DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with decent brown foam. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Taste: chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, hint of vanilla, quite sweet. Medium carbonation. An okey beer.
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black brown body with a big foamy light brown head. Aromas of caramel sweet with a bit of roasty notes. Taste is similar. Medium body. Good mouthfeel. Good balance but lacking something.
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. The nutty aroma is very mild and quite sweet. Also smell chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Flavour follows the aroma and is also mild.
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, chocolate, solvent, taste is rich caramel and toffee, some chocolate, falls flat.
mariuszek (535) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma and taste are mainly caramel sweet with a bit of roasty notes. Low bitterness, very drinkable however.
Vestergaard (911) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to LukasMH. Pours black with a small, brown head. Aroma is surprisingly not very roasty. Very malty and sweet, and with some corn. Taste is pretty sweet as well. No roast, no bitterness. More light a strong pilsner of some kind. Oh well. Not particularly bad!
Dacrza (632) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: April 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... OCCASION: a stout battle--Lion vs. Dragon... APPEARANCE: a jet black body that sees its brown head thin with some tracings and crests of lace... AROMA: some caramel to start, with pungent sugars and bubblegum; malts are dry biscuit; hops are tough to isolate... PALATE: lively, thick as molasses and creamy at the finish--fizzy at the teeth... TASTE: sugary sweet, with some mint leaves, pear and apple, and cola--a thin profile that doesn’t deter its drinker from enjoyment, but does limit the conversation about it; some cherry factors in late... OVERALL: a beer that hides its alcohol content well; the ending flavor suggests a slight astringency; the wee bottles (9.6 fluid ounces) seem quaint but stunted...a loser to the Lion Stout, but little shame in that...
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, dates, figs and molasses. Flavor is dark, rich, and lightly sweet malt, molasses, treacle, dates and figs with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
alobar (3096) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, and brown sugar. Molasses and brown sugar flavor with some roasted malt. Very sweet.
MunBro (808) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark pour, nice foamy tan head. Strange flavour for a stout. Lots of roasted barley and malt flavours but also a lot of funk.