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

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RATINGS: 1937   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (249) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
March Madness 2011 Aroma - very light hop aroma Appearance - DARK, creamy, solid head Taste - STRONG stoudt Palate - FULL bodied Overall - WOW, a BIG stout

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle. Tasted alongside Obsidian Stout, one of my favorite six-pack stouts. Pours oily black. Sharp malty aroma. Slick mouthfeel. More smooth than Obsidian. Long finish, not sweet, not bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cbuk1013 (247) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2013
A nice intro to stouts. Hints of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. A bit skunky but roasted malt still present. A little thin for a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pumpkin87 (247) - - MAR 19, 2015
Pours deep chestnut brown with thick tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is subdued at first, but offers typical stout notes of chocolate, coffee and dark cherry. Chilled, the palate at first presents some of the chalkiness common to harsher coffee beers, but this subsides as it aerates and warms. While Lion Stout smooths out, it provides fizz and a dry, slightly bitter finish. A good stout from an unexpected location.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Smelt a lot better than I thought it would and looked equally as good, taste was balanced with the sweet chocolate and malt but with a slightly bitter ending, a refreshing stout that I would enjoy at any time for a decent price!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a medium beige head. Smells is of dark chocolate, bitter coffee malts. Taste is pretty deep and complex, roasted malts, chocolate, and nice sweetness. Full body, nice palate of coffee and chocolate. Nice stout, easy to find too.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
bottle from pioneer 74th street NYC black w/ tan head,roasty smell,dark malts mabey. thick rich mouthfeel, coffee and chocolate taste, good stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle at an Indian restaurant in Bloomington, Minnesota. Pours glorious black with a mocha head. Aroma is burnt caramel, coco nibs, smoke, resinous hops, coffee and a little raisin. Flavor is expresso, dry, milky, and smoky with spicy undertones - all rich, pleasing and balanced. Body is thick, creamy, full, bitter with a sweet warming finish that lasts forever. This beer was a pleasant surprise and an excellent choice for a Minnesota winter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Big thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this one. Smells very fruity and a bit metallic. Taste was delicious, notes of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and molasses. All of this on a very gentle, medium mouthfeel, which I found pleasing. Enjoyed this a lot, wish I could get it where I live.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2003
Beutiful dark colour. The aroma has hints of smoke, chocolate, coffee. The flavour has hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, smoke. Full-bodied but still light. Very nice smoothness.


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