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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2004
Well the reason I had trouble finding this beer is that my bottle says that it is ’Sinha’ stout. OK, I know that Singapore is the Lion City and the Thai beer has a lion on it as well. Black as pitch and creme caramel head. It has a nose that promises a deep, dark and flavoursome beer. Very smooth for a stout of this strength as there is no real harshness. It is good but there is an element missing that doesn’t make me want to rave about this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Another big thank you from whichever one of you fellows gave me this beer...truly the beer clouds my judgement! It pours a black color with a hint of red in the light. The head was massive with tan and orange being the predominant colors. The aroma was there, but was pretty weak with faint chocolates, plastic, cocoa beans and caramel/vanilla. The flavor is very malty though somewhat mild bodied. It has a very watery texture with little carbonation and hints of chocolate. This was lacking something...particularly mouthfeel if i had to really choose!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Some nice roasted chocolate and toffee notes, and some light caramel present as well. Thisis actually not bad, as I was not expecting too much, but this was actually very refreshing and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2004
My bottle says "Sinha" rather than Lion on the front but it’s a Lion Stout with an 8% ABV so I guess it is the same thing. Pours a very dark opaque brown with a a large fine bubbled mid tan coloured head. Medium malty and light coffee even fruity, butterscotch aroma. Smooth creamy but not too mouth filling palate. Lightly sweet molasses malt start, big bitter roasted malt, coffee and chocolate middle becoming even more bitter and vinous alcohol in the finish. Ear warming alcohol well masked nicely until the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Very dark brown with a big frothy head. Malty sweet aroma with a bit of cream. Flavor is chocolate, roasted nuts, and the alcohol shows up just a bit. A good, not great stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Big head. Malty mouthfell. Slighly sweet, some sour vinous notes. Decent, but a little overrated.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Opaque black color with a large beige head. Coffee, chocolate, and slight ash aromas. Sweet malt, chocolate, raisin, and roasted coffee flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 Black color, opaque, with a large, frothy, rocky beige head. The aroma was full of chocolate, plums, raisins, coffee, tar, and caramel. The flavor was very similar to the aroma...lots of chocolate and plums, a nice alcohol kick, and a distinctive salty character throughout. Soft, creamy feel with a semi-dry finish. Wonderful! Thanks BBB63.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Black bodied with a thin but lasting brown head. Aroma is very roasted with hints of alcohol. Flavor is very roasted and chocolatey with some raisins and other dark fruit which adds a little sweetness. Thick palate but not overly so. Underlying smoke flavor that rises as the beer warms. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
Sweet smell of hops and coffee. Flavours of chocolate. coffee,etc. This is an incredible beer, dynamic, robust hops and one of the best finishes.


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