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

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RATINGS: 1905   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - JAN 14, 2013
Mild coffee and roasted malt aroma and sweet smell as it warms. Looks great, dark black with a coffee colored head. Taste is roasty and coffee and cocoa, with a long cocoa aftertaste. Minimal bitterness in the finish. Fairly thick mouthfeel and fine carbonation. Alcohol comes through fairly strong as it warms, but it’s not unpleasant. Very well balanced stout, I like this one even though it’s not overly complex.


2.5
faselbräu (1) - - DEC 6, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Pours like a nice stout but can definitely taste the high alcohol content. Unfortunately the aroma is overpowered and flighty which makes this a easy to down heavy weight for me.

3.6
ryanscourt (1546) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Can’t taste the alcohol for as high as it is. Syrupy. Very enjoyable thick stout.

4.6
jalleduc (18) - - NOV 5, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2017 Arômes torréfiés de café. Pas de mousse ni de bulles. Un goût prononcé de torréfaction avec un arrière goût de réglisse.

4.4
AntoineGRD (166) - - NOV 3, 2017
A première vu, le Sri Lanka n'est pas un pays réputé pour ses bières. À première vue seulement, car le célèbre Beer Hunter Michael Jackson ne s'y est pas trompé : la Lion Stout est belle et bien l'une des meilleures au monde. Brassée à partir du houblon Styrian, cette Stout ravira les amateurs de bière de caractère ! Cette bière noire présente dans le verre une robe impénétrable surmontée d'une fine mousse beige. Le nez propose une superbe complexité aromatique avec des arômes de fruits noirs, de malts torréfiés et de café. En bouche, après une attaque généreuse, nous retrouvons de très belles saveurs de café noir et de chocolat. Le final s'avère être à la fois amer et torréfié ! La Lion Brewery nous propose donc une bière qui surprendra les plus connaisseurs d'entre vous par sa finesse et son caractère. Une grande bière. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
josanguapo (1971) - SPAIN - NOV 2, 2017
From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Watching Broken Mirror 3x04. With cured pork loin. Roasted, sweet with chocolate and some plums. A bit metallic and alcoholic but that add its some character instead of being a letdown

3.7
Fisler (714) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2017
Schöner Cappuccino-Schaum, in der Nase malzig, röstig. Im Trunk angenehm schokoladig, bittersüß, hinten kommt die Röstung durch, nicht zu schwer, 1 A.

2.9
Bill Becker (1910) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From Mar 2007

Pours from 625ml bottle(room temp) a pitch black with a pretty large head of foam that shrinks slowly and then completely dissipates. There's some lacing present with each new pour but that too disappears after sitting in the glass for a while.

The smell is of roasted malt but it's pretty light. Not much going on for me as far as the nose goes.

The taste has coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and...right near the finish, a hot cocoa flavour but they are all on the light side and make for a very smooth brew overall; I can't believe it's 8%abv, it's *that* smooth and easy drinking but I know better than to think that the alcohol won't catch up to me so I'm only taking small sips.

Further sips and and nothing really changes. I note that the body on this one is on the thin side though the taste never does lean towards the watery side. It's good. I'm glad I got to try it but...it's not something I'd seek out again.

3.7
Sircatis (339) - FRANCE - AUG 30, 2017
D�couverte dans la Saveur Box. Bi�re noire peu de mousse. Nez caramel et bouche caramel. Bouche sucr�e et un peu caf�. Pas mal

3.9
Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2017
625ml bottle at home. Dark nearly black pour with a thin tan head. Lots of dark, roasted aromas. Flavors are roasted malt, smoky dark chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, caramel sweetness. Nice full body, lingering, heavy roast finish. Confess I was not expecting this - top notch, excellent stout.

2.4
Kronhjort1996 (91) - Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2017
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