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


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RATINGS: 1773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours black into the glass. Beautiful two-finger coffee colored head of thick foam. Retention is okay. Lacing is great. Very nice nose. Smells of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Roasted chocolate malts. Very nice smokey notes. Dark fruits. Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Huge roasted malt flavor. Slight hints of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and cherries. Touch of dried fig flavor. Here, also, is a very nice touch of smoke. Feels very good. Nice and medium thick body. Slick and almost oily. Personally, I’d like it to be a tad bit thicker, but it is still very good. This is an excellent representation of what a good stout should be. I’m very surprised that this is from outside of America. Tastes like a big American stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. This brew is extremely drinkable. I want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3180) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Flaske, 33 cl. Brun-sort med et ok beige skum. En gammel kending. 5 år siden sidst? Sød konserveret mørk frugt, molasse, chokolade. Ristet malt, lakrids. Soyasauce. Flydende dessert. Fedladen tekstur, men lidt vandig i smagen. Ikke helt så god som jeg huskede den...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (889) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
I swear I have had this before but must have not rated. Deep brown with tan head. Some smokey malt, dark chocolate, slight fruit, tobacco. Watery body, but great beer for Sri Lanka

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (793) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Nice stout....dark bubbly pour. Nose was chocolate, soy sauce, and some vanilla. Taste was much sweeter than expected...almost milk stout. But good flavor overall. Go Sri Lanka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (878) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is extremely chocolate, roasty, dark fruits, vanilla, sweet. Taste is very vanilla, sweet, smooth, tobacco finish, full bodied. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1662) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Wasn't expecting much here but it really blew me away. Pours a dark dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aromas of alcohol, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins. Taste is sweet with a slight smokey bacon like flavor. Medium thick feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a creamy liquid which is black as oil. Forms a medium creamy beige head. Medium retention and some thin, spotty and molasses lacings. Some brown particles cab be seen in the bottom of chocolate S: Great smell of roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, flowery hops and some earthy notes in the end. Alcohol is perfectly hidden T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. In overall, taste is crispy and dry. Good medium bitterness M: Heavy and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Roasty and earthy aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Excellent Foreign Stout. Big surprise [ BA Review @ 5/10/2014 ]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it taste like Caribbean guenons kind of a smokey sweat. Pap. She gives a 3.1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1544) - FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Black color with a lasting frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and rye. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Medium body. A bit oily feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"poured near black with a big fluffy light brown head. nice to look at, nicer to smell. the aroma isn’t over the top, butsubdued...still nice, though. chocolate malt balls, roasted coffee. you get a touch of smoke and maybe a hint of tobacco in the flavor too. ton of milky smooth chocolate. ridiculously smooth and deceptively lighter body for an 8% stout. one of the most drinkable stouts i’ve ever had. this could be a daily drinker in the colder months."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (835) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is burnt sugar, coffee, soy, cola, toffee. Mouthfeel is decent with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but not cloying with a nice astringentness to balance out. Overall this is a decent brew.

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