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


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RATINGS: 1778   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Black as the night, with a brown head. Smells like cherries. Has a sweet malty taste, with a warm, bitter, alcohol tasting finish. Good stout, but nothing Iíd go out of my way to get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReV2 (147) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
A classic in the true sense, Iíve been looking for this beer for more years than I care to remember and found it at a knock down price at a place Iíd rather not frequent. Pours with a fizzy tan head, quickly diminishing to a flat & lifeless deep brown stout. Velvety mouthfeel, milk chocolate with a hint of vanilla & liquorice and a subtle bitter finish. Long lasting aftertaste and very appealing served cold or at room temperature. It may be worth noting that my samples were 7.5% & bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle. An opaque deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. It looks delicious and the aroma enhances that - an amazing creamy milk chocolate and roasted coffee aroma greets you with some smoke and raisin added. The flavor is actually less distinct than the aroma but good qualities of the chocolate and coffee malt remain strong. Bitter finish but bery balanced and easy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Black pour and a tan head which dissapears rather quickly. Malty and smooooth, great stout.....great stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2003
Nice, thick head and intense taste. Heavy on the coffee and malt with some chocolate coming through--a nice blend! Reminds me a bit of a better version of ABC stout. All in all, a fine example of the type.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2009
Beer poors dark with a dark tan head. Aroma is very mellow but has a nice malty presence. Flavor is excellent with a slight sweetness and rich with notes of toffey and mild chocolate. Alchol presence is suprisingly subdued. Overall this beer is excellent. One of the best stouts Iíve had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
another taste test brought me to this one. this isn't a bad stout. a good looking beer with black fluid and creamy head. possesses chocolate, coffee and nuts for a distinct characteristic flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Darn good stout...surprised by the "low" overall rating. I took this on MJís recommendation, boy was he right on!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - JAN 6, 2010
bottle - pours blackish-brown with a large frothy, light brown head. There is lots of caramel, coffee and soy sauce in the nose. The flavor is smoky, earthy and woody with a sweet soy-sauce undertone. Iím not a big fan of stouts but this isnít bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
From a bottle this beer pours a nice opaque brown with a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Caramel and bourbon with a touch of smokiness on the nose. Chocolate nuttiness with tones of fruity prune and a touch of bitter smokiness in the finish. Goes down nicely with well blended alcohol and lingering nice bitterness. This one will definitely sneek up on you with the 8% ABV and smoothness. A good stout with great character.

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