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!
BrainDead (30) - Derby, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mine was not live. I think the bottles are pasteurised despite what it says on the label. Even so, this is one of the better bottled stouts I’ve sampled this winter.
Zymologist (30) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is Arthur Guinness’s wet dream. Bombastic, but not overblown. Apparently, Sri Lanka means "flavor country" in Sri Lankan. Perhaps a hint of alcohol feedback, but it gives Globalization a good name. A head more unique than gryphen’s; enough body it could give venus de milo arms and still have appendages to spare.
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have only tried this beer in its home country, where the heat of a summers day in Kandy may affect my tasting somewhat but I found it to be an excepionally flavoursome beer, not to sweet considering the ABV. The colur was a tempting dark red. The aroma of fruit and chocolate.
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Lion Stout
Chocolate City meets the Pacific.
I must admit I had a slew of predispositions about this beer.
I was thinking a Sri Lankan brew, really?
After watching the rolling, silky, fat-girl-in-satin-nightie pour- the first taste coaxed me into submission until I was lapping at the lion’s paw.
A beautiful soft, round mouth feel is accented with rich, delicately sweet notes of cacao and coffee muted with a beautiful slightly sweet finish.
There’s something about a beer with a purpose that turns me on.
I mean anytime I eat any coconut curry (Indian or Thai) I will either be drinking this beer or thinking about drinking this beer. The Lion Stout even at room temperature is absolute fantastic combination with all hot curries dishes. This will be in attendance in the cellar for its occasions.
*side note: This brewery stopped brewing its beer to bottle water for victims of the tsunami.
almostfrozen (26) - USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big choclatey head, very dark, great aroma. Flavor is a bit burnt, very strongly like coffee. Tastes nice, not overpowering. Bottle.
mojorisn (26) - - NOV 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For a cheap beer this really doesn’t taste cheap. One of my favourites for a decade now. The high ABV is masked by the roasted coffee and chocolate, but still very there in a good way. Only two bucks a bottle from LCBO and 8.8%. Just bought a Shipyard Imperial Porter, which is delicious, but more than double the price and very comparable. Thank you Sri Lanka for exporting your beer all the way here, my favourite go-to Stout.
richie747 (26) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Considering Sri Lanka is a Muslim country, amazing beer!
8.8%alc in a 625ml bottle at Gateway Hotel near CMB airport.
A black, almost red body with tan head that whitens with perfect lacing.
Mild aroma, but smashed with dark fruit and strong malt.
Some slight smoke/rausch taste, followed by heavy complex roasty backbone.
Littleboob (25) - Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my absolute favorite beer ever. No Joke. The chocolaty taste and the bold dark rich flavor is the best lay down and relax type beer ever. 8.0% Alcohol makes my head say yeah thats the beer if you dont wanna wake up early the next morning and just relax till dawn. Love this beer man.