Jamaica Stout - Big City Brewing CO LTD
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3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured into a pint glass. Formed a 1.5 finger tan head that dissipated at a moderate pace leaving some lacing. The body is a dark brown/amber color that leaves some light in around the edges.
The nose has a very nice chocolate, caramel and toffee aroma. Some sweet and toasty malts are in the background.
Hits the mouth with a nice mocha flavor. This gives way to a strange plastic/chemical taste. Finishes with a bitter, malty punch.
Medium mouth feel with a small amount of carbonation. Nice creamy body.
Pretty drinkable stout! You can throw back a few of these without feeling weighed down.
12-11-2009 03:46:06 | More by mgbickel
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
Bottle purchased from Gus's in Auburn, AL.
Pours one shade from black with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving light lacing.
Smells of creamy and light roasted malts with unsweetened cocoa powder.
Tastes better and more robust than it smells. Roasted malt flavors with rich dark chocolate up front carry through to a mildly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is alright. It's a bit on the thin side for a higher ABV stout with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I finished the glass with no problem and could have another.
Overall this was a nice surprise. It's nothing earth shattering but it's certainly a better stout than I thought the hot climate of Jamaica could come up with. Worth a shot.
12-09-2009 02:13:50 | More by glid02
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
Solid two finger head of rich brown creamy foam, whipped up enough to quickly dimple, admirable stickiness to the sheets of lacing. Impenetrably black colored liquid, sliver of copper at the outer edges. Plays up the roasted coffee, cocoa in the nose, licorice too yet not without its bitter side, chicory and celery, more chocolaty as it sits, the scents seem pressed together and thus you don't get much differentiation among them. Full-bodied and close to formidably dense, the carbonation slowly builds, pops and then builds again. There's a thick skinned quality to the dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean flavors, so robust it can't help but express itself but perhaps in a begrudging manner. Syrupy at times, however, no lack of hop bite and there's oats, pumpernickel and whole grain bread aspects. Ends with an allusion to rum, or maybe that's just the power of suggestion given its place of origin.
11-25-2009 05:07:20 | More by farrago
2.83/5 rDev -23.7%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pour yields about 1 1/2 fingers of caramel/tan head, which subsides to a thin coating. Leaves behind a thick, runny lacing. Very dark, almost opaque with slight ruby tones showing when held to light.
The most dominant smell is of alcohol. There is a slight presence of fruity chocolate.
Flavor is quite sweet, cola like, but not very complex.
Mouthfeel is thin and light, with a good bit of carbonation. This is not one I would go back to.
07-29-2009 18:38:13 | More by jbhuxley
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Got this in a beer of the month club and I'm surprised that not many people have reviewed this one.
A - Poured a very dark brown almost black color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind
S - Is of roasted malt that gives off chocolate and coffee scents
T - Follows the nose with roasted malt chocolate and coffee taste
M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it
D - I was very surprised with this beer at how good it was so far the imports that have come with the club have sucked but this is a damn good stout that I could drink a few of in a sitting worth finding to try
04-24-2009 17:01:55 | More by armock
4.4/5 rDev +18.6%
Pours a dark black with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. The beer developed a good collar that remained with some decent laciness. Aroma is coffee and malt with some tones of alcohol. Taste was coffee and a little malt. A lot of bitterness with some sweetness and a hint of alcohol. Thick and viscous mouthfeel. Very good session beer, that does not sit heavy. Flavor is to my liking but may be on the bitter side for others.
03-27-2009 04:25:17 | More by tbeck
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
This was poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
A - deep amber color with a thick foamy head that settles somewhat but is retained in a chunky lacing
S - deep roasted chocolate/coffee-like malt aroma, some European-like hop aroma in the background as well
T - rich roasted malt flavor up front with a slight hop finish
M - smooth medium body with moderate carbonation
D - This is a tasty foreign extra stout and I think fits the style quite well. It's skewed a little towards a hop flavor, but it doesn't detract from the silky smooth roasted malt.
03-09-2009 23:13:51 | More by scoobybrew
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
A- Dark stout with light head that disapates after few sips.
S- Choclate and coffee aromas along with hint of alcohol.
T- Similar to smell with taste of coffee, hint of choclate along with slight alcohol taste not typical of normal stout. Chalk taste is evident throughout brew.
M- Smooth with light carbonation. Somewhat watery feel compared to other stouts.
D-Very tasty well done stout. I could polish off a few of these but beware at 8% alcohol this is not a session stout. Overall this is a winner.
02-25-2009 00:00:43 | More by jerseyjoe
3.7/5 rDev -0.3%
I got a bottle as part of a beer of the month club. Pours black, not see through at all. Thick foamy head with average lace. It has a thick, smoked nut aroma and a hint of chocolate.
Not a bad taste. Licorice and chocolate with a black cherry aftertaste. Says it's 7.6% abv, but it is very smooth. You definitely don't notice the taste.
02-24-2009 02:35:39 | More by Amalak
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison some time ago. At 8% it has held up nicely.
Pour: black and opaque under a finger of cappuccino tan head. Spotty foam clings to the glass
Nose: Bailey's Irish Cream. Wow. A dead ringer. Vanilla and toasted barley as well.
Taste: prune, raisin, charred malts, chalkiness, roasted malts, coffee grounds
Feel: chalky-smooth, light carb
Drinkability/Overall: surprisingly tasty and balanced for a random Jamaican export stout. The Bailey's in the nose is spot on and the taste has the dark fruits and char that I like in the style.
01-05-2007 00:33:29 | More by Golden2wenty1
2.83/5 rDev -23.7%
BB sept 2006 7.6 ABV. Poors in with brown head that's instable and dissappears quickly. Black coffe underneath make it to good presentation. Smell is sweet, mellow roasted cacao but with amoniahint and slight citrusnote. Taste is very sweet, straw like and burnt and probably forgotten about adding hops as bitterness I get is burnt. Quiet heavy in oxidation though not doing bad to the brew but adding some creamyness. Still bit unfresh for me and quiet vegy after some more sips. Drinks OK.
05-10-2006 16:53:42 | More by paterlodie
Jamaica Stout from Big City Brewing CO LTD
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