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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1760   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.


3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2002
sour nose and a black onyx colour. Taste is mainly malty with coffee tones. Kick on the tip of the tongue. Goes away quickly. Goes down easy and you donít notice the alcohol content

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2002
Wonderful stout. Flavor profile is intense and complex. A bit too carbonated, but thats my only complaint. Truly classic.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2002
Fruity,sweet,malty,roasted notes,chocolate good mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 A very malty stout, Coffee aroma, devilishly bitter, frothy head. A very good stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2002
An excellent stout for the price. I especially enjoyed the light coffee flavor inside.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2002
Overall a good stout. It reminded me a lot of my first (and probably most successful) foray into homebrewing. Chewy and very smooth. This is not a dry stout, it was fairly sweet. 8% alcohol was imperceptible. A great beer for the price!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2002
A good foreign stout, not much more than that. Some mocha/coffee flavors. Not that complex, but very drinkable for a session or two.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2002
If I wanted to, I could choke this down and probably end up enjoying it. However, itís a little too dark for my taste and the flavor is rather overpowering.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 Can. Head is initially large, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee, husks, cereal), with notes of soy sauce, milk. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, creamy/oily texture, lively carbonation. Honestly? Itís a little unpleasant. I liked this 6-8 years ago, but, well...itís got some unattractive malt character mixed in and some soy sauce and lactose as well. My stomach clenches up a bit every time I take a sniff, and thatís not a good thing. Odd sourness in the mouth (again like milk, thatís started to turn) and a grainy aftertaste. It isnít horrible, but itís certainly not the high 3ís sorta beer I used to take it for, at least for my tastes these days.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
This stuff was so hyped up in my local store that i had to try it,,i wasent impressed, smooth but bitter


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