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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1758   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2008
A good beer from Sri Lanka? YES!!! This stuff isn’t talked about enough, but the ratings on here prove that us beer conisseurs know a good beer when we see it. This one is absolutely fantastic and quite a bargain! It pours nice and dark with a big, frothy head. The roasted malts mix very well with the dark fruit, caramel, and perhaps chocolate/coffee as well. It’s full of flavor yet is VERY smooth. The finish is great as well. You can’t do much better than this, especially for the price.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exiledmsh (15) - , Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2009
This stout packs a powerful punch. One of the few non-British/non-Irish stouts Iíll drink.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
emoore0024 (25) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours well with a bown head. Hint of coffee / coca. Smooth all around with explosive finish. Strong beer. One of my favorite stouts. No wimps here.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours black into the glass. Beautiful two-finger coffee colored head of thick foam. Retention is okay. Lacing is great. Very nice nose. Smells of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Roasted chocolate malts. Very nice smokey notes. Dark fruits. Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Huge roasted malt flavor. Slight hints of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and cherries. Touch of dried fig flavor. Here, also, is a very nice touch of smoke. Feels very good. Nice and medium thick body. Slick and almost oily. Personally, Iíd like it to be a tad bit thicker, but it is still very good. This is an excellent representation of what a good stout should be. Iím very surprised that this is from outside of America. Tastes like a big American stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. This brew is extremely drinkable. I want more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours a deep, opaque sable with a fine-bubbled and fairly persistent tan head. Aroma is smoky with firm tones of coffee and unsweetened chocolate with more than a hint of burnt caramel. Rich, smoky flavor is mainly of fine roast coffee, unsweet chocolate and caramel, subtly sweet. Texture is fairly smooth yet quite fizzy. A must for stout fans!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chalsk (1065) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2010
12 oz. can. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. has an aroma of dark fruit with a hint of chocolate. Has a velvety smooth chocolate start with a nice bitter finish. Notes of coffee. Very silky, perfect mouthfeel. Great stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drunkbeer (4) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Lion stout may be my favorite beer. Ive got this love affair with this beer. You can locate it in several ghetto areas in London -or lets say ethic and diverse areas, but Lion Stout is no ally cat , this bitch is a princess. Big beautiful bubley beige head looks like the color of a lion ,above blackness.. This is flavorsome with prunes and raisins dominating, with a juicy sweet malt palate. Coffee and dark chocolate do the conga on your tounge. Canít wait to drink this in Sri Lanka on a beach but at 8% its dangerously eazy to swill and then create an international incident.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1635) - AUSTRIA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Solid Black colour with a lasting brown head, Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Smooth full body. Mocha, espresso velvet and sweet. Bold taste and no roast or bitter aftertaste. Every sip brings a deeper and sweeter flavour as the palate gets adjusted Yet, it doesnít leave the mouth saturated making the next sip special again. Very enjoyable. A real treat.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1246) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Lion Stout has an extraordinarily thick, creamy, beige head and a black appearance (light reddish-brown around the edges). The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, licorice, and confectionery sugar. Taste is of licorice, dark-roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark coffee, cream, brandy wine, and grain. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and Lion Stout finishes heavy, sweet, syrupy, and awesomely delicious. Overall, this is one of the best beers I have every had the pleasure to drink. I rate it about as high as one could rate a beer. Terrific! RJT

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbass2 (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
I really like this beer. Not much after taste. Not really crazy about the 11.2 oz size bottle, but I would definitely buy this brew again. Very fine beer!


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