Dragon Stout | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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486 Ratings
Dragon StoutDragon Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Desnoes & Geddes Limited
Jamaica
redstripebeer.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 01-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
486
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
17.34%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Photo of polloenfuego
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 300 ml bottle to a pint glass.

I grabbed this off the shelf at the LCBO and thought I'd give it a try. This beer pours a deep dark brown/black with a minimal thumb of head which dissipates quickly leaving little behind. There is a metallic smell to the beer that is dominant, but I can also pick up sweet malts and some roast. The taste is pretty good; I found roast malts, treacle, coffee and some anise. The feel is good medium to high carbonation with a medium to full body.

From what I know stouts are very common in the Caribbean, and this is a good example of a native stout. Jamaica produces sugar, coffee, spices and molasses. All of these are present in this beer, it reminds me of time at the resorts in Jamaica.

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Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured this from a bottle right into a plastic mug (it's all there was)

Appearance- Dark brown like a cola with just traces of a tan colored head that swiftly dissipated to no head at all. Already wishing this was on nitro.

Smell- upon fist pour caught a lot of cocoa with hints of raisin or plum but it faded to kind of a leather black licorice combo.

Taste- some roasty ness like cold brewed coffee, on the front end that gives way to a piney kind of hop and the whole thing finishes with a bit of roasted sweetness. I feel like sweetness might be derived from the alcohol as opposed to malt.

Mouthfeel- It doesn't drink like a stout, it doesn't have a heavy coating mouthfeel like a guinness. has a subtle alcohol warmth and a delightful carbonation bite that i think would make it ideal for getting a mellow buzz going on the Islands! I retract my nitro comment.

Overall-dont judge this beer by its appearance. I feel like it is highly tailored for the jamaican climate. An easy drinking stout, that has a refreshing crisp bite , an understated hop character and a boozy sweetness is just the thing to complement a roasted jerk chicken of pork dish. But is able to stand on its own.

Would order again, if say i was skipping a meal while vacationing.

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Photo of NorthernSoul
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DuffDaddy
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of aaronjamesmacinnis
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DaveBar
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO 6 pack of 300ml bottles for $12.00. Price was right... wonder why

A- Started off well. Nice pop, excellent head, nice and dark

S- Not much here. Not much at all.

T- Highly carbonated. Very light on the tongue for a stout. Malty

M- Not bad, pretty ok. Ends dry believe it or not.

O- Not that great. Drinkable but nothing compared to other stouts. Tastes like a mass produced beer without much of anything to it

Food Pairing...

This ok example of a stout paired well with roasted lamb (as would any other stout would!)

Enjoy!

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Photo of vdub191
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Rhf9120
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Shafaegalo
2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of BigFatOgre
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Profchaos20
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Suds
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of GatorCoop
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of DaveMiller
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Roguer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of bpop23
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of windypete
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Giggy
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

prost LampertLand

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Dragon Stout from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3.46 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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