Dragon Stout
Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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From:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
 
Jamaica
Style:
Stout - Foreign / Export
Ranked #69
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #27,759
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 17.48%
Ratings:
549
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 19, 2022
Added:
Jan 30, 2001
Wants:
  22
Gots:
  61
SCORE
79
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Photo of MrOH
4.06/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by MrOH from Malta

Black, thin khaki head, not much retention, not much in the way of lacing
Aromas of cocoa, both dried and fresh plums and cherries
Kinda tastes like a cherry coke with a shot of espresso
Medium heavy with low carbonation
This is definitely a beer that is greater than the sum of it's parts. I could see it being great with fatty game.

Feb 19, 2022
 
3.26 by CreightonSM from New York on Nov 02, 2021
 
3.3 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 23, 2021
 
3.7 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Sep 21, 2021
 
3.48 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Sep 01, 2021
 
4.58 by beerrat from Virginia on Jul 25, 2021
 
3.75 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Jul 25, 2021
 
4 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on Jul 14, 2021
Photo of Peach63
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Peach63 from New York

Pours deep copper with a 2 inch tan head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma is bland, phenolic.

Taste is corn, slight chocolate, roast malt, residual sweetness.

Thin and watery, light carbonation. Semisweet finish.

Corn in a stout? A bit thin for a stout. More like a black lager. Not bad but, not a stout.

Jun 16, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Bottle, at RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Black colour, ruby in the highlights, brown head. Malty and roasty aroma, hints of tobacco and liquorice. Sweet, malty and roasty flavour, quite nice.

Jun 05, 2021
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3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

Look: Poured a deep mahogany with a thin head that vanished the a narrow ring around the edge and wispy clouds. Medium lace on the glass.
Smell and Taste: I'm not 100% sure but it think this beer is brewed using cane sugar. Roasted malts also present.
Feel: Very nicely blended.
Overall: I dropped the score downward because @ 9.6 FL. OZ. it's got to be the smallest beer I have ever purchased in a bottle. For that reason alone I will probably not purchase this one again. And it's kinda mediocre to say the least.

Jun 02, 2021
 
3.19 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Mar 06, 2021
 
3.63 by BeerBeast from Florida on Feb 28, 2021
 
3.96 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2021
 
3.75 by vladn from England on Feb 04, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

9.6 ounce bottle, best by date of 02 OCT 21 stamped on the bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a little while. There's a small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like dark fruit (cherry, plum), roasted malt, molasses, cola and some banana. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some licorice and earthy flavors. Very unique smelling and tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Easy enough to drink. I thought this was a good stout, worth picking up if you've never had it before! $11.99 a 6-pack.

Aug 21, 2020
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2.73/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Steve555 from Wales

Appearance slightly thin brown colour, fast disappearing brown head. Aroma of sweet cola, taste is sweet yet oddly sour at the same time, not like what I call a proper stout. Body is thin. Sugar, syrup dominates the palate leaving a watered down sweetness in the aftertaste. I didn't care for it.

Jul 15, 2020
 
3.61 by Juno106 from Florida on Jul 13, 2020
 
3.54 by shelby415 from Oregon on May 31, 2020
 
3.93 by smi69 from New York on Apr 17, 2020
 
3.75 by imperialking from Illinois on Apr 17, 2020
Photo of YesKing
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by YesKing from Canada (AB)

Very interesting stout, First off it's got a beautiful look: very dark opaque brown topped with dark tan foam. You can definitely smell the brown sugar and molasses coming off this one, and these are the dominant characteristics of the taste. As the beer sits you can begin to tastes notes of dark cherries as well. It is a sweet stout but not overpowering, there is some bitterness going on here too. I think this would work great as a dessert beer.

Apr 15, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Pours a thick black into the glass. Slightly more than one finger of thick, creamy tan head that lasts for maybe 30 seconds.

Smell: Cherries, brown sugar, chocolate.

Taste: Very mild, more than 7.5% would suggest. Light toasted malt that quickly fades, with a light bubblegum-esque note. Very low bitterness with little hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Full body with good carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly mild stout. Easy to drink but lacking in complexity.

Mar 26, 2020
Photo of Singlefinpin
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this from a bottle brought back from Jamaica by my good friend, poured into a pint glass.
Appears dark brown with a nice tan head.
Smells chocolatey, sweet Malty.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall, a decent stout I might order again.

Mar 18, 2020
 
3.89 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Feb 27, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by StJamesGate from New York

Pours viscous black with tan head that retain not at all; syrupy caramel nose with licorice twists + Welch’s soda; big raw sugar cane hit, then Concord grape, plum, black cherry skins + cola, slight twiggy chicory coffee to end; sticky but sits light.

