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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1860   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
you can smell the milky chocolates and the bittersweetness of this black tempestuous brew. The body is something to behold, sweet sugarcanes and palm trees residing in a stout! Some juice nectar in the smell as well. Deliciously decadent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2005
Bottled. Pitch black colour. Medium brown head. Nose consists of roastmaltiness, coffeee, molasses and bitter-chocolate. Mediumbodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Tastes roastmalty, medium sweet and coffeish. Finishes medium bitter, but not in a bitter-chocolatey way, but rather bitterness plus molasses. A really good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Bottle at beerbistro. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Smells great. The flavour also consists of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate but I would like the coffee and/or chocolate to be even more prominent. Hides the 8% extremely well. Body’s a tad too watery. A little bitter. This is a wonderful beer.

   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 (1984) - 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 (3863) - 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 (14562) - 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 (9046) - 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 (23682) - 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.

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