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


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RATINGS: 1861   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours pitch black with a long lasting generous tan head. The aroma starts sweet almost bubble gummy but roasty and chocolat notes take over. Flavor is mostly dry with a smoth finish. Some alcohol is detectable but not too overwhelming. Full Mouthfeel that is smooth and slick. Overall a nice well brewed beer although not my preffered style of stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2012
From notes. Dark oily black in color, light khaki head. Nice roasty chocolate malt character in the nose, very well masked alcohol, a tiny bit of dark fruit, carmal, and vanilla. Taste is full of chocolate, a bit of chili, some mote vanilla. I get some mote fruit, defiantly a nice coffee bitterness, Mouth feel has a pretty high carbonation. A bit creamy, there is a bit more chilli in the finish. Pretty thin body. Overall not bad, I love using this stout for cooking but rarely buy it to drink. Not a bad beer at all though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Pours near black, big thick khaki head. Aroma milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol, bready caramel malt. Taste roast malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, bready malt, slight sweetness, alcohol and noble hops. Mouthfeel is full, rich, low carbonation, alcohol astringency present, semisweet finish. Overall very tasty, complex yet balanced, excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Deep color, tan head, somewhat bitter, flavorfull... a very nice stout.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mallons72 (193) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Thus is a very good stout. Traditional, but very high abv which is masked. Chocolate and coffee, what you would expect from a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours black with thick, bubbly brown head. Aroma of raisin, metal and red wine. Tastes of molasses, booze, raisin, coffee and chocolate. Long lingering aftertaste of booze and raisins.

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