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


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RATINGS: 1748   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Black with a decent tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light vinegar, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is of chocolate caramel, sweet bread dough, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. The look is dark, tannish colored head, and black in color. The smell is roasty, chocolate, vinegar, and malts. The taste is cocoa, roast, malts, sweeter, and not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (481) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Poured from 330 mL bottle. Dark black with dissipating tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, mild chocolate and roast malt, mild alcohol. Coffee flavour dominant. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (411) - CROATIA - FEB 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Dark brown with large brownish head. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherries, little alcohol. Sweet, almost no bitterness. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (390) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 13, 2014
Dark color, medium tan head. roasty, bitter, alcohol-ish. Finish with a hint of dark chocolate. Creamy and sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutz (563) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
Grote 625 ml fles van de local wineshop in Galle, Sri Lanka. Bijna zwarte kleur en een mooie dichte kraag. Ruikt naar mokka, koude koffie, pure chocolade. Redelijk wat body maar de smaak is iets minder als het aroma. Gebrande mout, koffie, mokka, maar niet heel nadrukkelijk. Ik moet zeggen dat ik het bier ook niet optimaal krijg kwa temperatuur ( iets te warm, geen koelkast op de kamer dus " gekoeld" in een wasbak met " koud" water. Geen passend glas maar net wat er in de hotelkamer aanwezig is. Maar ik klaag niet, lekker bier en zoín zware stout verwacht je niet in AziŽ.

   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 @10įC 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2782) - 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 Iíve ever had! ;)
(From 325mL bottle @ the pre-RBBWG get-together at Timís place. Thanks for sharing, Tim!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (510) - 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 Iíve had in a while. Unexpected and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1004) - 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.

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