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

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1832   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2007
Finely brewed stout. The palate was fairly complex with interesting flavours that I have never witnessed in a beer before. I coudln’t even tell what most of them were. Nose was coffee and nuts. Flavour was of caramel, chocolate, coffee and some sort of spice that I can’t quite put my finger on. Not my favourite to drink. The flavour really overwhelms me at times, but I would drink this again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Highly skeptical of beer from a third world shit hole, I was pleasantly surprised. Pours black/brown with big milk chocolate head. Aroma sweet but slightly sour, in a good way. Some plum flavors with some roasted flavors a hint of bitter chocolate and some toffee. Very nice body, full and creamy. nice amount of carbonation and it goes down nice and smooth, just like a good stout should. Very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
This looks absolutely beautiful. Pitch black body, with a foamy toffee coloured head, which cleared up to leave lacing of the same colour. Nice espresso and malt aroma The flavour packs a punch of coffee, chocolate, and perhaps licorice. The finish is long and warming. A great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
Not a bad stout, a bit surprising, since it comes from a non-typical location of such a beer. A bit thin, and uncomplicated in taste, but still a good effort.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Was greatly disappointed by this beer. Not a very good stout in my opinion, and I like stouts. Not even close to a Guinness, or a Murphy’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
Creamy light milk choco head with black body. Choco Alcohol aroma. Choco alcohol taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (191) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle found at Auchan Kirchberg. Deep black colour, lasting head. First taste is fruit like sweetnees, followed by coffee notes and a typical stout finish lasting nicely. A good surprise.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From bottle. Part of February Dayton Beer Tasting event. Poured black with dark tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate followed by similar tastes. Much better than expected. Great value.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Not a fan at all, not a very well balanced beer. Not very much hop character to balance the sweetness, a lot of alcoholic flavours dominating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 10, 2004
Sampled @ Helsinki Beer Festival 2004
Black, pretty thick brown head. A bit sweet nose with notes of fruits. Full body. Roasted flavor with notes of coffee, fruits and chocolate. Was my last rate at evening so sense of taste was allready gone.


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