veronika (410) - - AUG 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, nice brown head. Aroma from chocolate, toffee and sweet licorice. Salty licorice flavor, chocolate and some coffee. Bitter, salty finish.
Luneylane (63) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - DEC 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a small can from our recent holiday in Singapore, rated back-to-back with Guinness Foreign Extra Stout. this one comes in at 6%. Aroma: yeasty caramel. Appearance: looks like Guinness without the head. Palate: medium-bodied, slightly creamy, soft carbonation. The roasted malt comes through, but it’s rather thin. Finish lacks complexity. Taste: nicely malty - intuitively, I feel the bottled product is probably more satisfying. Not bad though.
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.8% Sri Lankan version. Light metallic, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, cacao, light caramel. Murky black, medium, creamy, beige head. Medium sweet. More dark chocolate and roasted malts, soft carbonation, full bodied, dry and creamy texture, light bitterness in the finish. Decent Foreign Stout, well-balanced, could do with more complexity and initially was slightly off in the aroma. Bottle from The Pub, Kandy.
BenL8 (89) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Obviously this isn’t as good as the lion stout, which due to floods is ATM (very sadly) very difficult to get in Sri Lanka. It’s still a nice stout, especially if you’ve been drinking kingfisher for 3+ weeks... Comes with a dark frothy head when poured. Aroma is quite nice, dark malts, roast and liquorice are very noticeable with some booze in the background. Flavour is rather mild considering the abv. Creamy and malty mouthfeel followed by a very roasty taste full of caramel. Could be more complex but it’s a nice beer overall.
ulrikolsen (450) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Aroma is dark malts with hints of caramel, coffee and roasted malt. Taste has roasted malts, roasted caramel and coffee. Finish is smooth and soft and semi-sweet.
mile (3861) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can ( 6% Singapore). Very dark brown - almost black, average to large and mostly lasting light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light coffee with faint - light roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, light - some caramel and faint roasted malt, light - some coffee, faint hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel with faint - light roasted malt, light coffee, faint - light hoppyness and faint alcohol. Sweetish stout with caramel and notes of coffee and faint roastiness. Could be drier with less caramel. Nice head though.
zvsn (1725) - ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample, thanks Tom. Pours brown black with a biege head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, caramel and prunes. Sweet malt, cofffee, chocolate, caramel, a bit green and fruity, dry-finish. Medium-bodied.
rayaron (1489) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L place. Thanks Tom L. 6% abv. Opaque brown with small beige head. Aroma of prune, date honey and coffee. Sweetish flavor, sourish with notes of prune, date honey, coffee, "green", a bit salty, bitter-sour finish. Light to medium-bodied.
MBlessing (973) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
323 ml dose 6% in Singapur, schwarzer Farbe schaum ok, Geruch kräftig röstmalz, Geschmack röstmalz süsslich mit leicht herber Abgang
DrNosha (1829) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
323ml Dose in Singapur mit 6,0%. Dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes klares Bier mit beigem Schaum. Extremes Röstaroma. Kafee, chickore, etwasVanille. Im Antrunk auch sehr viel verbrannte Röstaromen. Fast schon kratzig auf der Zunge. Leichte Süsse.
Tide (3099) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at bar (Cambodian version). Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, alcohol, a bit of nuts and coffee. Bitter finish with roasted malts, alcohol, nuts and a bit of coffee. Really bad, alcoholic stout.