Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice stout, from Sri Lanka of all places. Good flavor but it has a very thin body, almost as if someone spilled about a half a lager in there. That’s not a bad thing but it makes it taste a little strange, hence the 2/5 for palate. I suppose that it gets pretty hot in Sri Lanka, so that would explain it. A hot weather stout!
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark black, with thick brown head, disappating quickly. Sweet choclate malt, with some banana, cherry, alcohol, coffee, tootsie roll and some spice. Nice prickle, burnt toast, dry lingering finish, front end sweet, and overall very rich! Great Beer
jimhilt (2398) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Good carbonation. Nose is coffee/caramel. Strong coffee/carmel flavor, nice, sweet, beefy stout. $6.49 for a 6-pack of 330ml bottles from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entirely opaque black colour. Small, diminishing head. Woody, slightly fruity, aroma. Lots of licorice in the flavour - like liquid Pontefract cakes. Pruney fruity and nuts too, with chocolate in the background. Rich texture. Becomes progressively bitter and dry, finishing sweet and sour. Plenty of backbone and complexity. Very nice. And that’s another country ticked off. 330ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE 31July 2004.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First bottle from Sri Lanka. High yeast flavor and sweet undertone to make this a very unusual tasting Stout. Sweet also gives a slight acidic nature to the beer. The rest of the contents are a very balanced mix of malt, hops, bitter and full bodied flavor. A very unique beer that deserves mention as it is best in its category.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
i was pretty excited to find this in sydney for the first time today (only under the name "Sinha stout"). now this is what stouts should taste like. oh yeah. perfect balance of flavours, and everything ’s there: creamy full malt, burnt toast, powdery chocolate, bitter espresso, peppery styrian flavour and long hop bitterness, fruitiness from the yeast, and a nice oily, sweaty woodiness like you used to get in coopers stout back when it was actually good. smell is all of the above elements + a bit of toffee and marmalade. light enough and bitter enough to swill happily, but intense and complex and satisfying too. fucken good.
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottled. A big black beer with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The aroma is quite sweet for a stout with some perfumy notes. The taste is also sweet but there are good licquorice notes. A very tasty clean beer. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.6
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet dogfood and blueberry aroma. nice black color with a moderate head that subsides. very easy to drink. moderate palate. sweet and smooth through the entire swallowing experience. as chuggable as guinness with 10x the flavor. this would make for a good ’session stout’. sweet aftertaste that lingers... not too shabby.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally black in color, with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, and molasses. Strong hop character with a nice smooth roasted malt flavor.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body does allow a little bit of light through the extreme edge. The dark tan head is like a froth of chocolate milk. Toast, chocolate, caramel and plums are in the aroma. The same follows into the flavor with the addition of a little char in the back. Very tasty stout that really doesn’t taste as strong as it actually is.