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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%
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Appearance: A deep dark brown color with a full, foamy, tan head (low retention. Aroma is dull and muted: Roasty and chocolaty with a light hop presence. Metallic notes. Flavor: sweet start with a dominant roasted taste, chocolaty, and a lightly dry and metallic finish. Palate: medium bodied and creamy with low co2. This beer seems to have under utilized the assets of the ingredients. Not a bad beer, but not well balanced and not memorable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Very dark with a mild aroma-smoky caramel molasses notes and faintly vinous with a long lasting collar of lacing. Medium to full bodied, creamy with a lovely semisweet chocolate flavor and coffee, BBQ and bacon rind notes. Not skimpy at all but very drinkable with an ABV that will sneak up on you. I’ll be buying this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Very nice stout which I could drink all day every day without a problem. Lots of mocha in the aroma in flavor. Black of course with a brown head and good lace.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5240) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
(Dutch ratebeermeeting) Aroma of roasted malt. Bit like meat or a smoked beer. Black coloured with a decent brown head. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, mocca, meat and bitterness. Very smooth, very nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6613) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Can they brew beer in Sri Lanka?!! Yes they can! Deep black color, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, bacon or meat. Taste is bitter, roasted malty. Bitter palate. Simple stout, but nicely balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2004
dark, black with tan head. some lacing. flavors include mocha, molases and plum. full bodied and quite sticky. nice bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
10.22.04 625ml bottle. Totally black beer with thick, fluffy, biege head that lasts and clings. Maybe the best looking stout Iíve poured. Big chocolate and coffee aromas; rich smelling and deep. Slight aromas of olivey brine and far-off lamp oil smoke. Less attenuated flavors than I expected: charcoal, chocolate dusted truffle, coffee finish. Palate begins damp and easy but expands to a creamy goodness that coats and fills the whole mouth. Very nice, a world class stout to be sure. Definitely the best beer Iíve had from Sri Lanka.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled(330ml). -found this one in Boras, Sweden. the best beer I found on my trip to sweden and back, deep black coloured with creamy brown head, dark chocolate aroma with some coffee hints, nice chocolate alcoholic finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2004
deep black with nice tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor is slightly sweet (but not as sweet as a milk stout or oatmeal stout) with flavors of dark fruits--plums and raisins, along with a hint of black chocolate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Perfect appearance for a stout - opaque black with a thin but solid yellow, creamy head. Marshmallowy dark chocolate aroma with tar, very sweet cafe latte, fresh malt like the smell of a mash, jersey caramels, faint avocado and a hint of the smoke of the open fire at my parents place (redgum?) Sweet and creamy flavour with rum and chocolate. Light roast in the finish, not that bitter. If anything itís a tiny bit thin. Some alcohol in the finish. Really nice, but a bit too sweet and not burnt enough to be my ultimate Foreign Stout. Many thanks to ol_juntan.
RR: Yes! Finally this is available in Melbourne (and dirt cheap!) Vague prune and sultana aroma like Sam Smithís imperial, beautifully round and multi-faceted roast with big, rich malt. I donít think itís too sweet anymore; thereís not much hop but the roast balances it all out well. So rich and soft and great and cheap! I wonder if they use their lager yeast in this...


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