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


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RATINGS: 1859   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Beer had a nice dark tan head that hangs around for a while. Great roasted , chocolate malt and coffee aroma. Very good dark malt flavors with a slighty dry bittersweet finish. Very full body that helps hide the alcohol content. A very good Imperial type stout. I would’ve never guessed a beer this good would’ve been from Sri Lanka!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2007
Bouteille (Sinha stout 08/2008). Couleur noire opaque, mousse forme un lacet qui persiste. Arôme chocolaté, légèrement torréfié, cassonade. Goût complexe torréfié, très sucré, arrière goût torréfié, finale d’alcool très longue, mais pas trop forte. Corps moyen-mince et bien atténué, sèche, effervescence moyenne. Très équilibré, je suis surpris par cette bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
330ml botte. Classic stout appearance. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted smoky malts, vanilla, and fruit sweetness. Velvety smooth and easy to drink. Great for consuming after a meal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2006
Flavours of coffee, toffee and dark chocolate. Nice dark colour and it went down very smooth. A great stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
KingofCastle (207) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 330 mL bottle: Now here is irony. How can a brewer be so pre-occupied with loading in layers of flavour (and there are lots here) that they forgot people are supposed to DRINK this. But then again, how can so many people be so pre-occupied with analyzing a beer’s flavours that they over-looked the fact that you can’t DRINK this bitter tar. 8%, wow, methinks they lost track of a rather important factor! Forget the flavours of toffee, mocha, etc.: the alcohol content overwhelms the overall taste and gives it a very malty/bitter finish (chocolate finish?! that is the taste of too much alcohol). All of this is not necessary (way better stouts out there to DRINK for sure, that are smoother, creamier and well balanced)! If you prefer to write about beer, then Sinha/Lion might be good for you. I can’t believe how over-rated this beer is and how everyone just falls into line.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle -- Pours an impenetrable black with a medium beige head with some retention and good lacing. Aroma is striking: alcohol, earthy smokey maltiness, over-ripe fruit and dark chocolate. Flavour is more of the same with some chocolatey sweetness and a nice bitter edge at the back. Surprisingly little alcohol warmth given the 8%. Palate is quite creamy. A tremendous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 23, 2008
(thx 2 Rick!) Hoppy light smell for a stout, and maybe a touch of fruity/flowery hop smell. Thin dark brown pour. Medium to light body. Sweet, light roast. A touch of bitterness, brown sugar, and creamed coffee. Smooth, sweet, powdery roasted finish. Not bad, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle 0.625. Black, with a light brown head. Smells of rasins, coffee and roasted malts. Liqourice, chocolate with hints of vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (205) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Old rating. Gift from a friend. This is quite a nice stout. Dark beautiful colour, nice roasted aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2008
12 ounce bottle. This pours an opaque black color with a small brown head that disappears quickly. At first the smell was almost metallic but as the beer warmed I could sense wonderful hints of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Taste was an excellent mix of coffee, chocolate, and malts. This beer was excellent! It made it even better with the very low price tag! I would definitely get this one again!

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