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


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RATINGS: 1832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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
Franksv6 (499) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Dark brown / black beer with a biege / brown head. Tastes like roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee, slight fruit and tobacco. Easy to drink, alcohol is well hidden. Coffee afthertaste. My first beer from Sri Lanka, which is very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2036) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2015
Itís a wonder I have this beer in front of me and all of my thanks goes to Cantabrian. I had two friends and a relative visit Sri Lanka and despite me imploring them to pick up this beer, none of them did. Eduardo did not let me down, so my heartfelt thanks. Itís a blacker than sin with a covering of greyish brown head and aromas of coffee, charcoal, cola nut, carob (I hate carob), dusty cocoa and dessicated coconut. This comes through in a rich flavour contained in a body that suggests that this beer is not to be trifled with. It has all the heat and danger of a beer that is 8.8% and needs to be treated with a healthy amount of wariness. Still, a very tasty drop and a remarkably complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2015
16oz can poured into an English pint glass. Lion Stout pours a very dark brown to black color with a thick tan brown head that lasts forever. The aroma is chocolate, caramel, vanilla and woods. The flavor is chocolate, molasses, caramel and woods. Overall this is a solid brew. It is rich from the first to the last sip and full of flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 18, 2015
Brown to light black. Light aroma of roasted malt or barley. Roasted bread and barley taste but body is too light and you can feel alochol at finish. Good for a mass beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
This is definitely one of the more wild and interesting stouts Iíve had the pleasure to enjoy, thanks to fellow RateBeerian BrewGoblin. Pours black with a frothy brown head. Aromas of dark berries, dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, chiles, and earth. Has the aromas youíd expect in a stout, only with some surprises along the way. This has a lighter body than iíd expect for such a strong stout and had a rather soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Thereís a delicious sweet malty vanilla flavor. Definitely some boozy flavor present, but just enough to be warming. Has a nice fruity espresso aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3885) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
Black with lasting, creamy head. Sweet malty aroma with some chocolatey notes. Taste is rich and smooth with flavours of dark malts, sugar and chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minihame2 (269) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2015
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Pitch black body with a thick, tan head. Very malty aroma with a hints of roasted taste. Surpirisingly neutral taste with very little of roasted malts typical to stouts in the background. For an almost 9%ABV stout itís incredibly mild, I almost feel like your regular lager packs more punch than this. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth as youíd expect. Overall itís not horrible but in its class itís a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1886) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with light tan head, thicker too. Raw cocoa, roasted malt, and brown sugar on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (488) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
Very dark brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is coffee, tobaco and roasted malt. Taste is coffee, toasted bread and caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7426) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Some salmiac on the nose, faint licorice, dark malts and distant chocolate notes. Licorice on the flavor, quite dominant actually, subtle orange notes too, a tad of caramel with cocoa on the finish. Decent sweet Foreign Stout.

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