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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 22, 2012
I wasn’t sure what to think about this beer. Sri Lankan? A non-lager Asian beer? but what a stout! Rich and dark with near perfect balance. Molasses, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread with a subtle hop tingle. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brynner737 (1) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Perhaps the best overall balanced stout I’ve had. Certainly up there with the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigYtBear (15) - Greenwell Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
OMG! Lion Stout from Sri Lanka paired with chocolate cheesecake. I can't even believe what I'm tasting. It so delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hades665 (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2010
The color is black with a tan head. The taste is that of malty sweet chocolate. Alcohol is evident though not overpowering. Hops are not really that noticable but then again they shouldn’t be for this style of beer. Overall this is the best tasting stout I’ve ever had. THE BEER OF THE GODS!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2012
12 oz bottle from Baruni’s Hotel and Grill in Baden, PA. Gotta agree with the master Michael Jackson in saying this is one of the ten best beers in the world. Some may say it’s too sugary, but I find no problem with the sweet side, nor can I find anything that would detract from the perfection of this amazing stout. Hoping to visit Sri Lanka some day to see if it tastes even better fresh from the source.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5845) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Aroma is yeast, malts, earthiness, coffee, fruit and is slightly perfumed. The flavor is coffee, earthiness, malts and a tart fruit flavor in the finish. Very complex but very well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
branlovesbeer (12) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pour: On the pour, it was jet black. After about 5 seconds, a brown, one inch head formed. Look: Beautiful black with nice strong steady carbonation. Aroma: Lovely date, prune, raisin, and tobacco aroma. Very light hop spice. While the dark roasted malt is dominant in the aroma, the hop spice comes through. Taste: Again with the wonderful date, prune, raisin, and tobacco flavors. But there is also a chocolate flavor. And again the hop spice comes through. It’s difficult to pinpoint any particular hop flavor but it is definitely there. There are so many complex flavors in this beer. It is so complex. Worth the money: I paid $9.99 for a 64oz growler fill at Total Wine. It is sooo worth the money. I look forward to seeing this beer on growler fill again because I will certainly pay it. Verdict: I give this beer a 9. It is so good. So lovely. I can’t wait to get more of this beer. Don’t miss out on this beer. You will absolutely love this beer if you are a fan of dark beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mojorisn (26) - - NOV 3, 2012
For a cheap beer this really doesn’t taste cheap. One of my favourites for a decade now. The high ABV is masked by the roasted coffee and chocolate, but still very there in a good way. Only two bucks a bottle from LCBO and 8.8%. Just bought a Shipyard Imperial Porter, which is delicious, but more than double the price and very comparable. Thank you Sri Lanka for exporting your beer all the way here, my favourite go-to Stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2014
330 ml bottle, at home @10°C Pitch black colour. Large and thick brown head. Excellent aroma of various types of wood, chocolate and tobacco. Full and rich flavour with roastiness , hops and sweetness are perfectly and smoothly balanced. Really, really excellent beer. Very recommendable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1464) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Color is black, it smells wonderful of smoke, mocha and a little chocolate. The taste is gentle and carefully spread it a smoky flavor of coffee, chocolate and light English licorice in the mouth.

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