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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1875   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The Friar99 (222) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2001

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fevernova (221) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2010
21.1 oz Bottle -- Pours black with tan head. Buckwheat, maple syrup, coco, and some slight coffee. Nice sweetness that is not overpowering or sticky. Rather light in body for a stout of this abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
[ Bottled ; few deg below room temp ; B/B Feb 07 ]
A mostly lasting average frothy tan head that tops up a clear very dark black body. Moderate lacing. No particules. To the nose, malt are moderate chocolate while hops are very faint spruce. Also, there are evident traces of bitter coffee beans. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and acidic, well balanced, while development tends to lead to a sweet chocolate. Finish is long and sweet chocolate/coffee. medium to full body... creamy texture... Soft carbonation...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Pours a dark blackish brown with a small medium brown head. Strong coffee aroma with traces of something fruity floating around the top. Taste is sweet foillowed by a very nice burnt ending. Lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yumyum (219) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2009 this beer is a great value. It is a quality stout in aroma appearance flavor and palate. Good aroma of chocolate and hops. This carries through into the flavour. Very good mouthfeel, carbonation is subtle. This is a solid beer for a great price. A keeper for sure. update did a blind tasting with this, kalamazoo stout from bells and la granja. Noticed more of a winey aroma and taste relative to the others that I didn’t pick up on when I drank it alone. Good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2008
12oz Bottle: Dark brown, almost black, w/ a large creamy brown head. Roasty malt aroma w/ a hint of smoke & alcohol. Flavor starts w/ a little sweetness fading into roasted malt w/ some coffee & a bit of cocoa. Slightly bitter & dry finish. Alcohol is hidden well, but the palate comes up short, too thin. Smooth & quite good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2004
sweet dogfood and blueberry aroma. nice black color with a moderate head that subsides. very easy to drink. moderate palate. sweet and smooth through the entire swallowing experience. as chuggable as guinness with 10x the flavor. this would make for a good ’session stout’. sweet aftertaste that lingers... not too shabby.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Black with an awesome beige head, and an aroma and flavor of roasted malts, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (217) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (217) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Quicky dissipating tan head on top of a black, thick body. Alcohol is present on the nose, along with dark chocolate, espresso, toffee from the malts, roasty, caramel. Some malty sweetness, dark fruit. Full bodied taste, oily with some bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is overly present, but at 8.8% it is to be expected.

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