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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Poured a deep brown with no head. In the first whiff there was a strong presence of alcohol, but it diminished. There was something else on the nose I couldn’t quite figure out. It almost smelled like oyster sauce or something in Chinese food. It reminded me of Chinatown. There was also lost of mocha and chocolate in the aroma. The mouthfeel was full and slick. No surprise, there was lots of mocha and chocolate on the tongue. There was also a touch of alcohol, some dark fruits, and alcohol. The beer had a nice lingering finish, with a good hop bite. I was truly surprised by this beer. I thought it was going to be awful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Gassy sweet malt aroma, chocolately with some Twizzlers and rotten strawberry. Malted milk and dusty leather. Dark black clear with medium thick tan creamy lacing head. Heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Alcohol warming and a bit of carbonic burn. Starts with heavy, thick chocolately malt. Sweet and cloying, with dusty undertones and carbonic acidity. Alcohol vapors and roasted, burnt coffee bitters. Good tangy bitterness comes in to finish, with nutty bitter hops killing off some of the sweets. After stays long on the tongue, with smooth sweet bitterness and a hint of oily resinous hops. Still a little rough overall, but darn good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2006
A glorious brew. Poured from 33cl bottle into a pint glass. Dark, almost black with notes of dark ceylon tea, chocolate truffles, port, and dessert spices. The mouthfeel is creamy without being syrupy allowing for the flavors to develop into a nice savory warming finish. Yum!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Bottle at Ginger Man. Been searching and waiting for this for a long time, and I wasn’t let down. Opaque black body with a big dark tan head. Lovely winey, mocha, almond and coffee aroma. Very roasted nutty/malty, coffee flavor. Smooth, full bodied. Alcohol can be slightly detected. Great sweet, dry finish. Great beer from start to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2006
12/28/05 bottle @ The Ginger Man. Poured a medium brown creamy head and a jet black color. Great malts good strong mocha flavor and nose. Very carbonated which was very surprising to me. Very crunchy and ntty from start to finish. Palate was great really held flavors roasts and malts for a good amount of time. This and Blue Point Oatmeal stout are the two bes I have had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9300) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle: Very dark, almost black coloured, mid-sized brown rocky head, sticking to the glass; sweetish malty nose, traces of liquorice and cacao; quite malty, dry coffeish flavour; medium to full bodied; long, dry malty and chocolatey-bitter finish; strong complex stout, well hidden alcohol, very pleasant and warming !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 This is a beer that I had wanted for a while and was delighted to find it in Chicago, and it was cheap! 625ml bottle. Served in an imperial pint glass at 63°. Black color with a small khaki head. Lots of foam dots and plenty of lacing. Just tought about it, but this is my first beer of 2006, last night was celebrated with ice cider and wine, but this is beer #1. The aroma is roasy malt, coffee, with some bright citrus and dark fruits in the background. The initial taste is roasty and mildly sour with some bitterweet chocolate. The citrusy hops and dark fruit mingle with the roastiness next and the finish is moderately bitter and fruity. The mouthfeel is nice and not overly thick. This is very flavorful, but easy drinking, the 8% could certainly sneak up on you... RERATE This is not a 3.8 beer, it is 4.0. I love it everytime I have it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2006
great stout! wonderful chocolately aroma, full of cream, coffee, nuts, vanilla, and oak....flavor of chocolate, coffee, and caramel...very roasted, and reminds me of a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout....nice palate, and a very good beer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Wow! This is great! Doesn’t taste nearly as strong as it actually is, but is very rich. Great malty and roasty flavor.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Dark red-brown, nearly black. Nice rocky tan head. Aromas of sweet dark fruit, particularly prunes and raisins, chocolate, french-roast coffee beans, burnt straw, peat, toasted malt, alcohol, and bready yeast. Flavor was big, darkly roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, espresso, yeast and a big dose of hop bitterness. Aftertaste of burnt malt and lingering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick, viscuous and chewy. Suprisingly good.


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