zvsn (368) - 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.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasted flavor, not a bad stout.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sour nose and a black onyx colour. Taste is mainly malty with coffee tones. Kick on the tip of the tongue. Goes away quickly. Goes down easy and you don’t notice the alcohol content
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
When one thinks of Sri Lanka, they think of chutney and saaris, but not stouts. At 8% alc., the bit of alcohol is noticeable. Nicely smooth and creamy. Maybe even a bit nutty and roasty. Too much bite.
heemer77 (5075) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gotta love the pic of Michael Jackson on the side of the six pack. Poured with a fairly large tan head. Some ruby highlights show up when held to light. Aroma is sweat socks and day old coffee. Couldn’t get much else in smells. Awful aroma. The mouthfeel is slick with a light playfulness, suprising for the style. Also, plenty of carbonation. The taste has some sugar sweetened coffee. I hate to say it, but I hate sweet coffee. Also a hint of tobacco and some bourbon. This is decent, but nothing to get excited about.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from brickskeller. pours a low head and opaque dark color. very little aroma (could just be the number of beers i’ve had), but flavor is dominated by dark chocolate, nuts, roast, and some other fruitiness (figs?). Finishes far too sweet for my taste: my tongue feels like a sticky mess.
Eructoblaster (2823) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark brown body topped with a thin but lasting beige foamy head. Decent but rather unidimensional dark chocolate/coffeeish aroma. Taste is quite pleasant and hides the alcohol pretty well, but it also lacks complexity. It leaves a short bitter/roasty aftertaste. Not bad at all.
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yummy. A little sweet and not much dry enough. Aftertaste is sweet. Good cocoa stout. Would buy again. Cheap.
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma forced the score to be so low. It smelled like a stale bottle left open overnight. The first gulp was bitter like a coffee flavour, then went down a fruity/chocolatey taste after that. Good beer, especially the last drink, but the aroma threw me off. Maybe my sense of smell was off at the time.
sfontain (758) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle for $1.50 from From The Vine in Lewis Center, OH. Deep black with a thick, dark brown head. Aroma roasty with dark fruit and very light chocolate and licorice; ridiculously bitter and biting from the hops; far, far too bitter; dry, hoppy, coffee finish; alcohol doesn’t show. Medium-thin and sticky. This beer is so overrated it should be illegal.