First brewed in 1881, Lion Stout is an 8.8 per cent abv, bottle conditioned foreign stout. Lion Stout 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, in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. RateBeer.com: 99/100 (top 5 best foreign stouts in the world). Monde Selection: 9 gold medals, including Grand Gold in 2011, 2012 and 2013. World Beer Festival USA: Gold medal. World Beer Championship: Gold medal. Endorsed by famous beer hunter Michael Jackson. Listed in 100 Beers To Try Before You Die.