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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 1876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (531) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with thick brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is very smooth and hides the alcohol well. A nice dark chocolate flavor with a little espresso. Not as drying on the mouth as a lot of stouts. Moderate sweetness with mild to moderate bitterness. First Sri Lanka beer and I must say it's very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillWyce (916) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours opaque black with a creamy, 2-finger dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate with a lighter, somewhat fruity note mixed it. Full body with a slightly oily quality. Finish is mildly dry, Chocolatey flavor with a touch of char, and maybe some anise. A soft, grainy note mixes with cocoa in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured dark black with a creamy, thick, tan head. Moderately carbonated. Sweet caramel aroma. Wow! Great flavour. Slightly oakey. The extra alcohol is evident, but not overpowering. Smooth, medium length finish. Will add this to the list of keepers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (485) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours an opaque brownish black with brown 3 finger head with good retention and heavy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some espresso and hint of dark chocolate. medium to full bodied. moderate bitterness with mild sweetness. medium bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (699) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2015
Its 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. Its 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (364) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magicmn (139) - 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.

4
   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 Ive 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 youd expect in a stout, only with some surprises along the way. This has a lighter body than id expect for such a strong stout and had a rather soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. Theres a delicious sweet malty vanilla flavor. Definitely some boozy flavor present, but just enough to be warming. Has a nice fruity espresso aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (4571) - 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.


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