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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Nice smooth body, although its kind of light for a stout. Rich espresso/mocha flavors are really highlighted by a bottle-conditioned twang. Is there some vanilla in there? Remarkably drinkable for a stout with such a high alcohol content at 8.0%. Everytime I drink it, Im impressed all over again. Im going to say it: this is the best stout Ive ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - NOV 20, 2014
Pour black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some dark fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
la_benji (3) - JAPAN - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Beautiful thick dark and syrupy, with a lively fizz for a stout. Its full and long on the tongue. With a medium sweetness and medium bitter taste. Very tasty and would definitely buy again!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1430) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle, picked up in an Indian food shop in Geneva. Pretty black, big beige head. Massive up front roastiness, with a delicious heavy sweet powerful roasty character. Fades to a more traditional coffee bitter drier finish. Full of flavour and very drinkable. Good label too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (352) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Poured into a english pint a dark brown with thick mo a head. Aroma was dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruits and a little alcohol. Taste was the same with a small smoky note and the alcohol is masked in taste. Finish is a little burnt malt. Very nice, and surprising as I have passed this up many times just based on the cheap generic looking case it comes in.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Flaske, 33 cl. Brun-sort med et ok beige skum. En gammel kending. 5 r siden sidst? Sd konserveret mrk frugt, molasse, chokolade. Ristet malt, lakrids. Soyasauce. Flydende dessert. Fedladen tekstur, men lidt vandig i smagen. Ikke helt s god som jeg huskede den...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1154) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
I swear I have had this before but must have not rated. Deep brown with tan head. Some smokey malt, dark chocolate, slight fruit, tobacco. Watery body, but great beer for Sri Lanka

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Nice stout....dark bubbly pour. Nose was chocolate, soy sauce, and some vanilla. Taste was much sweeter than expected...almost milk stout. But good flavor overall. Go Sri Lanka.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is extremely chocolate, roasty, dark fruits, vanilla, sweet. Taste is very vanilla, sweet, smooth, tobacco finish, full bodied. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2252) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Wasn't expecting much here but it really blew me away. Pours a dark dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aromas of alcohol, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins. Taste is sweet with a slight smokey bacon like flavor. Medium thick feel.


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