TheKing (11) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer for my second rating, had this one a while back so its a little hazy...
-Aroma- Chocolaty, with a some nice roasted coffee notes too -Appearance- Black with a little bit of brown, and a three finger tan colored head -Taste- moderate carbonation, had a distinguishable alcohol taste, but sweet as well, somewhat boozy, aftertaste of sweet malts -Palate- My favorite characteristic about this one, filled the mouth nicely, thick and creamy, delicious -Bottom Line- Excellent beer for rating # 2, good taste and aroma
branlovesbeer (11) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour: On the pour, it was jet black. After about 5 seconds, a brown, one inch head formed.
Look: Beautiful black with nice strong steady carbonation.
Aroma: Lovely date, prune, raisin, and tobacco aroma. Very light hop spice. While the dark roasted malt is dominant in the aroma, the hop spice comes through.
Taste: Again with the wonderful date, prune, raisin, and tobacco flavors. But there is also a chocolate flavor. And again the hop spice comes through. It’s difficult to pinpoint any particular hop flavor but it is definitely there. There are so many complex flavors in this beer. It is so complex.
Worth the money: I paid $9.99 for a 64oz growler fill at Total Wine. It is sooo worth the money. I look forward to seeing this beer on growler fill again because I will certainly pay it.
Verdict: I give this beer a 9. It is so good. So lovely. I can’t wait to get more of this beer.
Don’t miss out on this beer. You will absolutely love this beer if you are a fan of dark beers.
jjrice997 (10) - , New York, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The initial flavor has a delicious maltiness, but the finish is weak, with mostly carbonation resonating on your tongue.
jlocolorado (9) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It is like dinner in a bottle. Excellent complex flavor caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, toast, herbs, earthy, smoke, woody, my favorite.
PJMTL (9) - LaPrairie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, really not what I was expecting from an 8% stout fron Sri Lanka.It poured with a thick brown head that lasted till the end. Mellow sweet with hints of chocolate & coffee. Very smooth and lots of complex side flavors (all good) including hits of wood, The high alcohol is present but does not bite your toung the way you woud expect.
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.
Dowdfather (8) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great balanced carmely choclate flavor. There is a certain temp. it hits about 10-15 min. in and it is at it’s best. Nice creamy head that holds. Beautiful dark color. One of my favorites thus far.
BlindSangamon (8) - Chatham, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very satisfying stout - well-developed burnt-malt bitterness, just enough sweetness to balance, comforting mouthfeel, with hoppy finish. Well balanced without the excesses found in many domestic imperial stouts. It’s even cheaper than Guiness at my local booze store, fercryinoutloud. A real winner.
worldbfat (8) - USA - OCT 11, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing frightens me quite like the small inset image of Michael Jackson on the rear label of my Lion Stout bottle. Actually it would be more accurate to call him "Spectral Michael Jackson," judging from his ghostly half-materialization out of the inky darkness. Why does he have a look of horrified shock in his eyes as he sips this beer? Maybe he wagered the life of his first born that it would taste like crap. Whoops, Mike, this is a very good stout. It smells chocolately, tastes the same, with roasted malt flavor and a nice amount of hop bitterness as well. It definitely holds its own against the best of the stouts. Buy this, so next time Lion Brewery can afford to get the REAL Michael Jackson to pose for their label. The one who led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 1996.
docdarby69 (8) - USA - JUL 19, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the best stouts that I’ve had in a while. Great lasting head with a strong aroma of choclate. Smooth finish. I recommend to and stout lover.