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

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RATINGS: 1899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle at an Indian restaurant in Bloomington, Minnesota. Pours glorious black with a mocha head. Aroma is burnt caramel, coco nibs, smoke, resinous hops, coffee and a little raisin. Flavor is expresso, dry, milky, and smoky with spicy undertones - all rich, pleasing and balanced. Body is thick, creamy, full, bitter with a sweet warming finish that lasts forever. This beer was a pleasant surprise and an excellent choice for a Minnesota winter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2005
Big thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this one. Smells very fruity and a bit metallic. Taste was delicious, notes of coffee, caramel, vanilla, and molasses. All of this on a very gentle, medium mouthfeel, which I found pleasing. Enjoyed this a lot, wish I could get it where I live.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hollywoodt (240) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2006
(Thanks to core for providing me a bottle of this!) 12 oz. bottle. Pours to a dark brown/black color. Aroma is burnt chocolate with maybe a hint of caramel. Flavor is more of the same. A little more carbonation than your normal stout. Pretty darn good. Get in my belly!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2007
Malty molassesy smell, yum yum! Deep dark brown in colour. Thick dark brown head. Does not disappoint in taste.. very similar to the smell. Wow. Not bitter like I’m used to in a stout. I like very much!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2003
Beutiful dark colour. The aroma has hints of smoke, chocolate, coffee. The flavour has hints of caramel, chocolate, coffee, smoke. Full-bodied but still light. Very nice smoothness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
This is one of my first stouts...I figured might as well start with the good stuff. Really leaves a coating on your mouth afterwards. There is a clear nutty nose and a malty middle and tail. Overally pretty good I think as a beer drinker who is making their way to darker beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
a very pleasant, almost scotchy burnt malt aroma. Dark and thick, with a light head. Hints of coffee and chocolate, giving way to a pleasant, fruity aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Good beer. I am generally not a big fan of the higher percent vol. alcohol stouts, but i enjoy it in small doses.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
bottle. has a sweet molasses aroma. pours almost black with a very thick light brown head. very sweet with a heavy roasted taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Pours black into the glass. Beautiful two-finger coffee colored head of thick foam. Retention is okay. Lacing is great. Very nice nose. Smells of cocoa, vanilla and leather. Roasted chocolate malts. Very nice smokey notes. Dark fruits. Big chocolate and coffee flavors. Huge roasted malt flavor. Slight hints of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and cherries. Touch of dried fig flavor. Here, also, is a very nice touch of smoke. Feels very good. Nice and medium thick body. Slick and almost oily. Personally, I’d like it to be a tad bit thicker, but it is still very good. This is an excellent representation of what a good stout should be. I’m very surprised that this is from outside of America. Tastes like a big American stout. Alcohol is very well hidden. This brew is extremely drinkable. I want more.


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