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


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RATINGS: 1904   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 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 (5928) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Poured an opaque black, slight ruby hues. Nice thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, perhaps slightly of yeast. Mouthfeel is full, roasted malts predominate. Hops are used appropriately. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6484) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Michael Jackson was right about this being an exceptional beer. A remarkably interesting beer that i stock up on every winter. +++ Sampled from a rather pretty 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick, black and oily with a large creamy dark brown head. I don’t think a stout can look much better than this one does in the glass. There is a nice roasted malt aroma with a decent hop presence and a hint of sour fruit. The flavor is malty and complex with a mix of chocolate, hops and almost spice. The hops, while noticeable are not overwhelming. The beer is surprisingly sweet and has a long malty chocolate finish. The body is full and smooth. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2004
Well the reason I had trouble finding this beer is that my bottle says that it is ’Sinha’ stout. OK, I know that Singapore is the Lion City and the Thai beer has a lion on it as well. Black as pitch and creme caramel head. It has a nose that promises a deep, dark and flavoursome beer. Very smooth for a stout of this strength as there is no real harshness. It is good but there is an element missing that doesn’t make me want to rave about this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Another big thank you from whichever one of you fellows gave me this beer...truly the beer clouds my judgement! It pours a black color with a hint of red in the light. The head was massive with tan and orange being the predominant colors. The aroma was there, but was pretty weak with faint chocolates, plastic, cocoa beans and caramel/vanilla. The flavor is very malty though somewhat mild bodied. It has a very watery texture with little carbonation and hints of chocolate. This was lacking something...particularly mouthfeel if i had to really choose!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Some nice roasted chocolate and toffee notes, and some light caramel present as well. Thisis actually not bad, as I was not expecting too much, but this was actually very refreshing and easy to drink.

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