DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 8/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ido’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor with dark fruits, some chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
(6/21/08) Bottle at my hostel in Leipzig. Black color with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and notes of cocoa. Sweet flavor of roasted chocolate, malt and some caramel. Medium-bodied. A very nice stout. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
Dogbrick (11492) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew is black with a thick and rocky tan head that fizzes away rather quickly. Thick patches of lacing. The aroma is big on roasted malt, with some semi-sweet chocolate in the background. Rich body with a tasty blend of mocha, malt and plum flavors. Frankly I am surprised they make them this good in Sri Lanka. The finish is dry and roasty, with a coffee aftertaste. Proof you can’t judge a book by the cover.
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Almost black as a moonless winternight in Scandinavia. Huge light brown head that last long. Aroma is a palate of impressions. Sweet roastyness is the dominant impression, but coffee comes to mind as well. Flavour is very coffeeish and roasty. Pleasant bitterness imediately on the tongue and palate. Alcahol is nicely hidden but a little delicious alcaholburnt is present on the tongue. This is a nice surprise, that I will revisit whenever available.
kevnic2008 (11353) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, licorice, biscuit and raw grain. Sweet malty flavour.
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. A nice Foreign extra stout. It pours a dar brownish black with a foamy tan head. It is big and roasty with a nice sweetness.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at GBBF and consumed at a hotel room in Earls Court. Opaque, and dark as the night. Huge, brownish bubbling head with satisfying duration, leaving nice laceworks on the glass. Woody, dark malts in aroma. Complex flavoured with initial spicy, roasted malt followed by sweet prunes and finishing with a dry bitter touch. Maybe a bit overpowering in the mouth (08.08.2008)
kermis (11000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Haket, Goteberg. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast malt, dark fruit and vanilla. Same aspects in flavour. Medium body and low carbonation.
Meilby (10944) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Lion Stout
Date: April 04, 2002
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: light aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of sweetness, chocolate
Name: Lion Stout
Date: April 06, 2005
Appearance: black with ruby edges, whispy tan head
Aroma: roasted malt aroma with a hint of chocolate
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor with a roasty finish
Overall: no essence of the 8% alcohol
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20