frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Review #299. I wanted to save Lion Stout for my 300th review, but I’ve got a Westy 12 chillin’...garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
A stalwart, mocha-brown head floats like a sponge atop an über-dark body with a blood red aura. Aromas were roasted almost to the point of being burnt with chocolates, dark fruits and campfire. Flavor starts moderately bitter with chocolate and roasts ending with a semi-sweetness in a thick & syrupy yet creamy smooth palate. My only complaint lies with it’s discreet potency... I made the mistake of enjoying four of these one night before bed and remained mostly drunk the next day at work. But, oh... what a wonderful beer!
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From a 625 ml bottle purchased for $2.99 at "Keller’s IGA" in Cin., Ohio - This one poured a midnight black with a tall, fine-bubbled, thick tan head of foam and coffee-molassess-alcohol aroma. Tastewise, it’s a wonderful stout, with a
spicey, bitter coffee-cum-cocoa richness and a full, lasting palate. It’s just plain GOOD! dwyerpg (6078) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Smells and looks wonderful. The taste is thick and chocolaty, with no real bad side effects. Really a pleasant foreign stout. Yum. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
It’s with excitement that I pour this one, that I have wanted to find for such a long time. It’s pitch black with a very big, creamy, nougat colored and stable head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavour has ligth sweetness, lots of chocolate and some dark fruits. The sweetness is nicely balanced by a light bitterness, and the overall impression is very, very nice. It’s a delcious beer, and I have a flock of them in my cellar for maturing, and I look forward to following them. pericles35 (24) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
chocolaty smooth flavor. The full body of a classic stout, yet without the bitter aftertaste of a Guiness or Murphy’s.
TheTank (1) - USA - MAR 28, 2008 does not count
Thought this stout fell off the earth. Its easily found in Intl’ section of Okinawan Altec (liquorstore). The only problem is, they only I could never acquire more than three. REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2008
A good beer from Sri Lanka? YES!!! This stuff isn’t talked about enough, but the ratings on here prove that us beer conisseurs know a good beer when we see it. This one is absolutely fantastic and quite a bargain! It pours nice and dark with a big, frothy head. The roasted malts mix very well with the dark fruit, caramel, and perhaps chocolate/coffee as well. It’s full of flavor yet is VERY smooth. The finish is great as well. You can’t do much better than this, especially for the price. emoore0024 (25) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours well with a bown head. Hint of coffee / coca. Smooth all around with explosive finish. Strong beer. One of my favorite stouts. No wimps here. coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours black into the glass. Beautiful two-finger coffee colored head of thick foam. Retention is okay. Lacing is great.
Very nice nose. Smells of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Roasted chocolate malts. Very nice smokey notes. Dark fruits.
Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Huge roasted malt flavor. Slight hints of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and cherries. Touch of dried fig flavor. Here, also, is a very nice touch of smoke.
Feels very good. Nice and medium thick body. Slick and almost oily. Personally, I’d like it to be a tad bit thicker, but it is still very good.
This is an excellent representation of what a good stout should be. I’m very surprised that this is from outside of America. Tastes like a big American stout. Alcohol is very well hidden.
This brew is extremely drinkable. I want more.
Cybercat (5745) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours a deep, opaque sable with a fine-bubbled and fairly persistent tan head. Aroma is smoky with firm tones of coffee and unsweetened chocolate with more than a hint of burnt caramel. Rich, smoky flavor is mainly of fine roast coffee, unsweet chocolate and caramel, subtly sweet. Texture is fairly smooth yet quite fizzy. A must for stout fans!