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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1754   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2003
The bottle was 1 day past the 'best before date.' Big thick head. The beer is rather rich, deep. Salty and thick. Better than the typical warm weather fare I would expect to come from a tropical island like Sri Lanka.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2003
A nice dark stout with a smoke taste to it.this was a good stout that the flavor lasted for awhile.I highly reccomend it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
Nice, thick head and intense taste. Heavy on the coffee and malt with some chocolate coming through--a nice blend! Reminds me a bit of a better version of ABC stout. All in all, a fine example of the type.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (584) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
pruny, mocha aromas, classic stout appearance, rich and roasted prune-like flavours developing into a bitter chocolate finish. In Sri Lanka this is sometimes laced with the local "arrack", a spirit made from coconuts. Every brewery in Sri Lanka makes a stout, I don't think there are any other countries that can say that.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
Bottled: Almost black as a moonless winternight in Scandinavia. Huge light brown head that last long. Aroma is a palate of impressions. Sweet roastyness is the dominant impression, but coffee comes to mind as well. Flavour is very coffeeish and roasty. Pleasant bitterness imediately on the tongue and palate. Alcahol is nicely hidden but a little delicious alcaholburnt is present on the tongue. This is a nice surprise, that I will revisit whenever available.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2003
Deep black colour with slight ruby highlights and a nice tan head. Thick and sweet aroma with a hint of earthy smokiness in the background. Creamy mouthfeel, and initial flavours of malt, coffee and vanilla giving way to a bitter finish that holds notes of cinnamon, clove and cardamom. Beautiful stuff - thanks to mr_kimchee for sharing this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2003
Extremely dark, with no head to speak of at all. In fact, the beer was a little flat. Get some fruit in the nose with the chocolate. Full flavored, but still light on the palate. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Coal black pour with a big tan head fading to wisps.Both nose and flavor are full with chocolate and over ripe plums. Dates and figs seem to be swimming in the background also. A slight hoppiness seems to flow through near the finish.Excellent brew!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Pours a jet black color with a big, lingering tan head. The aroma is slightly alcoholic with chocolate and coffee tones. Full bodied with little carbonation, the flavor is full of chocolate, coffee, and caramel with a touch of hops in the finish. It tastes almost like an Imperial stout, but just barely falls short. A fantastic stout.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2003
Burnt nose of roasted coffee, fruit (nectarine-ish), chocolate, flowers, smoke, toffee, brown sugar and spices. Pours a pure black. The huge rocky head is the brown commonly found in chocolate milkshakes, lasts a while and has good lacing. The warm and flowery flavor is sweet and roasted with light acidity. The finish is bittersweet. The full and rich body is chewy and soft. The finish is dry. What a pleasant surprise.


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