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

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RATINGS: 1899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (189) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
March Madness 2011 Aroma - very light hop aroma Appearance - DARK, creamy, solid head Taste - STRONG stoudt Palate - FULL bodied Overall - WOW, a BIG stout

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (189) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Has an interesting roasted plum aroma that is fairly unusual. The sweetness and alcohol are pretty apparent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FatTony (188) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle- poured out an opaque, shiny black with a thick foam head. Aroma was burned wood and toasted malts. Excellent pallet, smooth and mouth-filling. Taste was everything one could expect from a world class stout. Smokey, with a wash of toast, a slight alcohol tang at the finish kept this fine beer from a truly stratospheric score. Sri Lanka? Who knew?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Pours an ultra rich dark black with a thick chocolate color head. Flavor is complex with hints of Carmel and toffee. This is a definitely a most for any stout fan.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark, solid black liquid that when held up to light, can not be seen through with a small to medium sized, light caramel colored head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is a deeply rich, lightly burned coffee with a lightly sweet caramel tone. Flavor is exactly the same as the aroma. Absolutely NO hop flavor detected - a big plus. Palate is so smooth, I thought I was drinking Militec-1. No alcohol flavor detected - yet this beer warms the belly somehow. An absolute victory - WOW!! This beer is outstanding, incredible, and can be sipped or quaffed in mouthfuls with no restraint. The only thing this beer is missing is a longer lasting, good looking head - otherwise perfect. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2006
extremely pleasant and mild stout with a robust presence. Quite enjoyable, not trying to be something extra like so many stouts, just exceptionally excellent, which it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatIrish (182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
From the bottle, pours a lovely dark black with a nice tab head. Aroma's are chocolate, black licorice, roasted espresso. Slight creamy aspect on the palate, sweet, bold & pleasantly bitter. Nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
This was an unusual looking stout for me as the generous head produced, even with a careful pour, appeared to be a brown oatmeal sponge. The distinct coffee aroma invited my first taste to find the almost grainy medium body was easy to drink. The sweet aftertaste was present as an occasional sense of wateryness.


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