mike5326 (461) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Thick black color, large frothy tan head, medium lacing. Slight pepper and malt smell. Medium bodied sweet caramel malt flavor, with a mineral finish.
allmyvinyl (968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle shared at home. Pours jet black with good tan head. Lots of roasted aromas, coffee, dark malts, dark chocolate, liquorice. Taste is big and rich, with a lot of roasted coffee bitterness, but also rounded and smooth. Slips down very easily for an 8.8%er. Lovely.
MaroonOrange (78) - - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark pour with nice creamy head. Blackberries and molasses on the nose. Robust flavor with lots of molasses and mocha and a dark fruit finish. Very intense flavor.
daustin (4) - - SEP 8, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan. It's too bitter for my taste. It's not a bad beer but the bitterness overtakes everything
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
LilBeerDoctor (3204) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, raisin, dark fruits, sweet chocolate. Flavor is sweet malt initially, chocolate malt, then roasted malt and dark fruits. Pleasant stout, on the sweeter side, but quite drinkable for the high abv.
MrHangover (1784) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thnx to McTapps, cheers! Pours a dark brown, almost black beer with a big, brown head on top. Aroma of licorice, roast and ashes. Flavour is sweet and sugary, big molasses present and alcohol is very well hidden. Easy drinkable. Iíve really enjoyed this one, did not expect it to be this good. Nice.
migwell (21) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Southern Asia is not a place to go if you are looking for good beer. Iíve travelled extensively in the region, and most of the beers are real crap, so imagine my astonishment when I arrived in Sri Lanka and had a 650 ml of this outstanding brew. Definitely a world class stout, and at 8.80 ABV, it certainly makes for a cheap night out! This is a really dark brew, with lots of full toasted flavor. It goes down easy but packs a wallop. Absolutely the top brew in this part of the world.
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, thanks to marce for this one!) pours black in colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of cherries, yeast, roasted malts, light smoked ham, brown sugar, grass and a hint of peaches. flavour is mostly roasted malts and dark chocolate, with lots of brown sugar, a light coffee sweetness, some fudge and a light herbal-hoppy finish. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
stravale (1678) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh  7.5% abv
Black, nice tan head
Aroma - Deep rich dark malts, soft roast, spicy coffee, soft chocolate, dark fruits, tad unusual
Taste - rich dark sweet malts, soft mellow roast, hint of dough, bit earthy, dark chocolate, some coffee, dark toffee malts, bit spicy, has an unusual edge to the flavour
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, quite sweet palate. Finish as main flavour, little dry.
Overall - Has itís own bit unique taste - an unusual spicy note Iím not overly sure about. Certainly worth trying.
caplinlee (37) - KAZAKHSTAN - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought in a shop in Sri Lanka. There was a lot going on here in terms of the taste. A rather complex beer. At 8.8% I found it a bit too strong for my liking.