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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1734   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
Black body with frothy than head. The head fades quickly. Aroma is malty and has smokey notes. Flavor is smokey and of salt liqurice. Palate is smooth and thick.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Pours out black with a quick forming light brown head. Aromas of dark chocolates, fine tobacco, and roasted notes. Underlying dark fruits and black licorice seem to come through as it warms. Flavor is more tobacco, smoked woods, roasted malts, and yeast finishing with a fizzy chocolate roast! Thin but not light. Carbonation does a great job stimulating my taste buds and the hops become present on the dry finish and after taste.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2002
This stuff was so hyped up in my local store that i had to try it,,i wasent impressed, smooth but bitter

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clifford0163 (93) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2005
has a nice dark color to it. sort of had a coffee flavor to it was a intersesting stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2005
This beer is black as night, with a small tan head. Has a burnt coffee-like taste, with a hint of molasses, a very slight raisin taste lingers. A fine tasting stout that I highly recommend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass. Aroma - Malt with a bit of milky chocolate Appearance - Opaque black in color with thick,foamy, tan head. Nice lacing on the glass. .Flavor - Dark roasted malt,with a bit of chocolate and coffee. Not much in the way of hops. Palate - Slick, very little carbonation. Overall - Very tasty. 8% ABV. A bit pricey though $10.49\6 pack. There are better stouts for the money.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2010
12oz Can. Pours nearly black with almost no light passing through. Solid tan head fell fairly quickly. Aroma really reminded me of Guinness, which is rarer than you would think. Some chocolate notes though, and a subtle underpinning of tobacco and coffee. Pleasant but not super impressive overall. Taste had some smokiness for me, almost meaty on the front, the middle was fairly mild, nothing distinguishing honestly. The finish is nice though, long and meandering from straight malt to chocolate to coffee and other roasty flavors. Palate is pretty light considering, and alcohol is well balanced. Carbonation seems fine as well. Overall a very quaff-able stout that is light enough to get through a few of probably, but not interesting enough to necessarily want to. A good beer, just not a great one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A good solid stout with a dark color. Nice aroma and well balanced flavor. Itís worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
330mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours black, with a thin, short-lived brown head. Aroma is of burnt malt and molasses, but thereís also a touch of an odd vegetal note. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is sweeter than the average stout, not very bitter, with a touch of molasses. Not overly roasty, but certainly quite rich. Doesnít show the alcohol, by any means. An interesting stout: wonít be my standard, but itís a nice changeup.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Thin head that quickly dissipates with faint foamy remnants clinging to the glass. Flavorful, with an ultra smooth, pleasant finish. A top notch stout for sure. I typically go for a thicker mouthfeel in a stout, but this is one well crafted brew. Bravo Sri Lanka. Iím sure that Arthur C. Clarke was a fan of this one (RIP).


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