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

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RATINGS: 1942   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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3.1
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, there’s 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 there’s enough sweetness here to keep it in check. M: Quite light in its loafers with wimpy carbonation. There’s actually an esophageal burn and a bit of stomach turning which completely tanks the mouthfeel score for me. On the palate proper, it’s not particularly dry, but nicely bittersweet’n’sour; whatever the blue hell that’s supposed to mean. O: Infected - it just has to be. But thank Odin it’s a minor infection that actually gives it a pleasant twist, instead of twisting my mouth sideways and dissolving my tongue. This clearly isn’t the final product as it’s intended to be - thankfully I have a penchant for a good Flemish-style ale along side my stout tooth, so I still think it’s quite okay. If you’re bottle has "123881841" on it, just be wary.


3.9
Rubin77 (2025) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2017
F: thin, tanned, quick gone. C: dark, opaque. A: dark malt, roasted tones, chocolate, coffee, cocoa, sweet red fruits, bit of vinous. T: malty, chocolate, cocoa, bit of coffee, bit of sweet lactic tones, vanilla, full body, low carbonation, really nice, enjoyed, 33cl bottle as from Auchan Market in Luxembourg.

3.9
redders1974 (1392) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Sweet roasts combine with cherry fudge some lactose. milk chocolate easy drinking tasty stout.

3.7
Zlotta (3188) - Hagen / Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2017
0.33 l bottle from ’Bier & Beer’, best before December 2018. Black with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish-malty, just slightly roasty and a bit fruity aroma of dark chocolate, raisins, prunes and mocca. Rather sweet, malty, slightly roasty and a bit fruity taste of dark chocolate, mocca, praline, hazelnut, raisins and prunes, followed by a medium long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly earthy-dry finish. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Almost a bit thin for that abv, but all in all worth its merits, a true classic.

4.1
jjsint (2992) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, drunk at home. Dark purplish black with a small foamy tan head. Blackberry and raw sugarcane in the aroma. Sweet, sweet taste with malts that are roasted to hell and back but never tastes burned. Smoky chocolate and plum swirls around in my mouth. Long finish with a silky mouthfeel. Tobacco and slivovitz in the aftertaste. Wow.

3.8
ANZUShophunter (422) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2017
From bottle in porter glass. Pours black with 2 finger head of beautifully symmetric bubbles. Aroma of malt choc, licorice, and a bit of booze; rich taste with forward bitterness. Built to travel.

4.3
stupre (320) - Nanterre, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ Captain Houblon. Belle robe ébène. Attaque sur le malt grillé et le café. Equilibre parfait tout en rondeur.

3.9
caribou43 (989) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2017
I bought this nectar of birds at the drink of the world in Geneva, I drank it at the hotel room in Paris, before to sleep, such a good idea to find yours delightful dream of penelope for the night. The body is a perfect face of stout, black body intense, thin white and brown head, regular carbonation for the style. The taste is well balanced, I could notice a touch of alcool but it is following by a really nice sweetness and we smell strong notes of grape sugar, roasted malt, small touch of cacao, chocolate, some hop and a perfect balance arriving at your mouth, good relation price/quality.

3.7
ebone1988 (1848) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2017
For the book. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dry, leather, good. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, poured thinnish. Taste is dry, roasted malt, dark fruit, slight smoke, coffee, chocolate, I like it. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, lightly smoky roasted malt aftertaste. Overall, this is easily the standard for the style.

2.8
Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.8
Biroholik (1342) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Data butelkowania: 11.01.2017
Data ważności: 10.07.2017
Kolor: Czarny, zupełnie nieprzejrzysty.
Piana: Drobniuteńka, zwarta jak na azocie. Idzie do góry w maksymalnie szybkim tempie. Pęka do średnich oczek. Gruba oponka wisi nad piwem. Na krawędziach TeKu pozostawia liczne firanki. Piana maluje całą powierzchnię szkła.
Zapach: W aromacie pierwsze klimaty to zderzenie z silną czekoladą. Jest też lekko palony klimat oraz odrobinę słodów w postaci przypalonego karmelu. W tle subtelne orzechowy nuty. Pachnie niczym nie jeden lekki Imperial Stout. Tak na prawdę według BJCP wszystkie Stouty od 8% w górę powinny być klasyfikowane jako Imperial Stouts.
Smak: Smak złożony i nietypowy. Na sam początek piwo pokazuje dość wysoki profil owocowy (czarne porzeczki) i inne ciemne owoce. Później już klasyka stylu: czekolada, ale taka nadziewana owocami (wiśnie, czarne porzeczki), kawa mocno osłodzona i kapka melasy. Alkohol świetnie zatuszowany. Niska tekstura, gładkie odczucie na języku. Ciekawy FES / Imperial Stout. Długą drogę musiało przejść to piwo zanim trafiło na mój stół.
Wysycenie: Niskie. Podsumowanie:
Lion Stout - piwo ze Sri Lanki. Tropical Stout uwarzony w Kambodży w rozmiarze 0,66l. Fajny FES, w zasadzie może nawet Session RIS, jeśli takie pojęcie w ogóle istnieje. Wszystko stylowo i w klimacie mocnego stouta. W zasadzie wszystko gra i buczy. Jedyne zastrzezenie mam do wodnistej tekstury. Poza tym gites ;-)))


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