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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1760   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 Black color, opaque, with a large, frothy, rocky beige head. The aroma was full of chocolate, plums, raisins, coffee, tar, and caramel. The flavor was very similar to the aroma...lots of chocolate and plums, a nice alcohol kick, and a distinctive salty character throughout. Soft, creamy feel with a semi-dry finish. Wonderful! Thanks BBB63.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2004 Black bodied with a thin but lasting brown head. Aroma is very roasted with hints of alcohol. Flavor is very roasted and chocolatey with some raisins and other dark fruit which adds a little sweetness. Thick palate but not overly so. Underlying smoke flavor that rises as the beer warms. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004 does not count
Sweet smell of hops and coffee. Flavours of chocolate. coffee,etc. This is an incredible beer, dynamic, robust hops and one of the best finishes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2004
A rich, deep stout flavour - chocolatey, coffee, chicory, etc. Pours well and holds a creamy, dark head. A bit more carbed than I like my stouts, but you can expect that from I warmer climate I guess. Overall a very nice stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Black with an awesome beige head, and an aroma and flavor of roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2004
The beer poured black as a death with a very large head. After that settled the aroma was dark malts. The flavor was mainly dark chocolate and some dark fruit as well. The body on this beer was a little thin. Overall not the greatest stout but a nice one anyway.

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 (3053) - 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 (4400) - 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!


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