RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finely brewed stout. The palate was fairly complex with interesting flavours that I have never witnessed in a beer before. I coudln’t even tell what most of them were. Nose was coffee and nuts. Flavour was of caramel, chocolate, coffee and some sort of spice that I can’t quite put my finger on. Not my favourite to drink. The flavour really overwhelms me at times, but I would drink this again.
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 I was having one hell of a time getting any kind of scent off this beer. Not much of an aroma, I could dectect some very slight chocolate scents but that was about it. Pour is a nice opaque black with your typical copper/brown head. Now the taste. This stuff is light as hell. This one definately does not share the typical flavor characteristics of a stout. Its smooth but not malty, and has a bit of a sweet taste to it. Overall I would rate this one slightly above average.
BigBeer45 (1259) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, poured black with lots of tan bubbles, lots of lacing on the glass, aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark chocolate, sweet chocolate, stout fragrances, little woodsy, faint coffee smells and a little alcohol in the nose as it warms, taste of chocolate, dark malt, coffee, light wood on the tongue, faint hop bite, smooth drink.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Pours muddy black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma is toasted malts, leather and earthy esters. Flavor is well balanced, rosted malts, and chocolate more apperant in the finish. Medium bodied oliy, softly carbonated a bit of metallic in the finish.
Theis (13557) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Home - shared with Mette - before going to a "Caviar & Champagne" dinnerarrangement. Black - light brown head. Roasted, coffee, high chokolate, sweetness, light hoppy, a bit of vegetable in the aroma. Nice but not fantastic...
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great roasty smell but not a lot of roast flavor. It felt a bit thin for a stout but you’d never know it was eight percent. Would definetly buy again.
kp (10886) - 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
Goodgrief (1796) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dec 2005 - Beer poured dark brown color with almost no head and lacing. Flavor was sweet alcohol dominating the roasty choco malts. Too sweet for me with a bitter, almost astringent finish (not good hoppy bitter either...more like an aftertaste that wasn’t quite right). Mouthfeel was a tad thin. I feel no need to go back to this one.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a Dark Brown/Black with a fluffy coffee colored head. The aroma was a dark roasted chocolate and coffee. The flavor was a strong malty, bitter coffee. Just needed some cream and sugar. Overall, a decent beer
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours black, with a thin, short-lived brown head. Aroma is of burnt malt and molasses, but there’s also a touch of an odd vegetal note. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is sweeter than the average stout, not very bitter, with a touch of molasses. Not overly roasty, but certainly quite rich. Doesn’t show the alcohol, by any means. An interesting stout: won’t be my standard, but it’s a nice changeup.