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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1743   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kane (111) - USA - FEB 6, 2005
Very opaque for a regular stout. large creamy tan head. Strong roasted chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and creamy with the 8% not noticable at all. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2007 Black opaque color with a beautiful thick creamy head. Some slight lacing on the glass. Dry roast aroma that is very enticing. Smooth rich palate that makes it exceptionally easy drinking. Simply brilliant.

2004 Bottle. Best Before Date of Feb 2005. A little over 3 years old. Aroma is still rich and roasty... maybe a touch faded. Flavor still has plenty of chocolate and roast. This has aged well - perhaps a little faded but this is more than expected after 3 years in the cellar. Iím pleasantly surprised.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Black pour with sediment left in the bottle. Taste had a slight metallic thing going on along with a thin bodied roast taste. All the other flavors are also on the light side. I wouldnít drink this again if I didnít have to.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 From A Bottle.Almost black in colour,nice head,chocolate,coffee aroma,big dark fruit flavour,thick and rich.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Dark brown with a nice, lasting tan head. Aromas are a little slight, mocha and some fruitiness. Good mocha flavors, some dark dried fruit (dates, raisins, prunes). Alcohol flavor gets in the way.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Rich, complex flavors: chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, mocha, caramel... Ans a superbly creamy texture. Everyone Iíve ever served this to becomes a convert.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled: Poured a translucent black with mahogany highlights. Smallish head with some lacing. Subdued chocolate aroma. Flavour was a mellow blending of coffee, toast and chocolate resting on a backbone of alcohol. Thin body, smooth dirty toasted malt finish. Not exceptional but nice and balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
this is a really good stout! sweet, cremey, a bit light but thatís good because it makes this a very quaffable beer, high alcohol and i canít tell until iíve drank most of it. most notable flavors are chocolate, coffee, and a good cigar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Nearly black, with a huge head. Sweet rather sorghum-like aroma. Touches of smoke and tar as well. Coffee and loads of sweet malt flavor. Quite light bodied. Fairly sweet, sucrose-like. Very flavorful, though, and I like this. Thanks Eric!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
This is an outstanding stout. Very well balanced between hops and malt with an velvet like dark brown head. Dark black color but very soft on the palate. Good coffee background flavor


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