Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from Footbalm - Thanks! Dark brown, tan head. Woodsy, earthy (mushrooms?) aroma. First flavors are initially spicy, and peppery, with a hint of burnt toast and tar. Crisp hop finish. Thin for a stout, but it fits with the beer. Nice and even kind of refreshing.
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from pioneer 74th street NYC
black w/ tan head,roasty smell,dark malts mabey.
thick rich mouthfeel, coffee and chocolate taste,
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an opaque black, slight ruby hues. Nice thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, perhaps slightly of yeast. Mouthfeel is full, roasted malts predominate. Hops are used appropriately. Quite tasty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Michael Jackson was right about this being an exceptional beer. A remarkably interesting beer that i stock up on every winter. +++ Sampled from a rather pretty 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a large creamy dark brown head. I don’t think a stout can look much better than this one does in the glass. There is a nice roasted malt aroma with a decent hop presence and a hint of sour fruit. The flavor is malty and complex with a mix of chocolate, hops and almost spice. The hops, while noticeable are not overwhelming. The beer is surprisingly sweet and has a long malty chocolate finish. The body is full and smooth. Excellent.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well the reason I had trouble finding this beer is that my bottle says that it is ’Sinha’ stout. OK, I know that Singapore is the Lion City and the Thai beer has a lion on it as well. Black as pitch and creme caramel head. It has a nose that promises a deep, dark and flavoursome beer. Very smooth for a stout of this strength as there is no real harshness. It is good but there is an element missing that doesn’t make me want to rave about this beer.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another big thank you from whichever one of you fellows gave me this beer...truly the beer clouds my judgement! It pours a black color with a hint of red in the light. The head was massive with tan and orange being the predominant colors. The aroma was there, but was pretty weak with faint chocolates, plastic, cocoa beans and caramel/vanilla. The flavor is very malty though somewhat mild bodied. It has a very watery texture with little carbonation and hints of chocolate. This was lacking something...particularly mouthfeel if i had to really choose!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some nice roasted chocolate and toffee notes, and some light caramel present as well. Thisis actually not bad, as I was not expecting too much, but this was actually very refreshing and easy to drink.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle says "Sinha" rather than Lion on the front but it’s a Lion Stout with an 8% ABV so I guess it is the same thing. Pours a very dark opaque brown with a a large fine bubbled mid tan coloured head. Medium malty and light coffee even fruity, butterscotch aroma. Smooth creamy but not too mouth filling palate. Lightly sweet molasses malt start, big bitter roasted malt, coffee and chocolate middle becoming even more bitter and vinous alcohol in the finish. Ear warming alcohol well masked nicely until the end.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a big frothy head. Malty sweet aroma with a bit of cream. Flavor is chocolate, roasted nuts, and the alcohol shows up just a bit. A good, not great stout.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big head. Malty mouthfell. Slighly sweet, some sour vinous notes. Decent, but a little overrated.