branlovesbeer (14) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pour: On the pour, it was jet black. After about 5 seconds, a brown, one inch head formed.
Look: Beautiful black with nice strong steady carbonation.
Aroma: Lovely date, prune, raisin, and tobacco aroma. Very light hop spice. While the dark roasted malt is dominant in the aroma, the hop spice comes through.
Taste: Again with the wonderful date, prune, raisin, and tobacco flavors. But there is also a chocolate flavor. And again the hop spice comes through. It’s difficult to pinpoint any particular hop flavor but it is definitely there. There are so many complex flavors in this beer. It is so complex.
Worth the money: I paid $9.99 for a 64oz growler fill at Total Wine. It is sooo worth the money. I look forward to seeing this beer on growler fill again because I will certainly pay it.
Verdict: I give this beer a 9. It is so good. So lovely. I can’t wait to get more of this beer.
Don’t miss out on this beer. You will absolutely love this beer if you are a fan of dark beers. mojorisn (26) - - NOV 3, 2012
For a cheap beer this really doesn’t taste cheap. One of my favourites for a decade now. The high ABV is masked by the roasted coffee and chocolate, but still very there in a good way. Only two bucks a bottle from LCBO and 8.8%. Just bought a Shipyard Imperial Porter, which is delicious, but more than double the price and very comparable. Thank you Sri Lanka for exporting your beer all the way here, my favourite go-to Stout. polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2014
330 ml bottle, at home @10°C
Pitch black colour. Large and thick brown head. Excellent aroma of various types of wood, chocolate and tobacco. Full and rich flavour with roastiness , hops and sweetness are perfectly and smoothly balanced. Really, really excellent beer. Very recommendable! TorbenJensen (1528) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Color is black, it smells wonderful of smoke, mocha and a little chocolate. The taste is gentle and carefully spread it a smoky flavor of coffee, chocolate and light English licorice in the mouth. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2000
A first for me a ’Tropical Stout’, lighter in body and not so harsch. Great nose, vanilla, chocolate, and a bit of the hops at the finish. Quite good and a 8.0 ABV, mild but pleasing.
ravidesai (978) - 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.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2002
This stuff literally came exploding out of the bottle and poured a huge and beautifully beige head. The aroma is intriguing - i’ve been out boiling sap in a big iron kettle and it reminds me of that swirl of steam and woodsmoke, with chocolate accents. The taste is complex, too, and excellently expresses the chocolate promise of the nose, dried cherries, and, I kid you not, smoked fish! And I mean that in the best sense of well smoked whitefish from northern Michigan. And all of this goodness comes to you through an amazing velvety texture. This is a superb stout! ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2003
Burnt nose of roasted coffee, fruit (nectarine-ish), chocolate, flowers, smoke, toffee, brown sugar and spices. Pours a pure black. The huge rocky head is the brown commonly found in chocolate milkshakes, lasts a while and has good lacing. The warm and flowery flavor is sweet and roasted with light acidity. The finish is bittersweet. The full and rich body is chewy and soft. The finish is dry. What a pleasant surprise. MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
Sweet smell of hops and coffee. Flavours of chocolate. coffee,etc. This is an incredible beer, dynamic, robust hops and one of the best finishes. Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
This is an outstanding stout. Very well balanced between hops and malt with an velvet like dark brown head. Dark black color but very soft on the palate. Good coffee background flavor