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

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RATINGS: 1918   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.


2.7
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
330 ml bottle. Pours opaque dark mahogany with an easy, sturdy tan head which dissipates but is easy to recall with a swirl or two. Nice splotchy lacing. Aroma of cocoa and fresh cigar tobacco. Flavor is forward with tobacco and bitter chocolate with some sour notes - not nearly as sweet as expected - and with a dry, roasty, warm finish. Moderate fine carbonation supports a smooth, chalky, medium mouthfeel. Pretty nice and unique beer.

3.9
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (197) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
This one pours jet black with a massive choco head. It smells of a yeasty burnness that lasts through the whole beer. This is a malty beer w/ a good burntness throughout I also detect a hint of coffe with a good dose of bitterness at the end. This may not be better thatn any stout on the market, but it will hang with any of them. The best part about it, is that I got it for $2.99.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Appearance: A deep dark brown color with a full, foamy, tan head (low retention. Aroma is dull and muted: Roasty and chocolaty with a light hop presence. Metallic notes. Flavor: sweet start with a dominant roasted taste, chocolaty, and a lightly dry and metallic finish. Palate: medium bodied and creamy with low co2. This beer seems to have under utilized the assets of the ingredients. Not a bad beer, but not well balanced and not memorable.

3.8
   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.


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