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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1771   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Absolutely beautiful pour! Nice midnight black with a solid 1" well-retained caramel head. Intricate lacing as it went down. Aroma was fantastic even before it warmed to drinking temp. Dutch cocoa, coffee, caramel, and vanilla all came through. There was some slight bitterness in the aroma too. Flavor started and finished with bitter notes. The middle had a strong roasted chocolate backbone, with some dark fruit and caramel sweetness. Very smooth mouthfeel. This was an excellent brew all around!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Pour is black with a thin tan head...smell is roasty with some light cocoa and coffee notes...quite nice...taste is sweet with cocoa and alcohol with a nice bittersweet alcohol and coffee finish...definately enjoyable...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is more of the same. Slightly bitter finish. Thinnish body for a stout. A nice beer and an excellent value, but somewhat overrated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2005
Slightly sweet and fruity aroma with some straw like notes as well as some alcohol and of course roasted grains. Large light brown head with good to excellent lacing, but unfortunately the head diminishes rather quickly. Slightly sweet flavour with moderate bitterness which balances out to light bitterness for an average length finish. Full body with a creamy texture.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2007 Bottle at the GBBF 05’, what a great stout!, thick, creamy, velvety smooth, mild soft roasted bitterness,chocolate milk flavours, caramel sweetness, pretty easy to drink, addictive stuff, who could have guessed that such a great stout comes from sri lanka, sri lanka rules!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2005
thick black body and dark tan thick foamy head that goes kinda quickly. the aroma is deep roasted malt and "good & plenty" licorice candy-like. the flavor is roasted/burnt malty and a little dry but still sweet like licorice. maybe some faint prune flavor, and some alcohol heat in the finish. went well with spicy Ethiopian food. very funny to see a picture of MJ on the back of the label.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
Black with a large long lasting tan head. Smooth silky full body, almost a little oily. Berries in the nose, along with some roast and aniseed. Sweetish liquorice, molasses and roast in the flav. A touch warming but really top stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
Pleasant rich sweet woody aroma, with touch of dried fruit sweetness added to it. Subtle quality in two words. This dark ale posses the right medium smooth body for its silky flavour. Light sweet malts, oak acidic woody character wrapped by warming well refined alcohol .medium bitter finish just adds the final matching puzzle .Brewmasters took its time brewing this ale. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Dark black, tan head, tan lacing. The nose is rich, nutty roast, peanuts, soy sauce and alcohol. Light roast and some coffee/chocolate notes and an overall good tastiness to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
THANK YOU Tipsy. Black with a fair brown head. Not overly thick looking. Elegant molasses and rum aroma. Liquid envelops the tongue. Long lasting sweetness. Flavour is a masterful and delicate balance of alcohol and sweetness. A hint of chocolate and cherry in the finish.


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