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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1732   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2014
330 ml bottle, at home @10°C Pitch black colour. Large and thick brown head. Excellent aroma of various types of wood, chocolate and tobacco. Full and rich flavour with roastiness , hops and sweetness are perfectly and smoothly balanced. Really, really excellent beer. Very recommendable!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
Dark brown, almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, coffee and cacao. Sweet flavour, malts, cacao and coffee. Finish vanilla, cacao and caramel. Nice! One of the best country ticks I’ve ever had! ;)
(From 325mL bottle @ the pre-RBBWG get-together at Tim’s place. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Fresh bottle. Pours jet black with fading tan head. Aroma is plum, molasses, faint coffee. Taste is so deep - dark fruits, bread, toffee, molasses. You get some raisin and fig here too. Nice creamy mouth feel. One of the more complex I’ve had in a while. Unexpected and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thick black pour and color with a very large creamy dark tan head with excellent retention, along with good lacing and cling. The aroma had notes of caramel and chocolate malt, with touches of molasses, yeast, and some earthy and grainy hops, but was a bit muted and watery overall. It had a rich chocolate and caramel taste with good sweetness yielding to a very strong grainy and earthy bitterness. The beer was wet, creamy, and watery, with good carbonation and a fairly thick mouthfeel. A bit rough around the edges, but surprisingly good, well done Sri Lanka.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (289) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Poured from a can. Dark color. Head dissipates quickly. No lacing. Carbonated mouth feel. Taste of coffee and cocoa. Overall a good stout bit is beaten by top shelf competition.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kobeljic (2) - CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Has a coffee aroma. Brown foam with average carbonation, medium bitterness and medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukardo (116) - CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Colour dark brown with a tiny tan head. Aroma is malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is light sour, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Nice bittersweet coffee finish. Average carbonation. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (522) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Couleur noir avec un mince col brun résistant. Nez intense de malt grillé,pain grillé,café. En bouche un mélange un peu amère de malt grillé pain grillé café un peu de chocolat et de resine. Une stout mis complexe qui se boit bien, mais elle n’est pas dans mes top, un peu surévalué!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (1975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Dark brown with a tiny tan head. Fruity and malty tones. malt, coffee,chocolate and fruit. Full body with a nice balanced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
330mL can poured into a 12oz snifter. Very abundant tropical fruit flavors jump out of this and hit the nose immediately. Underneath that, there’s some caramel and lactose nose with a very mellow smokiness. It’s a black-dark opaque beer with, initially a thick foamy head, which sticks around for a while, but ultimately reduces to literally nothing - needless to say, this beer doesn’t lace. It’s medium-heavy on the sweetness with a very light hop-like bitterness. Oranges and cream comes to mind on the tongue. There’s very little to no carbonation on this light bodied beer (relative to other heavy stouts, I guess) which is smooth, creamy, and very clean; although it does finish with a bit of milk chocolate and a very mellow hop bittering.


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