BREWER: Desnoes & Geddes, Kingston, Jamaica
VESSEL: 284ml brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 12th December 2021
Dragons are known for their fierceness and fire breathing ability. Let’s hope Dragon Stout delivers a product to match that legend.
So, straight up I obviously get why there’s a dragon on the label. I just don’t personally love it. The mystical roaring giant lizard doesn’t quite work for me on a stout. But hey – each to their own.
Stouts are not known for their aroma. But Dragon Stout promises so much from the outside. It just doesn’t have anything to back it up.
Right, into the drinking. DS is Surprisingly sweet which is ok but for me it’s not ever going to top my stout list. There’s some pull in the aftertaste but to be honest it’s over before it’s even started.
If I step back and look at DS, the truth is it’s not doing too much at all. And it’s for this that I can’t quite get on with DS. It’s just a bit of an anti-climax.
Simple not much going on. Not terrible but not a world beater. DS is more of a fizz than a fire breathing stout.
Sammy’s Rating: 57%
I was scared… I don’t know why…
Dragons don’t scare me, well not too much anymore.
Stout doesn’t scare me, I flipping love stout, especially in December.
7.5% beers used to scare me but it is not unusual to have beers at this weight nowadays. So it’s almost par for the course.
So why was I scared?
I think all three of these things coming together did not help when added to the red on black label… it looks great, but it also looks very aggressive.
Anyway, what we have here is a drinkable, but not remarkable, Stout.
The nose is weak and the taste is strong, almost medicinal. Dragon is thin in the mouth but once swallowed begins to fire. Chocolate hints and warming whiskey notes keep you interested in this brew. All said though this dark beer only makes it to the totally fine… but meh, beer bracket.
Jymi’s Rating: 63%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 60%
MOB review next weekend: ABBEY by MAD SQUIRREL
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze since 2017