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

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RATINGS: 1916   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
Bottled: Almost black as a moonless winternight in Scandinavia. Huge light brown head that last long. Aroma is a palate of impressions. Sweet roastyness is the dominant impression, but coffee comes to mind as well. Flavour is very coffeeish and roasty. Pleasant bitterness imediately on the tongue and palate. Alcahol is nicely hidden but a little delicious alcaholburnt is present on the tongue. This is a nice surprise, that I will revisit whenever available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
This brew is black with a thick and rocky tan head that fizzes away rather quickly. Thick patches of lacing. The aroma is big on roasted malt, with some semi-sweet chocolate in the background. Rich body with a tasty blend of mocha, malt and plum flavors. Frankly I am surprised they make them this good in Sri Lanka. The finish is dry and roasty, with a coffee aftertaste. Proof you can’t judge a book by the cover.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (11244) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a creamy head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, nuts and notes of alcohol.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11235) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
Black with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, licorice, biscuit and raw grain. Sweet malty flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
650ml bottle. A nice Foreign extra stout. It pours a dar brownish black with a foamy tan head. It is big and roasty with a nice sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
330ml bottle bought at GBBF and consumed at a hotel room in Earls Court. Opaque, and dark as the night. Huge, brownish bubbling head with satisfying duration, leaving nice laceworks on the glass. Woody, dark malts in aroma. Complex flavoured with initial spicy, roasted malt followed by sweet prunes and finishing with a dry bitter touch. Maybe a bit overpowering in the mouth (08.08.2008)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10890) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Lion Stout
Date: April 04, 2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: Black
Aroma: light aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of sweetness, chocolate

Name: Lion Stout
Date: April 06, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: black with ruby edges, whispy tan head
Aroma: roasted malt aroma with a hint of chocolate
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor with a roasty finish
Overall: no essence of the 8% alcohol

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Nice stout. Very black pour with a brown head. Aroma is super chocolatey and dark dried fruits as well. Flavor is full of chocolate and moderately sweet. Some molasses on the tongue too. A slight hint of bitterness if very nice.


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