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


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RATINGS: 1933   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2897) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very malty; chocolate, coffee, liquorice, roast malts, caramel, brown sugar. Fruity; berries and dark fruit. Some hops for balance. Rather oily in texture. Quite sweet with dryish mildly bitter finish. Tasty beer. (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (1023) - Mainz, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2017
17-02-17 // bottle at home. Pours a deep bronw black beer with a solid beige head. Taste is sweet malty, milk chocolate, cocoa, light coffee. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Pours a nice black body with an easy thick 3 finger tan head. Smell: Roasted malt with hints of coffee bitterness. Taste: Robust coffee presence but only slightly bitter. Very well rounded & balanced. Mouthfeel: A little bit creamy, more roasted coffee flavor with a little bit of graininess. Malty presence kind of makes it melt in your mouth. Reviewed on: 03-17-2008

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jybi (202) - FRANCE - FEB 10, 2017
Ce lion est un vritable jaguar. En effet cette stout de la brasserie Lion se dmarque par ses lignes pures, distingues mais races, qui peuvent se comparer aux lignes des plus belles sportives de luxe et plus particulirement une Jaguar. Et sans tre ni dune complexit ni dune corpulence extraordinaire, sa ligne gustative, autour du caf est la fois dune telle puret, dune telle finesse et dune telle prcision quelle rentre aisment dans la catgorie des grandes bires. Sorti de son crin, notre stout est dun noir intense (EBC aux alentours de 79) surmonte dune mousse brune nappant tout juste la bire. Le nez est la fois intense et raffin. Le caf, pur, se mlange subtilement aux armes de prune relevs dune pointe de cognac. De toute beaut! Lattaque nous permet de dcouvrir la base principale de ce Lion : des armes de caf grand cru, expresso, secs et intenses, la fois simples et gracieux. La seconde bouche gagne en rondeur en laissant apparatre le chocolat, se parant subtilement de notes de fruits des bois pour confrer une trs belle profondeur aux armes. Larrire bouche continue quant lui sur le caf, fil conducteur de notre dgustation. Dailleurs celui-ci reprendra les devants en troisime bouche, pouss par lamertume, peu intense mais permettant de relever de faon juste les armes avant darriver au final, de grande classe, trs long o le cognac se marie de faon somptueuse au caf pour une alliance, classieuse, riche et intense. Lquilibre sucre, alcool (8,8 % Abv) malt et houblon est simplement parfait. Une stout que tout zythologue doit avoir dgust. Ce lion est dune grande classe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ardeo (310) - Flmalle, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2017
Bottle33. Trs black avec mousse beige crmeuse et collant au verre. Nez cacao, liquorice, caf, fruits, vanille peut-tre. Bouche trs douce au caf crme mais aussi amer, au chocolat noir, aux fruits confits (figue ?), au fum de bon aloi. Trs bonne stout car quilibre : on ne sent pas lalcool (tout de mme 9 %) ni les sucres bien intgrs dans lensemble. Super Lion !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerkenstock (106) - Baden-Wrttemberg, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2017
Eye: pours a dark brown, almost black color with a small beige to brown head and with medium carbonation. thick in texture and quickly dissipating head. Nose: leather, coffee Mouth: coffee, smooth texture, roasted/toasted nuts, dark malts. Palate: dark bread, licorice (sweet/salty), leaves, earthy notes and heavy malts. Overall: very nice stout, even prefer it to Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (5383) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2017
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like raisin, dark chocolate malt, and smokey wood. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like raisin, dark chocolate malt, and smokey wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque black. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, light roast, dark fruit, faint coffee, and faint booze. Medium/full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (1311) - Mons, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016
Robe brune, mousse beige, crmeuse et abondante. Nez lgant sur des notes fumes, chocolates, sur un fond de houblon et de fruit, volue vers un cot chocolat au lait et caf, trs complexe. Bouche lattaque ample, riche, complexe, la bulle est la fois fine et moelleuse, la finale longue et superbe sur un cot chocolat et torrfi. Un superbe Stout de fin de soire.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (341) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Pours a pitch black robe topped by two fingers of creamy mocha head. Retention is good and strings of lacing cover the sides of the glass. The nose is rich with dark fruits, dattes, figs, molasses, ground coffee, peppercorn. The taste is semi-sweet with the dark fruit at the forefront and bitter coffee notes in the back. Pleasant mouthfeel, nice richness. Long coffee grounds finish. Beautiful product. Cheers!

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