jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Black, pretty thick brown head. A bit sweet nose with notes of fruits. Full body. Roasted flavor with notes of coffee, fruits and chocolate. Was my last rate at evening so sense of taste was allready gone.
bigben873 (189) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
March Madness 2011
Aroma - very light hop aroma
Appearance - DARK, creamy, solid head
Taste - STRONG stoudt
Palate - FULL bodied
Overall - WOW, a BIG stout
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not a fan at all, not a very well balanced beer. Not very much hop character to balance the sweetness, a lot of alcoholic flavours dominating.
smroush (189) - 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.
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 ounce bottle- poured out an opaque, shiny black with a thick foam head. Aroma was burned wood and toasted malts. Excellent pallet, smooth and mouth-filling. Taste was everything one could expect from a world class stout. Smokey, with a wash of toast, a slight alcohol tang at the finish kept this fine beer from a truly stratospheric score. Sri Lanka? Who knew?
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an ultra rich dark black with a thick chocolate color head. Flavor is complex with hints of Carmel and toffee. This is a definitely a most for any stout fan.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark, solid black liquid that when held up to light, can not be seen through with a small to medium sized, light caramel colored head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is a deeply rich, lightly burned coffee with a lightly sweet caramel tone. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. Absolutely NO hop flavor detected - a big plus. Palate is so smooth, I thought I was drinking Militec-1. No alcohol flavor detected - yet this beer warms the belly somehow. An absolute victory - WOW!! This beer is outstanding, incredible, and can be sipped or quaffed in mouthfuls with no restraint. The only thing this beer is missing is a longer lasting, good looking head - otherwise perfect. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
extremely pleasant and mild stout with a robust presence.
Quite enjoyable, not trying to be something extra like so many stouts, just exceptionally excellent, which it is.
PatIrish (182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, pours a lovely dark black with a nice tab head. Aroma's are chocolate, black licorice, roasted espresso. Slight creamy aspect on the palate, sweet, bold & pleasantly bitter. Nice stout.
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bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was an unusual looking stout for me as the generous head produced, even with a careful pour, appeared to be a brown oatmeal sponge. The distinct coffee aroma invited my first taste to find the almost grainy medium body was easy to drink. The sweet aftertaste was present as an occasional sense of wateryness.