RexTalionis (2082) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolatey notes, sweetish syrup and
some wooden notes in aroma. Quite smooth even if sligthly thick mouthfeel and feels a bit raw. Coffee
liqour, burnt wood, roasted malty notes in taste. A bit harsh though on the whole. Sweet sugary notes, some coffee
and wood in finish.
zvsn (369) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at the tasting. Pours dark brown almost black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste - very sweet with coffee notes, sticky syrupy mouthfeel. The beer is not in its best, feels stale, will be happy to try it again.
cfarr069 (6) - Rockland, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Brotherís in Ottawa. A great stout considering both the price and itís region of origin. Good aroma, appearance and palate, typical of a foreign stout. Great balance in the taste between chocolate and coffees, and an excellent mildly bitter aftertaste. My new beer of choice.
mike5326 (614) - 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 (1835) - 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 (120) - - 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
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LilBeerDoctor (3297) - 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 (2071) - 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 (28) - - 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.