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Brewed by Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka)
Style: Foreign Stout
Biyagama, Sri Lanka

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RATINGS: 1902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 8.0 per cent abv, bottle conditioned beer is brewed from British, Czech and Danish malts with Styrian hops and an English yeast strain. All the ingredients are transported along precarious roads to the brewery located 3,500 feet above sea level.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (613) - München, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
An interesting smell comes out of the bottle - very dark stout like but just not completely hitting the mark. the initial taste however is more recognizable as a stout type beer. A good earthy stout that is highly drinkable and heavy both in alcohol and in the tongue feel. All in all a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1118) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Gift from my dad. A pitch black beer with a big beige "oily" creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Grape, caramel, light peat, roast, toast, black chocolate ; nevertheless, the whole thing seems "watery", diluted. Medium sugary sweet, round, light dry lasting bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, fruity caramel light dry warming finish. Overall, a good foreign stout ; slightly frustrated by this "tamed lion" ; too sugary and watery ; beautiful label.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (895) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana, noin kahden sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksussa vahvimpana on paahteinen maltaisuus, jota tukee makea marjaisuus, jopa rusinaisuus. Hiven tummaa hedelmää ja ruisleipäisyyttäkin on mukana. Maussa paahde ja makea marjaisuus on edelleen vahvimmat, nyt paahde on enemmän kahvista laatua. Makeus kääntyy hieman hedelmäiseen ja vanilijaiseen suuntaan, suklaatakin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on hyvin täyteläinen, melko öljyinen, humalointi on vähäistä. Kunnon linnunmaitoa. Hieno stout hieman ei-niin-perinteisestä olutmaasta. Monipuolinen ja täyteläinen tapaus, juotavuus todella hyvällä tasolla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1266) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2016
Lion stout de Ceylan, qui doit certainement beaucoup à l’ancien occupant, d’autant que la brasserie affiche la date de 1881 ... Niveau abv de 8,8 %. Couleur noir intense, à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse café crème, nappage soyeux stable à 2 mm. Arômes de ganache, malt choco, cookie, pointe de candi et fût. 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, à la superbe entame malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café délicat. Arrière-bouche bien maltée, très parfumée, au splendide équilibre. 2ème avec chocolat, malt, houblon, levure dans un ensemble doux remarquable. Arrière-bouche avec une note de café arabica superbe. 3ème avec douceur, harmonie, moelleux. Arrière-bouche qui est une pure merveille. Longueur avec de la ganache magnifique, et une pointe de speyside en bonus !! Jambes fines, huileuses. Levure douce, ferme, belle ligne. Alcool très efficace sur les saveurs, il tient magnifiquement la longueur. Finale superbe. CONCLUSION : un stout à savourer sans modération !! Superbe texture, grandes saveurs, magnifiques équilibre et harmonie. Du grand art léonin, comme la très belle photo de l’étiquette.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. BB Nov 2017. Pours dark brown with modest light tan head that drops rather fast. Licorice on the nose. Pretty sweet. Like sweet licorice and cocoa powder and coffee, plus some ashiness and earthy notes. Tastes sweet, dark dried fruits like figs and dates, also pears? But the licorice familiar from aroma is distracting, the aniseed appears minty fresh on the tongue which I find a bit strange but then again, it might work well in Sri Lanka heat. Somewhat watery on the palate initially but improves as it warms, eventually getting a bit sticky even. Carbonation moderate. Overall it’s quite robust and inelegant but not bad. Let’s say exotic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1095) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Black color with beige foam. Prune nose. Very nicely balanced taste with prune and a mild and calm light sweet taste and a little roasty touch. Calm and mild aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2306) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is cherries, plums, coffee. Taste is coffee, plums, boozy finish, quite sweet. High carbonation. Good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (499) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma coffee, caramel, toffee. Taste is sweet with a roasty touch. Very well balanced, so it’s smooth to drink. Coffeelike finish. Very good stout, one of my favourites.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
27-Apr-2016-0,33L Flasche. Schwarz, hellbrauner stabiler Schaum. Aroma: Schokolade, Espresso, leichte Röstmalzsäure. Antrunk: Schokoloda pur, später Kaffee, Espresso, leicht brandig,röstmalzsauer. Toller Klassiker!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1295) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at home, black beer, small head. Aroma is malts, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is the same, somewhat on the sweeter side. wow i didnt expect it to be this good.


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