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


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RATINGS: 1908   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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Enteogenisk (162) - Bålsta, 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 (isn’t it always?).

rouhlas (3986) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 29, 2016
330 ml bottle at home (4 years after it’s 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.

LazyPyro (1809) - 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.

massingasetta (789) - München, 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.

VDuquerroux (1957) - 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.

fantti (1040) - 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.

corkyrory66 (2416) - 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.

Kauge (2131) - 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.

King_Alex_II (1227) - 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.

SinH4 (6573) - 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!

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