HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a big fluffy tan head and great lacing. Smoky/roasty malt nose with notes of oxidation. Very smooth caramel and roast flavor with a nice hop bittternesss in the finish. It hides the 8% abv. very well. Not great but not bad either.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured jet black with a light brown head that left a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is rather weak for a stout, with notes of chocolate and some roastedness. Taste is slightly sweet in the very beginning with some subtle chocolatiness, but then moves to a mocha flavor and an intense bitterness that lingers stubbornly throughout the entire palate. Makes me want to wash my mouth out with something. I had high hopes for this, and overall Iím not impressed.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: A deep dark brown color with a full, foamy, tan head (low retention. Aroma is dull and muted: Roasty and chocolaty with a light hop presence. Metallic notes. Flavor: sweet start with a dominant roasted taste, chocolaty, and a lightly dry and metallic finish. Palate: medium bodied and creamy with low co2. This beer seems to have under utilized the assets of the ingredients. Not a bad beer, but not well balanced and not memorable.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a mild aroma-smoky caramel molasses notes and faintly vinous with a long lasting collar of lacing. Medium to full bodied, creamy with a lovely semisweet chocolate flavor and coffee, BBQ and bacon rind notes. Not skimpy at all but very drinkable with an ABV that will sneak up on you. I’ll be buying this one again.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice stout which I could drink all day every day without a problem. Lots of mocha in the aroma in flavor. Black of course with a brown head and good lace.
skortila (5303) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Dutch ratebeermeeting) Aroma of roasted malt. Bit like meat or a smoked beer. Black coloured with a decent brown head. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, mocca, meat and bitterness. Very smooth, very nice!
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can they brew beer in Sri Lanka?!! Yes they can! Deep black color, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, bacon or meat. Taste is bitter, roasted malty. Bitter palate. Simple stout, but nicely balanced.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark, black with tan head. some lacing. flavors include mocha, molases and plum. full bodied and quite sticky. nice bitter finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10.22.04 625ml bottle. Totally black beer with thick, fluffy, biege head that lasts and clings. Maybe the best looking stout Iíve poured. Big chocolate and coffee aromas; rich smelling and deep. Slight aromas of olivey brine and far-off lamp oil smoke. Less attenuated flavors than I expected: charcoal, chocolate dusted truffle, coffee finish. Palate begins damp and easy but expands to a creamy goodness that coats and fills the whole mouth. Very nice, a world class stout to be sure. Definitely the best beer Iíve had from Sri Lanka.
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled(330ml). -found this one in Boras, Sweden. the best beer I found on my trip to sweden and back, deep black coloured with creamy brown head, dark chocolate aroma with some coffee hints, nice chocolate alcoholic finish