rederic (3251) - 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.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty with hints of coffee beans, yeast, tootsie rolls and caramel. Tastes more like a porter than a stout. Flavor is rich in malts with hints of tootsie rolls,fresh coffee and chocolate chips. Very good overall.
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.