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 (1265) - 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.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with a large beige head. Coffee, chocolate, and slight ash aromas. Sweet malt, chocolate, raisin, and roasted coffee flavors.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 Black color, opaque, with a large, frothy, rocky beige head. The aroma was full of chocolate, plums, raisins, coffee, tar, and caramel. The flavor was very similar to the aroma...lots of chocolate and plums, a nice alcohol kick, and a distinctive salty character throughout. Soft, creamy feel with a semi-dry finish. Wonderful! Thanks BBB63.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Black bodied with a thin but lasting brown head. Aroma is very roasted with hints of alcohol. Flavor is very roasted and chocolatey with some raisins and other dark fruit which adds a little sweetness. Thick palate but not overly so. Underlying smoke flavor that rises as the beer warms. Great beer.
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rich, deep stout flavour - chocolatey, coffee, chicory, etc. Pours well and holds a creamy, dark head. A bit more carbed than I like my stouts, but you can expect that from I warmer climate I guess. Overall a very nice stout.