rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Appearance: Pours an opaque black with a small frothy dark brown head. Aroma: Coffee, toffee, caramel, hay, and this weird skunky smell. Hoping this bottle isn’t off. Palate: Thick, creamy, fizzy, slightly astringent aftertaste. Taste: Sweet start and then WET BASEMENT WHAT THE FUCK. Lots of good flavours here, but WET BASEMENT. Stagnant water! Reminds me of living in my mom’s basement as a teenager. It would flood (a little) two or three times each year, and though my room was raised off the ground, that smell was inescapable. This beer reminds me of sitting in that basement, playing Final Fantasy IX, drinking some Warsteiner (oh how far I’ve come). What the fuck beer, what the fuck.
alex_leit (182) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark brown color. Aroma: roasted, molasses, dried apples. Good roasted malt taste with porto and coffee.
John25 (935) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black, mocha head. Rich dark roasty malts throughout, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium body and carb. Very good.
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sinfull (992) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color , thin beige head. Aroma of coffee , chocolate , malt with some vinery notes. Rich , deep taste of roasted malt , chocolate and warming alcohol. Tender bitterness in the warming aftertaste.Great beet!
G_Ram9 (14) - - APR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice beer indeed! Rich and complex with a subtle chocolatey finish and a mouth feel a bit like a liquor filled chocolate candy. The alcohol burn is noticeable on the palate but suits this one well.
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nmcnair (10) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste also consists of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Body is a bit thin. A little bitter. Great beer!
Manslow (217) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butelka na Sri Lanka w 2011r.Kolor głeboki czarny, piana średnia. Aromat kakaowy,karmel z mlekiem. Smak gorzko-słodki. Bardzo dobry stout, prawie klasyka.
freretoc (1028) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la Paris Craft Beer Show, couleur noire avec petit reflets rubis, mousse marron et effervescence moyenne, una attaque sur le cacao, le chocolat et le moka. Bel équilibre sur le côté malté fin de bouche énorme sur le chocolat amer ! Délice.
jbuskirk (551) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Foreign Stout and a damn good introduction to the style. Lion pours black and heady. Aroma has red wine tannens, malt richness, and a hint of booze. Taste is fruity, creamy, chocolaty, buttery, and roasty. Mouthfeel is viscous and smooth. Everything about this stout works, but the complex taste is what keeps you coming back. This is an excellent brew from the beer mecca that is... Sri Lanka?
HuskerTan (689) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Red wine, blackberries, mixed berries, subtle chocolate.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Red wine, blackberries, balanced, subtle dark chocolate.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, long complex finish.
O- Talk about a great beer! I was expected a dry bitter cocoa and watery like stout but this was not it! This was superb! It felt more like a good red wine blended with berries and dark chocolate than anything else. So very complex and balanced....oh, and not to mention, only $3.99 for a bomber! For that kind of price I should’ve bought a case had I know it would be this good.
Dacrza (584) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
DATE TASTED: April 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... OCCASION: a stout battle--Lion vs. Dragon... APPEARANCE: jet black body that sports a dense, thick, clumpy, clinging brown head that has its show stolen by the web of lacing that paints the glass... AROMA: the Styrian hops initiate a peppery, spicy aroma that suggests candied fruits and a winy, cordial intimidation... PALATE: immediately full-bodied, with a balance of milky softness and substantial warmth... TASTE: mellow prune, mocha chocolate, and warming peat; a formidable collection of flavors; ... OVERALL: the smoothness of this beast is starting, as I have had stouts with half the ABV that went down as easily; a perfect standalone nightcap....