Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2001
Sri Lanka? There was a lot of hype surrounding this one, and it lived up to it. Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Thick and black, exhibiting a creamy tan head with a vanilla, ground coffee, chocolate, and smoky malt aroma. Rich flavor treads the line of oversweetness, as the sugary mocha and cocoa malt flavors dominate the underlying hop flavor. Finishes nicely with a bitter, lasting afteraste. Despite what Michael Jackson thinks of this beer, I find it a bit too rich. fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Whoa, that's dark. Black with creamy tan head. Chocolaty aroma with some mild coffee undertones. Roasty and light bodied with hints of coffee and chocolate. Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Few head. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Praline flavour with a disapointing, short aftertaste. Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2001
My offering was 8%, as clearly indicated on the bottle. This offering seemed to be a Sweet Stout trying to play with the big Imperials, but getting its ass kicked. No big standout flavors or complexity, but a respectable session stout. Mildly roasty.
The Friar99 (223) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2001
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Strong chocolate and mocha presense. This may sound wierd but I could swear as I drank this beer it helped my sinuses clear up. ravidesai (979) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
a real surprise froim Sri lanka.
an excellent bottle conditioned stout.
nice roasted malt aroma and taste.
slightly 'chewy' palate.
TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2003 You guys are all crazy. This was the most magnificent and unique stout that I have ever tried. Great cocoa and mocha flavors. Although, mine was very fresh which could definitely help. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 Dark with a big and rocky head. Rich, sweet and chewy. Decently balanced. Evident alcohol. Subtle chocolate and coffee flavors were nice. Roasty and a little spicy. Somewhat cloying at times. Pretty good stuff, but like a few others, I found it just a little under par to the hype. A decent stout, sure, but not as great as some make it out to be.