Dragon Stout | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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79
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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:
44
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SpdKilz
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9.6 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/30/2015. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and herbal; with light nuttiness, licorice, raisin, plum, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, and herbal; with light nuttiness, licorice, raisin, plum, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toasted brown bread, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from roast/hop bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Tropical-styled Foreign stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miccal
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tverdo100p
4.65/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KGilmour
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
1/5  rDev -71.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like straight up soy sauce.

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Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
2.31/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dicers
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Black pour, brown to the edge, barely less dark than your average stout. Aroma was a bit boozy, but within the realm of average.

Taste kicks down the standard bitter roasting, not much in the way of chocolate malt droppin' chocolate tones, nothing in terms of sweetness, all the hallmarks of the export stout style. Sometimes returning to these more traditional styles after all the barrels and adjuncts makes you realize we've moved on for the better. Anyways, wish this toned down the alcohol burn and bitter roastiness because those are pretty much the main/and/or only flavors going on throughout.

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Photo of omolemio
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of LambicLion
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaydee01
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cdidden
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zylod
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Awwww, look at the cute little 9.6 oz bottle! Anyways, the usage of cereal adjuncts is definitely palpable on the nose - otherwise, I get lots of molasses, cola, and brown sugar. Some hoppy flourishes also appear, gently. Mainly, though, this beer captures a lot of Caribbean essence through its darkly sugary character (though I could do without the excessive adjuncts). Its flavor is interesting, not like any other stout I've had, in fact. It opens up with an intense brown sugar quality, backed by some molasses; it ends rather nutty with a gentle bitterness. I definitely taste adjuncts here, though it never quite ruins things. This feels rather light and fizzy, definitely appropriate of a "Caribbean" stout if nothing else. By no means is this my favorite stout. But, I'm a firm believer in the adage "all beers have a time and place" (i.e.: Bud Light can work when its six million degrees out, and Bud Light Chelada is a pure comedy beer) - this would be far more enjoyable in its natural habitat, or with Jamaican cuisine.

3.01/5: Not exactly dragon its feet along the ground, thankfully

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benny_Efkola
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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