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

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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/25/2012. 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark red color with nice opacity. The head is a huge, foaming three finger khaki color that descends to one finger after a while. Plenty of lacing is left behind, as well. S: Big, massive, hugely sweet chocolate. Some dark fruits, as well. Actually, come to think about it, there’s a minor whiff of sour cherries - infection, perhaps? We shall see. I still enjoy the aroma greatly, but that foamy head should have been a giveaway. T: The flavor takes on more of a roasted barley and coffee bean tone, especially at first, while waves of chocolaty sweet and - unfortunately - tart cherries seemingly via an onsetting infection. After a while, the tartness takes center stage. Some herbal hop flavors also try to pop up in the finish, as well. So what we have here is a lightly soured stout, and it kind of works. Not perfectly by any means, but there’s enough sweetness here to keep it in check. M: Quite light in its loafers with wimpy carbonation. There’s actually an esophageal burn and a bit of stomach turning which completely tanks the mouthfeel score for me. On the palate proper, it’s not particularly dry, but nicely bittersweet’n’sour; whatever the blue hell that’s supposed to mean. O: Infected - it just has to be. But thank Odin it’s a minor infection that actually gives it a pleasant twist, instead of twisting my mouth sideways and dissolving my tongue. This clearly isn’t the final product as it’s intended to be - thankfully I have a penchant for a good Flemish-style ale along side my stout tooth, so I still think it’s quite okay. If you’re bottle has "123881841" on it, just be wary.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (114) - - SEP 13, 2014
canned. Pours a dark black. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee. Lots of coffee. Flavor is similar. Big coffee notes and dark chocolate sweetness. Mouthfeel is similar to a porter but more substantial. Dry finish. Quite nice for a foreign stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (680) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
330 ml bottle. Dark brown color topped by a rocky beige head. Nice clinging lace. Rich sweet roasted malt aroma. Notes of prunes and roasted nuts. Flavor is dried dark fruit and mocha. Big roasted malt character. Resin hops come through in mid taste. Finish is complex and spicy with a rich cloying aftertaste. The big malty flavor hides the 8.8% ABV nicely. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (245) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (276) - New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
on tap poured into snifter..opaque pour with nice tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..dry,malty taste..very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2154) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Aroma is sweet and chocolaty, body black and oily. More chocolate in the taste, with very mild coffee bitterness. Sweet and slick, goes down easily. Some very mild lingering bittersweet flavor. Worthy of its reputation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (660) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Aeon Mall Nagoya Dome Mae en Nagoya, Japon. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate, ligeramente a cafe.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (382) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Beautiful looking beer with a nice aroma. Good flavor with a distinct stout flavor. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Classic foreign stout brewed at an altitude of 3500 metres, apparently. Thin beige head, nearly black colour. Complex fruity sweetness and caramels, bit chocolatey, with a gentle roasted bitterness in the end; thin but soft mouthfeel. Elegant and ’friendly’ stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clarkdvm (118) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle in Florida. Roasted mocha stout. Didn’t taste that high abv. Bit sugary for stout, good but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (636) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Vlack with la ing tan head. Nice roasted aroma, fruity coffe and chocolate notes. Flavour is similar with a light malty bitterness well balanced with sweetness. Good one.


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