Dragon Stout | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Jamaica
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Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 01-30-2001

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497
pDev:
17.19%
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Photo of VoxRationis
2.62/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 9.6oz (284 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 3/24/19.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a quarter to half inch, tan head, little retention, and almost no lacing.
S: Very limited aroma of sarsaparilla, coffee, and tutti-fruity.
T: Sweet. The taste follows the nose to some degree, but concordia grape, not evident in the nose, is very much in the mix (and not welcome).
M: No more than medium bodies, low carbonation.
O: Really want to stay positive. This is more a porter and not a particular enjoyable one.

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Photo of papposilenus
1.83/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

From a 9.6oz bottle with a best by date of 08/15/18. Served in a tulip.

A thin-appearing, dark oak-brown pour with lots of big-bubbled carbonation clinging to the glass. A scant finger of tight, dark tan foam has little retention but leaves a thin collar and a few spots of lacing.

Nose of metal shavings and grapes.

Taste follows the nose, Welch's grape juice, copper, and licking out an ashtray.

You know what? I think we're going to skip right over mouthfeel and just pour this bad boy down the sink.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 284 fl. oz. bottle! The date listed is 15 Aug 2018. Sampled on December 31, 2017.

It pours a deep dark brown to near black color with a modest tan head that fades quickly but leaves lacing ion its wake.

Big vanilla and dark roasted malt character on the nose. Toffee and caramel. Low hop profile.

Light to medium body but smooth.

The taste is sweet with a full vanilla note. The bitterness at the end if mild generally. Not bad but a little too sweet for me.

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Photo of Mikeypnh
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MinerBob
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An odd stout! Beer pours a dark coffee color with a thin light head. The smell is off putting kind of like paint thinner. The flavor has a watery champagne taste but isn't bad just not what I expect in a stout. Then the fact it's called "Dragon Stout" but brewed in Jamaica makes it even stranger. Overall not horrible but a ton of better stouts out there. Oh and it's only 9.6 go oz per bottle. Like I said just odd.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jtee
2.17/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

From a 300ml bottle served slightly chilled at 16 degrees Celsius into a snifter. Best before date: 24.10.2018

Look: The beer pours an opaque black with 2cm of foamy, tan head that fades into a partial film in less than two minutes. Poor head, no lacing.

Smell: Moderate strength with decent balance. Adjunct grain, milk chocolate, and faint roastiness. Maybe some coffee? Definitely metallic.

Taste: Moderate strength and sweet. Cloying and unpleasant. Some roastiness with milk chocolate and honey(?). Metallic, too strong a minerality which really comes through in the finish. I hoped the flavour would trump the aroma; it didn't.

Feel: Medium body with low carbonation. Creamy, mouth-coating (in a bad way), and acrid. Restrained alcohol warmth – certainly doesn't hide it well. The unpleasantness builds on each sip.

Overall: I've been looking at the six packs of this stuff on the store shelves for a while and finally landed a single from the basket of misfit brews. Boy am I happy I waited for a single. The label, origin, and name all make it exotic, but it fails to deliver in all respects. Too sweet, somewhat artificial, and comes with off-flavours. Boring, lifeless, do I need to go on? I really don't understand how I'm so far off from the bell curve. I don't think it's a bottle gone awry, I trust my gut.

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Photo of ConnorG
4.26/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours black with a tiny head that only lasts a few seconds. The nose is adjunct-like and rather sweet. The taste is also fairly sweet with a metallic aftertaste. Hardly any bitterness of burnt flavors. Not much else (other than the color) to suggest that this is a stout. Not an unpleasant beer by any means but not what I expect from a stout. Nonetheless, a very tasty beer and a great accompaniment to food.

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Photo of StormAles
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brandonld23
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of acurtis
3.07/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of shoegueuze
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am sticking with my current trend of bottled Stouts as part of the Bottle Backlog Eradication for the time being.

From the bottle: "Jamaican Original Since 1920".

I Pop!ped the cap & stood back, afraid that a dragon might come out, having been unleashed. When nothing of the sort occurred, I began a heavy-handed pour in the hopes that I might rouse the hidden dragon, but again, no such luck! However, I did get a finger of dense, puffy, deep-brown head with great retention for my troubles. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) & there was ZERO light penetration. Nose was smoky and roasty, but with a subtle sweetness that was unexpected. Mouthfeel was full, creamy & silky, caressing my poor, bruised tongue. Perhaps I should take an IPA break more often ... The taste was not at all bitter and instead had a candy-like sweetness. I was somehow put in mind of cherry-flavored hard candies as a child. There were some that were simply drops with a green plastic stem and others in my maternal grandmother's candy jar that had an abrasive sugar coating which was very rough in the mouth. Finish was sweet and not at all what I had expected. If I am to review to style, then I have to dun it for not having "a very pronounced roasted character." Sorry. I liked it, but it was out of spec for the style.

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Photo of LionHeart88
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.89/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nushell from a bodega in Brooklyn:

Pumperknickel bready malt sweetness drifts into dark fruit then comes back around.

B+ (3.89) / VERY GOOD

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Photo of brap
4.31/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellent stout. Lightly carbonated, nice malty slightly sweet coffee taste . Happy that it's available at my local Bronx delis, which seem to be hellbent on having the worst beer selection on the planet.

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Photo of el_michoacano
4.57/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tradershmulie
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent "regular" beer.

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Photo of hotsudge
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown, almost black (30+) pour; quick beige/lite tan head; good clarity under cap; thin rings of lace. Lactose and lite roast malt nose; flavors of sweet milk and lite caramel malt. Medium lite mouthfeel and moderate minus carbonation. Very lite roast finish and short sugary linger; seemed lite for a 7.5% ABV. Otherwise a very easy drinking, sweet milk stout.

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Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 497 ratings
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