patrick767 (3611) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From old notes - Pours near black with a big tan head that fades quickly. It smells of roast malt and a little chocolate. It tastes of sweet malt, a little roast, and chocolate. It’s light to medium bodied and seemed overly sweet for the style. Minimal hops. Mediocre. I’m surprised the ratings are as high as they are. I suppose if I see it again sometime I will give it another try.
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 9-20-2010 (Bottle) This beer pours a small tan head with a short retention, opaque dark brown body, very little carbonation observed, and virtually no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, sweet, and dark fruits. The taste is sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. The palate is lively carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is quaffable, but was short on maltiness for the style.
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a dark brown head. Head fades pretty quickly and leaves no lacing. Aroma of burnt toast, burnt coffee, and bittersweet chocolate. Slightly thin palate with a quick finish.
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
* under cap puzzle translates to: Miami Vice*
Pours oily black with a thin, dark tan head that dissipates quickly.
Prune, dark vinous fruit, coffee aroma.
Smoky, black cherry/ chocolate flavour....malty.
Acidic, sharp and toffee’d.
A very different porter...
Very enjoyable...imperial accents without the higher ABV.
Melanie (60) - - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle- black, opaque with a nice tan head. Poor lacing. A nice, solid porter and a pleasant surprise from this old time brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Leafs93 (1754) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown, almost black. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast and coffee beans. Taste is dark chocolate bittersweet. Medium bodied with a crisp finish, surprised by the crispness. Best beer I’ve had from Lion, just a great beer all around.
edgallow (2364) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and cocoa. Taste of roasted caramel malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee.
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Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a 2-finger brown head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, and toffee. The flavor is sweet toffee, caramel, and some burnt instant coffee. Medium carbonation, with a nearly tart feeling, probably from the sour coffee notes. Good. 
Frank (3046) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This pours a deep black w/ a small head. The nose is chocolate and butterscotch w/ maybe a hint of tart fruits. Flavors of charcoal and dark roast coffee predominate. This is slightly sweet w/ medium carbonation. The texture is decent, medium bodied, but that is the best thing about this beer. This is not good for Stegmaier or for a porter.
martellus (22) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with brown head. Aroma is sweet and of chocolate. Taste is of chocolate and coffee, with a hoppy finish. A decent brew overall.