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


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RATINGS: 1917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jounipel (2) - FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016 does not count
This stuff what one couldn’t call a stout even with a good will is way overrated. It tastes like the same breweries strong lager- same tastes of dark rum, coffee, pear, apple and light malt. This one was way more than just a disappointment - this one was pure waste of money and time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raistlin (293) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours dark black colour and has big tanned head that leaves lots of lacing behind. Lasts long too. Not sweet like other stouts at all, and you can’t tell it has over 8 percent of alcohol. Aroma is of roasted barley, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted barley, espresso with a sourness and burnt notes. This beer was so smooth with a slick medium body and low carbonation. Good at hiding its alcohol and very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labeerinthum (540) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 17, 2016
Bottiglia. Nel gusto al naso c’è il sapore forte dell’orzo tostato che sopravanza tutti gli altri. L’intensità olfattiva è più che normale e la persistenza olfattiva è apprezzabile. Il cappello è di schiuma cremosa, aderente, dalla buona tenuta e con merletti a contornare il vetro come finale. La grandezza delle bollicine è medio-fine. La carbonazione è media. Il colore è scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo è pieno. L’amaro è deciso. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona.Il gusto è piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono luppolate e di tostato. Il finale è lungo, secco e asciutto. Il retrogusto è di media intensità. L’aroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, cioccolato, caffè, frutta secca, pane tostato. Alcol presente non invadente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
googleimage83 (48) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours opaque dark brown, with small coffee-coloured head that doesn’t last beyond the first few sips. Firm chocolate and butterscotch punch on the nose, some hints of cherry and grape. Taste is roasty and somewhat creamy, with some brown sugar sweetness - not getting the fruity notes as much. Leafy hop presence, finish is comparatively dry Slightly chalky mouthfeel. Solid, worthwhile stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours almost black with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of fresh bread, molasses, dried fruit. Taste is similar, some coffee notes, very sweet up front but balanced with some bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (688) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with licorice notes. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokis333 (393) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 31, 2016
Jet black color with medium coffee brown foam. Aromas, dark chocolate malts with subtle hints of alcohol and liqueur (Bailey’s), dark strong coffee with tones of roasted coffee beans and light coffee smoke followed by light fruity sour tick at the end. Palate, full body with very thick and creamy texture leaving deep roasted smoke finish. Taste, is creamy and smokey of chocolate, coffee beans with this interesting somewhat milky but fruity sour-ish end to it that is interesting. Overall, interesting heavy and full bodied beer with nice smooth creamy smoked coffee taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2016
Way too sweet and oily for my taste. It tastes like the heaviness from imperial stout have married the sweetness of a brown ale. I tried it with food and by itself to notice if there were any difference. It was and the brew works better with food, even better if there are spicy flavors which takes away some of the heavy and bready notes from the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (517) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Aroma: chocolatey, roasty, pretty good; Appearance: pitch black with thin tan head; nice lacing; Taste: very roasty and malty; somewhat boozy; better than expected; Palate: heavy body with long, roasty/sweet finish; Overall: foreign stouts not my favorite but this one is very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3425) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, kaffe, kirsebær, bek og sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Frukter, kaffe og kirsebær.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Sri Lanka, Nydt@HTasting hos Untappd Jostein samme med Bryne.
Medium: Boks@500ml, ABV@8,8%, Når@21.07.2016
Kommentar: Takk til min kollega Lanka som bragte denne med fra Sri Lanka.

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