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Royal Extra Stout - Carib Brewery Limited

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Royal Extra StoutRoyal Extra Stout

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133 Ratings

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.06%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carib Brewery Limited visit their website
Trinidad & Tobago

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2002

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Photo of BcOneSeven
2.59/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not all bad. Just cannot stand up to bells, founders, or southern tier.

Photo of Young_John
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Interesting import from the Caribbean. Inexpensive and drinkable but not great. Liked it more than the similar but less flavorful Mackeson triple xxx stout but wouldn't buy this one again either.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark brown, almost black, with a one inch fluffy head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like a sweet distaster- caramel, sugar, tropical fruit, chocolate, caramelized sugar, simple syrup, and root beer.

At first, the sweetness is overbearing, and off-putting, but eventually, it gets endearing. The taste reminds me of chocolate-covered mangos rolled in confectioners sugar. It's unbelievably sweet, and really does taste tropical. There's a lot of caramel, sweet vanilla cream, and an almost root beer/cola like taste.

This one is a very slow sipper, due to how intensely sweet it is. There's a lower level of carbonation, with a sugary mouthfeel.

This is one of the more unique stouts I've ever had. Really, really weird, but honestly, pretty good.

Photo of Beersnake1
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of stumac
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of ZCW
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of keithmurray
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark brown with tan head

Smell - cocoa, vanilla, milk chocolate

Taste - cocoa, vanilla, milk chocolate, molasses

mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweetness upfront and good flavor in the finish

Overall - decent stout that is worth a try

Price point - $2/11.2 oz single

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of metter98
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color—slight traces of red are visible near the edge of the glass is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet dark malts are present in the nose along with notes of cola and hints of lactose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and is rather sweet and tastes like unfizzed cola with notes of lactose.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat thin on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: To me, this beer tastes like a hybrid between a Foreign/Export Stout and a Milk/Sweet Stout.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Ooh, it's royal and extra? Shit... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep, dark black-brown topped by a half-finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises light treacle, roasted malts, mild cocoa powder, and a touch of dark fruits in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with the cocoa taking primary control. Everything is softer here, as though 'twere painted with pastels. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a creamy feel. Overall, a surprisingly tasty, disturbingly drinkable stout.

Photo of mquartuccio87
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Slatetank
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this from halftime enjoyed chilled from the bottle in a snifter.

The color is black with opaque clarity with thin tan cap with fine bead, lace clings in rings. The smell is very vinous like black cherry with light sweet malt odor with some roasted notes. The feel is great with some light sweetness and dry roastiness with moderate carbonation and mild aclohol effect on the palate with a creamy accent.

The taste is nothing like the aroma except it does have a mild fruity yeast flavor with some dark cocoa and caramel in the middle with slight coffee-like acidity with slight sweet flavor with nutty dark toffee and mild biscuit tinges, a very gentle hint of vanilla rounds out the taste with a dark cherry tinge coming in late in the taste which is intriguing and adds to the complexity. Overall a great stout it is drinkable and complex with lots of stone fruit and dark malt to make for an enjoyable middle strength stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Royal Extra Stout from Carib Brewery Limited
81 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.