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


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RATINGS: 1944   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
branlovesbeer (14) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pour: On the pour, it was jet black. After about 5 seconds, a brown, one inch head formed. Look: Beautiful black with nice strong steady carbonation. Aroma: Lovely date, prune, raisin, and tobacco aroma. Very light hop spice. While the dark roasted malt is dominant in the aroma, the hop spice comes through. Taste: Again with the wonderful date, prune, raisin, and tobacco flavors. But there is also a chocolate flavor. And again the hop spice comes through. It’s difficult to pinpoint any particular hop flavor but it is definitely there. There are so many complex flavors in this beer. It is so complex. Worth the money: I paid $9.99 for a 64oz growler fill at Total Wine. It is sooo worth the money. I look forward to seeing this beer on growler fill again because I will certainly pay it. Verdict: I give this beer a 9. It is so good. So lovely. I can’t wait to get more of this beer. Don’t miss out on this beer. You will absolutely love this beer if you are a fan of dark beers.

smaynard6000 (1167) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Can. Pours black with large creamy beige head. Aroma is malty with dark chocolate. Somewhat sweet with chocolate presence, not particularly roasty. Smooth and creamy on the palate, medium bodied. Didn’t expect this to be so good.

Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2017
17-07-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their July discovery box). The looks of the beer are perfect for a stout. It is the way I like to see my beer. The beer is pitch black on the eye. Strong light reveals a nice ruby red glow. It seems quite clear. The beer is very dark, lovely. On top of the beer a little amount of almond coloured foam is formed. Not a lot of foam, but that is no problem. The smell of the beer is quite nice. I smell some lovely malts. There are aroma’s of chocolate, some hints of rather sweet red fruits, hint of plum, slight touch of coffee and some nice hints of hops. It is quite nice. It gets more aromatic over time, as the beer warms a little. Nicely done. The taste of the beer is also nice. There is a lovely malt flavour, containing some chocolate, vanilla, a red fruit touch and something that reminds me of bourbon barrel, with some sweet bourbon flavours and a slightly sour oak flavour. Lovely. There is a nice bitter touch of hops. The chocolate and malts give nice bittersweet, with some additional sweets of the bourbon touch and a nice bitter hop twist. Balance is great. The palate of the beer is nice to. The beer has a full body a slightly creamy texture. Carbonation is medium, but for a stout quite high. The finish of the beer is nice. There is a nice almondy alcohol flavour, some nice chocolate malts and a bitter hop twist. All in all, a great Foreign Stout. I like the fact that my first Sri Lankan beer is a stout, my favourite type. A pity that when I visited Sri Lanka several years ago I wasn’t allowed to drink yet.

loscovar (304) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle in France from asian shop. From far he best asian beer i had, it’s surprisinly good

vbaudry (153) - - JUL 1, 2017
Lion Brewery (Sri Lanka) - Stout Je suis toujours un peu curieux de tester les bières des rares brasseries qui s’exportent de pays qui me sont lointains, comme cette Lion Stout du Sri Lanka qui traîne dans quelques livres sur les bières. Dans le verre la robe ne laisse pas trop de doute sur la nature stout-esque. On a par ailleurs pas le droit à bulle ou mousse. Au nez de la vanille, du caramel, des plantes et du café. Le corps est léger et moyen et sur le palais se développent EXACTEMENT les mêmes arômes qu’au nez, ce qui est toujours appréciable (sauf quand la surprise va dans le sens d’un palais bien plus riche que le nez, mais ce n’est pas si souvent). Finale est assez curée et ronde sur le café / herbacé / réglisse, mais avec quand même une certaine sécheresse (ce mélange sucre/sècheresse me fascine toujours un peu d’ailleurs). On a par contre ensuite un gros retour de bâton de l’alcool (quand même 8.8% ...). Pas la stout la plus originale mais vraiment pas mal faite, peut-être un peu trop alcooleuse par rapport à sa densité en bouche.

Beerandhockey8 (403) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 25, 2017
Fron 12oz can to snifter. Pour is a nice dark brown, thick tan head. Nose is huge coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel, sweet.

Rubin77 (2113) - 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.

redders1974 (1472) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Sweet roasts combine with cherry fudge some lactose. milk chocolate easy drinking tasty stout.

Zlotta (3282) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, 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.

jjsint (3100) - 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.

ANZUShophunter (450) - 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.

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