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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1808   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.


KajII's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with an average (1-2 finger) chocolate shake brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and medium collar that pretty much lasted throughout and had good sticky lacing. The aroma was of a roasted dark malt, mild resin hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, dried dark fruit (prunes) and a nice mild alcohol tinge. The taste was very malty and just a tad sweet with a hint of chocolate early on, then progressed with a mild bitterness, a touch of dark fruit and a bold coffee note towards the finish. The flavor hung on for a decent duration after the swallow with a smooth choco-coffee taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the end. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin oily texture and a medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice a roasty brew, although I did find it to be just a little thin for a stout it did possess very nice taste and a great drinkability...


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigYtBear (11) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (80) - - MAR 19, 2015
Pours deep chestnut brown with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is subdued at first, but offers typical stout notes of chocolate, coffee and dark cherry. Chilled, the palate at first presents some of the chalkiness common to harsher coffee beers, but this subsides as it aerates and warms. While Lion Stout smooths out, it provides fizz and a dry, slightly bitter finish. A good stout from an unexpected location.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (323) - - MAR 17, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown with thick head which dissipates quickly. Aromas are subtle (almost too subtle): chocolate, toffee. Surprisingly bold flavors of bitter cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate. A pretty decent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (602) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
This is exactly what you want from a stout. Dark with a good head, strong chocolatey aroma, a touch of fruit coming through with a dryness (from the malts, maybe?) to ensure it doesnít become sickly. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (336) - - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma: molasses, cocoa, coffee, roasted nuts, milk, cherry; Appearance: dark brown, minimal frothy head; Taste: intense bitterness, medium sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: medium body, long finish, fizzy carbonation, oily texture Intense roast, rich aroma. Pretty dry and fizzy for a stout but still delicious. Quality to price ratio is high.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dzhigga (188) - Kirov, RUSSIA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Almost black color with huge steady head. Aroma is very pleasant: roasted coffee, rye bread, bitter chocolate. Taste is complex and rich: lightly sweet with dry fruits notes at the beginning than it goes to nice bitterness in finish. Slightly oily and rich texture. Great stout! Especially surprising that it brewed in tropical country.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (406) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Poured into a shaker pint glass. Rich black color with a nice tan head. Decent lacing. Smells of cacao, prune, star anise, tobacco and coffee. Tastes the same with some vanilla and pepper present. Roasted malt flavor in there as well. Not as rich as some other stouts with an oily mouthfeel. Nice smooth finish though. Slightly boozy as it warms up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (337) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours pitch black. World Class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (prune) subtle coffee and a hint of alcohol. Heavy medium bodied with a very smooth texture that approaches creamy. Above normal carbonation level with effervescence from the middle on. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into chocolate, a hint of coffee and very subtle prune. In the middle, the big malt sweetness comes forward with a molasses and caramel flavor against a mild bitterness of citric hops and roast. The finish is a slow sweet fade and leaves you with that nice slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat amid an effervescent burst.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (194) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Black, medium creamy black head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, taste milk chocolate, mainly milky finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Nothing about this beer should be as good as it is. It is brewed in Sri Lanka, known more for factories that supply cheap wares than beer. Itís a Stout, a strong one at that, when youíd expect a Lager. Itís cheap. In fact, this beer has the best Taste to Price to Strength ratio going for it that I have ever encountered. Black with a tan head, bold notes of licorice, tobacco, raisins, wood, leather, smoke and molasses mingle magnificently for nose and tongue. Slight hints of booze rear up but only as a stern warning; this beer is delicious, but strong...donít mess with it. As a warming effect enters after a few sips, I find myself enjoying the slick body with more than typical carbonation for a Stout. Itís big, bold and buck-banginí bodaciousness in a bottle. Ensconce yourself in a fine chair and sidle up to one of Asiaís finest.


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