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


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RATINGS: 1918   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Dark red-brown, nearly black. Nice rocky tan head. Aromas of sweet dark fruit, particularly prunes and raisins, chocolate, french-roast coffee beans, burnt straw, peat, toasted malt, alcohol, and bready yeast. Flavor was big, darkly roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, espresso, yeast and a big dose of hop bitterness. Aftertaste of burnt malt and lingering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick, viscuous and chewy. Suprisingly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
norushjohnnie (19) - Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Damn was this good. Sampled it on Christmas Eve with my father and uncle. Dark dark dark (good sign for a stout) with wonderful nose. The flavor is slightly fruity but mainly caramel/chocolate. The aftertaste tasted a little of alcohol, a nice reminder of how strong the stuff is. One nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2006 Bottle from the <a href=http://www.lcbo.com target=blank>LCBO in Peterborough. Deep black in colour with a dissipating tan coloured head, some lace, thin looking. The aroma was deeply roasty, some coffee beans, butter and cream. The flavour was also quite roasty, dark malts, espresso, dark chocolate and lots of coffee. Bittersweet mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes with a long lingering roasty bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4769) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2005
330 ml bottle, from Cellars in Minnetonka, MN (Dec 2005). No date but looks to be fairly fresh. Very dense, dark, small lasting spot of head atop a viscous motor oil body....huge roastiness, prunes, lots of dark bitter chocolaty goodness erupt in the strong nose, which does soften a bit as it warms, not losing character but exchanging the harshness for soft sherry/port qualities and a notch sweeter cocoa....wonderfully smooth, velvety body enhance by slightly oily liquor feel, light carbonation....massive roast is the strongest characteristic on the delighted tongue, bitter pure chocolate and a hint of bourbon-vanilla, slight touches of bitter herbs and the barest milkiness...as good as I had hoped for, and this one Iíve been wanting to try for years. The finishing bitterness just doesnít let go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice thick head. If someone asked me what kind of stout this was I would have said smoked. The flavors are dominated by charcoal and charred wood. It did not seem very complex but was definatly tasty and unexpected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
From a 625 ml bottle purchased for $2.99 at "Kellerís IGA" in Cin., Ohio - This one poured a midnight black with a tall, fine-bubbled, thick tan head of foam and coffee-molassess-alcohol aroma. Tastewise, itís a wonderful stout, with a spicey, bitter coffee-cum-cocoa richness and a full, lasting palate. Itís just plain GOOD!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
To me this is what a stout should go along the lines of, now i know i havnt tried a vast amount of them due to where i live. Aroma is a nice balance of coffee bitterness with some fruit and nut milk chocolateness. Taste is also great with the alcohol making a good show of warmingness, not in taste thankfully. Excellent beer that i would love to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2005
bottle pours pitch black with little head. aroma of coffe, subtle chocolate and molasses. taste is malt coffee and a light aftertaste of chocolate. really good especially for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2005
(625 ml bottle) Pours a very dark brown crowned with a very solid tan head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar, coffee, molasses, chocolate. Lacing is beautiful. Mouthfeel is rich, thick, smooth and wonderful. Taste is dark rich coffee, roasted maltiness and semi-sweet, semi-bitter chocolate. This is just an outstanding stout to look at and drink. (Thanks to checkout clerk at Downeast Beverage for pointing it out).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
This beer only offers a very mild roasted nut aroma. It pours as thick as molasses and has the color of night in a dense forest. The head is huge and brown in color. This beer offers a mild smooth chocolate taste that fades a tad bitter. It is a shame that a beer can have such magnificent color and only produce a mild aroma and taste.

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