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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1808   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2005
bottle, pours black/brown with big light brown head. aroma sweet but slightly sour, in a good way. some plum flavors with some roasted flavors a hint of bitter chocolate and some toffee. very nice body, full and creamy. nice amount of carbination and it goes down nice and smooth, just like a good stout should. i wasn’t shure about this beer the first few sips but by the end of the bottle i wished i had more. a geat value to, i got a big bottle of this at RSVP in portland maine for 2 dollars and change

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a nice chocolate brown head. Aroma of unsweetened bakers chocolate with a hint of dark roasted malt. Mouth nicely balanced between chocolate and hops. Creamy texture. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant finish, slightly sweet and syrupy. I bought this in a mix a six. This one really surprised me. A very good stout. I may have to pick up some more

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head, Bitter unsweetened chocolate aroma with herbal notes. In mouth, sweetish chocolate with nice bittering hops, lingering and restrained. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Bought at LCBO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice medium dark foamy head with quite good retention. Aroma of deep chocolate and roasted malt is clearly detectable and quite enjoyable. Taste is also distinguishable by the high-level of chocolate malt with a nice dose of sweetness. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. Great foreign stout and even more surprising coming out of Sri Lanka.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-black with a nice tan head. The aroma is roasty chocolate, smooth cream, and some hops in the background. This has a nice, well-rounded stout flavor: roasted malt with chocolate notes, subtle but assertive hops, and smooth body. Quite well balanced, too. It’s amazing that something like this would come from Sri Lanka. Kudos to them.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
625 ML bottle. Poured almost black with a large creamy light brown head that quickly reduced in size and had excellent lacing. Picked up molasses, dark chocolate, and toasted grains in its aroma. This beer is smooth, initial flavor is slightly sweet, toasted, coffee, dark chocolate, some raisin even a touch of wine. Did I mention smooth. Body was full with a creamy almost syrupy texture and soft carbonation. The finish was long and wonderful, as it warmed the alcohol became a bit more evident. if it has a drawback it is its sweetness, if you drink more than 16 oz, or two glasses at a time it can leave that sryupy taste in your mouth. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Dark black color, with a thick frothy tan-colored head, with a sweet roasted malt, black malt, burnt toast, with a good chocolatey-mocha, when it’s warm the coffee aroma is emerging, follws through on a full-bodied, with a sweet bitter chocolate charecter, note of roasted malt, burnt toast, hint of vanilla and fruitiness, leading towards a sweet roastiness bitterness, with an alcoholic warmth.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2005
Packed with crystal/chocolate malt flavour. Coffee, chocolate. raisen, are just some of the many flavours that come through and give a long finnish. They serve it in my local Sri Lankan curry house, its fantastic with their spicy food. At 8% its a bit of a killer because all you want to do is drink it!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is a sweet malt, grape, and coffee. The chocolate comes up front in the flavor also traces of malts, mocha, coffee, and raisen. Great beer, with a creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Pours a black color with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty with hints of coffee beans, yeast, tootsie rolls and caramel. Tastes more like a porter than a stout. Flavor is rich in malts with hints of tootsie rolls,fresh coffee and chocolate chips. Very good overall.


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