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


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RATINGS: 1896   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2000
A first for me a ’Tropical Stout’, lighter in body and not so harsch. Great nose, vanilla, chocolate, and a bit of the hops at the finish. Quite good and a 8.0 ABV, mild but pleasing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ravidesai (951) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 22, 2001
a real surprise froim Sri lanka. an excellent bottle conditioned stout. nice roasted malt aroma and taste. slightly ’chewy’ palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2002
This stuff literally came exploding out of the bottle and poured a huge and beautifully beige head. The aroma is intriguing - i’ve been out boiling sap in a big iron kettle and it reminds me of that swirl of steam and woodsmoke, with chocolate accents. The taste is complex, too, and excellently expresses the chocolate promise of the nose, dried cherries, and, I kid you not, smoked fish! And I mean that in the best sense of well smoked whitefish from northern Michigan. And all of this goodness comes to you through an amazing velvety texture. This is a superb stout!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2003
Burnt nose of roasted coffee, fruit (nectarine-ish), chocolate, flowers, smoke, toffee, brown sugar and spices. Pours a pure black. The huge rocky head is the brown commonly found in chocolate milkshakes, lasts a while and has good lacing. The warm and flowery flavor is sweet and roasted with light acidity. The finish is bittersweet. The full and rich body is chewy and soft. The finish is dry. What a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
Sweet smell of hops and coffee. Flavours of chocolate. coffee,etc. This is an incredible beer, dynamic, robust hops and one of the best finishes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
This is an outstanding stout. Very well balanced between hops and malt with an velvet like dark brown head. Dark black color but very soft on the palate. Good coffee background flavor

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (1990) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Review #299. I wanted to save Lion Stout for my 300th review, but I’ve got a Westy 12 chillin’...

A stalwart, mocha-brown head floats like a sponge atop an über-dark body with a blood red aura. Aromas were roasted almost to the point of being burnt with chocolates, dark fruits and campfire. Flavor starts moderately bitter with chocolate and roasts ending with a semi-sweetness in a thick & syrupy yet creamy smooth palate. My only complaint lies with it’s discreet potency... I made the mistake of enjoying four of these one night before bed and remained mostly drunk the next day at work. But, oh... what a wonderful beer!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
From a 625 ml bottle purchased for $2.99 at "Keller’s IGA" in Cin., Ohio - This one poured a midnight black with a tall, fine-bubbled, thick tan head of foam and coffee-molassess-alcohol aroma. Tastewise, it’s a wonderful stout, with a spicey, bitter coffee-cum-cocoa richness and a full, lasting palate. It’s just plain GOOD!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5223) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Smells and looks wonderful. The taste is thick and chocolaty, with no real bad side effects. Really a pleasant foreign stout. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pericles35 (24) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
chocolaty smooth flavor. The full body of a classic stout, yet without the bitter aftertaste of a Guiness or Murphy’s.

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