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Stingray Dark | Stingray Brewery

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Stingray Brewery
Cayman Islands

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by 49degrees on 01-02-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by 49degrees:
Photo of 49degrees
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you're looking for local brews, there's little to choose from in the Cayman Islands ... five in all, two from Stingray and 4 brews from Big Daddy's. Of course, with the Caymans being part of the British Commonwealth, there's a healthy supply of decent English and Irish ales if you hit the right spot on the island

As for the Stingray Dark, it's a dark lager styled beer with reminscing tones of a bock or amber ale. The dark was considerably more enjoyable than their standard "Stingray" which was a staple on draught island wide. The dark was pretty tough to find everywhere on the island, except for the brewery itself, but that is unfortuantely located mid-island (near Bodden Town) and several miles away from everything in Georgetown and Seven Mile Beach.

Back to the beer... its drinkable, refreshing, and quite ejoyable, but not exactly a brew with alot of character. Having said that, when soaking up the sunshine and the high humidity, both the Dark and regular styles go down at ease and with some level of frequency.

I've yet to see this beer offered anywhere else except in the Cayman Islands, unlike Jamaica's Red Stripe which has wide distribution throughout the USA. If you get the chance to head to the island, do yourself the favor and scope out the Dark just to be different. You'll be glad you did.

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Photo of bignick
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a tasty beer that I had on tap in a Cayman bad called Breezes by the Bay. It was by far the best option I found on the island. I enjoyed very much drinking a couple while downing some stuffed conch shells.

As for the beer, it is an amber color, a little light for a "dark" beer. It is, however, much darker than their premium offering. A mild malty taste leads into an even more mild hoppy taste. This beer is certainly refreshing enough in the right atmosphere. It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of bigone4
2.95/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad beer and it was my favorite out of the the beers Stingray offered. We had been on the island for two days before we found the brewery and had a look around. The woman working was nice and we picked up so beer to go. I had tried the premium at the hotel thinking it was some great treat but pretty bland. The dark was pretty brown to aubrun colored. Not really to bad had a good mouth feel smooth and crisp. Had some light caramelish unter tones and light malty smell. It was easy to drink and we had quite a few on the beach. Having a brewery on the island is great but it did not seem like the locals really drank to much of it. Maybe that was a clue? Most people drink rum and hard stuff down there. Not a great supply of fresh water on an island. Anyhow we had a great time exploring, fishing, and drinking the Stingrays and the beer we brought with us on the plane.

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Photo of jcloud
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 354ml brown long neck bottle. With athe sting ray logo. The Logo is imprinted onto the bottle. No bb date.

Pours a shiny brown color with little tan head. Very drinkable and refreshing. Slight malt on the nose. I prefer this over the premium much more. Like the below reviews stated there is not a big selection of brews in Grand Cayman... with that being said this may be a one of the better brews you will find. There is however a brand new brew pub called the Bamboo brewpub that just opened up in the downtown district. They do not sell bottles yet though.

So if your lucky enough to be heading to the Grand Cayman Island, this is a fine brew to be drinking while basking in the sun.

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Photo of blkknight02
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While searching for beer in the Caymans I came across this dark brew. The bottle is the same as the standard lager but with a nice yellow sticker on it htat tells you the contents are dark.
Color was a little on the light side for what I consider to be dark. Amber may have been a better color descriptor. Good lace that lasted almost to the finish. High carbonation and a somewhat sweet flavor that reminded me of dark fruits. Just a hint mind you, but it was there.
Low hop aroma and flavor give tip the balance to the malty side. A refreshing brew that I would drink again but nothing I would actively seek out.

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Stingray Dark from Stingray Brewery
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