altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darn good stout...surprised by the "low" overall rating. I took this on MJís recommendation, boy was he right on!
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Roasty, bittersweet chocolate aroma, fairly complex with hints of smoke and prune alongside faint brown sugar, wood, dried flowers and dark bread. Solid black color with a fine, subsiding head and a good amount of lacing. Flavor profile is grainy and roasty to start, becoming nicely fruity and sweeter and seeing an influx of semi-sweet chocolate and toffeeish flavors before the long, mildly alcoholic, drying, earthy and fully malty finish. Very smooth and slick on the palate with a low amount of effervescence and a full body. Highly enjoyable; recommended.
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. Lion is black as night with a tan head. Thereís a huge espresso aroma with some milky malts. The flavor is of thick roasty coffee and is balanced perfectly with a sweet milk/caramel aspect. This beer is amazing.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle this beer pours a nice opaque brown with a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Caramel and bourbon with a touch of smokiness on the nose. Chocolate nuttiness with tones of fruity prune and a touch of bitter smokiness in the finish. Goes down nicely with well blended alcohol and lingering nice bitterness. This one will definitely sneek up on you with the 8% ABV and smoothness. A good stout with great character.
BrewDad (5328) - 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 (1463) - 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 thatís 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 Iím 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 didnít 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. Itís even cheaper than Guiness at my local booze store, fercryinoutloud. A real winner.