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


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RATINGS: 1908   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

Hateball16's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3287) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, kaffe, kirsebær, bek og sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe og kirsebær.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Sri Lanka, Nydt@HTasting hos Untappd Jostein samme med Bryne.
Medium: Boks@500ml, ABV@8,8%, Når@21.07.2016
Kommentar: Takk til min kollega Lanka som bragte denne med fra Sri Lanka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
Lion stout  A deep brown with red highlights and light beige foam. A chocolate and figs aroma on a med-full  that delivers lots of chocolate and dark fruits. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (870) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 13, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, liquorice. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, burnt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enteogenisk (119) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. My first ceylon beer is quite a peculiar experience. It is a hoppy stout on both nose and palate, and the choice of hops is interesting as it gives the brew a very vegetative profile. Not overly pleasant in my book but I realize it might be a matter of taste (isn’t it always?).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2573) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2016
330 ml bottle at home (4 years after it’s best before date) thanks to Nightfall! Black color with nice beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, some smoked meat notes, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, dried fruits, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (479) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours almost jet black with a big frothy tan head, eventually settling down - that it gets any head at all at this ABV is amazing. Aroma of dark dried fruit and malts, roast, plum, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is sweet, malt flavours, liquorice, roastedness and hints of chocolate. At 8.8% the alcohol is noticeable but gives a nice warming feeling. Smooth, soft carbonation, slightly oily-watery texture. A surprisingly good Stout from this region of the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (627) - München, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
An interesting smell comes out of the bottle - very dark stout like but just not completely hitting the mark. the initial taste however is more recognizable as a stout type beer. A good earthy stout that is highly drinkable and heavy both in alcohol and in the tongue feel. All in all a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1159) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Gift from my dad. A pitch black beer with a big beige "oily" creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Grape, caramel, light peat, roast, toast, black chocolate ; nevertheless, the whole thing seems "watery", diluted. Medium sugary sweet, round, light dry lasting bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, fruity caramel light dry warming finish. Overall, a good foreign stout ; slightly frustrated by this "tamed lion" ; too sugary and watery ; beautiful label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (906) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana, noin kahden sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksussa vahvimpana on paahteinen maltaisuus, jota tukee makea marjaisuus, jopa rusinaisuus. Hiven tummaa hedelmää ja ruisleipäisyyttäkin on mukana. Maussa paahde ja makea marjaisuus on edelleen vahvimmat, nyt paahde on enemmän kahvista laatua. Makeus kääntyy hieman hedelmäiseen ja vanilijaiseen suuntaan, suklaatakin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on hyvin täyteläinen, melko öljyinen, humalointi on vähäistä. Kunnon linnunmaitoa. Hieno stout hieman ei-niin-perinteisestä olutmaasta. Monipuolinen ja täyteläinen tapaus, juotavuus todella hyvällä tasolla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1315) - 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.

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