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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: 1896   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Opaque black with creamy mocha head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. Dark chocolate lingers on the mouth for 60+ secs. Great roasted barley flavor, excellent balance

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
From bottle... poured semi-transparent, dark brown with medium head. Very nice malty aroma with hints of chocolate and molasses. Lighter taste with some chocolate. The overall experience was very positive... nice, enjoyable, relaxing beer. Must get again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 5, 2012
Sinha stout, aka Lion 330ml bottle LCBO Appearance: Wonderful thick creamy dark tan head atop an opaque black velvet body. Aroma: Mocha, raisins, figs, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, heaven? Flavour: Delicious deep malt complexity, chocolate and toffee, port like finish, accented with alcohol. Mouthfeel: Smooth, velvety, a noticeable raspy carbonation that is not astingent at all. Lovely balance between hop and malt. Long malty finish with a lingering warming alcohol kick. Overall: One of the best stouts on the market for me. Very consistent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
This is good stuff, period. I will have a hard time buying any other dark beer after this. This will become the measuring stick for all things dark!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
- dark black color, strong roasted mocha aroma with hints of chocolate and hops; bitter, roasted flavor with a sweet mocha character, very smooth

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Pours black with a tan thin head. aroma is malty with a little bit of alcohol in the nose. Taste is very rich there is lots of coffee caramel and bitter chocolate flavors. Overall a good stout even though it is a tad bit weak on flavor and there is a lingering alcohol feeling that takes away from the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Almost opaque with a thick tan-colored head. Nutty, dark chocolate and roasted grain nose. Silky across the tongue with flavors of cocoa, toffee and nuts. Malty finish with just a hint of hop tartness to round it out. Excellent!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Great roasty smell but not a lot of roast flavor. It felt a bit thin for a stout but you’d never know it was eight percent. Would definetly buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 22, 2001
Few head. Coffee and cocoa aroma. Praline flavour with a disapointing, short aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ProstmanSux (102) - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2002
very good stout, has a very nice flavor and it was very well balanced. i would recommend it to anyone.


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