richie747 (19) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Considering Sri Lanka is a Muslim country, amazing beer!
8.8%alc in a 625ml bottle at Gateway Hotel near CMB airport.
A black, almost red body with tan head that whitens with perfect lacing.
Mild aroma, but smashed with dark fruit and strong malt.
Some slight smoke/rausch taste, followed by heavy complex roasty backbone.
Cuso (3365) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from McTapps, many thanks. Almost black color with medium beige head. Dark fruits, roasted malr, coffee. Taste, dark fruits, coffee. Alcohol is well hidden. Long fruity finish with light hoppy bitterness. Very tasty beer.
Gurthnar (956) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma a bit boozy, raisins, grapes, plums. Heavy. Very dark colour. Taste is light sour, plums, ripe fruits. Drinks quite well. Good beer, although a bit boozy. Alcoholey finish.
MisoW (518) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma is grapes, coffee, dark berries, milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, dark berries, roasted malt, hints of alcohol, grapes. Nice bittersweet coffee finish.
andriesradu (301) - ROMANIA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with almost no head. Nice olive aroma also sweet, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, again some olives which I can feel almost in all the foreign stouts. Excelent
GIJOE (342) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Niche Cafe in Bangkok. Pours black with a tan head that fades quickly. Nose is dark roasted grain and malt with notes of anise. Sweet flavor. Medium body, lively carbonation. Quite good!
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Hermod (2560) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Black color, brown, thick head, looks great. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and yeasty notes. Flavor has chocolate, coffee, berries, yeasty notes and roastedness. Finish has strong coffee notes. Musty, almost full bodied, smooth. Tasty stout with some yeasty/berry notes that perhaps not belongs there.
Douberd (1200) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 8.8%
Pours a totally black beer, with two fingers of dark brown head, thick and creamy. Good retention and nice formed lacing around the glass.
Aroma is of roasted malts, light alcohol, vanilla, porto wine.
Taste is lightly acidic at the beginning, then chocolate and malts are replacing it. Roasted malts and coffee on the aftertaste, nicely bitter, with the alcohol very well hidden.
Medium body, good carbonation with a bite on the tongue on the finish.
Overall unexpectedly good!
teddybeer (1867) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Thanks to McTapps]. Bottle. Black colour with a creamy and dense beige head, good lasting with nice lacework. Aroma is roasty, with light smoke notes and chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, good maltiness, notes of chocolate and light coffee. On palate results a beer very smooth, dense and moderate creamy.
berntholer (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite dense mocha head that disappears with structured lacing. coffee colour. aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, esters, yeast, grass. taste like aroma with slight alcoholic and sweet aftertaste. quite dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation. not bad, just a bit too sweet. can 33 cl / bbf oct-2013