norushjohnnie (19) - Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn was this good. Sampled it on Christmas Eve with my father and uncle. Dark dark dark (good sign for a stout) with wonderful nose. The flavor is slightly fruity but mainly caramel/chocolate. The aftertaste tasted a little of alcohol, a nice reminder of how strong the stuff is. One nice stout.
TaydaTot (18) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 33 cl bottle. Pours an abysmally deep, dark black with faint glimpses of mahogany on the edges of the glass. Big, frothy head the texture of sea foam and color of gingerbread. Aroma is of anise, licorice, campfire smoke and burnt coffee. Flavor is of molasses, anise, licorice, syrupy medicine and burnt coffee. The alcohol presence is warming and welcome. The slogan is, “The cold dark beer for hot food” and that is how it should be paired and served. The spicy characteristics of anise, licorice, molasses and alcohol make this beer a good companion for hot and spicy Thai or Indian food. Served cold the flavor profiles are still very apparent and refreshing. The syrupy medicine qualities begin to overwhelm when the beer is warmed to higher temperatures. Lion Stout is an interesting, heavy and flavorful stout.
Andbrewer (18) - St. Joseph, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark black, coffee in color, very frothy tan head. Aroma of malt and slight hint of chocolate. Rather sweet. Subtle taste of coffee and chocolate. Simi-watery body, definitely not a thick stout, but not completely watery. Finish of chocolate that doesn’t linger long. This in definitely one of my favorite beers, however, I have to admit I’m a bit bias. This beer will always be special to be simply for the fact that it was the first legal beer I had.
Hades665 (17) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The color is black with a tan head. The taste is that of malty sweet chocolate. Alcohol is evident though not overpowering. Hops are not really that noticable but then again they shouldn’t be for this style of beer. Overall this is the best tasting stout I’ve ever had. THE BEER OF THE GODS!
AGoodBrew (17) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The flavor of this beer is a burnt dark chocolate and coffee; a little over done. While this is supposed to be an extra strong stout, the idea of over burning the chocolate and coffee made for a bad mix with such a high level of alcohol. This particular brew has a very oily texture, due to it’s almost complete lack of carbonation. My palate was left with no real after taste, other than the fact that my mouth feels really greasy. Those of you who enjoy extra strong stouts with extreme burnt flavorings may love this beer. However, this brew was not my cup of tea.
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a barley their tan head. I agree with an earlier reviewer that the aroma is a bit off, I can’t quite put my finger on it but it isn’t pleasant. The body is light and easy to drink. I like the taste, it has hints of chocolate and fruit and it’s a little bit smoky. Overall , I’d say its pretty darn tasty!
Nickelmann (15) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice aroma and a beautiful dark colour with a thick foam. Too strong of taste of liquorice in my opinion.
TreadyTalk (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I found this stout to be light and astringent (even taking the alcohol into account) with typical coffee and cocoa flavors that were too subtle for my tastes.
exiledmsh (15) - , Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This stout packs a powerful punch. One of the few non-British/non-Irish stouts I’ll drink.
Brian2000 (14) - CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. Medium carbonation. Taste of chocolate and coffee with a bit of a sour aftertaste. Not bad.