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

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RATINGS: 1918   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
Malty molassesy smell, yum yum! Deep dark brown in colour. Thick dark brown head. Does not disappoint in taste.. very similar to the smell. Wow. Not bitter like Iím used to in a stout. I like very much!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
This is one of my first stouts...I figured might as well start with the good stuff. Really leaves a coating on your mouth afterwards. There is a clear nutty nose and a malty middle and tail. Overally pretty good I think as a beer drinker who is making their way to darker beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
a very pleasant, almost scotchy burnt malt aroma. Dark and thick, with a light head. Hints of coffee and chocolate, giving way to a pleasant, fruity aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
bottle. has a sweet molasses aroma. pours almost black with a very thick light brown head. very sweet with a heavy roasted taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Good beer. I am generally not a big fan of the higher percent vol. alcohol stouts, but i enjoy it in small doses.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours black into the glass. Beautiful two-finger coffee colored head of thick foam. Retention is okay. Lacing is great. Very nice nose. Smells of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Roasted chocolate malts. Very nice smokey notes. Dark fruits. Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Huge roasted malt flavor. Slight hints of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and cherries. Touch of dried fig flavor. Here, also, is a very nice touch of smoke. Feels very good. Nice and medium thick body. Slick and almost oily. Personally, Iíd like it to be a tad bit thicker, but it is still very good. This is an excellent representation of what a good stout should be. Iím very surprised that this is from outside of America. Tastes like a big American stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. This brew is extremely drinkable. I want more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Wonderful - pitch black, amber head with very good lacing. medium to full body, with a hit of chocolate and coffee. Malty and very drinkable, a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (231) - - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leeburg (230) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2008
625ml, black with active, tan, mostly dissipating head. Malty, grainy, metallic, faint coffee beans. Rich creamy flavors, roasted malt, light chocolate, metallic again. Light bitter finish. Very easy drinking, and a pleasant surprise. Don’t judge a beer by its price. This seemed too cheap to trust until I went for it today. Will buy this again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Not a whole lot of aroma, but like others said, slight coffee smell. Pours to a big head, foamy head. Big flavors. Chocolate, coffee, carmel, and a hint of malt. Pleasent finish; not overpowering, but definately there. This is a very well-rounded complex beer. Not as heavy as an imperial stout, but bigger than many Stouts Iíve tried. Definately a treat!


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