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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1758   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, shared with Button, under a tree at Ripon races, 18th May. Nearly black. Lots of carbonation gives a big, bubbly, tan head. Smoky. Sweet, black coffee. Roast malt. Taste and palate are chewy and sweet, with the roast malt dryness and bitterness coming at the end. Overly carbonated, though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (258) - FRANCE - MAY 19, 2014
Bière noire, mousse chocolat au lait haute, crémeuse et persistente, laissant une belle dentelle sur le verre. Nez de malt grillé, chocolat et café. Amertume modérée, texture crémeuse très agréable, bouche sur le chocolat et le café, retour amère et capuccino, bonne longueur en bouche. Très bonne surprise, je ne m’attendais à ce qu’une bière sri lankaise puisse être aussi bonne, comme quoi les préjugés ....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (712) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Couleur noire, petite mousse beige. Nez de malt et café grillés, note d’alcool et reglisse. Gout doux puis fort de malt et caramel grillé avec fin de bouche reglisse bien ronde. Corps huileux.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crompt (113) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2014
This used to be one of my favorite stouts and one that got me into stouts in the first place. Back then I would probably give it perfect marks but years later after tasting becoming a beer snob spending ungodly amounts of money on overpriced rare beer this just doesn’t stand up anymore. I’m assuming the high rating is from high availability and people tasting a decent stout for the first time? If that is the case good for you and the good news is there are even better ones out there! Go find them!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (591) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 11, 2014
Pitch black with a chocolate coloured medium head. Roasted malts, light coffee, pleasantly burnt caramel notes with some bitter chocolate notes on the nose. Very lightly fizzy with a light slick texture. Full bodied with balanced roasted bitter notes offering a typical light sweetness. The finish leaves roast notes on the palate. Nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (428) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
bloody lovely. thick dark and tangy. firm bitterness with loads of ripe frit and coffee/choco falvours. very good indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Black pour from a cab at five star. Tons of off white head. Bitter and hoppy for a stout. Chocolate and coffee notes. Pretty good. Not seeing the 99 rating tho

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle - Dark malts and chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark roast and molasses, with a long sweet dark finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2014
From bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is a little bigger than the aroma, chocolate, roasted malts, a little bit of caramel, mildly sweet with no noticeable bitterness. Mouthfeel is a medium thick creamy texture. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (481) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Appearance: this beer pours with a huge tan head, takes a while to pour this beer down, the beer is black with some nice maroon on the edges when held up to the light Aroma: coffee, dark roasted malt grain, kind of faint under all the head, creamy Taste: coffee, chocolate, alcohol, moderate sweetness, milk, Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, leaves minimal aftertaste, Overall: a pretty good stout, very thick and milky, could use more aroma,


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