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

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RATINGS: 1916   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Nice deep brown, almost black body. Good brown head with a medium volume. Malts and coffee dominate the aroma. Bacon and malts are highly evident in the taste, some hops as well. A clean ending for this beer. Good, but not the best stout I’ve had.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2006
where’s the aroma? lacking. appearance is normal, but loses points for its tendency to be heady. pretty looking head though. i love the taste though (clearly). it’s strong and unapologetic, but doesn’t overstay its welcome like stouts often do. very coffee. the first few sips there was a strange bite about 4/5 of the way into the sip, but that went away. terrific viscosity (low) as well. my highest rated beer so far.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1639) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Wasn’t sure about a beer from Sri Lanka. Especially at <$3 for a bomber. But this is a pretty great stout. It’s my first foreign stout. Nowhere near as complex as an imperial stout but not as boring as a regular stout. Has a good chocolate flavor and a little smoke on the aftertaste. Looks great, huge light brown head. Aroma is a little lacking. Overall a pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
[ Bottled ; few deg below room temp ; B/B Feb 07 ]
A mostly lasting average frothy tan head that tops up a clear very dark black body. Moderate lacing. No particules. To the nose, malt are moderate chocolate while hops are very faint spruce. Also, there are evident traces of bitter coffee beans. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and acidic, well balanced, while development tends to lead to a sweet chocolate. Finish is long and sweet chocolate/coffee. medium to full body... creamy texture... Soft carbonation...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Dark, nearing night appearance with a big, full tan head. Aroma was prunes and plums with some molassas and roasted malt. Flavour was vinous with roasty malts and some cocoa. Medium-to-full bodied with light carbonation with a smooth, slightly bitter, long lasting finish. A solid international beer.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Yummy. A little sweet and not much dry enough. Aftertaste is sweet. Good cocoa stout. Would buy again. Cheap.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
(Thanks to core for providing me a bottle of this!) 12 oz. bottle. Pours to a dark brown/black color. Aroma is burnt chocolate with maybe a hint of caramel. Flavor is more of the same. A little more carbonation than your normal stout. Pretty darn good. Get in my belly!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. Smooth, well balanced. High carbonation for a stout Sweet roasted malty flavor. Finish has a slight cherry taste. Great mouth feel, well hidden alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Black beer with dark beige head. Bitter dark burnt malts. Intense. Really nice, velvety with good burnt malt finish. Toasty, smokey, charcoal. Really rather nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Lion Stout pour to a beautiful, deep ebony color with a thick tan head that fades slowly, and a high to moderate amount of carbonation. This beer is a real ale which means some yeast is added to the bottle. A bottle conditioned beer is meant to continue to condition and develop in the bottle. The nose on this beer is wonderful. Aromas of bitter sweet chocolate, woody notes of cedar, and peppery hints of alcohol flood the nose. The palate is a soft malty body, with flavors of dark chocolate, sweet malt, hints of coffee flavor, and a touches of roast. Lion Stout finishes with more chocolate and coffee notes up front, then ends with a wonderful, refreshing, sour edge, and a slight bitter and warming finish. This beer is outstanding. It reminds me very much of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and is similar to Dragon Stout, in its sweetness and alcohol bite. That refreshing sour edge in the finish, makes this big beer very drinkable, even in hot, tropical weather. This beer would make the perfect foil to desert. I would match this beer with coconut layer cake. I understand the locals lace this beer with a strong coconut liquor and enjoy it that way as well. Lion Stout would also make a perfect night cap.


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