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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1823   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2004
mocha and vanilla, with some spice on the nose--smells drinkable! dark and opaque with a majestic but fleeting head. lots of chocolate malt here, not lots of hops bitterness but plenty of dryness in the finish. tons of flavors swirling around in there, great beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2004
This is gorgeous! Typical stout appearance with dusty looking tan head. Smell a veritable explosion of mocha, vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruit. So much so it sears my nostrils. Good things happened when I drained the drops from the bottle with my tongue. Better things happened when I took a sip. It's creamy....and malty....and yummy. Too drinkable. This is effin' FINE stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Deep black with reddish highlights around base and top, creamy tan head and very good lacing. The aroma hints of bittersweet chocolate, espresso, cashews, sour milk, dried figs, and earthy yeast esters. The taste is boldly mocha and anise. A bitter bite and espresso undertones. Ripe fruits (figs, prune, and raisin) adds depth as well a hint of vanilla bean. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry, some alcohol is detected towards the completion of glass. Overall, a darn solid stout with nice complex nature. Could have done without such a big bite on the palate, but still very drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
another taste test brought me to this one. this isn't a bad stout. a good looking beer with black fluid and creamy head. possesses chocolate, coffee and nuts for a distinct characteristic flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 This is the darkest beer I have ever seen, the body is absolutely black! The head is tall with a very nice looking dark tan color. Absolutely beautiful!!
Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate and tar. Flavor is bitter of dark chocolate and black coffee. Quite hoppy aftertaste. A dry stout and a little too harsh for my liking.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2606) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2003
Dark, dark ruby color. Excellent light brown head. Coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of tar. Silky smooth mouth-feel. Espresso-dry flavor with lots of roasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Very dark with gorgeous chocolaty head and a cramy lace. Roasted malty aroma with noticeable alcohol. Smooth, slightly creamy, moderate but not overpowering espresso presence, malt character.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2003
Coffee, chocolate and treacle in the aroma. Jet black, large firm cappuccino head, lot's of lace. Espresso flavour, roasted malt and liquorice. Full bodied, bitter and oily. Incredible!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 I had it on tap at Andy’s. It has a variety of different flavors in it. It is dark brown in color with a nice fluffy head. It is a lovely stout. Nice and robust coffee flavor. Slight hop character. Caramel notes. Well balanced beer. Full bodied. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2003
Served in a brandy sniffer. Jet black hue with brown fast disappating head head. Strong chocolaty malt and coffee nose. Pruny and mocha flavour and a bitter chocolate finish with toasted malt hints. A good stout, too sweet to be one of my favourites though.


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