migwell (23) - - 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. I’ve 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 (3176) - 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 (1706) - 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 it’s own bit unique taste - an unusual spicy note I’m 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.
Grumbo (425) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from international food store in Ipswich. Black in colour, with a large frothy brown head. Roasted malt, coffee, and very sugary sweet aroma. Too sticky on the palate, has a full body, minimal carbonation with a very sweet finish.
kapusil (445) - HUNGARY - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, sour cherries and cocoa. Taste of coffee, caramel, sour cherry and milk chocolate. Medium-full body, creamy texture. Very nice one.
Brenhophead (474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle label "Sinha stout" 8.8%. Pours rich black with a mocha head and a nice brown sugar/molasses like aroma. The flavour is dominated by burnt toffee/molasses with mild ashy notes.
ansjelaah (875) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken met dutchdrebus en benzai, zwarte kleur, beige schuimkraag, ruikt en smaakt bitter, koffie, drop, zoet
DutchDrebus (3124) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Pitch black with a medium sized light brown head. Smells roasty, coffee, tar, earthy. Tastes coffee, roasty, sweet, earthy. Medium body, nice carbo.
adamjackson (1764) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Midnight oil. Mocha and charcoal with toffee. Taste is pretty sweet. Lots of oak and burnt charcoal.