imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with big tan head and lace. Big malt aromas atop of a nice floral earthy hop character. Malty aroma of chocolate, toast, raisin, licorice, coffee, burnt tofee and mocha. Medium body, milky malty mouthfeel - generous carbonation. Lingering malt character in balance with a light hop character and bitterness with a very refreshing finish. At 8% ABV booze not noticable.
Dacrza (581) - 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....
jflopsu (742) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with thick brown head. A strong chcolate, coffee, and cherry aroma. A strong flavor of chcolate, coffee, dark fruits, malts and grains. A dry feel with a vety graining aftertaste.
BigYtBear (11) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
OMG! Lion Stout from Sri Lanka paired with chocolate cheesecake. I can't even believe what I'm tasting. It so delicious
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pumpkin87 (85) - - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep chestnut brown with thick tan head that dissipates quickly.
The nose is subdued at first, but offers typical stout notes of chocolate, coffee and dark cherry. Chilled, the palate at first presents some of the chalkiness common to harsher coffee beers, but this subsides as it aerates and warms.
While Lion Stout smooths out, it provides fizz and a dry, slightly bitter finish. A good stout from an unexpected location.
DrinkinWell (326) - - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with thick head which dissipates quickly. Aromas are subtle (almost too subtle): chocolate, toffee. Surprisingly bold flavors of bitter cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate. A pretty decent stout.
ianwelby (625) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is exactly what you want from a stout. Dark with a good head, strong chocolatey aroma, a touch of fruit coming through with a dryness (from the malts, maybe?) to ensure it doesn’t become sickly. Delicious.
kingvit (346) - - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: molasses, cocoa, coffee, roasted nuts, milk, cherry; Appearance: dark brown, minimal frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: medium body, long finish, fizzy carbonation, oily texture
Intense roast, rich aroma. Pretty dry and fizzy for a stout but still delicious. Quality to price ratio is high.
Dzhigga (198) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Almost black color with huge steady head. Aroma is very pleasant: roasted coffee, rye bread, bitter chocolate. Taste is complex and rich: lightly sweet with dry fruits notes at the beginning than it goes to nice bitterness in finish. Slightly oily and rich texture. Great stout! Especially surprising that it brewed in tropical country.
willisread (465) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Poured into a shaker pint glass. Rich black color with a nice tan head. Decent lacing. Smells of cacao, prune, star anise, tobacco and coffee. Tastes the same with some vanilla and pepper present. Roasted malt flavor in there as well. Not as rich as some other stouts with an oily mouthfeel. Nice smooth finish though. Slightly boozy as it warms up.
tillmac62 (353) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black. World Class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (prune) subtle coffee and a hint of alcohol.
Heavy medium bodied with a very smooth texture that approaches creamy. Above normal carbonation level with effervescence from the middle on.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into chocolate, a hint of coffee and very subtle prune. In the middle, the big malt sweetness comes forward with a molasses and caramel flavor against a mild bitterness of citric hops and roast. The finish is a slow sweet fade and leaves you with that nice slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat amid an effervescent burst.