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.
hopphead88 (33) - 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.
paul_the_frog (33) - FRANCE - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, chocolate but not sweet. Don( know what I wold eat with it ? a stew with cocoa
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.
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 itís 8%abv). Excellent, Not as good as Great Lakesí 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!
migwell (31) - - AUG 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Southern Asia is not a place to go if you are looking for good beer. Iíve travelled extensively in the region, and most of the beers are real crap, so imagine my astonishment when I arrived in Sri Lanka and had a 650 ml of this outstanding brew. Definitely a world class stout, and at 8.80 ABV, it certainly makes for a cheap night out! This is a really dark brew, with lots of full toasted flavor. It goes down easy but packs a wallop. Absolutely the top brew in this part of the world.