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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1838   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
   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.

3.9
   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.

4.2
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1100) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3566) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Nearly opaque black with a thick frothy lasting brown head. Absolutely beautiful. Aroma of roast, molasses, vanilla, dark chocolate, and espresso. Medium thick creamy body with soft carbonation. Nice sweet flavor of roast, plum, raisin, espresso, dark chocolate, molasses, and smoke. A little alcohol comes through in the end. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2004
Bottled, from Cooler Box, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia. Supper dark brown, thick coffee colour with a brown skumy head that is still sitting in my glass the next morning. Sweet, milk stout aroma. Rich dark roasted flavour. A genuine foreign stout the origins of which I had to research to make sure its not the same as the Guinness Foreign Stout. The following useful website details the history of Guinness Anchor Berhad and Malaysian brewing in general - http://www.iol.ie/~ange/guinmay.html
Earlier Rating: 4/22/2003 Total Score: 4
Bitch black with a chololate brown foaming head. The roasted black malt just lifted out of the glass. Bitter sweet tasting with a long and full palate. This is a complete beer that fully deserves its score.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2004
Bottle pours black with a big Florida blonde tan head and lots of naughty lace. The aroma is serious malt, a touch of roast, and chocolaty. The flavor is heavily roasted, bitter chocolate, and molasses. The palate is as rich as it can get. Overall, a very nice Foreign Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2004
dark brown to black, nice lastng creamy head liked the chocolate coffee, nice soft mouth feel enjoyed this stout

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2004
Dark brown with a creamy head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Flavours are coffee, vanilla and dried fruits. Slightly bitter finish.


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