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


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RATINGS: 1832   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (722) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Poured into a shaker pint glass. Rich black color with a nice tan head. Decent lacing. Smells of cacao, prune, star anise, tobacco and coffee. Tastes the same with some vanilla and pepper present. Roasted malt flavor in there as well. Not as rich as some other stouts with an oily mouthfeel. Nice smooth finish though. Slightly boozy as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (404) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours pitch black. World Class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of dark chocolate, molasses, dark fruit (prune) subtle coffee and a hint of alcohol. Heavy medium bodied with a very smooth texture that approaches creamy. Above normal carbonation level with effervescence from the middle on. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of flavors that separate into chocolate, a hint of coffee and very subtle prune. In the middle, the big malt sweetness comes forward with a molasses and caramel flavor against a mild bitterness of citric hops and roast. The finish is a slow sweet fade and leaves you with that nice slight alcohol burn at the back of the throat amid an effervescent burst.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (216) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Black, medium creamy black head. Aroma roasted malts, coffee, taste milk chocolate, mainly milky finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Nothing about this beer should be as good as it is. It is brewed in Sri Lanka, known more for factories that supply cheap wares than beer. It’s a Stout, a strong one at that, when you’d expect a Lager. It’s cheap. In fact, this beer has the best Taste to Price to Strength ratio going for it that I have ever encountered. Black with a tan head, bold notes of licorice, tobacco, raisins, wood, leather, smoke and molasses mingle magnificently for nose and tongue. Slight hints of booze rear up but only as a stern warning; this beer is delicious, but strong...don’t mess with it. As a warming effect enters after a few sips, I find myself enjoying the slick body with more than typical carbonation for a Stout. It’s big, bold and buck-bangin’ bodaciousness in a bottle. Ensconce yourself in a fine chair and sidle up to one of Asia’s finest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (128) - - FEB 17, 2015
leicht rauchig, im Abgang etwas alkoholig, Kaffee, ausgewogen malzig und bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Extremely dark brown. Big, fluffy, thick head. Beautiful lace. Aroma is dark chocolate with hints of mocha. Taste is chocolate, wonderful flavor. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (415) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a very dark brown almost black with thick brown head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is very smooth and hides the alcohol well. A nice dark chocolate flavor with a little espresso. Not as drying on the mouth as a lot of stouts. Moderate sweetness with mild to moderate bitterness. First Sri Lanka beer and I must say it's very well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillWyce (829) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours opaque black with a creamy, 2-finger dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate with a lighter, somewhat fruity note mixed it. Full body with a slightly oily quality. Finish is mildly dry, Chocolatey flavor with a touch of char, and maybe some anise. A soft, grainy note mixes with cocoa in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Poured dark black with a creamy, thick, tan head. Moderately carbonated. Sweet caramel aroma. Wow! Great flavour. Slightly oakey. The extra alcohol is evident, but not overpowering. Smooth, medium length finish. Will add this to the list of keepers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
musinj6 (461) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours an opaque brownish black with brown 3 finger head with good retention and heavy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some espresso and hint of dark chocolate. medium to full bodied. moderate bitterness with mild sweetness. medium bitter finish.

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