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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1876   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verge (32) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
Like the last comment, I cant beleive this is from Sri Lanka. It was spawned when European Tea Harvesters in Sri Lanka in the later 19th century yearned for a british brew. Very dark pour with a brown lingering head. Aromas of coffee and molasses. Creamy mouthfeel with a bitter/chocholate finish. I love this stuff for the price and availablity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Iím not even sure if I could pinpoint Sri Lanka on a map. Is it perhaps on the 41st Parallel? No? Darn. But they do come in at that spot on this count-up. This beer is sure to please the 20+ million people of Sri Lanka. It pleases me even though the body seems a bit thinÖ..but thatís comparatively speaking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Aroma of milk/cheese. Taste is creamy chocolate. Nothing complex, just pure and tasty. Finish is flat, but sits on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours a dark brownish black with a very tan light head. Aroma of molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows aroma... and introduces a bitterness on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
The aroma forced the score to be so low. It smelled like a stale bottle left open overnight. The first gulp was bitter like a coffee flavour, then went down a fruity/chocolatey taste after that. Good beer, especially the last drink, but the aroma threw me off. Maybe my sense of smell was off at the time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Lion Stout , Chocolate City meets the Pacific. I must admit I had a slew of predispositions about this beer. I was thinking a Sri Lankan brew, really? After watching the rolling, silky, fat-girl-in-satin-nightie pour- the first taste coaxed me into submission until I was lapping at the lionís paw. A beautiful soft, round mouth feel is accented with rich, delicately sweet notes of cacao and coffee muted with a beautiful slightly sweet finish. Thereís something about a beer with a purpose that turns me on. I mean anytime I eat any coconut curry (Indian or Thai) I will either be drinking this beer or thinking about drinking this beer. The Lion Stout even at room temperature is absolute fantastic combination with all hot curries dishes. This will be in attendance in the cellar for its occasions. *side note: This brewery stopped brewing its beer to bottle water for victims of the tsunami. Viva Lion!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12148) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle pored a translucent brownish black with a small, lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee,roasted malt, and some hints of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, some fruitiness, and a bit of smoke with a smooth, ligering mildly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Pours a dark blackish brown with a small medium brown head. Strong coffee aroma with traces of something fruity floating around the top. Taste is sweet foillowed by a very nice burnt ending. Lingering bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2006
330 ml bottle. Black. Coffe aroma. Rich green apple aromas. Dry roastiness from malts. The richness from esters dominate too much, and hides the malts and their roastiness. Disappointing. "The beer for curry". Hello? A photo of Michael Jackson on the back label -- please get over it -- focus on the quality of the beer instead. At the moment it is not at all impressing. I tried this about two years ago. I remember it as much better then.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9626) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Opaque black-brown color with slight head. Cappuccino and smoky malt flavor. Very nice flavor but just a bit on the lighter side


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