Lubiere (12802) - 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 (5862) - 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 (3253) - 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 (2565) - 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!