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


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RATINGS: 1753   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 This beer has been sampled several more times and re-rated downward. BB date 3-05. Huge dense head.Beer was dark as strong coffee. It was very soft and the mocha,chocolate notes were too subtle for my taste. Doesn't taste like an 8% beer,more like a 4.5-5%. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. I like my strong stouts to taste just like that,strong with inyerface huge mocha,coffee,chocolate. Good,but.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
Black, nice head. Aroma from licorice and coffee. Flavor is cocoa, fruity and with some licorice. Quite a mild stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10275) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2004
Black, brownish head. Aroma from coffee and licorice, but also with some nuts. Flavor is coffee, cocoa and licorice, Bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
A nice stout with a chocolate flavor that comes out more as it warms. I drank this with a bowl full of some tart cherries, which made an excellent companion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 A roasty and oily f.s. with just a whisper of oak. Deep, rich and smooth despite the alcohol showing through. A great and powerful (read 8.0%) stout that’s always available at a fantastic price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Deep black/ruby body with a tall foamy tan head. Burnt smell, chocolate, coffee. Nice and thick beer here. Quite bitter and you can taste the alcohol. Tastes of burnt marshmallow, caramel. Perhaps a little bit of a chocolate flavor here. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Thick, light brown head, strong aroma of roasted chocolate, dark black, oily, slightly sweet and delicious, with a little bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Found this at Thomas Liquors in St. Paul. Big bottle for $1.99. Couldn’t believe it. Grabbed two. This is a really good stout. Sri Lanka...who’d a thunk it? Bitter chocolate smoothed by roasty and smoky goodness. A very solid stout. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 15, 2004
Color of motor oil with a brown foamy head. Rich roasty malt scent. Sweet with traces of coffee, smoke and prunes. Light and very easy to drink. 8% well hidden. I’m still amazed that this is from Sri Lanka!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3194) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Pours a deep black. No head to speak of. Very nice looking brew. F;avor is of roasted malt and very chocolaty. The taste is subtle but there and that’s where I give it credit.

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