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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1909   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Nice dark brown color with a large brown head that lasted for a long time then faded slowly to a nice bubbly lace.Malty,caramel aroma with a nice roasty side and some mild hops coming through.Nice sweet malty flavor with a slight smoky side and a nice roasty side as well.Over all i’d have to say probably the best Foreign Stout i’ve ever had sofar.More then worth trying again and again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Opaque black with creamy mocha head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. Dark chocolate lingers on the mouth for 60+ secs. Great roasted barley flavor, excellent balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Nice. Pours an opaque black with a HUGE lasting tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet, roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is a well balanced mix of sweet and sour: hints of plum, sugared dark roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate with a pleasant undercurrent of alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel is slightly gritty ... not sure about that. Overall, though, an excellent stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aardvark95 (2) - Venetia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2004 does not count
Excellent Stout. This is not Guiness. It should be classifed as an Imperial stout with all that alcohol. So many flavors you won’t be able to drink just 1.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Pours black with a thick head that stays. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, chocolate and something else that I couldn’t quite place but was a little odd. Flavor is a mix of bitter dark roast, bitter chocolate and sweet dark fruit. From the aroma I thought that this beer would be too sticky sweet but the roasted bitterness balanced it nicely. The palate was full in the beginning but finished thin yet not in an unsatisfying way, making it very rich yet very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2004
Black as coal with a rich thick beige head. Roasted coffee, milk chocolate, blue plums, cherries with a small alcoholic bite in the aroma. Roasky and slightly burnt flavour of roasted coffee, cherries and glue. Creamy and soft mothfeel. Long roasty and coffee bitter finish. Cozy and warming beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Bottle. Opaque black, nice tan head. Hearty roasted coffee aroma that nicely follows through into the flavor - this is a good representation of the style. Some cherry flavor in the finish. Well-balanced, good followthrough, nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 A beautiful chocolately brown head with an aroma to match, this is what I’d always imagined a stout could be if the brewers worked at it. Dark brown in color with a deep malty, burnt chocolate flavor to match, it slides down the throat unchallenged by any overbearing flavors of alcohol or sweetness or anything offensive. As of my first sip, my favorite stout.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Trade from Footbalm - Thanks! Dark brown, tan head. Woodsy, earthy (mushrooms?) aroma. First flavors are initially spicy, and peppery, with a hint of burnt toast and tar. Crisp hop finish. Thin for a stout, but it fits with the beer. Nice and even kind of refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2004
bottle from pioneer 74th street NYC black w/ tan head,roasty smell,dark malts mabey. thick rich mouthfeel, coffee and chocolate taste, good stout

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