ccex (795) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can pours an opaque dark brown/black with lasting tan head and some lacing. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Aroma has all the usual suspects of a good stout mentioned above, plus noticeable dark fruits.Taste is sweet with a drier finish with some alcohol noticeable. Body is medium without too much carbonation. A very good, even great stout from a corner of the planet I’ll probably never visit in my lifetime. Thanks, Lion, for making this available in my neighborhood.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a watery brown with a thick, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and heavy, alcoholic fruit. Flavour of dark chocolate and coffee over heavy berry fruit and malt. Sharp, slightly dry finish.
edpeg (678) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,625 l, ABV 8,8.
Pours black brown, mocha lacing head. Aroma coffee, raw cacao beans, malts. Palate is lick oily thick, carbonation flat warming. Taste is sweet roasty malts, and dry edgy. Finish is sweet,, warm from ABV and has some roasty dry end. Overall pretty drinkable stout.
tom10101 (1053) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330 ml) with the Sinha Stout sticker (8,8% abv). Thanks to czar for giving this bottle, much appreciated! Black with a medium quickly diminishing brown head and some lacing. Interesting aroma with notes of porto, roasted malt, chocolate and hints of caramel. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt and slight caramel notes. Slight bitterness. Dry finish. Slight warming alcohol. That’s a very good Foreign Stout. Nice complexity, good balance... and Sri Lanka tick!
imaragingbull (495) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with big tan head and lace. Big malt aromas atop of a nice floral earthy hop character. Malty aroma of chocolate, toast, raisin, licorice, coffee, burnt tofee and mocha. Medium body, milky malty mouthfeel - generous carbonation. Lingering malt character in balance with a light hop character and bitterness with a very refreshing finish. At 8% ABV booze not noticable.
umich03jm (908) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with an inch thick foamy head that lingers a while. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, cream, and light fruit. Taste has lots of chocolate and fruit character. Very creamy. Thick mouthfeel. A good stout and worth checking out.
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youdictategood (234) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a lasing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee grounds, and a little alcohol. Taste is pretty standard stout - coffee, chocolate, roast. Finishes with an alcohol sting. A little thin on the tongue.
BritAlesRule (208) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and mysterious with a head that disappears quickly. Aroma is bitter chocolate and herbs and spices and also some bakery products, maybe pastries. Mouthfeel is thick and delicious, taste is more bakers chocolate and candied malt and some hop. The balance is unbelievable. If I were a smoker I would think this is the perfect pipe accompaniment. Finishes strong. Awesome.
DeliriumT (327) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ink black with deliciously foamy chocolate head. Aroma is rich roast coffee with syrupy sweet chocolate. Flavour is very rich full-bodied stout, very sweet and velvety
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Soren:
Medium airy but slow disappearing nutty beige tan light brown head on top of a deep dark almost complete black colored beer.
Smell coal, coffee, smoked malts, hint of tar. Nice but just a little bit on the thin side.
Taste smoke, coal, coffee, chocolate, tar, roasted barleys, roasted hay and grains. Light bitterness.
Aftertaste is roasted grass, some coal hints and some herbal smoked hay ish tints.
Low to medium carbo, soft light tingly mouthfeel, good medium body and a light watery bit thin (at first) texture.
Very nice, lovely coal aromas and flavours!