Borresteijn (6211) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Can, brought from Sri Lanka, thanks Thijs! Been on my wish list for a while. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, coffee and cream, some chocolate. Flavour is of roasted malts, some coffee and cream, liquorice, light minty (like Zwitserse kruisjes drop), some plain chocolate, bitter finish, hint of metal. Medium bodied at best. Not as great as I hoped, but nice though.
kto (757) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 pours almost opaque black with a steady deep cocoa head and a nice lacing. aroma of roasted malts, leather, coffee, plum brandy. flavour roasted grains, bitter chocolate, coffee, cherries, licorice, salt. full body. alcohol is well hidden. some sediment flecks at the bottom.
Brew_Cat (117) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 29, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
35cl bottle @home, bought at Beer Corner, Athens. This was part of my DIY beer&food pairing experiments. Today’s plate was pork steak marinaded in chilli, coriander, paprika spices, fresh tarragon and rosemary, olive oil and scotch ale, along with mashed potatoes and whole grain bread roasted in the remnants of the pork’s juices. The pairing was one hell of a success! Couldn’t even imagine how beautifully this stout would be paired with my food. Definitely one of the most tasteful stouts I’ve had so far. Pours opaque black with dark brown long lasting head. Fizzy carbonation, excellent lacing, full body with bitter-sweet finish and smooth sweet aftertaste. Heavy in alcohol content and strong malty character. Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel. brown sugar and hints of chocolate. Resin and pine hops. Hints of licorice, raisin and dried fruits melting sweetly in your mouth. The food and beer pairing created complex layers of several sweet tastes, and made me smile like a five-year old. Great stout!
altonbrownd (5298) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/12/2011 10:02:07 PM Stout in a can from the Cracked Kettle. Nice dark brown pour with frothy tan malt. Nose of chocolate and malt. Really nice. Thick, creamy texture. Taste is also of chocolate, malts and coffee. Surprisingly good. Thanks Jeff!
KoRoBeNiKi (138) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this is the first beer I’ve tried from Sri Lanka.
Tap from Kottu house in New York. Poured quite black with a large tan head. Sweet malty roasted aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Similar taste as well, a bit more coffee maybe. Very smooth compared to most "Foreign Stouts" which makes it quite drinkable for a coffee stout.
ryecatcher (1291) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Big stouty brownish-black pour, opaque with a billowing espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention and lacing. Nose is roasty, cocoa, coffee, butterscotch. Mouth is medium-full, creamy, bittersweet, roasty character with chocolate, coffee, dates, toasted spices, touch of soot near a relatively dry finish. Never had a beer from Sri Lanka, but so far we’re batting .1000 -- this one is at least a base hit.
Mjp12 (1316) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really decent imperial stout, which is very easy to find in Sri lanka. Great dark fruit , chocolate and coffee notes. Goes brilliantly with a Sri lankan curry, which is coconut heavy, a great beer
smroush (197) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has an interesting roasted plum aroma that is fairly unusual. The sweetness and alcohol are pretty apparent.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
625ml bottle(s) in Sri Lanka. Costs as little as 90p at the state run liquor stores. Thick syrupy dark black pour with thick sticky brown head. Aroma is strong roasted Malts, soy and coffee. Good texture and a great alternative to all the horrible malt liquors in Sri Lanka which taste like paint stripper. Drunk side by side, sando stout is pretty similar, perhaps better.
PMgep (227) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Gift from a friend. This is quite a nice stout. Dark beautiful colour, nice roasted aroma.