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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: 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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
bottle. Lion is black as night with a tan head. Thereís a huge espresso aroma with some milky malts. The flavor is of thick roasty coffee and is balanced perfectly with a sweet milk/caramel aspect. This beer is amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
From a bottle this beer pours a nice opaque brown with a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Caramel and bourbon with a touch of smokiness on the nose. Chocolate nuttiness with tones of fruity prune and a touch of bitter smokiness in the finish. Goes down nicely with well blended alcohol and lingering nice bitterness. This one will definitely sneek up on you with the 8% ABV and smoothness. A good stout with great character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2005
(BJCP Class) Wow what a great beer from Sri Lanka. A strong Fruitiness to start of this beer almost like a Strong Ale type flavor. Good strong head with a great Dark brown color. Great Roastiness semi dry with a smokiness that is awesome. A great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Did I get a bottle of something else? Kept rolling it in my hands, making sure that indeed was from Sri Lanka - check. One of those times my expectations were not met. Not saying that here was anything at all bad about this, and in some erspects thatís VERY gopod. Still, found it not to be dense nor very complex, just wasy drinking, which at 8% says something. Perhaps my tongue is tired. I know Iím tired and so is this description.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark brown with a reddish hue. Beautiful, creamy, light brown head that leaves a neat lacework. Roasted, lightly burned aroma. Solid body with roasted coffee notes. Dry, lightly bitter finish. A very good stout. 221005

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
Liquorice aroma. Black with a beige, creamy head. Extremely soft mouthfeel. I didnít expect a beer of this quality from Sri Lanka. Very nice, but it lacks some palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
This beer is black as night, with a small tan head. Has a burnt coffee-like taste, with a hint of molasses, a very slight raisin taste lingers. A fine tasting stout that I highly recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlindSangamon (8) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2005 does not count
Very satisfying stout - well-developed burnt-malt bitterness, just enough sweetness to balance, comforting mouthfeel, with hoppy finish. Well balanced without the excesses found in many domestic imperial stouts. Itís even cheaper than Guiness at my local booze store, fercryinoutloud. A real winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Pours black with a tan thin head. aroma is malty with a little bit of alcohol in the nose. Taste is very rich there is lots of coffee caramel and bitter chocolate flavors. Overall a good stout even though it is a tad bit weak on flavor and there is a lingering alcohol feeling that takes away from the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
a very pleasant, almost scotchy burnt malt aroma. Dark and thick, with a light head. Hints of coffee and chocolate, giving way to a pleasant, fruity aftertaste.


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