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


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RATINGS: 1897   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2008
Color is black. Medium head is brown and lacy. Delicate dry aroma: chocolate, roasted malts. Very much coffee in the flavor. Also roasted malts and chocolate. Maybe some ashyness as well. Palate is full-bodied and smoothly carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Pours dark brown with large tan head. Aroma has lots of roastiness and bitter chocolate. Surprisingly thick, rich mouthfeel. Flavors of chocolate and some espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours dark and mysterious with a head that disappears quickly. Aroma is bitter chocolate and herbs and spices and also some bakery products, maybe pastries. Mouthfeel is thick and delicious, taste is more bakers chocolate and candied malt and some hop. The balance is unbelievable. If I were a smoker I would think this is the perfect pipe accompaniment. Finishes strong. Awesome.

   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. Labled Sinha Stout. The lable also states an 8.8% abv. Pours black, with a dark tan head that leaves great lacing. Fruity aroma, cherries and raisin. Nice chocolate and coffee flavours, but more subdude than I expected. Also a bit thinner in body than I expected as well, but still a nice stout.

   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.

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