GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavor:Good chocolate flavor,sugar and ligh wine flavor....
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
you can smell the milky chocolates and the bittersweetness of this black tempestuous brew. The body is something to behold, sweet sugarcanes and palm trees residing in a stout! Some juice nectar in the smell as well. Deliciously decadent!
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pitch black colour. Medium brown head. Nose consists of roastmaltiness, coffeee, molasses and bitter-chocolate. Mediumbodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Tastes roastmalty, medium sweet and coffeish. Finishes medium bitter, but not in a bitter-chocolatey way, but rather bitterness plus molasses. A really good stout.
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Bottle at beerbistro. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Smells great. The flavour also consists of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate but I would like the coffee and/or chocolate to be even more prominent. Hides the 8% extremely well. Body’s a tad too watery. A little bitter. This is a wonderful beer.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle obtained from beeryum - Thanks Dave! - Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma is deep dark rich roasted malts and chocolate, a touch of smoke even. Flavor is sweet and roasted chocolate malts, plums, figs, some coffee and even a touch of nuts. On the palate this is thick and rich and coats the mouth with creamy smooth flavor. Quite a smooth drinker as the alcohol is completely masked in this one. A very complex and tasty stout!
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Review #299. I wanted to save Lion Stout for my 300th review, but I’ve got a Westy 12 chillin’...
A stalwart, mocha-brown head floats like a sponge atop an über-dark body with a blood red aura. Aromas were roasted almost to the point of being burnt with chocolates, dark fruits and campfire. Flavor starts moderately bitter with chocolate and roasts ending with a semi-sweetness in a thick & syrupy yet creamy smooth palate. My only complaint lies with it’s discreet potency... I made the mistake of enjoying four of these one night before bed and remained mostly drunk the next day at work. But, oh... what a wonderful beer!
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Geiserich (3292) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, creamy head. Nutty aroma, malty, light fruity and sweet. Sweet flavor, malty and creamy.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from HWC: Black in color with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is lightly bitter with some chocolate and coffee a touch of licorice and hints of smoke. Palate light and creamy. Complex and interesting.
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black and thick, big light brown head (hm, that came out a bit dodgy). Full, sweet flavour, some coffee. Salty liquorice aftertaste. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle labeled as Sinha Stout. Black bodied. Moderate chocolate brown head foreshadows the aroma of mild roast and chocolate. A thin layer of acidity lurks beneath. Flavour is surprisingly not sweet, with both a hoppy bitterness and a mild roasty acidity swirling beneath the dark roast malt character. Medium palate is smooth yet oddly watery all at once. Nice beer that failed to impress on this palate.