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

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RATINGS: 1899   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.


jeremyh70's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 2015 update from a can- Dark brown with chestnut highlights, a nice tan head with great lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, a little raisin and alcohol. Taste has a slight sweetness with a moderate roast flavor, some raisin coffee and dark chocolate, a hint of umami and alcohol. Finishes mostly dry with some roasty bitterness. Somewhat slick mouthfeel with a light/medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Super solid stout with very well integrated flavors. Very enjoyable and easy to drink. 2013 bottle- Pours dark brown with a nice dark khaki head and good lacing. Chocolate aroma and a hint of umami. Taste of dark chocolate roasted malt with a hint of black licorice. Finishes with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is bubbly and moderate with medium body and medium/high carbonation. Solid stout that is well crafted. ---Jeremy H


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1260) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2016
Lion stout de Ceylan, qui doit certainement beaucoup à l’ancien occupant, d’autant que la brasserie affiche la date de 1881 ... Niveau abv de 8,8 %. Couleur noir intense, à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse café crème, nappage soyeux stable à 2 mm. Arômes de ganache, malt choco, cookie, pointe de candi et fût. 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, à la superbe entame malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café délicat. Arrière-bouche bien maltée, très parfumée, au splendide équilibre. 2ème avec chocolat, malt, houblon, levure dans un ensemble doux remarquable. Arrière-bouche avec une note de café arabica superbe. 3ème avec douceur, harmonie, moelleux. Arrière-bouche qui est une pure merveille. Longueur avec de la ganache magnifique, et une pointe de speyside en bonus !! Jambes fines, huileuses. Levure douce, ferme, belle ligne. Alcool très efficace sur les saveurs, il tient magnifiquement la longueur. Finale superbe. CONCLUSION : un stout à savourer sans modération !! Superbe texture, grandes saveurs, magnifiques équilibre et harmonie. Du grand art léonin, comme la très belle photo de l’étiquette.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. BB Nov 2017. Pours dark brown with modest light tan head that drops rather fast. Licorice on the nose. Pretty sweet. Like sweet licorice and cocoa powder and coffee, plus some ashiness and earthy notes. Tastes sweet, dark dried fruits like figs and dates, also pears? But the licorice familiar from aroma is distracting, the aniseed appears minty fresh on the tongue which I find a bit strange but then again, it might work well in Sri Lanka heat. Somewhat watery on the palate initially but improves as it warms, eventually getting a bit sticky even. Carbonation moderate. Overall it’s quite robust and inelegant but not bad. Let’s say exotic.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Black color with beige foam. Prune nose. Very nicely balanced taste with prune and a mild and calm light sweet taste and a little roasty touch. Calm and mild aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2172) - Garching, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is cherries, plums, coffee. Taste is coffee, plums, boozy finish, quite sweet. High carbonation. Good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nevalainen (464) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma coffee, caramel, toffee. Taste is sweet with a roasty touch. Very well balanced, so it’s smooth to drink. Coffeelike finish. Very good stout, one of my favourites.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
27-Apr-2016-0,33L Flasche. Schwarz, hellbrauner stabiler Schaum. Aroma: Schokolade, Espresso, leichte Röstmalzsäure. Antrunk: Schokoloda pur, später Kaffee, Espresso, leicht brandig,röstmalzsauer. Toller Klassiker!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1242) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at home, black beer, small head. Aroma is malts, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is the same, somewhat on the sweeter side. wow i didnt expect it to be this good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (502) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Unexpected greatness from a 24 pack. Pours black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma is of roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, espresso with a sourness and burnt notes. This beer was so smooth with a slick medium body and low carbonation. Good at hiding its alcohol and very warming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artemb (458) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 21, 2016
Look: black with dark unstable head. Aroma: strong coffee, molasses. Taste: light to moderate sweet with light hoppy bitterness. Overcarbonated like a Coke. Flavour: strong coffee, chocolate, sweet wine, some grassy hops, prominent alcohol. Not bad but too much CO2.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (453) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2016
Alors ça fait un peu peur, avec cette étiquette qui fait un rien penser à une bière exotique de piètre qualité ... Mais en fait c’est vraiment très bon et solide, surtout pour le prix ! Plus de fruits confits que de café chocolat ici ... Même si on a tout l’attirail d’un bon stout pas trop épais ...


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