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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1779   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.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2005
Packed with crystal/chocolate malt flavour. Coffee, chocolate. raisen, are just some of the many flavours that come through and give a long finnish. They serve it in my local Sri Lankan curry house, its fantastic with their spicy food. At 8% its a bit of a killer because all you want to do is drink it!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennylava (99) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2008
330 ml bottle. Pours black with dark tan head. Full head which dissolves quickly. Sweet toffee like flavors at the start with a light bitterness at the finish. Finishes dry with alcohol well hidden. Very drinkable.

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.

3.4
   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 there’s 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. Doesn’t show the alcohol, by any means. An interesting stout: won’t be my standard, but it’s a nice changeup.


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