jbuskirk (604) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Foreign Stout and a damn good introduction to the style. Lion pours black and heady. Aroma has red wine tannens, malt richness, and a hint of booze. Taste is fruity, creamy, chocolaty, buttery, and roasty. Mouthfeel is viscous and smooth. Everything about this stout works, but the complex taste is what keeps you coming back. This is an excellent brew from the beer mecca that is... Sri Lanka?
HuskerTan (748) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Red wine, blackberries, mixed berries, subtle chocolate.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Red wine, blackberries, balanced, subtle dark chocolate.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, long complex finish.
O- Talk about a great beer! I was expected a dry bitter cocoa and watery like stout but this was not it! This was superb! It felt more like a good red wine blended with berries and dark chocolate than anything else. So very complex and balanced....oh, and not to mention, only $3.99 for a bomber! For that kind of price I should’ve bought a case had I know it would be this good.
Dacrza (617) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: April 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... OCCASION: a stout battle--Lion vs. Dragon... APPEARANCE: jet black body that sports a dense, thick, clumpy, clinging brown head that has its show stolen by the web of lacing that paints the glass... AROMA: the Styrian hops initiate a peppery, spicy aroma that suggests candied fruits and a winy, cordial intimidation... PALATE: immediately full-bodied, with a balance of milky softness and substantial warmth... TASTE: mellow prune, mocha chocolate, and warming peat; a formidable collection of flavors; ... OVERALL: the smoothness of this beast is starting, as I have had stouts with half the ABV that went down as easily; a perfect standalone nightcap....
jflopsu (809) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with thick brown head. A strong chcolate, coffee, and cherry aroma. A strong flavor of chcolate, coffee, dark fruits, malts and grains. A dry feel with a vety graining aftertaste.
BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OMG! Lion Stout from Sri Lanka paired with chocolate cheesecake. I can't even believe what I'm tasting. It so delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pumpkin87 (114) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep chestnut brown with thick tan head that dissipates quickly.
The nose is subdued at first, but offers typical stout notes of chocolate, coffee and dark cherry. Chilled, the palate at first presents some of the chalkiness common to harsher coffee beers, but this subsides as it aerates and warms.
While Lion Stout smooths out, it provides fizz and a dry, slightly bitter finish. A good stout from an unexpected location.
DrinkinWell (365) - - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with thick head which dissipates quickly. Aromas are subtle (almost too subtle): chocolate, toffee. Surprisingly bold flavors of bitter cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate. A pretty decent stout.
ianwelby (731) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is exactly what you want from a stout. Dark with a good head, strong chocolatey aroma, a touch of fruit coming through with a dryness (from the malts, maybe?) to ensure it doesn’t become sickly. Delicious.
kingvit (372) - - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: molasses, cocoa, coffee, roasted nuts, milk, cherry; Appearance: dark brown, minimal frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: medium body, long finish, fizzy carbonation, oily texture
Intense roast, rich aroma. Pretty dry and fizzy for a stout but still delicious. Quality to price ratio is high.
Dzhigga (226) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Almost black color with huge steady head. Aroma is very pleasant: roasted coffee, rye bread, bitter chocolate. Taste is complex and rich: lightly sweet with dry fruits notes at the beginning than it goes to nice bitterness in finish. Slightly oily and rich texture. Great stout! Especially surprising that it brewed in tropical country.