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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6161) - 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, Iíve got to give it that. I just fail to understand the interest, a ton of flour flavours in there and I donít 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 didnít quite find the deep fruitiness I was expecting, itís a style I donít quite get yet, but Iím hard on stouts, I dislike the sweet ones and I canít stand the roasty/acidic ones either. For now, Iíll keep my cereals for breakfast thank you.

3.5
   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.

4.2
   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.

4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is smooth. I get a bit of coffee and chocolate flavors. Very nice beer. Hides its alcohol well. Easy to drink and enjoy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
Eclipse black color. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and plums. Medium bodied foreign stout. Malts are chocolate and roasty, and a touch fruity. Hops are slightly spicy and a little bitter. Nice stout, lots of chocolate and coffee flavors but they seem to linger in the background and lets some of the fruitiness in this beer come to the forefront. Nice balance. Smooth taste. Hides the 8% alcohol very well. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque dark brown, virtually black. Crispy yet thick orange head fizzles a little bit but retains centimeter depth for duration. Decent roasted aroma. Carbonation barely noticeable which I prefer. Great toasted cocoa flavor and mild sweetness balances very well with alcohol content. Very easy to drink - smooth going down. I would have to say this is a very balanced stout, especially for the alcoholic level. Absolutely would purchase again! Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
Not a bad stout, a bit surprising, since it comes from a non-typical location of such a beer. A bit thin, and uncomplicated in taste, but still a good effort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours a very opaque black color, presents a good head but the head dicipated a bit quickly (perhaps due to the alcohol content). This one hides the alcohol well and has a good chololate and coffee flavor with other notes such as toffee, also has a good roasted character to it. This one just didnít WOW me, sorta "been here done that" type of thing.


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