BrewDad (5324) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(BJCP Class) Wow what a great beer from Sri Lanka. A strong Fruitiness to start of this beer almost like a Strong Ale type flavor. Good strong head with a great Dark brown color. Great Roastiness semi dry with a smokiness that is awesome. A great beer.
fly (1452) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Did I get a bottle of something else? Kept rolling it in my hands, making sure that indeed was from Sri Lanka - check. One of those times my expectations were not met. Not saying that here was anything at all bad about this, and in some erspects that’s VERY gopod. Still, found it not to be dense nor very complex, just wasy drinking, which at 8% says something. Perhaps my tongue is tired. I know I’m tired and so is this deScription.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark brown with a reddish hue. Beautiful, creamy, light brown head that leaves a neat lacework. Roasted, lightly burned aroma. Solid body with roasted coffee notes. Dry, lightly bitter finish. A very good stout. 221005
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquorice aroma. Black with a beige, creamy head. Extremely soft mouthfeel. I didn’t expect a beer of this quality from Sri Lanka. Very nice, but it lacks some palate.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is black as night, with a small tan head. Has a burnt coffee-like taste, with a hint of molasses, a very slight raisin taste lingers. A fine tasting stout that I highly recommend.
BlindSangamon (8) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very satisfying stout - well-developed burnt-malt bitterness, just enough sweetness to balance, comforting mouthfeel, with hoppy finish. Well balanced without the excesses found in many domestic imperial stouts. It’s even cheaper than Guiness at my local booze store, fercryinoutloud. A real winner.
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan thin head. aroma is malty with a little bit of alcohol in the nose. Taste is very rich there is lots of coffee caramel and bitter chocolate flavors. Overall a good stout even though it is a tad bit weak on flavor and there is a lingering alcohol feeling that takes away from the beer.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very pleasant, almost scotchy burnt malt aroma. Dark and thick, with a light head. Hints of coffee and chocolate, giving way to a pleasant, fruity aftertaste.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lasting, some lacing. Aroma is Chocolate, molases, and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, molases, some chocolate, but not much bitterness. Texture is smooth, soft carbonation, alcohol is well hidden.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted in Toronto. I believe it was obtained from the LCBO, but in my old age, I may be mistaken. Tasted from a 330ml bottle, in an Orval chalice. Aroma is sweet, intense malt, chocolate, and burnt bitterness with hints of fig, plume and raison. Quite rich and nice. Almost like a deep dark plume pudding on a fall or winters day. Appearance is very dark, almost black with a thin tobacco coloured head. Again, very nice, appealing, yet very very nasty. Flavour is rich and sweet. Nice, coffee like in its richness with slightly sweet ’fruit and nut bar’ aftertones. Very thick consistency, smooth and ’coffee porter’ like ohhh ya. Very difficult to pick up on the alcohol. Deadly.