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

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common

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RATINGS: 1734   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Black, opaque, with large light brown head. Sweet nose, some chocolate, prunes. Quite bitter flavor, dry, some chocolate, hints of sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 This was bottled as SINHA Stout. Deep black body with a large frothy light brown head. Head didnít last the distance but left good lacing though. Aroma was of lovely roasted malts. The taste was exceptionally smooth and definitely to my liking, flavours of coffee, rich chocolate, liquorice, it was medium body which meant you could drink more than 6 , just watch how many you have as you dont notice the alcohol. The only bad thing about it was that I only bought 1 stubby to try.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
docdarby69 (8) - USA - JUL 19, 2004 does not count
This was the best stouts that Iíve had in a while. Great lasting head with a strong aroma of choclate. Smooth finish. I recommend to and stout lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Tar coloring with thin tan head. Smells like they roasted a few tons of malt for each bottle. Strange bitter taste to it. Surprisingly thin for all its other flavor. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Dark Black Coloring. Medium Head. Heavy Roasts. Malt. Bitter. Very Distinctive. Alcohol Blended in Well... This May be a Love it or Hate it Stout.....Have to be in the Mood to Drink this One.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2004
A nice stout, from Sri Lanka of all places. Good flavor but it has a very thin body, almost as if someone spilled about a half a lager in there. Thatís not a bad thing but it makes it taste a little strange, hence the 2/5 for palate. I suppose that it gets pretty hot in Sri Lanka, so that would explain it. A hot weather stout!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Deep dark black, with thick brown head, disappating quickly. Sweet choclate malt, with some banana, cherry, alcohol, coffee, tootsie roll and some spice. Nice prickle, burnt toast, dry lingering finish, front end sweet, and overall very rich! Great Beer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Pours with a two-finger light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Totally black color. Good carbonation. Nose is coffee/caramel. Strong coffee/carmel flavor, nice, sweet, beefy stout. $6.49 for a 6-pack of 330ml bottles from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
Entirely opaque black colour. Small, diminishing head. Woody, slightly fruity, aroma. Lots of licorice in the flavour - like liquid Pontefract cakes. Pruney fruity and nuts too, with chocolate in the background. Rich texture. Becomes progressively bitter and dry, finishing sweet and sour. Plenty of backbone and complexity. Very nice. And thatís another country ticked off. 330ml bottle from beersofeurope.co.uk. BBE 31July 2004.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
First bottle from Sri Lanka. High yeast flavor and sweet undertone to make this a very unusual tasting Stout. Sweet also gives a slight acidic nature to the beer. The rest of the contents are a very balanced mix of malt, hops, bitter and full bodied flavor. A very unique beer that deserves mention as it is best in its category.


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