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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1920   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (145) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
I believe this is the first beer I’ve tried from Sri Lanka. Tap from Kottu house in New York. Poured quite black with a large tan head. Sweet malty roasted aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Similar taste as well, a bit more coffee maybe. Very smooth compared to most "Foreign Stouts" which makes it quite drinkable for a coffee stout. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Big stouty brownish-black pour, opaque with a billowing espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention and lacing. Nose is roasty, cocoa, coffee, butterscotch. Mouth is medium-full, creamy, bittersweet, roasty character with chocolate, coffee, dates, toasted spices, touch of soot near a relatively dry finish. Never had a beer from Sri Lanka, but so far we’re batting .1000 -- this one is at least a base hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (1422) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2015
A really decent imperial stout, which is very easy to find in Sri lanka. Great dark fruit , chocolate and coffee notes. Goes brilliantly with a Sri lankan curry, which is coconut heavy, a great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (220) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Has an interesting roasted plum aroma that is fairly unusual. The sweetness and alcohol are pretty apparent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
625ml bottle(s) in Sri Lanka. Costs as little as 90p at the state run liquor stores. Thick syrupy dark black pour with thick sticky brown head. Aroma is strong roasted Malts, soy and coffee. Good texture and a great alternative to all the horrible malt liquors in Sri Lanka which taste like paint stripper. Drunk side by side, sando stout is pretty similar, perhaps better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (263) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Old rating. Gift from a friend. This is quite a nice stout. Dark beautiful colour, nice roasted aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deansmithrn (4) - Richmond, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015 does not count
Quality export stout: oil black, mild mocha/raisin aroma, & sessionably smooth despite its strong alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Guinn’s house thanks to Casey. I believe he brought it back from the UK around 2006. Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is roasted malts, some burnt toast. Smooth beer. Creamy and nice. Very fortunate to have tried this. Thanks so much, Casey!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2015
An instant favourite! Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and toffee. Pours near black with a foamy beige head that lasts. Some lacing. Feels very slick and slightly sticky with soft carbonation. The flavour is amazing! Medium sweet and light butter taste with coffee, toffee and caramel flavours coming through. I stumbled across this gem, very glad I did!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1731) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black body, with a medium, dense, dark beige head.
Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits.
Tastes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, some liquorice, dark fruits, some fruity hops.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with a
Finishes smooth, roasty, quite dry, with coffee, cocoa, some liquorice, some wood.

Tasty. Straight, greatly balanced and well hidden ABV. Very solid, classic Foreign Stout, with very nice coffee notes.

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