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


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RATINGS: 1933   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours a dark brownish black with a very tan light head. Aroma of molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows aroma... and introduces a bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
The aroma forced the score to be so low. It smelled like a stale bottle left open overnight. The first gulp was bitter like a coffee flavour, then went down a fruity/chocolatey taste after that. Good beer, especially the last drink, but the aroma threw me off. Maybe my sense of smell was off at the time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 Lion Stout , Chocolate City meets the Pacific. I must admit I had a slew of predispositions about this beer. I was thinking a Sri Lankan brew, really? After watching the rolling, silky, fat-girl-in-satin-nightie pour- the first taste coaxed me into submission until I was lapping at the lions paw. A beautiful soft, round mouth feel is accented with rich, delicately sweet notes of cacao and coffee muted with a beautiful slightly sweet finish. Theres something about a beer with a purpose that turns me on. I mean anytime I eat any coconut curry (Indian or Thai) I will either be drinking this beer or thinking about drinking this beer. The Lion Stout even at room temperature is absolute fantastic combination with all hot curries dishes. This will be in attendance in the cellar for its occasions. *side note: This brewery stopped brewing its beer to bottle water for victims of the tsunami. Viva Lion!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (14070) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle pored a translucent brownish black with a small, lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee,roasted malt, and some hints of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, some fruitiness, and a bit of smoke with a smooth, ligering mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Pours a dark blackish brown with a small medium brown head. Strong coffee aroma with traces of something fruity floating around the top. Taste is sweet foillowed by a very nice burnt ending. Lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2006
330 ml bottle. Black. Coffe aroma. Rich green apple aromas. Dry roastiness from malts. The richness from esters dominate too much, and hides the malts and their roastiness. Disappointing. "The beer for curry". Hello? A photo of Michael Jackson on the back label -- please get over it -- focus on the quality of the beer instead. At the moment it is not at all impressing. I tried this about two years ago. I remember it as much better then.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (11024) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Bottle. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Opaque black-brown color with slight head. Cappuccino and smoky malt flavor. Very nice flavor but just a bit on the lighter side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Nice deep brown, almost black body. Good brown head with a medium volume. Malts and coffee dominate the aroma. Bacon and malts are highly evident in the taste, some hops as well. A clean ending for this beer. Good, but not the best stout I’ve had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2006
wheres the aroma? lacking. appearance is normal, but loses points for its tendency to be heady. pretty looking head though. i love the taste though (clearly). its strong and unapologetic, but doesnt overstay its welcome like stouts often do. very coffee. the first few sips there was a strange bite about 4/5 of the way into the sip, but that went away. terrific viscosity (low) as well. my highest rated beer so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Wasnt sure about a beer from Sri Lanka. Especially at <$3 for a bomber. But this is a pretty great stout. Its my first foreign stout. Nowhere near as complex as an imperial stout but not as boring as a regular stout. Has a good chocolate flavor and a little smoke on the aftertaste. Looks great, huge light brown head. Aroma is a little lacking. Overall a pretty good beer.

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