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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: 1832   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.


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 didn’t WOW me, sorta "been here done that" type of thing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Light sweet light alcoholic roasted aroma and a sweet light roasted coffee taste. Medium body and a sweet light roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2005
Deep black, light tan creamy head. The nose was a rich and complex mix of roasted bittersweet chocolate malt, berry, vanilla, and hints of caramel. The flavor was full of soft roasty notes and bittersweet cocoa, with additional berry and coffeeish flavors throughout. A very nice hop bitterness brings it all together in the end to maintain balance. Medium to full bodied, pillow soft carbonation, velvety, dry, light bittersweet chocolate finish. Reminds me of a softer version of the Brooklyn BCS. Very nice stout...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This was a very very nice stout specimine. Big beautiful litght brown head on a nice dark brown pour. Bitter sweet chocolate and a subtle roasted coffee flavor. Nothing outstanding, but nicely balanced with some sweet darker fruits. Just a very stable stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a large thick and deep brown head. Aroma is full of dark roasty malts, vanilla notes, chocolatey, and fruity. Taste is lotsa sweet chocolate and roasty malt flavors.....raisins and plums...plus some latent bitter flavors. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a full body. Finish is nicely bitter and slightly fruity also. Better than anticipated....tasty!.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2005
This was an excellent stout. Beautiful black body with a large tan head. Aroma is intensely malty and roasty and fruity as a good stout should be. Excellent palate and the flavor is balanced, no burnt taste and a great blend of sweet and dried fruit with a nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10076) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle...This beer rocks!... Very dark ale with a mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head. Ink-blot lacing. Aroma and flavor of dried plum, molasses and chocolate. A touch of cola in there too. Full-bodied and silky smooth with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey finish. Really nice, world class beer!


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