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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Pours dark with a thick tan head that is pretty well formed. Aroma is earthy malts. It definitely has some chocolaty notes. Initial flavor is sweet with some light bitterness mixed in. The finish is a powdery chocolate..dry on the tongue with some bitterness like baking chocolate, but still primarily the earthy sweet flavor. There is some spice flavoring if you swish it around your mouth, but it is quickly overtaken by the muting dirt taste (not unpleasant). I would buy this beer any time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
toby00777 (135) - California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Black with a thick brown head, but eventually becomes just a lace. The high alcohol is very present in the aroma with some roasted malt too. Taste is very pronounced with bitter roasted malts flavor. I sense a little coffee malt also. The high alcohol content is also very pronounced in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Dark pour with a huge 3 finger brown head that took about two minutes to settle. I could see white pinhead size chucks of who knows what floating around the outside of the glass. I held this stout up to a 300 watt spot light to see if I could get a better view of what was floating in it and the light didn’t even come close to penetrating. Creamy chocolate flavor with a medium body and mild carbonation finish. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
A glorious brew. Poured from 33cl bottle into a pint glass. Dark, almost black with notes of dark ceylon tea, chocolate truffles, port, and dessert spices. The mouthfeel is creamy without being syrupy allowing for the flavors to develop into a nice savory warming finish. Yum!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerm719 (133) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Bit of head. Medium black color. Creamy lactose body. Light roasted notes. Mild earthy euro hops. Short finish. Creamy balance. Meh- its’s OK

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A: Pours pitch black with a solid khaki head. Good retention with ruby highlights S: Toffee, caramel, cocoa, big roasted notes, and burnt sugar - almost brown sugar T: Burnt sugar again, bittersweet, dark fruits and berries MF/O: Pretty viscous but not on the extreme end. A nice one, especially given the $1.20 price tag

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Could be one of the tastiest stouts out there. Look for a real thick dark pour, with a moderate light brown head. The taste is intensely rich in sweet malts reminiscent of mocha. It’s texture is quite smooth, but bubbly. I would take my lion stout anywhere. Even on a date.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Pours black-brown, with brown head. Aromas of burnt malts, nuts, mild dark fruit. Flavors of burnt malt, nuts, raisin, chocolate, toffee, coffee and alcohol, nice bitter finish. Great taste that takes you for a ride, pretty sweet but nice finish. Very Tastey!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukardo (127) - CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Colour dark brown with a tiny tan head. Aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is light sour, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Nice bittersweet coffee finish. Average carbonation. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (127) - - 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.


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