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

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RATINGS: 1929   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Solid Black colour with a lasting brown head, Smells of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Smooth full body. Mocha, espresso velvet and sweet. Bold taste and no roast or bitter aftertaste. Every sip brings a deeper and sweeter flavour as the palate gets adjusted Yet, it doesnt leave the mouth saturated making the next sip special again. Very enjoyable. A real treat.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1842) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Lion Stout has an extraordinarily thick, creamy, beige head and a black appearance (light reddish-brown around the edges). The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, licorice, and confectionery sugar. Taste is of licorice, dark-roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark coffee, cream, brandy wine, and grain. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and Lion Stout finishes heavy, sweet, syrupy, and awesomely delicious. Overall, this is one of the best beers I have every had the pleasure to drink. I rate it about as high as one could rate a beer. Terrific! RJT

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbass2 (3) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
I really like this beer. Not much after taste. Not really crazy about the 11.2 oz size bottle, but I would definitely buy this brew again. Very fine beer!

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jlocolorado (10) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
It is like dinner in a bottle. Excellent complex flavor caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, toast, herbs, earthy, smoke, woody, my favorite.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CanCrusher (1022) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Black colour with creamy, light brown, long lasting head with excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, strong coffee and caramel. Taste starts light sweet with cocoa and coffee, than turns to moderate bitter finish with long lasting aftertaste. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, alcohol is very well hidden. Excellent stout, nice surprise. Didnt expect that good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brew_Cat (121) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 29, 2015
35cl bottle @home, bought at Beer Corner, Athens. This was part of my DIY beer&food pairing experiments. Todays plate was pork steak marinaded in chilli, coriander, paprika spices, fresh tarragon and rosemary, olive oil and scotch ale, along with mashed potatoes and whole grain bread roasted in the remnants of the porks juices. The pairing was one hell of a success! Couldnt even imagine how beautifully this stout would be paired with my food. Definitely one of the most tasteful stouts Ive had so far. Pours opaque black with dark brown long lasting head. Fizzy carbonation, excellent lacing, full body with bitter-sweet finish and smooth sweet aftertaste. Heavy in alcohol content and strong malty character. Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel. brown sugar and hints of chocolate. Resin and pine hops. Hints of licorice, raisin and dried fruits melting sweetly in your mouth. The food and beer pairing created complex layers of several sweet tastes, and made me smile like a five-year old. Great stout!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appiantiqua (130) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Dguste dans un verre Charles Quint. Temprature de dbut 7 8. Magnifique robe brun sombre opaque surmonte dune fine mousse beige assez tenace; bonne carbonatation. Nez trs dlicat sur le chocolat avec une touche vineuse(madre,vin cuit) et un soupon de levure trs agrable. Le got est fantastique et combine parfaitement les saveurs de type Chocolat/cacao/caf avec les notes fruites(prunes,figues) le tout dans une parfaite harmonie douceur/amertume. La richesse et la complexit de cette bire nous obligeront la regoter prochainement ce qui ne sera pas une pnible affaire!!! La finale est trs longue et plaisante et nous ramne toutes les flaveurs en ajoutant la chaleur apprciable dun alcool idalement intgr. Un merveilleux stout!!! 18,5/20

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kittenbieer (130) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 17, 2016
Jolie robe noire intense avec une mousse beige assez persistante et une bonne carbonatation.Le nez nous offre des armes de fruits noirs alcooliss, malts torrfis,chocolat noir et caf.....La bouche nous amne sur une douceur mle une lgre amertume avec les saveurs des armes sentis.La finale est excellente nous laissant sur une douce amertume .Un grand stout trs quilibr et dune grande finesse que le petit chat a bien adopt!!!!!!! 18,5/20

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoufCustom (1765) - HONG KONG - AUG 10, 2013


330 ml bottle bought at AJs Sri Lankan Cuisine in Sai Kung.

Colour: Deep blackish brown with dirt-like yeast sediments.

Looks: One finger head and coffee-like beige foam which last for about 1 minute. Small sticky lacing with notable carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant roasted malt, with coffee, raisin, vanilla, dark fruits, ginger, Jasmine-like floral and molasses.

Taste: Sweet and pleasant roast malt, with toffee, light black coffee, strong ginger, strong spice, nuts, smoke, light liquorices, pretty strong grass and hops.

Body: Mid to light, with slick and slightly creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very solid stout base - good roasted malt, very nutty, toffee and coffee are moderate and in right doses. Surprises being the ginger and Jasmine-like elements, making this brew very fragrant and fresh both in smell and taste, make me say wow! a few times already.

Booze: The 8.8% abv is very well-hidden all the way and has no knock-on throughout. Incredible!

Hoppiness: Mostly on the nose - pleasant flower and grass plus some citrus, and bitterness is moderate for a FS, sapping and slightly lingering for a finish. Quite nice.

After Taste: Slightly dry, nicely spicy to mouth.

Comments: This one is highly praised by many, and for me this really is a nice surprise: I was expecting a really heavy stout; Instead, its moderate body and taste is massively boosted by some very nice ginger / flower / spicy elements to make it very enjoyable and interesting. I know Ill back to AJs very soon to stock some more for the winter. Highly recommended!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (283) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Southern Asia is not a place to go if you are looking for good beer. Ive travelled extensively in the region, and most of the beers are real crap, so imagine my astonishment when I arrived in Sri Lanka and had a 650 ml of this outstanding brew. Definitely a world class stout, and at 8.80 ABV, it certainly makes for a cheap night out! This is a really dark brew, with lots of full toasted flavor. It goes down easy but packs a wallop. Absolutely the top brew in this part of the world.


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