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 (12363) - 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 (5686) - 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!
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color, with a thick frothy tan-colored head, with a sweet roasted malt, black malt, burnt toast, with a good chocolatey-mocha, when it’s warm the coffee aroma is emerging, follws through on a full-bodied, with a sweet bitter chocolate charecter, note of roasted malt, burnt toast, hint of vanilla and fruitiness, leading towards a sweet roastiness bitterness, with an alcoholic warmth.
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Packed with crystal/chocolate malt flavour. Coffee, chocolate. raisen, are just some of the many flavours that come through and give a long finnish. They serve it in my local Sri Lankan curry house, its fantastic with their spicy food. At 8% its a bit of a killer because all you want to do is drink it!
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick tan head.
Aroma is a sweet malt, grape, and coffee. The chocolate comes up front in the flavor also traces of malts, mocha, coffee, and raisen. Great beer, with a creamy palate.