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


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RATINGS: 1862   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (935) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
My first Foreign Stout and a damn good introduction to the style. Lion pours black and heady. Aroma has red wine tannens, malt richness, and a hint of booze. Taste is fruity, creamy, chocolaty, buttery, and roasty. Mouthfeel is viscous and smooth. Everything about this stout works, but the complex taste is what keeps you coming back. This is an excellent brew from the beer mecca that is... Sri Lanka?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1163) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle. A- Red wine, blackberries, mixed berries, subtle chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Red wine, blackberries, balanced, subtle dark chocolate. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, long complex finish. O- Talk about a great beer! I was expected a dry bitter cocoa and watery like stout but this was not it! This was superb! It felt more like a good red wine blended with berries and dark chocolate than anything else. So very complex and balanced....oh, and not to mention, only $3.99 for a bomber! For that kind of price I should’ve bought a case had I know it would be this good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (693) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
DATE TASTED: April 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Guinness retro pint... OCCASION: a stout battle--Lion vs. Dragon... APPEARANCE: jet black body that sports a dense, thick, clumpy, clinging brown head that has its show stolen by the web of lacing that paints the glass... AROMA: the Styrian hops initiate a peppery, spicy aroma that suggests candied fruits and a winy, cordial intimidation... PALATE: immediately full-bodied, with a balance of milky softness and substantial warmth... TASTE: mellow prune, mocha chocolate, and warming peat; a formidable collection of flavors; ... OVERALL: the smoothness of this beast is starting, as I have had stouts with half the ABV that went down as easily; a perfect standalone nightcap....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
Pours a dark black with thick brown head. A strong chcolate, coffee, and cherry aroma. A strong flavor of chcolate, coffee, dark fruits, malts and grains. A dry feel with a vety graining aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
OMG! Lion Stout from Sri Lanka paired with chocolate cheesecake. I can't even believe what I'm tasting. It so delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (162) - - MAR 19, 2015
Pours deep chestnut brown with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is subdued at first, but offers typical stout notes of chocolate, coffee and dark cherry. Chilled, the palate at first presents some of the chalkiness common to harsher coffee beers, but this subsides as it aerates and warms. While Lion Stout smooths out, it provides fizz and a dry, slightly bitter finish. A good stout from an unexpected location.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown with thick head which dissipates quickly. Aromas are subtle (almost too subtle): chocolate, toffee. Surprisingly bold flavors of bitter cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate. A pretty decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (801) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
This is exactly what you want from a stout. Dark with a good head, strong chocolatey aroma, a touch of fruit coming through with a dryness (from the malts, maybe?) to ensure it doesn’t become sickly. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (407) - - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma: molasses, cocoa, coffee, roasted nuts, milk, cherry; Appearance: dark brown, minimal frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: medium body, long finish, fizzy carbonation, oily texture Intense roast, rich aroma. Pretty dry and fizzy for a stout but still delicious. Quality to price ratio is high.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (288) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Almost black color with huge steady head. Aroma is very pleasant: roasted coffee, rye bread, bitter chocolate. Taste is complex and rich: lightly sweet with dry fruits notes at the beginning than it goes to nice bitterness in finish. Slightly oily and rich texture. Great stout! Especially surprising that it brewed in tropical country.

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