npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black, opaque, with large light brown head.
Sweet nose, some chocolate, prunes. Quite bitter flavor, dry, some chocolate, hints of sweetness.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with an awesome beige head, and an aroma and flavor of roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some nice roasted chocolate and toffee notes, and some light caramel present as well. Thisis actually not bad, as I was not expecting too much, but this was actually very refreshing and easy to drink.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a great head and mouthfeel. Some flavorful nuances show through more than in most high-alcohol stouts but my personal preference is for less sweet stouts including the most famous, Guinness. This is great for people who enjoy stout like a barleywine. One thing that's easy to forget is that this decidedly Western brew comes from .. SRI LANKA! Lion Stout gets 4 extra Overall points for being able to come in as a novice and become one of the establishment big boys.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark oily brew with a nice tan head.
rich roasted malts and dark chocolate.Tastes very good as I got what my nose was telling me: rich roasted malts,I like that.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours oily black - very dark & medium head. Aroma of coffee and wine. Roasted malt flavors dominate. Warming and quite smooth. Somewhat of a greasy mouthfeel.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad stout but I have to agree it is a little thin for a stout and it also suffers from a bad case of being too hyped up. Nice mocha chocolate taste.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark muddy brown. Rich aroma and flavour: Aroma: Fruits and cocoa. Flavour: Milk chocolate, coffee but a bit too swet maybe with a clean maltiness. Creamy palate.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice stout, from Sri Lanka of all places. Good flavor but it has a very thin body, almost as if someone spilled about a half a lager in there. That’s not a bad thing but it makes it taste a little strange, hence the 2/5 for palate. I suppose that it gets pretty hot in Sri Lanka, so that would explain it. A hot weather stout!
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured black as a death with a very large head. After that settled the aroma was dark malts. The flavor was mainly dark chocolate and some dark fruit as well. The body on this beer was a little thin. Overall not the greatest stout but a nice one anyway.