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


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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
Thanks to Sammy for this bottle. Shared with him as well as Tim and Rudy. Vinous chocolatey aroma with some maltiness. Dark chocolate color with mild transparency and a nice tan head. Roasty, chocolate flavor to start with slight astringent vanilla flavors fading out. Very rich and a pleasant beer to consume.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 "Look to the Stars Above, Cho-Simba One" "SInha" bottle with the lion on it. Deep ebony and deep tan head, beautiful and thick. Aroma coffee, chocolate milk, a touch smoky, hazelnut, cola. Flavor assertive coffee/chocolate malts not unlike St. Ambroise, but with added sweetish molasses fullness, smoky. Extremely drinkable... alco is dangerously hidden... complex notes of earth and woods play with you and refuse to be figured out. Great integration of hops, which sparkle and yet don’t get in the way of the malts. Excellent-value stout from historic Sri Lanka (Ceylon) solidly made with top ingredients.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Thanks to Sammy for this one. Cola, milk, vanilla, nut, alcohol in the nose. Flavor is sweet chocolate, cola, hoppy but restrained. Vanilla. Not bad. A bit too sweet to be a regular drinker - at least in this hot weather.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Bottle (330ml). (in my Trois Pistoles chalice). Pours thick almost black, hint of red - mocha head, rocky, quick dimishing, not much lacing. Aroma is burnt chocolate, malt and coffee (yum!) - a touch of appropriate sourness, a bit of yeastiness and bitterness in the background. Taste - instant hit of balanced chocolate/malt/coffee, followed quickly with a bit of tart wine, then bitter coffee and chocolate rushes in and grabs you ... Nice mellow, bitter finish - not too heavy, but substantial. Very, very good, not a lot of alcohol in the flavour for an 8% stout - excellent value for money, could drink many of them at a sitting. Packs a wallop!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2005
Aroma:Coffe,chocolate,wine... Appearance:Dak,huge head.... Flavor:Good chocolate flavor,sugar and ligh wine flavor....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
you can smell the milky chocolates and the bittersweetness of this black tempestuous brew. The body is something to behold, sweet sugarcanes and palm trees residing in a stout! Some juice nectar in the smell as well. Deliciously decadent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2005
Bottled. Pitch black colour. Medium brown head. Nose consists of roastmaltiness, coffeee, molasses and bitter-chocolate. Mediumbodied with a chewy mouthfeel. Tastes roastmalty, medium sweet and coffeish. Finishes medium bitter, but not in a bitter-chocolatey way, but rather bitterness plus molasses. A really good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Bottle at beerbistro. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Smells great. The flavour also consists of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate but I would like the coffee and/or chocolate to be even more prominent. Hides the 8% extremely well. Body’s a tad too watery. A little bitter. This is a wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2005
330ml bottle obtained from beeryum - Thanks Dave! - Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma is deep dark rich roasted malts and chocolate, a touch of smoke even. Flavor is sweet and roasted chocolate malts, plums, figs, some coffee and even a touch of nuts. On the palate this is thick and rich and coats the mouth with creamy smooth flavor. Quite a smooth drinker as the alcohol is completely masked in this one. A very complex and tasty stout!

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