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


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RATINGS: 1920   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.

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   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kittenbieer (69) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Jolie robe noire intense avec une mousse beige assez persistante et une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des arômes de fruits noirs alcoolisés, malts torréfiés,chocolat noir et café.....La bouche nous amène sur une douceur mêlée à une légère amertume avec les saveurs des arômes sentis.La finale est excellente nous laissant sur une douce amertume .Un grand stout très équilibré et d’une grande finesse que le petit chat a bien adopté!!!!!!! 18,5/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appiantiqua (73) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Dégustée dans un verre Charles Quint. Température de début 7 à 8°. Magnifique robe brun sombre opaque surmontée d’une fine mousse beige assez tenace; bonne carbonatation. Nez très délicat sur le chocolat avec une touche vineuse(madère,vin cuit) et un soupçon de levure très agréable. Le goût est fantastique et combine parfaitement les saveurs de type Chocolat/cacao/café avec les notes fruitées(prunes,figues) le tout dans une parfaite harmonie douceur/amertume. La richesse et la complexité de cette bière nous obligeront à la regoûter prochainement ce qui ne sera pas une pénible affaire!!! La finale est très longue et plaisante et nous ramène toutes les flaveurs en ajoutant la chaleur appréciable d’un alcool idéalement intégré. Un merveilleux stout!!! 18,5/20

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (266) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
I was only going to include pre-Ratebeer beers as ticks, but I want the country on my map so I am breaking my own rules! Better than I expected. A perfectly nice stout, even if it’s not particularly interesting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jounipel (2) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016 does not count
This stuff what one couldn’t call a stout even with a good will is way overrated. It tastes like the same breweries strong lager- same tastes of dark rum, coffee, pear, apple and light malt. This one was way more than just a disappointment - this one was pure waste of money and time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raistlin (315) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours dark black colour and has big tanned head that leaves lots of lacing behind. Lasts long too. Not sweet like other stouts at all, and you can’t tell it has over 8 percent of alcohol. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (572) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
Bottiglia. Nel gusto al naso c’è il sapore forte dell’orzo tostato che sopravanza tutti gli altri. L’intensità olfattiva è più che normale e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma cremosa, aderente, dalla buona tenuta e con merletti a contornare il vetro come finale. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è media. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è pieno. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona.Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di tostato. Il finale è lungo, secco e asciutto. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, cioccolato, caffè, frutta secca, pane tostato. Alcol presente non invadente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
googleimage83 (70) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours opaque dark brown, with small coffee-coloured head that doesn’t last beyond the first few sips. Firm chocolate and butterscotch punch on the nose, some hints of cherry and grape. Taste is roasty and somewhat creamy, with some brown sugar sweetness - not getting the fruity notes as much. Leafy hop presence, finish is comparatively dry Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Solid, worthwhile stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours almost black with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh bread, molasses, dried fruit. Taste is similar, some coffee notes, very sweet up front but balanced with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (767) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with licorice notes. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokis333 (409) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 31, 2016
Jet black color with medium coffee brown foam. Aromas, dark chocolate malts with subtle hints of alcohol and liqueur (Bailey’s), dark strong coffee with tones of roasted coffee beans and light coffee smoke followed by light fruity sour tick at the end. Palate, full body with very thick and creamy texture leaving deep roasted smoke finish. Taste, is creamy and smokey of chocolate, coffee beans with this interesting somewhat milky but fruity sour-ish end to it that is interesting. Overall, interesting heavy and full bodied beer with nice smooth creamy smoked coffee taste.

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