BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty molassesy smell, yum yum! Deep dark brown in colour. Thick dark brown head. Does not disappoint in taste.. very similar to the smell. Wow. Not bitter like Iím used to in a stout. I like very much!
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of my first stouts...I figured might as well start with the good stuff. Really leaves a coating on your mouth afterwards. There is a clear nutty nose and a malty middle and tail. Overally pretty good I think as a beer drinker who is making their way to darker beers.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very pleasant, almost scotchy burnt malt aroma. Dark and thick, with a light head. Hints of coffee and chocolate, giving way to a pleasant, fruity aftertaste.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. has a sweet molasses aroma. pours almost black with a very thick light brown head. very sweet with a heavy roasted taste.
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Good beer. I am generally not a big fan of the higher percent vol. alcohol stouts, but i enjoy it in small doses.
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black into the glass. Beautiful two-finger coffee colored head of thick foam. Retention is okay. Lacing is great.
Very nice nose. Smells of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Roasted chocolate malts. Very nice smokey notes. Dark fruits.
Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Huge roasted malt flavor. Slight hints of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and cherries. Touch of dried fig flavor. Here, also, is a very nice touch of smoke.
Feels very good. Nice and medium thick body. Slick and almost oily. Personally, Iíd like it to be a tad bit thicker, but it is still very good.
This is an excellent representation of what a good stout should be. Iím very surprised that this is from outside of America. Tastes like a big American stout. Alcohol is very well hidden.
This brew is extremely drinkable. I want more.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful - pitch black, amber head with very good lacing. medium to full body, with a hit of chocolate and coffee. Malty and very drinkable, a very good beer.
Pumpkin87 (231) - - 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.
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
625ml, black with active, tan, mostly dissipating head. Malty, grainy, metallic, faint coffee beans. Rich creamy flavors, roasted malt, light chocolate, metallic again. Light bitter finish. Very easy drinking, and a pleasant surprise. Don’t judge a beer by its price. This seemed too cheap to trust until I went for it today. Will buy this again.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a whole lot of aroma, but like others said, slight coffee smell. Pours to a big head, foamy head. Big flavors. Chocolate, coffee, carmel, and a hint of malt. Pleasent finish; not overpowering, but definately there. This is a very well-rounded complex beer. Not as heavy as an imperial stout, but bigger than many Stouts Iíve tried. Definately a treat!