tranum (34) - delafield, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
well balanced. A unique stout that is very smooth and has hintw of chocolate and coffee.
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark pour with a large head. The aroma of malts,chocolate and malts. A very creamy taste, carbonation is low and you can lightly taste the alcohol. I found the stout enjoyable.
McZythos (34) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good head, forthy foam. Very black beer. The nose shows aromas of chocolate coffee and caramel. Nothing exceptional. The body is light, very light ,and I was quite surprised because the ABV is high, although there is alcoholic notes and some hints of iron or metal which are quite disturbing and covers the light black currant, plum and port-wine aftertaste. Quite disappointing...
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle pours solid black that the sun seemed incapable of penetrating. big brown head , leaving lotsa lacing
aroma chocolate and coffee
flavor- toffee chocolate coffee, fruity warming alcohol in the (sweet) finish. low bitterness. Thick palate low carbonation. not bad at all.
hopphead88 (32) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a opaque dark brown with a sticky tan head. Aromas of anise, cocoa and light grassy hops. Very full bodied with flavors of milk chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and earth . Its sweet and sticky on the palate with a long finish. A superb sout.
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an outstanding stout. Very well balanced between hops and malt with an velvet like dark brown head. Dark black color but very soft on the palate. Good coffee background flavor
verge (32) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like the last comment, I cant beleive this is from Sri Lanka. It was spawned when European Tea Harvesters in Sri Lanka in the later 19th century yearned for a british brew. Very dark pour with a brown lingering head. Aromas of coffee and molasses. Creamy mouthfeel with a bitter/chocholate finish. I love this stuff for the price and availablity.
Edward104 (31) - Herrin, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour into glass. Pours a nice brown, thick head, small bubbles not quite as creamy as Dry Stouts. Very dark brown/black body. Head lasts several minutes.
Smell: not much smell
Taste: Malty, coffee, chocolate, possibly what a mocha porter should taste like. 8% abv and you do not taste it! Very smooth.
Mouthfeel: Watery viscosity, quite carbonated
Overall: Fantastic. Could easily put several back (though it’s 8%abv). Excellent, Not as good as Great Lakes’ Porter, but a good alternative.
LakeHigh (31) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lion stout tastes very similar to my last home brew. There was a little too much chocolate or coffee bitterness, and the flavor got more powerfull as I continued, but this is a good stout, with most of the flavors in the right places. It is a bottle conditioned beer, and I wish my bartender knew how to pour one, but I still have to give it a thumbs up.
Bopper81 (31) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive for an International stout. Very roasty, very big on the mocha notes. Alot of coffe. Alot of chocolate.
Pours perfectly black with two fingers of cocoa colored head.
This is great!