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


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RATINGS: 1874   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle -- Pours an impenetrable black with a medium beige head with some retention and good lacing. Aroma is striking: alcohol, earthy smokey maltiness, over-ripe fruit and dark chocolate. Flavour is more of the same with some chocolatey sweetness and a nice bitter edge at the back. Surprisingly little alcohol warmth given the 8%. Palate is quite creamy. A tremendous beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
KingofCastle (207) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 330 mL bottle: Now here is irony. How can a brewer be so pre-occupied with loading in layers of flavour (and there are lots here) that they forgot people are supposed to DRINK this. But then again, how can so many people be so pre-occupied with analyzing a beer’s flavours that they over-looked the fact that you can’t DRINK this bitter tar. 8%, wow, methinks they lost track of a rather important factor! Forget the flavours of toffee, mocha, etc.: the alcohol content overwhelms the overall taste and gives it a very malty/bitter finish (chocolate finish?! that is the taste of too much alcohol). All of this is not necessary (way better stouts out there to DRINK for sure, that are smoother, creamier and well balanced)! If you prefer to write about beer, then Sinha/Lion might be good for you. I can’t believe how over-rated this beer is and how everyone just falls into line.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 23, 2008
(thx 2 Rick!) Hoppy light smell for a stout, and maybe a touch of fruity/flowery hop smell. Thin dark brown pour. Medium to light body. Sweet, light roast. A touch of bitterness, brown sugar, and creamed coffee. Smooth, sweet, powdery roasted finish. Not bad, very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle 0.625. Black, with a light brown head. Smells of rasins, coffee and roasted malts. Liqourice, chocolate with hints of vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2008
12 ounce bottle. This pours an opaque black color with a small brown head that disappears quickly. At first the smell was almost metallic but as the beer warmed I could sense wonderful hints of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Taste was an excellent mix of coffee, chocolate, and malts. This beer was excellent! It made it even better with the very low price tag! I would definitely get this one again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Local specialty bottleshop just got this in on draft! Aroma is fairly sweet with caramel, dark fruit, and a bit of coffee. Flavor is very sweet but nicely complex with great carmel, toffee, and chocolate notes. Finish is slightly more bitter with a nie coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Bought at the SAQ. Not that bad! but expected more of this. This is a dry stout, direct bitterness, nothing at the end. No richeness in this beer if I compare to McAuslan Oatmeal Stout or Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel. ahh!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours a very black (and thin) color with rich chocolately head that dissipated. Alcohol aroma was immediately released in the pour. Mostly malty nose. Light fruit hints, and some more malt. Relatively thin body for the high alcohol, then again it is not an Imperial Stout (as I originally suspected) and is justifiably ’runny’ or thin bodied. The malty body is not as well balanced as it should be. This is more evident the further I get into the glass. But shit yeah! - that’s a lot of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
POD (198) - USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle. Came recommended from the Root Cellar in Kenwood, Ohio. Stong aroma of fermented currants or dates. Huge tan head. Big, bold sweet fruity flavor smacks your tongue immediatley. The 8.0 ABV provides a sweet burn. The aftertaste is malt and more fruity sweetness. There’s definitley no bitter beer face with this sweet stout. I would drink this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2007 Pours muddy black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma is toasted malts, leather and earthy esters. Flavor is well balanced, rosted malts, and chocolate more apperant in the finish. Medium bodied oliy, softly carbonated a bit of metallic in the finish.

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