Stout-athlon 1: Dragon Stout

Last nights run must have done me some good as I woke in a much better state. By lunchtime I could even be said to be completely hangover free. I wasn’t in a particular rush to crack open the stout though and in the end left it until we arrived home from a trip to Chinatown and the theatre.

I opted for the smallest, most oriental bottle from my collection: Dragon Stout.

This is actually a Jamaican brew from the makers of Red Stripe (a fine Stella substitute). It’s a dark beer, holding a firm creamy head and a soft malty smell. I get a hint of coffee but then feel as if my drink has been switched for cream of dandelion and burdock.

Hard to believe the alcohol content in this beer is 7.5%. The overriding taste sensation is sweetness. I thought it was rather pleasant for the first few mouthfuls but now I’ve polished it off I still have a cloying sugaryness that I’d like to be rid off.


If you want to read an authoritative review of Dragon Stout check out these tasting notes.

Normal running duties will continue tomorrow and I will endeavour to tag Stout-Athlon commentary at the end so I don’t double up on posts. One a day is more than enough.