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

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RATINGS: 1896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - APR 9, 2006
Pours perfectly dark with a chewy, toasty tan head. Delicious looking. Aroma is a bit odd. Almost like an open freezer smell. ( I don’t get it either ) With hints of red wine and spicy alcohol. Purple grapes, exotic roasted coffee, a touch of smoke, and peppery alcohol. Chewy body and fairly complex. Very unique.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1136) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2006
An excellent and offbeat stout with strong aroma but fairly delicate coffee, chocolate, and fruit interweaving while maintaing a bit ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1461) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2006
Pours a dark black color with a thick brown head. Aroma is strong with chocolate, with coffee, caramel, and a small hint of alcohol. Flavor is strong with coffee with a hint of chocolate and caramel and sweet dark fruit. A decent stout worth trying again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2261) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
Near black in colour with slightly higher than average carbonation. Aromatic profile begins with a somewhat pilsner-like sulfur hit before evolving picking up notes of mild coffee and plum. It’s fairly light in the mouth, and has some intriguing yet light flavors of espresso, chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Overall, this is fairly restrained as far as stouts go, but I could see this one being quite nice in the hot weather. Thanks radiomgb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - APR 3, 2006
Holly crap...I never actually expected this beer to be that good...I thought the high rating was a novelty factor because it was from Sri Lanka. Pours a dark ruby brown and has a fizzy mocha head. Aroma is of burnt chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is similar...except a bit of muted coffee and caramel come in. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy...an oil slick. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
I found this beer to be quite a nice, well-rounded little treat. The malt character is luxe and the hoppy notes are team players, not ball-hogs. The beer pours a nearly opaque, very dark brown color with a large, frothy, tan mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with big, heavy notes of roasted grain, lots of coffee and plenty of chocolate; hoppy with moderate, understated notes of resin/pine and herbs and a light note of clean, dry, straw; Yeasty with a light note of damp basement; Miscellaneous notes of moderately heavy smoke, light notes of raisin and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet and lightly bitter with a long, lightly bitter, lightly acidic, moderately sweet finish. Alcohol is quite well hidden, only apparent as tummy-warmth. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2006
A rather odd beer. Nose of (I kid you not) black olives. All in all, a pretty decent beer, but it doesn’t make my list of top ten stouts by a long shot. I can say that it is without a doubt the best beer I have ever had from Sri Lanka. Take that how you will. Worth giving it a spin if you’re looking to try something new.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3585) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2006
Brown bottle, 330 ml, expiry date: Jul 2006; eye: opaque black with a cappucino head that disappears quickly; some lacing; nose: roasted malt; mouth: roasting, caramel and alcool as its peppery aspect FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, date d’expiration : Jul 2006; oeil : noire opaque avec une mousse cappucino qui disparaît rapidement, un peu de dentelle; nez : malt rôti; bouche : torréfaction, caramel, alcool sous son côté poivre piquant

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Enticing appearance of black body and nice tan head. Strong nose of smokey, roasted malts with burnt notes and dark chocolate. The flavor starts slightly sweet, again with smoke and malts and ends with a bitter kick. Creamy medium to thick body. Dry finish. The alcohol comes through toward the end with a peppery, warming feel. Moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1888) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 24, 2006
Thin tan coloured head, dark brown body. Looks good. Soft nose of chocolate and roasted malts; very nicely done. Nose carries through to the palate very well with chocolate and roast. Shows good balance and palate weight (the latter thanks to the 8%) although a fraction hot at the finish.


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