Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured black as a death with a very large head. After that settled the aroma was dark malts. The flavor was mainly dark chocolate and some dark fruit as well. The body on this beer was a little thin. Overall not the greatest stout but a nice one anyway.
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, opaque, with large light brown head.
Sweet nose, some chocolate, prunes. Quite bitter flavor, dry, some chocolate, hints of sweetness.
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 This was bottled as SINHA Stout. Deep black body with a large frothy light brown head. Head didnít last the distance but left good lacing though. Aroma was of lovely roasted malts. The taste was exceptionally smooth and definitely to my liking, flavours of coffee, rich chocolate, liquorice, it was medium body which meant you could drink more than 6 , just watch how many you have as you dont notice the alcohol. The only bad thing about it was that I only bought 1 stubby to try.
docdarby69 (8) - USA - JUL 19, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the best stouts that Iíve had in a while. Great lasting head with a strong aroma of choclate. Smooth finish. I recommend to and stout lover.
badgerben (4333) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tar coloring with thin tan head. Smells like they roasted a few tons of malt for each bottle. Strange bitter taste to it. Surprisingly thin for all its other flavor. Tasty!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Black Coloring. Medium Head. Heavy Roasts. Malt. Bitter. Very Distinctive. Alcohol Blended in Well... This May be a Love it or Hate it Stout.....Have to be in the Mood to Drink this One.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice stout, from Sri Lanka of all places. Good flavor but it has a very thin body, almost as if someone spilled about a half a lager in there. Thatís not a bad thing but it makes it taste a little strange, hence the 2/5 for palate. I suppose that it gets pretty hot in Sri Lanka, so that would explain it. A hot weather stout!
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark black, with thick brown head, disappating quickly. Sweet choclate malt, with some banana, cherry, alcohol, coffee, tootsie roll and some spice. Nice prickle, burnt toast, dry lingering finish, front end sweet, and overall very rich! Great Beer
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Good carbonation. Nose is coffee/caramel. Strong coffee/carmel flavor, nice, sweet, beefy stout. $6.49 for a 6-pack of 330ml bottles from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entirely opaque black colour. Small, diminishing head. Woody, slightly fruity, aroma. Lots of licorice in the flavour - like liquid Pontefract cakes. Pruney fruity and nuts too, with chocolate in the background. Rich texture. Becomes progressively bitter and dry, finishing sweet and sour. Plenty of backbone and complexity. Very nice. And thatís another country ticked off. 330ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE 31July 2004.