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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1782   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zymologist (30) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
This is Arthur Guinness’s wet dream. Bombastic, but not overblown. Apparently, Sri Lanka means "flavor country" in Sri Lankan. Perhaps a hint of alcohol feedback, but it gives Globalization a good name. A head more unique than gryphen’s; enough body it could give venus de milo arms and still have appendages to spare.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2006
I have only tried this beer in its home country, where the heat of a summers day in Kandy may affect my tasting somewhat but I found it to be an excepionally flavoursome beer, not to sweet considering the ABV. The colur was a tempting dark red. The aroma of fruit and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Lion Stout , Chocolate City meets the Pacific. I must admit I had a slew of predispositions about this beer. I was thinking a Sri Lankan brew, really? After watching the rolling, silky, fat-girl-in-satin-nightie pour- the first taste coaxed me into submission until I was lapping at the lion’s paw. A beautiful soft, round mouth feel is accented with rich, delicately sweet notes of cacao and coffee muted with a beautiful slightly sweet finish. There’s something about a beer with a purpose that turns me on. I mean anytime I eat any coconut curry (Indian or Thai) I will either be drinking this beer or thinking about drinking this beer. The Lion Stout even at room temperature is absolute fantastic combination with all hot curries dishes. This will be in attendance in the cellar for its occasions. *side note: This brewery stopped brewing its beer to bottle water for victims of the tsunami. Viva Lion!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
almostfrozen (26) - USA - MAY 20, 2006
Big choclatey head, very dark, great aroma. Flavor is a bit burnt, very strongly like coffee. Tastes nice, not overpowering. Bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ceegod (26) - USA - MAY 10, 2010
Everything you might look for in a stout - deep, rich, dark, huge creamy head. A rounded effect from start to finish, with no false notes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mojorisn (26) - - NOV 3, 2012
For a cheap beer this really doesn’t taste cheap. One of my favourites for a decade now. The high ABV is masked by the roasted coffee and chocolate, but still very there in a good way. Only two bucks a bottle from LCBO and 8.8%. Just bought a Shipyard Imperial Porter, which is delicious, but more than double the price and very comparable. Thank you Sri Lanka for exporting your beer all the way here, my favourite go-to Stout.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Littleboob (25) - Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
This is my absolute favorite beer ever. No Joke. The chocolaty taste and the bold dark rich flavor is the best lay down and relax type beer ever. 8.0% Alcohol makes my head say yeah thats the beer if you dont wanna wake up early the next morning and just relax till dawn. Love this beer man.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeB (25) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Noire opaque, mousse brune. Goût de mélasse et torréfaction. Légère amertume.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
emoore0024 (25) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours well with a bown head. Hint of coffee / coca. Smooth all around with explosive finish. Strong beer. One of my favorite stouts. No wimps here.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Noelweichbrodt (25) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2009
This is a big, complex stout that straddles between dry and sweet, regular and imperial, session and single. Huge aroma of currant, roast malts, coffee. Ink black. Beautiful deep tan head with lacing. Lots of roast flavor, but also very sweet from a chocolate and toffee flavor, burnt brown sugar too. Finish keeps switching between dry and sweet, and a lingering alcohol taste never overwhelms. Basically a superb stout, deserves many more pours.


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