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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: 1837   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.


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 (10082) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
Poured black with a fuge, foamy head. Very smooth, almost a bit watery and light-medium in body for 8%, the taste is very pleasant, coffee and chocolate. A subdued stout, not a standout, but good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a tall, sturdy brown head. Nose is slightly roasty and nutty with moments of milk chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is very fruity and slightly spicy with notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, and nuts. Body is medium with some smooth creamy parts and alternating carbonation sharpness. Finish is sweet malts, bittersweet chocolate, light cocoa, figs, light spice, and light nuttiness. Great stuff!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. pours a low head and opaque dark color. very little aroma (could just be the number of beers iíve had), but flavor is dominated by dark chocolate, nuts, roast, and some other fruitiness (figs?). Finishes far too sweet for my taste: my tongue feels like a sticky mess.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Large creamy brown head... dark brown body. Excellent lacing. Nice dry chocolatey aroma with underlying complexities of vanilla. Great subtle yet overwhelming taste of dark chocolate, espresso, and whisky casks. It almost seems a bit too sweet after a while though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 An exceptional foreign stout from Sri Lanka. Beautifully balanced. Poured a dense black with a monstrous pillowy tan head but not a bubble to be seen below the plimsole line. Some lacework. Gorgeous aroma of mocha, rum and raisin ice cream, campfires and Bourneville chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel - Gosh, this is smooth. Medium-bodied. Fizzes a little on the tongue. Sweet dark malts initially and a little alcoholic kick in an otherwise restrained finish, given the 8% abv. Strong coffee notes - if youíre an espresso fan, this beerís for you. Very drinkable for its abv, but itís a little like gorging on dark chocolate - a little goes a long way. (Bottle, branded "Sinha Stout", best before April 2005)


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