alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malty coffee aroma. Tastes like mocha java chips. Slightly bitter finish. Silky smooth and not too heavy. Difficult to have only one at a time. This must be the best beer in Sri Lanka.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a whole lot of aroma, but like others said, slight coffee smell. Pours to a big head, foamy head. Big flavors. Chocolate, coffee, carmel, and a hint of malt. Pleasent finish; not overpowering, but definately there. This is a very well-rounded complex beer. Not as heavy as an imperial stout, but bigger than many Stouts I’ve tried. Definately a treat!
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep black with a tiny head. Worried this may have been slightly infected. Aroma is coffee, a little dark fruit. Flavor is a touch roasty but not very much so, nothing special really.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately thick, opaque and black in color with a big fluffy and jiggly tan head. Aroma mildly entices with chocolate chip pancakes, Symphony chocolate bars, caramel and Tootsie Rolls. More free flowing flavor and palate feel than anticipated. Rich mocha frappachino and titillating semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Chocolate mousse with instant coffee grains in the graham cracker crust. Sleek, far reaching, medium bodied and easy going on the palate. Modest heartiness. Finish is encapsulating and thirst inducing, trailing with iced mocha similarities.
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, labeled Lion dark beer. Pours dark brown, with a reddish shine, and a tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts. Taste is sweet roasted, notes of coggee. Medium roasted aftertaste
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Amazing chocolaty flavor, very smooth. Aroma definitely represents the alcohol strength in the beer. Beautiful pour, overall one of my favorite beers ever.
MarkoR (778) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprinsingly good stout. Strong chocolate taste. Pours dark black colour with generous creamy head.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark small foam. Excellent color deep dark black. Dry, Sweet stout with a chocolate roasty taste. Very smooth not too deep in body. Excellent stout. One of the best I have ever had!
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darn good stout...surprised by the "low" overall rating. I took this on MJ’s recommendation, boy was he right on!
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Roasty, bittersweet chocolate aroma, fairly complex with hints of smoke and prune alongside faint brown sugar, wood, dried flowers and dark bread. Solid black color with a fine, subsiding head and a good amount of lacing. Flavor profile is grainy and roasty to start, becoming nicely fruity and sweeter and seeing an influx of semi-sweet chocolate and toffeeish flavors before the long, mildly alcoholic, drying, earthy and fully malty finish. Very smooth and slick on the palate with a low amount of effervescence and a full body. Highly enjoyable; recommended.