SimonBlok (626) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2017 FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 ounce bottle- poured out an opaque, shiny black with a thick foam head. Aroma was burned wood and toasted malts. Excellent pallet, smooth and mouth-filling. Taste was everything one could expect from a world class stout. Smokey, with a wash of toast, a slight alcohol tang at the finish kept this fine beer from a truly stratospheric score. Sri Lanka? Who knew?
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: black with medium beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, toffee and caramel, hint of vanilla and a trace of sawdust in the back. Taste: pretty high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of coffee, toffee, caramel, chocolate, trace of cinnamon and sweet spices, subtle roastiness. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and lively carbonation. The aroma, as well as the taste, is very rich but the mouthfeel is a little on the weak side. Very pleasant! BuckeyeBoy (7975) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle thanks to iphone. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is ash roast malts some chocolate sweetness. Taste is more of the chocolate roast malts. Soupordean (61) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Can..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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone smaynard6000 (1184) - 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 (1147) - 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 (401) - 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 (405) - 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 (2252) - 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 (1524) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Sweet roasts combine with cherry fudge some lactose. milk chocolate easy drinking tasty stout.