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

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RATINGS: 1760   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NonOperational (32) - - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 A delicious and memorably rich stout. Syrupy texture with a good brown head. Taste is full of subtle complexities, on the savory side but just steering clear of the soy sauce / oxo realm. Reminded me a bit of Anchor Porter.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (58) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Stout marron foncée, mousse beige-marron très belle et durable. Arômes café, toastage, chocolat... va sur le sucré. En bouche similaire avec une belle amertume, et un côté huileux rappelant l’olive et radoucissant la balance. Fin de bouche assez sèche malgré tout. Sucrée pour une stout, mais restant balancée.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Soupoftoday (18) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
Probably the best value stout you can get. Perfectly balanced, roasted coffee and chocolate. Medium to thick, velvet mouthfeel that is easy to drink but still satisfying, and not overly sticky or sweet. Pretty much the perfect stout and for its price, unbeatable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (115) - - 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 (682) - 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 (251) - 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 (2160) - 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 (696) - 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 (384) - 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 (1719) - 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.


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