GRM (3611) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, expiry date: Jul 2006; eye: opaque black with a cappucino head that disappears quickly; some lacing; nose: roasted malt; mouth: roasting, caramel and alcool as its peppery aspect
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, date d’expiration : Jul 2006; oeil : noire opaque avec une mousse cappucino qui disparaît rapidement, un peu de dentelle; nez : malt rôti; bouche : torréfaction, caramel, alcool sous son côté poivre piquant
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enticing appearance of black body and nice tan head. Strong nose of smokey, roasted malts with burnt notes and dark chocolate. The flavor starts slightly sweet, again with smoke and malts and ends with a bitter kick. Creamy medium to thick body. Dry finish. The alcohol comes through toward the end with a peppery, warming feel. Moderate carbonation.
Stew41 (1891) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin tan coloured head, dark brown body. Looks good. Soft nose of chocolate and roasted malts; very nicely done. Nose carries through to the palate very well with chocolate and roast. Shows good balance and palate weight (the latter thanks to the 8%) although a fraction hot at the finish.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very robust stout. But while you can certainly tell it has a bit of alcohol, everything actually goes together quite well. Has a rather creamy thickness with a finishing bitterness balanced with sweetness. So, a great beer from some random country, who’da thunk it.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured very dark. Opaque. Bubbly brown head. Aroma was sweet and alcoholic. Flavor started with roasty coffee with sweet undertones. As it warmed all I could taste was sweetness, and alcohol both were very overpowering. Thin mouthfeel, and light bodied. I couldn’t finish this, and it wasn’t what I was expecting from reading all the reviews.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Pours black. Held it up to a light and still couldnt see through it. Has a large deep tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of roasted malts and coffee with some chocolate and spices. Alcohol was also there though not overly noticeable. The taste isnt as intense as I was expecting. Body is rather light and easy to drink. Flavor is of chocolate and coffee with plenty of malts as well. Finishes with a dry hop bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden in this brew. A good stout, tasty and smooth.
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 Amazing! Sri Lanka! Man, the only thing out of Sri Lanka i ever liked had i short skirt on! But this dark STRONG shit is right on. This may be the BEST Stout today! Congrats!
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was probably the highlight of this beer, it looked amazing in the glass, just the right color and a nice big head that went away slowly. Aromas were chocolate and malt mostly. Taste was pretty much just chocolate, and a lot of bittersweet chocolate at that! There’s a slight hop finish at the end of this beer. It’s not a bad brew, but I have stouts that I enjoy much much more.
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a barley their tan head. I agree with an earlier reviewer that the aroma is a bit off, I can’t quite put my finger on it but it isn’t pleasant. The body is light and easy to drink. I like the taste, it has hints of chocolate and fruit and it’s a little bit smoky. Overall , I’d say its pretty darn tasty!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is an aroma of chocolate, coffee, and mocha. The beer pours a rich black with a huge, foamy, tan head. The flavor is of chocolate, coffee, and mocha with a velvety smooth finish.