Tropical Stout

BJCP 16c

Overall Impression
A very dark, sweet, fruity, moderately strong ale with smooth roasty flavors without a burnt harshness.
Comments

Sweetness levels can vary significantly. Surprisingly refreshing in a hot climate.

History
Originally high-gravity stouts brewed for tropical markets, became popular and imitated by local brewers often using local sugars and ingredients.
Ingredients
Similar to a sweet stout, but with more gravity. Pale and dark roasted malts and grains. Hops mostly for bitterness. May use adjuncts and sugar to boost gravity. Typically made with warm-fermented lager yeast.
Commercial Examples
ABC Extra Stout, Dragon Stout, Jamaica Stout, Lion Stout, Royal Extra Stout