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


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RATINGS: 1823   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
Very dark brown w/ a creamy finger of brown foam. Sweet, malty (chocolate), fruity (plums, prunes) aroma w/ roasty notes.Thick, creamy feel. Complex, roasty flavour of burnt coffee, dark fruit, & bitter chocolate w/ some woody, port-like notes. Long, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzzler67 (1554) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Totally dark appearance with a large, thick tan head and light lacing. Aroma was dark fruit and molassas. Plums, prunes, roasted malts and hints of chocolate wafers in the taste, though not overly sweet. Medium-to-full bodied, modest carbonation with a smooth, slightly bitter, long lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
The Lure:
Ashes and dark chocolate bathe sumptuously under the rich, compact head.

The Festivities:
Roasted malt and bitter coffee beans bring me to admit I was expecting a much sweeter Foreign Stout. Excellent! Charred dark chocolate and lactic undertones roam in the smooth and wealthy mouthfeel, where alcohol is well-hidden and all is geared towards soothing and comforting.

A long purr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Couleur presque noire, pleinement opaque, couverte d’une belle mousse compacte. Arômes de fudge léger et de corn flakes sucrés saupoudrés d’une touche de cendre. Le corps est moyennement épais et la texture presque crémeuse. Le malt rôti donne une impression farineuse et passablement sucré en bouche. L’alcool est au rendez-vous, mais semble se restreindre à n’occuper que la place qui ne lui revienne. Finale légèrement métallique invoquant les tuyaux de cuivre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
Complex, sweet doughy, lightly roasty, ashy, salty aroma has notes of chocolate, brown sugar, corn and some light, leafy, vegetal tones. Opaque dark brown, almost black with some lighter brown highlights. Decent, fine-bubbled tan head recedes to a lasting cover with plenty of sudsy lacing. Chocolate, cereal, dark roasty malts and lightly salty soya sauce like flavours with a sugary finish. Dry well-attenuated medium body with moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warming but other wise alcohol is well-hidden. Bottle (trade - Nov. 2004) enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere. Thanks, Silphium!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2007 Pours a deep black color with a thick, dense, creamy light brown head. Nice aroma and flavor of fruits, roasted malt and chocolate with a bitter finish. Dry texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
Close to black. Nice brown foamy head, creamy and sticky. Boring ashes and powdery roasted malts aroma. Cane sugar and brown sugar dancing together among a flour meadow. Well hidden alcohol, I’ve got to give it that. I just fail to understand the interest, a ton of flour flavours in there and I don’t dig that. Extremely cerealic taste, both bready and licorice reminiscent, yet fortunately not too sweet despite vanilla and rough chocolate bar hints. Well aired body, moderately carbonated, smooth palate. I didn’t quite find the deep fruitiness I was expecting, it’s a style I don’t quite get yet, but I’m hard on stouts, I dislike the sweet ones and I can’t stand the roasty/acidic ones either. For now, I’ll keep my cereals for breakfast thank you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2005
Light brown head on a black body. Roasted malty aroma with coffee notes. Flavor is malty with hints of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2005
Pours black with foamy tan head. Smells sweet and chocolatey. Big chocolate taste, roasted malts. great mouthfeel, smothers the palate with flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of currants, nuts, and toffee. Flavor had port notes, and is fruity with notes of grapes and prunes, but finishes nutty with some bitterness. Smooth feel, nice full body. More fruitiness than most other stouts I have had. A nice stout.

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