amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
The caramel colored head and lovely aroma filled with coffee undertones are a mere hint at how awesome this beer is. Big, sweet (but not overly sweet) flavors balanced out by a light, hoppy finish. Goes with anything, but especially desserts. Or just have it for dessert. One of my favorite "easy-to-find" beers. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Pours almost pitch black with a large mocha colored head. Smells chocolaty, mild roast, and hints of coffee. Taste is chocolate, mocha, and very mild roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Lion Stout finishes with mild coffee roast bitterness. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I wasn’t sure what to think about this beer. Sri Lankan? A non-lager Asian beer? but what a stout! Rich and dark with near perfect balance. Molasses, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread with a subtle hop tingle. Great beer. Brynner737 (1) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Perhaps the best overall balanced stout I’ve had. Certainly up there with the best. BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
OMG! Lion Stout from Sri Lanka paired with chocolate cheesecake. I can't even believe what I'm tasting. It so delicious
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Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a pitch black robe topped by two fingers of creamy mocha head. Retention is good and strings of lacing cover the sides of the glass. The nose is rich with dark fruits, dattes, figs, molasses, ground coffee, peppercorn. The taste is semi-sweet with the dark fruit at the forefront and bitter coffee notes in the back. Pleasant mouthfeel, nice richness. Long coffee grounds finish. Beautiful product. Cheers! Hades665 (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2010
The color is black with a tan head. The taste is that of malty sweet chocolate. Alcohol is evident though not overpowering. Hops are not really that noticable but then again they shouldn’t be for this style of beer. Overall this is the best tasting stout I’ve ever had. THE BEER OF THE GODS! branlovesbeer (14) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pour: On the pour, it was jet black. After about 5 seconds, a brown, one inch head formed.
Look: Beautiful black with nice strong steady carbonation.
Aroma: Lovely date, prune, raisin, and tobacco aroma. Very light hop spice. While the dark roasted malt is dominant in the aroma, the hop spice comes through.
Taste: Again with the wonderful date, prune, raisin, and tobacco flavors. But there is also a chocolate flavor. And again the hop spice comes through. It’s difficult to pinpoint any particular hop flavor but it is definitely there. There are so many complex flavors in this beer. It is so complex.
Worth the money: I paid $9.99 for a 64oz growler fill at Total Wine. It is sooo worth the money. I look forward to seeing this beer on growler fill again because I will certainly pay it.
Verdict: I give this beer a 9. It is so good. So lovely. I can’t wait to get more of this beer.
Don’t miss out on this beer. You will absolutely love this beer if you are a fan of dark beers. mojorisn (26) - - NOV 3, 2012
For a cheap beer this really doesn’t taste cheap. One of my favourites for a decade now. The high ABV is masked by the roasted coffee and chocolate, but still very there in a good way. Only two bucks a bottle from LCBO and 8.8%. Just bought a Shipyard Imperial Porter, which is delicious, but more than double the price and very comparable. Thank you Sri Lanka for exporting your beer all the way here, my favourite go-to Stout. polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2014
330 ml bottle, at home @10°C
Pitch black colour. Large and thick brown head. Excellent aroma of various types of wood, chocolate and tobacco. Full and rich flavour with roastiness , hops and sweetness are perfectly and smoothly balanced. Really, really excellent beer. Very recommendable!