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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1933   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
[ Bottled ; few deg below room temp ; B/B Feb 07 ]
A mostly lasting average frothy tan head that tops up a clear very dark black body. Moderate lacing. No particules. To the nose, malt are moderate chocolate while hops are very faint spruce. Also, there are evident traces of bitter coffee beans. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and acidic, well balanced, while development tends to lead to a sweet chocolate. Finish is long and sweet chocolate/coffee. medium to full body... creamy texture... Soft carbonation...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
Dark, nearing night appearance with a big, full tan head. Aroma was prunes and plums with some molassas and roasted malt. Flavour was vinous with roasty malts and some cocoa. Medium-to-full bodied with light carbonation with a smooth, slightly bitter, long lasting finish. A solid international beer.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puphus (34) - Carbondale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Yummy. A little sweet and not much dry enough. Aftertaste is sweet. Good cocoa stout. Would buy again. Cheap.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
(Thanks to core for providing me a bottle of this!) 12 oz. bottle. Pours to a dark brown/black color. Aroma is burnt chocolate with maybe a hint of caramel. Flavor is more of the same. A little more carbonation than your normal stout. Pretty darn good. Get in my belly!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. Smooth, well balanced. High carbonation for a stout Sweet roasted malty flavor. Finish has a slight cherry taste. Great mouth feel, well hidden alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17708) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Black beer with dark beige head. Bitter dark burnt malts. Intense. Really nice, velvety with good burnt malt finish. Toasty, smokey, charcoal. Really rather nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Lion Stout pour to a beautiful, deep ebony color with a thick tan head that fades slowly, and a high to moderate amount of carbonation. This beer is a real ale which means some yeast is added to the bottle. A bottle conditioned beer is meant to continue to condition and develop in the bottle. The nose on this beer is wonderful. Aromas of bitter sweet chocolate, woody notes of cedar, and peppery hints of alcohol flood the nose. The palate is a soft malty body, with flavors of dark chocolate, sweet malt, hints of coffee flavor, and a touches of roast. Lion Stout finishes with more chocolate and coffee notes up front, then ends with a wonderful, refreshing, sour edge, and a slight bitter and warming finish. This beer is outstanding. It reminds me very much of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and is similar to Dragon Stout, in its sweetness and alcohol bite. That refreshing sour edge in the finish, makes this big beer very drinkable, even in hot, tropical weather. This beer would make the perfect foil to desert. I would match this beer with coconut layer cake. I understand the locals lace this beer with a strong coconut liquor and enjoy it that way as well. Lion Stout would also make a perfect night cap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (9612) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2006
(bottle, best before Nov. 2005) Almost black coloured with a big brown foam. Roasted malt aroma with burnt caramel, dark cacao and dried plums. Bittersweet flavour, full bodied, smooth carbonated. Moderarately sweet initial taste with roasted malt, chocolate, crusts of german Schwarzbrot, caramel and liquorice. Warming alcohol in the bitter and nutty finish, thus it is quite well integrated. Very complex and quaffable Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9866) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 First rating
Black and strong. Very good taste, almost like a meal when you drink it. No alcohol in the taste, typical stoput like smell. Some yeast sediment in the bottom. This one I can really recommend to people who likes stout!
8/5/9/5/17=4.4

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(33 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft!)
BB Dec 2008
On October 11, 2008
Pitch black color, light brown head. Acidic and buttery, strawberry yoghurt scent, wierd. Some smoke, alcohol and roasted also. Salty, rosted, grainy, dry, coffee taste. Dry mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Not sure its quite OK this bottle.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

Medium way rating, since I think my first is probably too high and my second might be a faulty bottle: 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Beer had a nice dark tan head that hangs around for a while. Great roasted , chocolate malt and coffee aroma. Very good dark malt flavors with a slighty dry bittersweet finish. Very full body that helps hide the alcohol content. A very good Imperial type stout. I wouldve never guessed a beer this good wouldve been from Sri Lanka!


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