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Dragon Stout XXtra | Desnoes & Geddes Limited

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Desnoes & Geddes Limited

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bum732 on 08-25-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by DougT:
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3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This review is from memory a few days back. Picked up a bottle at the local grocery store to have something different while staying at a resort in Antigua.

Poured into a resort cup. No proper glass to be had. Could only pour 1/2 a bottle at a time...

Dark brown with thin dark tan head. Foam disipated leaving some lace on the "glass".

Smells pretty good. Dark fruit, molasses, some flowery smells. Maybe not what I think of when I hear stout, but a good smell.

Taste is very very sweet. Once you get past that there are some good flavors. Dates, dark fruit jellies, a hint of bitter from the hops. The alcohol is pretty well masked, aside from being overly sweet it's pretty balanced.

Mouthfeel is what I expect for a stout. Full body, some fizz, a little alcohol burn. A nice change of pace from the rum drinks and "free" lager.

I rather liked it. But you really have to be ready for how sweet it is.

Of course when you are on a beach basking in the 85 degree heat in the middle of winter how can it be bad?

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bum732
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

8.45 fl oz bottle.

S: Raw cocoa, some soft coffee notes, bready maltiness, very "european" stout smelling. Alcohol in the nose as it warms.

L: Very dark black, light tan head that dissipates quickly.

T: Sweet, milk chocolate like up front with some soft bready notes. Low bitterness with some light tea-hoppy notes. Quite sweet finish with some booze.

M: Medium high body, medium low carbonation. Alcohol prominent, but diminishes as it warms.

Interesting beer, quite sweet overall but the alcohol counters this fairly nicely. Decent export stout.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.06/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A gift from a friend who visited the Caribbean. 250ml bottle. It seems this is a re-naming of Dragon Stout Spitfire, with the same bottle, ABV, appearance & taste. It pours a very dark brown near black colour with a beige head. Aromas of dark fruits, dark chocolate, nuts & sweet roasted malt. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, burnt coffee, nutty caramel, tar, sweet malt & alcohol.

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Photo of FFATS
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

appearance- poured from bottle into glass, inky black and viscous, not a lot of head but a thin dark brown cap formed and slowly dissipated. some lacing

smell- port, man this smells like a port raisiny, leather , molasses

Taste- sweet bordering on cloying, sugarcane juice is kind of what i taste. and a mild alcohol sweetness.

Mouthfeel- thick and syrupy unlike the lesser dragon stout. alcohol warmth

overall- the most interesting beer I have had on the caymans, not my favorite but it is nice to have some variety. strong though. I could see myself having one of these during the little rain storms that blow in and down pour for about 5 minutes and then blow away. It may just help me deal with my flight anxiety for later in the day !

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Photo of Dicers
2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of newbeeraday
2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dragon Stout XXtra from Desnoes & Geddes Limited
3.29 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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