3.75 4 4 3.75 4

Can dropping a bottle knock all the CO2 out of solution? Because this had surprisingly poor head, which didn’t bode well. And sure, enough, first impression were all the sugar, even knowing this is a sweet beer. Instead of any significant roast, this is just a festival of dark fruit from specialty malts + esters, with hints of rum. There must be roast (and hops) there somewhere, because it somehow doesn’t cloy, leading me to wonder how this would do cold in a hot climate (as designed, after all) - like Coca Cola, maybe? I’m still not sure it’s a great example, it seems very adjuncty (glucose in the ingredients) + undercarbed but it is what it’s supposed to be.

Archetypal example of Tropical Stout, for better or worse.

Much sweeter, less bitter, less roasty, thinner, but nearly as vinous as Guinness FES.

Jan 25, 2020
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3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Beertsipper from New York

Not too bad. But a tad sweet for a stout. tasted like prune juice with molasses and licorice. No coffee or chocolate notes. A faint note of citrus. This was a fresh 9.6 ounce bottle. If you like sweet stouts, you'll probably like this one. Personally, I will never purchase again.

Jan 18, 2020
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2.04/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Looks black, with 5mm ultra-fine dark tan head. Held to a strong light I see the typical deep ruby-red flashes of a stout/porter. Leaves some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S- Deep and toasty and the quite high ABV% comes through too.
T- It comes over as quite sweet, and only now I see the ingredients list sugar and glucose syrup (ugh). Oh and 'Colour: Ammonia caramel' what ever that is. Plus 'Hop extract and CO2' just to finish off the list of cheap non-standard ingredients. It has some vaguely beery notes to the flavour too, but after reading^ all I really think about is 'sweet and faked'.
M- Way too sweet. If trying, ensure you have it very well chilled.
O- What a disappointment, and to think they import this thing all the way from Jamaica.
BB: 19/Sep/2020. An unusually small bottle, 284ml, 1/2 an Imperial pint. 7.5%. A surprise find in Tesco London at £1.75.

Jul 28, 2019
 
3.5 by avisong from Virginia on Jul 04, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BB8Bbbeer from Florida

Dragon Stout, the First of Its Name, The Unhoppy, Ruler of the islands, and the First Beer, Rule of Animal kingdom, Khaleesi of the Great Brew Sea, Protector of the Brewery , Regent of the Seven distillers, Breaker of Tradition and Parent of Dragon stouts

May 26, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a high sided tulip glass.

Look is very dark with cola highlights at the edges and little to no head.

Aroma is fruity and toasty malt.

Taste is unusual for a stout very light and refreshing with a touch of nutty roastings at then end.

May 06, 2019
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2.7/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by hophugger from Virginia

Dark in color with minimal tan head. Aromas of hot chocolate, Taste is over the top sweet and alcoholic !. some charred sugar and dark malts and raisins but sweetness ruins any balance and complexity that should be there in a stout. Mouthfeel is once again sweet and lightly bitter and almost get a bit of waterness. Sweetness and Alcohol feel takes this below an average stout unfortunately

Apr 09, 2019
 
4.2 by Kwright from North Carolina on Apr 05, 2019
 
3.96 by robotic_being from Florida on Feb 21, 2019
Photo of EMV
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

L: Slick black pour with thick fluffy off-white head.

S: Sweet sugars and cocoa.

T/F: Just like it smells. Super sweet... burned sugars and chocolate. Needs something to balance it out. Dark fruit notes. Medium bodied... warming.

O: A below average stout. Way too sweet and unbalanced... and becomes nearly undrinkable as it warms.

Feb 12, 2019
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3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Reviewed as part of my BJCP training, 16C. Tropical Stout
very dark brown color, mostly opaque, very light tan head and little retention, opposite head from style guidelines

Nose very unique, very fruity, many different dried fruits, even like dried Jack fruit and pineapple, a little vinous and hint of licorice, very light roasty dark malts, and some buttery diacetyl, touch of alcohol almost solventy note

Taste fairly sweet and syrupy, some dark more brown like malts with maybe a touch of roast, little burnt coffee ground like chalky dryness, little hop bitterness and grassy note, but tons of fruity esters, again dried pineapple, apricot, fig, raisin, etc, little rum like as well as molasses sweetness, bit of buttery diacetyl on the back end, little perfumey alcohol but very light, finishing a bit hotter and mild coffee chocolate malts and more fruits lingering

Mouth is medium to fuller bodied, a little slick diacetyl, and creamy malt like, light carbonation, mild alcohol warmth

Overall this is a unique beer, fairly within style guidelines, some interesting characters, tons of fruit even more than I expected, malts are not as strong or roasty as expected, head is def not where it should be, hops might be a bit too aggressive, fruity esters were fun but maybe a bit much. I still think it's a fun beer and probably completely misunderstood to most people, especially if it's labelled as Foreign/Export Stout.

Feb 08, 2019
 
2.36 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 27, 2019
 
3.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Nov 18, 2018
 
2.43 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan on Oct 14, 2018
 
3.94 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Oct 10, 2018
Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 549 ratings