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

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RATINGS: 1946   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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3.9
fantti (1018) - 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 hedelmää ja ruisleipäisyyttäkin on mukana. Maussa paahde ja makea marjaisuus on edelleen vahvimmat, nyt paahde on enemmän kahvista laatua. Makeus kääntyy hieman hedelmäiseen ja vanilijaiseen suuntaan, suklaatakin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on hyvin täyteläinen, melko öljyinen, humalointi on vähäistä. Kunnon linnunmaitoa. Hieno stout hieman ei-niin-perinteisestä olutmaasta. Monipuolinen ja täyteläinen tapaus, juotavuus todella hyvällä tasolla.

5
corkyrory66 (2000) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2016
Lion stout de Ceylan, qui doit certainement beaucoup à l’ancien occupant, d’autant que la brasserie affiche la date de 1881 ... Niveau abv de 8,8 %. Couleur noir intense, à l’opacité quasi totale. Mousse café crème, nappage soyeux stable à 2 mm. Arômes de ganache, malt choco, cookie, pointe de candi et fût. 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, à la superbe entame malt torréfié, chocolat noir, café délicat. Arrière-bouche bien maltée, très parfumée, au splendide équilibre. 2ème avec chocolat, malt, houblon, levure dans un ensemble doux remarquable. Arrière-bouche avec une note de café arabica superbe. 3ème avec douceur, harmonie, moelleux. Arrière-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 très efficace sur les saveurs, il tient magnifiquement la longueur. Finale superbe. CONCLUSION : un stout à savourer sans modération !! Superbe texture, grandes saveurs, magnifiques équilibre et harmonie. Du grand art léonin, comme la très belle photo de l’étiquette.

3.4
Kauge (1958) - 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 it’s quite robust and inelegant but not bad. Let’s say exotic.

3.5
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Black color with beige foam. Prune nose. Very nicely balanced taste with prune and a mild and calm light sweet taste and a little roasty touch. Calm and mild aftertaste.

3.7
SinH4 (4797) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is cherries, plums, coffee. Taste is coffee, plums, boozy finish, quite sweet. High carbonation. Good!

4
Nevalainen (773) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma coffee, caramel, toffee. Taste is sweet with a roasty touch. Very well balanced, so it’s smooth to drink. Coffeelike finish. Very good stout, one of my favourites.

3.8
FrankZappa7 (511) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
27-Apr-2016-0,33L Flasche. Schwarz, hellbrauner stabiler Schaum. Aroma: Schokolade, Espresso, leichte Röstmalzsäure. Antrunk: Schokoloda pur, später Kaffee, Espresso, leicht brandig,röstmalzsauer. Toller Klassiker!

3.7
SVD (1991) - NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle at home, black beer, small head. Aroma is malts, coffee, dark fruit. Taste is the same, somewhat on the sweeter side. wow i didnt expect it to be this good.

4.5
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Unexpected greatness from a 24 pack. Pours black with a big creamy tan head. Aroma is of roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, espresso with a sourness and burnt notes. This beer was so smooth with a slick medium body and low carbonation. Good at hiding its alcohol and very warming.

3.4
artemb (1013) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 21, 2016
Look: black with dark unstable head. Aroma: strong coffee, molasses. Taste: light to moderate sweet with light hoppy bitterness. Overcarbonated like a Coke. Flavour: strong coffee, chocolate, sweet wine, some grassy hops, prominent alcohol. Not bad but too much CO2.


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