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


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RATINGS: 1923   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/25/2012. 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark red color with nice opacity. The head is a huge, foaming three finger khaki color that descends to one finger after a while. Plenty of lacing is left behind, as well. S: Big, massive, hugely sweet chocolate. Some dark fruits, as well. Actually, come to think about it, theres a minor whiff of sour cherries - infection, perhaps? We shall see. I still enjoy the aroma greatly, but that foamy head should have been a giveaway. T: The flavor takes on more of a roasted barley and coffee bean tone, especially at first, while waves of chocolaty sweet and - unfortunately - tart cherries seemingly via an onsetting infection. After a while, the tartness takes center stage. Some herbal hop flavors also try to pop up in the finish, as well. So what we have here is a lightly soured stout, and it kind of works. Not perfectly by any means, but theres enough sweetness here to keep it in check. M: Quite light in its loafers with wimpy carbonation. Theres actually an esophageal burn and a bit of stomach turning which completely tanks the mouthfeel score for me. On the palate proper, its not particularly dry, but nicely bittersweetnsour; whatever the blue hell thats supposed to mean. O: Infected - it just has to be. But thank Odin its a minor infection that actually gives it a pleasant twist, instead of twisting my mouth sideways and dissolving my tongue. This clearly isnt the final product as its intended to be - thankfully I have a penchant for a good Flemish-style ale along side my stout tooth, so I still think its quite okay. If youre bottle has "123881841" on it, just be wary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2222) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 15, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Lion Stout by Lion Brewery Ceylon at Konstruktorska Business Center Zboze, czekolada, kawa... Jakis smrodek lekki mojrego zboza tez ale nie wadzi. Puchate w ustach. Cejlon daje rade i to na luzie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewWhatIWant (24) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
This pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a short lived brown head. On the nose there is chocolate and alcohol. The taste is very dense. Dark chocolate, espresso, toffee, berries, figs, liquorice, and underneath it all hot alcohol, like vodka. There is no hop presence. It is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. The beer leans a little to the sweet side, though nearly balanced by bitterness. Truly, the dessert of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFF (165) - - OCT 29, 2016
Robe noire, faible mousse beige. En bouche, des notes de caf et torrfaction.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kittenbieer (111) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Jolie robe noire intense avec une mousse beige assez persistante et une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des armes de fruits noirs alcooliss, malts torrfis,chocolat noir et caf.....La bouche nous amne sur une douceur mle une lgre amertume avec les saveurs des armes sentis.La finale est excellente nous laissant sur une douce amertume .Un grand stout trs quilibr et dune grande finesse que le petit chat a bien adopt!!!!!!! 18,5/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appiantiqua (111) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Dguste dans un verre Charles Quint. Temprature de dbut 7 8. Magnifique robe brun sombre opaque surmonte dune fine mousse beige assez tenace; bonne carbonatation. Nez trs dlicat sur le chocolat avec une touche vineuse(madre,vin cuit) et un soupon de levure trs agrable. Le got est fantastique et combine parfaitement les saveurs de type Chocolat/cacao/caf avec les notes fruites(prunes,figues) le tout dans une parfaite harmonie douceur/amertume. La richesse et la complexit de cette bire nous obligeront la regoter prochainement ce qui ne sera pas une pnible affaire!!! La finale est trs longue et plaisante et nous ramne toutes les flaveurs en ajoutant la chaleur apprciable dun alcool idalement intgr. Un merveilleux stout!!! 18,5/20

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (359) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
I was only going to include pre-Ratebeer beers as ticks, but I want the country on my map so I am breaking my own rules! Better than I expected. A perfectly nice stout, even if its not particularly interesting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jounipel (2) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016 does not count
This stuff what one couldnt call a stout even with a good will is way overrated. It tastes like the same breweries strong lager- same tastes of dark rum, coffee, pear, apple and light malt. This one was way more than just a disappointment - this one was pure waste of money and time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raistlin (327) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours dark black colour and has big tanned head that leaves lots of lacing behind. Lasts long too. Not sweet like other stouts at all, and you cant tell it has over 8 percent of alcohol. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (608) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
Bottiglia. Nel gusto al naso c il sapore forte dellorzo tostato che sopravanza tutti gli altri. Lintensit olfattiva pi che normale e la persistenza olfattiva apprezzabile. Il cappello di schiuma cremosa, aderente, dalla buona tenuta e con merletti a contornare il vetro come finale. La grandezza delle bollicine medio-fine. La carbonazione media. Il colore scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo pieno. Lamaro deciso. Lintensit gustativa elevata e la persistenza gustativa buona.Il gusto piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di tostato. Il finale lungo, secco e asciutto. Il retrogusto di media intensit. Laroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, cioccolato, caff, frutta secca, pane tostato. Alcol presente non invadente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
googleimage83 (82) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours opaque dark brown, with small coffee-coloured head that doesnt last beyond the first few sips. Firm chocolate and butterscotch punch on the nose, some hints of cherry and grape. Taste is roasty and somewhat creamy, with some brown sugar sweetness - not getting the fruity notes as much. Leafy hop presence, finish is comparatively dry Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Solid, worthwhile stout.

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