, which leaves some attractive graphic novel webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.
It smells of dry, dusty, bittersweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt, a banana, prune, and mushed apple fruitiness, mild milky coffee notes, a bit of herbal, earthy hops, and a hovering alcohol warmth. The taste is lightly toasted bready caramel malt, molasses, raw brown sugar, cocoa, mild, stewing Continental coffee, earthy anise, cola syrup, muddled herbal hops, and a agreeably weak alcohol astringency.
The bubbles are quite understated, the body a dense medium weight, genuinely smooth, and even a tad creamy, as that herbal tincture essence gets no play here. It finishes on the sweet side, sure, the caramel, chocolate, and fruit all settling in nicely together, yet a certain plain dryness balances things out.
A pleasant, well-flavoured export stout, the malt running rampant here, to a certain degree. Traditional, warming, and pretty drinkable. I'd sure like to get a bottle of island Guinness FES to compare side by side with this.
11-23-2013 06:46:10 | More by biboergosum
British Columbia (Canada)
3.9/5 rDev +12.7%
Desnoes & Geddes 'Dragon Stout' @ 7.5% , served from a6pack of the smallest 300 ml bottles I've ever seen , purchased for $13
A-pour is a dark cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with a small tan head which is quickly dissapating leaving a minimal lace along the pint
S-some roasted malts , hints of boozey sweetness
T-odd has the taste of a 'ris' and 'milk/sweet stout' combined
MF-medium/big fizzey carbonation , full bodied , definately feel the abv's after a couple of beers
Ov-I like it , good beer from Jamaica
10-13-2013 21:10:06 | More by LampertLand
4.48/5 rDev +29.5%
Picked this up at Turnpike Wine & Spirits in Oak Ridge, TN as part of a pick and choose assortment of porters and stouts. Didn't know anything about it but took notice of it the minute I poured it in the glass. The appearance was excellent and the head was perfect. The taste was most excellent, chocolate and coffee present. The creamy texture was the icing on the cake. This is the best stout I've ever had.
08-09-2013 21:07:32 | More by Haebar
3.23/5 rDev -6.6%
9.6 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.
A- Very very deep brown, near black, but some highlights of dark amber come through on the edges of the glass. Light brown head retains at 1/8". Lacing doesn't appear.
S- Sweet malt. Some coffee and cocoa.
T- Light sweetness. I can definitely taste the roasted barley. A little bit of chocolate comes in too.
M- Medium oily body. Viscosity really lubricates the palate. A bit strange. A nice sweet finish to the beer however.
O- Interesting and decent. The depth in flavor was more than I was expecting, but the oiliness was a bit off. I don't know if I could drink more than the 9.6 oz. in one sitting.
07-30-2013 20:41:39 | More by BWED
3.53/5 rDev +2%
A- pours absolute black with small tan head that disperses quickly into lacing.
S- Roasty maltyness and unripe bananas
T- nice roast malt sweetness with a slight bitter finish
M- good body with little carbonation which makes for a general creaminess
O- overall a good no frills stout that's a good session beer
07-15-2013 01:50:49 | More by xk6m6m5x
Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
79 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.