jercraigs (9498) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle labeled as Sinha Stout. Black bodied. Moderate chocolate brown head foreshadows the aroma of mild roast and chocolate. A thin layer of acidity lurks beneath. Flavour is surprisingly not sweet, with both a hoppy bitterness and a mild roasty acidity swirling beneath the dark roast malt character. Medium palate is smooth yet oddly watery all at once. Nice beer that failed to impress on this palate.
oh6gdx (24589) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black opaque colour, big brown foamy head, lacing. Roasted malt and coffee along with hints of raisins in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee and a bit soapish hints in flavour. Sticky palate and sweetish aftertaste.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 Pours a thick dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma to me smelled like a mix of roasted chocolate and beef jerkey which is very interesting. Flavor is very similar to the aroma, starting with sweet dry roasted malts then finishing with that same smokey beef jerkey flavor (though not bad like u might imagine). Overall, I found it a pretty light satisfying stout.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque with a creamy head. Fruity aroma, licorice notes, roasted malt. Medium slick body, slightly syrupy yet finishing a bit dry. Sweet flavor, light sourness mostly malt and real smooth.
DuffMan (9018) - 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 (1536) - 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.