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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1862   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brew_Cat (98) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
35cl bottle @home, bought at Beer Corner, Athens. This was part of my DIY beer&food pairing experiments. Today’s plate was pork steak marinaded in chilli, coriander, paprika spices, fresh tarragon and rosemary, olive oil and scotch ale, along with mashed potatoes and whole grain bread roasted in the remnants of the pork’s juices. The pairing was one hell of a success! Couldn’t even imagine how beautifully this stout would be paired with my food. Definitely one of the most tasteful stouts I’ve had so far. Pours opaque black with dark brown long lasting head. Fizzy carbonation, excellent lacing, full body with bitter-sweet finish and smooth sweet aftertaste. Heavy in alcohol content and strong malty character. Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel. brown sugar and hints of chocolate. Resin and pine hops. Hints of licorice, raisin and dried fruits melting sweetly in your mouth. The food and beer pairing created complex layers of several sweet tastes, and made me smile like a five-year old. Great stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4600) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2015
1/12/2011 10:02:07 PM Stout in a can from the Cracked Kettle. Nice dark brown pour with frothy tan malt. Nose of chocolate and malt. Really nice. Thick, creamy texture. Taste is also of chocolate, malts and coffee. Surprisingly good. Thanks Jeff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
I believe this is the first beer I’ve tried from Sri Lanka. Tap from Kottu house in New York. Poured quite black with a large tan head. Sweet malty roasted aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Similar taste as well, a bit more coffee maybe. Very smooth compared to most "Foreign Stouts" which makes it quite drinkable for a coffee stout. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1109) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Big stouty brownish-black pour, opaque with a billowing espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention and lacing. Nose is roasty, cocoa, coffee, butterscotch. Mouth is medium-full, creamy, bittersweet, roasty character with chocolate, coffee, dates, toasted spices, touch of soot near a relatively dry finish. Never had a beer from Sri Lanka, but so far we’re batting .1000 -- this one is at least a base hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (976) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
A really decent imperial stout, which is very easy to find in Sri lanka. Great dark fruit , chocolate and coffee notes. Goes brilliantly with a Sri lankan curry, which is coconut heavy, a great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (145) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Has an interesting roasted plum aroma that is fairly unusual. The sweetness and alcohol are pretty apparent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
625ml bottle(s) in Sri Lanka. Costs as little as 90p at the state run liquor stores. Thick syrupy dark black pour with thick sticky brown head. Aroma is strong roasted Malts, soy and coffee. Good texture and a great alternative to all the horrible malt liquors in Sri Lanka which taste like paint stripper. Drunk side by side, sando stout is pretty similar, perhaps better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (210) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Old rating. Gift from a friend. This is quite a nice stout. Dark beautiful colour, nice roasted aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deansmithrn (4) - Richmond, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015 does not count
Quality export stout: oil black, mild mocha/raisin aroma, & sessionably smooth despite its strong alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Guinn’s house thanks to Casey. I believe he brought it back from the UK around 2006. Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is roasted malts, some burnt toast. Smooth beer. Creamy and nice. Very fortunate to have tried this. Thanks so much, Casey!

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