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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Bottle on 05/07/2011. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Big molasses and roast aroma. Sweet molasses, roast, caramel and fruit flavor with some bitterness in the finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 7/5/8/3/15 - 3.8 01/18/2006 - Dark black color with a thin off-white head. Strong molassas aroma. Light molassas flavor with a slightly astringent touch. 8/5/7/3/16 - 3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (939) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 330 ml bottle. Pours opaque black with thin tan head that left a thin ring with lacing. Heavy chocolate nose with black licorice notes. Smooth, creamy, malty, chocolatey. Just the slightest bit of warming alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"Who would have thought Sri Lanka made good beer. Pour a pitch black. Head was average with same lacing. Smell of coffee and chocolate. Thick smoot creamy mouthfeel. Very rich taste with a burnt flavor finish. Awsome beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
balesjas (41) - Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Very nice. Chocolatey, coffeeish, a very good stout. Well balanced, not too bitter, not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Near black pour with some crimson highlights. Soft nose incorporates caramel with sweet chocolates and a hint of raisen. There is a real ’malted’ chocolate feel. The body presents more astrigent dark fruits, blended well with bitter chocolate and espresso. Slightly bitter finish gives a nice contrast to the sweet body. Some time in the bottle may help the body incorporate the flavors even more. Good stuff.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3826) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

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