northbear (3) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a rich black with a full brown head. Caught hints of coffee and chocolate in the aroma that were even more apparent in the flavor. Nice balance of hops in the finish.
thp1967 (3) - Roskilde, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Im impressed with this stout, very dark, great foam, great taste of chocolate, the roasty malts, can you smell, after a zip of this great stout, this stout reminds me of íSamuel smith imperial stoutí.
jnj497 (3) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smooth, creaminess of this beer as it touches my tongue and rolls down my throat is delightful. The chocolate flavor is perfect, not too faint, not too overwhelming. I highly recommend giving Lion Stout a try.
Brianito (3) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, as any good stout should. Nice tan head that fades rather quickly, very modest lacing. Immediately upon opening there is a strong molasses/soy smell. Seemed odd to me and was a little put off. As it warmed this calmed down to more burnt malt with an "old coffee" undercurrent. Smell may still be a possible drawback to some. Tastes like sweet chocolate with alcohol at the back. It was very light and smooth. Seems slightly thin for the 8% as the alcohol is subtly apparent in each sip. Still, flows nicely over the tongue. I could easily have a few of these.
Final thoughts: Picked this up since it was cheap and am not disappointed at all. I think I poured it too cold which I believe contributed to the almost overpowering initial aroma. In future I would let this warm slightly before serving as it certainly improved.
Different than other stouts Iím used to drinking and a nice change which I would purchase again, although only occasionally.
dbass2 (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really like this beer. Not much after taste. Not really crazy about the 11.2 oz size bottle, but I would definitely buy this brew again. Very fine beer!
aardvark95 (2) - Venetia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent Stout. This is not Guiness. It should be classifed as an Imperial stout with all that alcohol. So many flavors you wonít be able to drink just 1.
DarkerIsBetter (2) - USA - JUL 30, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a stout should: dark, with a strong head. Quite mild and light though (for a stout), with a very balanced flavor. Very drinkable, but not very distinctive.
haides (2) - , Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iíve loved this beer since I had it in Sri Lanka. The bottled version available in the US isnít as good but itís good enough considering how difficult it is to find it here.
MoeísBar (2) - , Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A slight chocolate flavor with a smooth taste and a good appearance. Not to sweet and no bitterness.Very rich color. A fair head of foam. But you have to like seeing setiment in the bottom of your glass.
maddog58 (2) - Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is very good but even better when really cold, its smooth with great flavor.....and the high alcohol content makes it an even better beer......