Formerly brewed at Big City Brewing Company
Style: Foreign Stout
Kingston, Jamaica


on tap


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Lion Heart Stout makes the men Roar and the ladies Purr. 100 percent Jamaican stout which, being true to its brewing heritage, is smoother in taste, stronger in body and flavor and not too bitter providing the drinker with the increased ability for excitement, power, tenacity and vigor in pursuit of lifes pleasures.

REDDOGICE's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
REDDOGICE (206) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2009
Some chocolate is in there, and even some sugar, of all things. I wouldn’t drink this again. Simply because I didn’t like it that much. The bottle has made a nice addition to my collection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (1090) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Poured into a shaker pint. Dark brownish black with ruby hues and a nice tan head. Fair lacing. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee on the nose. More the same on the taste with roasted malt and grains standing out. Slight metallic and cardboard tastes present though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cagou007 (591) - FRANCE - DEC 1, 2012
Quite baloance between bitterness and sweetness. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts and caramel. Not strong enough for a stout; but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a small beigey coloured head. A slick, oily and salty stout. Lacking roast but good licquorice flavours. True to style. Sorghum. I like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (39785) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ ChrisOs - Christmas Tasting.

Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, light oxidide - cardboard, brew mash - extract. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101228]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
12th April 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Not as sweet as it;s Jamaican cousin ’Dragon Stout’. Heady mix of dark malt, smoke, licorice and minerals. Dry palate. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
tdtm82 (1304) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle - Chris O’s pre-NY tastings. Bad buy by me .Oh well. Sweet malts; caramel and soy source. Really nothing much going in this and I’m incredibly disappointed as I thought this would be a nice beer. Dried out hops and metallic taste. Clear bottle - light shot probably. Weak Guinness immitation which tastes more like Newcastle Brown Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (15647) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle at Chriso NY Tasting 2010. Black lasting tan head. Musty not as sweet as i feared. Still its pretty poor. Some choc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14703) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours mostly opaque, ruby-brown with a small to medium, beige head. Strong roasted malt aroma, with some dark fruits and chocolate. Medium to strong sweetness with plenty of chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, some fruitiness, and a dry bitterness. Medium bodied average to high carbonation. Finishes sweet, quite chocolatey, with light roast and cocoa, plenty of dryness. Exceptional foreign stout. I was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Thanks to Ian for this. Pours black with a thin off white head. Big toffee, roasted grain aroma. Taste is smooth roasted grain, toffee and chocolate taste. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1684) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2010
Lion Stout from Sri lanka roars with more heart and wears the crown as King of the Foreign stouts but i love this style regardless. Jamaica of couse make Dragon stout but this is cooler cause its not as syrupy or cloying fo 1. Notes of mollasses.Chocolate,raisins, creamy burnt rich malt, burnt toast ...oily huge richess. Cheers ,mohn.

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