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


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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2009
Very thick tan head that leaves great lacing. Dark brown almost black in color. Nice sweet strong aroma. Malts, coffee and chocolate with something I can’t quite place. Possibly licorice. Flavor is chocolate with an undertone of coffee, not overly sweet. No malts were spared in this. Nice roasted flavor. Full bodied and smooth. Coats the mouth with a nice flavor. Little to no bitterness. Sometimes seem slightly watered down. Not very complex but great in its simplicity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Black with tan head, sweet roasted malt aroma. Very sweet in the beginning with roasted malt in the middle and dark coffee flavor towards the end.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (257) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2016
I was only going to include pre-Ratebeer beers as ticks, but I want the country on my map so I am breaking my own rules! Better than I expected. A perfectly nice stout, even if it’s not particularly interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Thick, light brown head, strong aroma of roasted chocolate, dark black, oily, slightly sweet and delicious, with a little bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
The colour is opaque black. Big bubbles build the large chocolate-coloured foam. It sinks slowly into a veil on the glass and surface of the beer. The dominating smell is sweet, burned malt. There are also notes of yeast, coffee, cocoa and a touch of juniper berries. The carbonation is pretty strong with small, almost sharp bubbles. The taste is unexpectedly mild and sweet, with a strong flavour of burned malt (caramel?). The almost toffee-like taste is replaced by a mouthfeel of alcohol and an aftertaste with hints of raisins, coffee with cream and a vegetable-like taste (cucumber?). The lasting aftertaste is almost all alcohol. I would rather call this brew “porter” than “stout”. And it is an OK stout/porter, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2006
Got this one under the name Sinha Stout. Dark and overly sweet coffee. A full body and lightly hopped. Nice, but that about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
This was an average stout for me. Awesome price. A must try. Had this at a beer taste recently.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melker (253) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
After two months of not so very interesting asian lager beers daily it’s fucking fantastic to have this poured into a glass after a surfsession in the Indian ocean. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Taste of bitter coffee, dark chocolate. Medium sweetness, light bitterness, long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2006 A roasty and oily f.s. with just a whisper of oak. Deep, rich and smooth despite the alcohol showing through. A great and powerful (read 8.0%) stout that’s always available at a fantastic price.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle at WOB, pours black with tan head. Mild aroma of coffee and chocolate. Med sweet, med bitterness, smooth almost velvety feel associated with the average carbonation level. Finish is a touch bitter, but otherwise clean, surpising that no alcohol makes its way through. Its an okay beer, I think very much overated.

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