DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To me this is what a stout should go along the lines of, now i know i havnt tried a vast amount of them due to where i live. Aroma is a nice balance of coffee bitterness with some fruit and nut milk chocolateness. Taste is also great with the alcohol making a good show of warmingness, not in taste thankfully. Excellent beer that i would love to try again.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours pitch black with little head. aroma of coffe, subtle chocolate and molasses. taste is malt coffee and a light aftertaste of chocolate. really good especially for the price.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(625 ml bottle) Pours a very dark brown crowned with a very solid tan head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar, coffee, molasses, chocolate. Lacing is beautiful. Mouthfeel is rich, thick, smooth and wonderful. Taste is dark rich coffee, roasted maltiness and semi-sweet, semi-bitter chocolate. This is just an outstanding stout to look at and drink. (Thanks to checkout clerk at Downeast Beverage for pointing it out).
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer only offers a very mild roasted nut aroma. It pours as thick as molasses and has the color of night in a dense forest. The head is huge and brown in color. This beer offers a mild smooth chocolate taste that fades a tad bitter. It is a shame that a beer can have such magnificent color and only produce a mild aroma and taste.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours black/brown with big light brown head. aroma sweet but slightly sour, in a good way. some plum flavors with some roasted flavors a hint of bitter chocolate and some toffee. very nice body, full and creamy. nice amount of carbination and it goes down nice and smooth, just like a good stout should. i wasn’t shure about this beer the first few sips but by the end of the bottle i wished i had more. a geat value to, i got a big bottle of this at RSVP in portland maine for 2 dollars and change
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a nice chocolate brown head. Aroma of unsweetened bakers chocolate with a hint of dark roasted malt. Mouth nicely balanced between chocolate and hops. Creamy texture. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant finish, slightly sweet and syrupy. I bought this in a mix a six. This one really surprised me. A very good stout. I may have to pick up some more
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head, Bitter unsweetened chocolate aroma with herbal notes. In mouth, sweetish chocolate with nice bittering hops, lingering and restrained. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Bought at LCBO.
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice medium dark foamy head with quite good retention. Aroma of deep chocolate and roasted malt is clearly detectable and quite enjoyable. Taste is also distinguishable by the high-level of chocolate malt with a nice dose of sweetness. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. Great foreign stout and even more surprising coming out of Sri Lanka.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-black with a nice tan head. The aroma is roasty chocolate, smooth cream, and some hops in the background. This has a nice, well-rounded stout flavor: roasted malt with chocolate notes, subtle but assertive hops, and smooth body. Quite well balanced, too. It’s amazing that something like this would come from Sri Lanka. Kudos to them.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
625 ML bottle. Poured almost black with a large creamy light brown head that quickly reduced in size and had excellent lacing. Picked up molasses, dark chocolate, and toasted grains in its aroma. This beer is smooth, initial flavor is slightly sweet, toasted, coffee, dark chocolate, some raisin even a touch of wine. Did I mention smooth. Body was full with a creamy almost syrupy texture and soft carbonation. The finish was long and wonderful, as it warmed the alcohol became a bit more evident. if it has a drawback it is its sweetness, if you drink more than 16 oz, or two glasses at a time it can leave that sryupy taste in your mouth. Excellent!