thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black/ruby body with a tall foamy tan head. Burnt smell, chocolate, coffee. Nice and thick beer here. Quite bitter and you can taste the alcohol. Tastes of burnt marshmallow, caramel. Perhaps a little bit of a chocolate flavor here. Very nice stout.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, light brown head, strong aroma of roasted chocolate, dark black, oily, slightly sweet and delicious, with a little bitterness in the finish.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found this at Thomas Liquors in St. Paul. Big bottle for $1.99. Couldn’t believe it. Grabbed two. This is a really good stout. Sri Lanka...who’d a thunk it? Bitter chocolate smoothed by roasty and smoky goodness. A very solid stout. Creamy mouthfeel.
IslandHaole (1100) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color of motor oil with a brown foamy head. Rich roasty malt scent. Sweet with traces of coffee, smoke and prunes. Light and very easy to drink. 8% well hidden. I’m still amazed that this is from Sri Lanka!
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black. No head to speak of. Very nice looking brew. F;avor is of roasted malt and very chocolaty. The taste is subtle but there and that’s where I give it credit.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly opaque black with a thick frothy lasting brown head. Absolutely beautiful. Aroma of roast, molasses, vanilla, dark chocolate, and espresso. Medium thick creamy body with soft carbonation. Nice sweet flavor of roast, plum, raisin, espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, and smoke. A little alcohol comes through in the end. Excellent.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Cooler Box, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia. Supper dark brown, thick coffee colour with a brown skumy head that is still sitting in my glass the next morning. Sweet, milk stout aroma. Rich dark roasted flavour. A genuine foreign stout the origins of which I had to research to make sure its not the same as the Guinness Foreign Stout. The following useful website details the history of Guinness Anchor Berhad and Malaysian brewing in general - http://www.iol.ie/~ange/guinmay.html
Earlier Rating: 4/22/2003 Total Score: 4
Bitch black with a chololate brown foaming head. The roasted black malt just lifted out of the glass. Bitter sweet tasting with a long and full palate. This is a complete beer that fully deserves its score.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours black with a big Florida blonde tan head and lots of naughty lace. The aroma is serious malt, a touch of roast, and chocolaty. The flavor is heavily roasted, bitter chocolate, and molasses. The palate is as rich as it can get. Overall, a very nice Foreign Stout.
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown to black, nice lastng creamy head liked the chocolate coffee, nice soft mouth feel enjoyed this stout
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a creamy head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Flavours are coffee, vanilla and dried fruits. Slightly bitter finish.