DuffMan (8172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a creamy beige head. Heavy smoky roasted aroma, very nice. Palate delivers what the nose promises. A really nice surprise, given this is Sri Lanken in origin (much better than Sandoo of the same origin).
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was pretty cool. coffee and chocolate undertones to this roasted smoked tasting malts. good flavors coming through of campfire and nutty alcohol flavas
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
really smooth probably the smotthest stout i have ever had. Nice roasred malt flavors with chocolate and coffee notes. some hops bitterness, and a good alcohol presence. Aroma was roasted and sweet.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black opaque with thick beige head.
Roasted malt aroma with notes of alcohol, coffee and beetroot. Some acidity.
Bitter flavor with notes of alcohol, chocolate and coffee.A hint of peanuts and cream.
Peppery finish. Firm bitterness. Dry.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz Bottle: Pours a deep dark brown, nearly opaque but some faint light does manage its way through, with what started as a nice big hilly head, but diminished quickly. Aromas of coffee and chocolate, roast as well. Flavor was of milk chocolate and hints of smoke not present in the aroma. Mouthfeel was lighter than I expected.
lamas (1468) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
625mL bottle. An opaque black pour with a HUGE creamy dark-tan head that leaves thick chunky lace. Aroma is full of chocolate and cocoa with some roasty malts, vanilla beans, caramel and hints of alcohol as it warms. Very thick and chewy and velvety smooth. Creamy milk chocolate starts off and is followed by some bitter chocolate and a sugary sweet, spicy graham crackeriness. A little smoke and woodiness are present too. Deceptively complex. Subtle bitter finish that’s a little dry. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Great stuff.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours fairly black with brown hints on the edges and a brown head. Very carmally malty aroma, and a hint of roastiness. Fairly thick mouth, and lots of sweet malty flavor, sweet molasses, and some subtle earthy type fruit, like prunes. A nice light bitter end. A slight sour character in the flavor. Alcohol warming is present, but hidden well.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark appearance with a brownish head,roasty aroma and roasty malty flavour,but I would never guess that this was 8 %!!!!
Really nice beer,very easy drinking.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Slob. Black, thick, fluffy brown head. This has some good carbination, and as it settles the aroma of roasted caramel malts and chocolate wafs up to greet me. Thick mouth feel, and a good amount of roasted, almost burnt bittering joins in. There is the taste of dark fruit adds some complexity. This is an excellent stout, as good as the first time I tasted this.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely opaque, black with a thick, fluffy brown head that intensifies in color at the edges and fights it’s recession. Warm, almost hot aroma of smoky bacon, roast, subtle coffee, that perfect combination of strength, black malt, caramel, and sweetness. Flavor is intense. Spirited black roast, smoke, sweet caramel, bitterness, milk, it is all there. A great export-style stout and I do not know what they could do to better this beer.