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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2005
330ml bottle obtained from beeryum - Thanks Dave! - Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma is deep dark rich roasted malts and chocolate, a touch of smoke even. Flavor is sweet and roasted chocolate malts, plums, figs, some coffee and even a touch of nuts. On the palate this is thick and rich and coats the mouth with creamy smooth flavor. Quite a smooth drinker as the alcohol is completely masked in this one. A very complex and tasty stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (1981) - 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’...

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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (3699) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2005
Dark brown, creamy head. Nutty aroma, malty, light fruity and sweet. Sweet flavor, malty and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle from HWC: Black in color with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is milk chocolate with a hint of alcohol. Flavor is lightly bitter with some chocolate and coffee a touch of licorice and hints of smoke. Palate light and creamy. Complex and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle. Black and thick, big light brown head (hm, that came out a bit dodgy). Full, sweet flavour, some coffee. Salty liquorice aftertaste. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle labeled as Sinha Stout. Black bodied. Moderate chocolate brown head foreshadows the aroma of mild roast and chocolate. A thin layer of acidity lurks beneath. Flavour is surprisingly not sweet, with both a hoppy bitterness and a mild roasty acidity swirling beneath the dark roast malt character. Medium palate is smooth yet oddly watery all at once. Nice beer that failed to impress on this palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque colour, big brown foamy head, lacing. Roasted malt and coffee along with hints of raisins in aroma. Roasted malt, coffee and a bit soapish hints in flavour. Sticky palate and sweetish aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 Pours a thick dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma to me smelled like a mix of roasted chocolate and beef jerkey which is very interesting. Flavor is very similar to the aroma, starting with sweet dry roasted malts then finishing with that same smokey beef jerkey flavor (though not bad like u might imagine). Overall, I found it a pretty light satisfying stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Opaque with a creamy head. Fruity aroma, licorice notes, roasted malt. Medium slick body, slightly syrupy yet finishing a bit dry. Sweet flavor, light sourness mostly malt and real smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Black with a creamy beige head. Heavy smoky roasted aroma, very nice. Palate delivers what the nose promises. A really nice surprise, given this is Sri Lanken in origin (much better than Sandoo of the same origin).

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