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

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RATINGS: 1937   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4971) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
Lion stout A deep brown with red highlights and light beige foam. A chocolate and figs aroma on a med-full that delivers lots of chocolate and dark fruits. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YantarCoast (1247) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 13, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, smoked malt, liquorice. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruits, burnt notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enteogenisk (162) - Blsta, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. My first ceylon beer is quite a peculiar experience. It is a hoppy stout on both nose and palate, and the choice of hops is interesting as it gives the brew a very vegetative profile. Not overly pleasant in my book but I realize it might be a matter of taste (isnt it always?).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (3358) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2016
330 ml bottle at home (4 years after its best before date) thanks to Nightfall! Black color with nice beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, some smoked meat notes, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, dried fruits, wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (921) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours almost jet black with a big frothy tan head, eventually settling down - that it gets any head at all at this ABV is amazing. Aroma of dark dried fruit and malts, roast, plum, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is sweet, malt flavours, liquorice, roastedness and hints of chocolate. At 8.8% the alcohol is noticeable but gives a nice warming feeling. Smooth, soft carbonation, slightly oily-watery texture. A surprisingly good Stout from this region of the world.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
massingasetta (721) - Mnchen, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
An interesting smell comes out of the bottle - very dark stout like but just not completely hitting the mark. the initial taste however is more recognizable as a stout type beer. A good earthy stout that is highly drinkable and heavy both in alcohol and in the tongue feel. All in all a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1556) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Gift from my dad. A pitch black beer with a big beige "oily" creamy head ; good retention and lacing. Grape, caramel, light peat, roast, toast, black chocolate ; nevertheless, the whole thing seems "watery", diluted. Medium sugary sweet, round, light dry lasting bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, fruity caramel light dry warming finish. Overall, a good foreign stout ; slightly frustrated by this "tamed lion" ; too sugary and watery ; beautiful label.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (999) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Pullo @ Saveur-Biere. Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana, noin kahden sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana. Tuoksussa vahvimpana on paahteinen maltaisuus, jota tukee makea marjaisuus, jopa rusinaisuus. Hiven tummaa hedelm ja ruisleipisyyttkin on mukana. Maussa paahde ja makea marjaisuus on edelleen vahvimmat, nyt paahde on enemmn kahvista laatua. Makeus kntyy hieman hedelmiseen ja vanilijaiseen suuntaan, suklaatakin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on hyvin tytelinen, melko ljyinen, humalointi on vhist. Kunnon linnunmaitoa. Hieno stout hieman ei-niin-perinteisest olutmaasta. Monipuolinen ja tytelinen tapaus, juotavuus todella hyvll tasolla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1812) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2016
Lion stout de Ceylan, qui doit certainement beaucoup lancien occupant, dautant que la brasserie affiche la date de 1881 ... Niveau abv de 8,8 %. Couleur noir intense, lopacit quasi totale. Mousse caf crme, nappage soyeux stable 2 mm. Armes de ganache, malt choco, cookie, pointe de candi et ft. 1re bouche soyeuse veloute, la superbe entame malt torrfi, chocolat noir, caf dlicat. Arrire-bouche bien malte, trs parfume, au splendide quilibre. 2me avec chocolat, malt, houblon, levure dans un ensemble doux remarquable. Arrire-bouche avec une note de caf arabica superbe. 3me avec douceur, harmonie, moelleux. Arrire-bouche qui est une pure merveille. Longueur avec de la ganache magnifique, et une pointe de speyside en bonus!! Jambes fines, huileuses. Levure douce, ferme, belle ligne. Alcool trs efficace sur les saveurs, il tient magnifiquement la longueur. Finale superbe. CONCLUSION: un stout savourer sans modration!! Superbe texture, grandes saveurs, magnifiques quilibre et harmonie. Du grand art lonin, comme la trs belle photo de ltiquette.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. BB Nov 2017. Pours dark brown with modest light tan head that drops rather fast. Licorice on the nose. Pretty sweet. Like sweet licorice and cocoa powder and coffee, plus some ashiness and earthy notes. Tastes sweet, dark dried fruits like figs and dates, also pears? But the licorice familiar from aroma is distracting, the aniseed appears minty fresh on the tongue which I find a bit strange but then again, it might work well in Sri Lanka heat. Somewhat watery on the palate initially but improves as it warms, eventually getting a bit sticky even. Carbonation moderate. Overall its quite robust and inelegant but not bad. Lets say exotic.


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