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

bottled
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common

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


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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1205) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2014
Deep dark brown colour, huge creamy brown head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of vanilla, mild roasted coffee, chocolate, herbal liqueur notes and hints of alcohol; taste is the same - excellent stout; it is life saving after a lot of industrial lagers I have tasted in the last couple of days

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (771) - - NOV 20, 2014
Pour black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some dark fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
la_benji (3) - JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Beautiful thick dark and syrupy, with a lively fizz for a stout. It’s full and long on the tongue. With a medium sweetness and medium bitter taste. Very tasty and would definitely buy again!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1268) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle, picked up in an Indian food shop in Geneva. Pretty black, big beige head. Massive up front roastiness, with a delicious heavy sweet powerful roasty character. Fades to a more traditional coffee bitter drier finish. Full of flavour and very drinkable. Good label too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (272) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured into a english pint a dark brown with thick mo a head. Aroma was dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruits and a little alcohol. Taste was the same with a small smoky note and the alcohol is masked in taste. Finish is a little burnt malt. Very nice, and surprising as I have passed this up many times just based on the cheap generic looking case it comes in.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Nice smooth body, although its kind of light for a stout. Rich espresso/mocha flavors are really highlighted by a bottle-conditioned twang. Is there some vanilla in there? Remarkably drinkable for a stout with such a high alcohol content at 8.0%. Everytime I drink it, I’m impressed all over again. I’m going to say it: this is the best stout I’ve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2357) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Dark black ruby with light brown lacing lasting foam head. Nice strong bitter coffee aroma, therefor bit disappointing taste, little weak. Nice coffee aftertaste. Good beer. (Velp 201412)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Flaske, 33 cl. Brun-sort med et ok beige skum. En gammel kending. 5 år siden sidst? Sød konserveret mørk frugt, molasse, chokolade. Ristet malt, lakrids. Soyasauce. Flydende dessert. Fedladen tekstur, men lidt vandig i smagen. Ikke helt så god som jeg huskede den...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
330ml bottle as from an off license in London. Pours back with nice tan head. Aroma is toffee. Taste is bitter liquorice, coffee, a little tobacco.. would’ve preferred a bit more sweetness really.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scooter131313 (22) - - NOV 24, 2014
A great stout. I can hardly wait for my next bottle to fill a tall and frosty glass. :-) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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