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

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RATINGS: 1875   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
This beer is awesome. Others have profiled it nicely, so I’ll just say that this is an extremely tasty stout that totally covers its high gravity. The only real complaint I have is that it feels a little thin for a stout. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle in Moonstone Restaurant, Hove - 23/1/11. Browny/reddy nose. Quite sweet tasting and creamy/milky as well. A wine like feeling on the palate but still smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
I was expecting a more harsh alcohol tint considering the 8%, but this beer covers it very well. It is very smooth, and balanced for such a strongly brewed stout. Hints of cacoa and a nice but not overdone level of roasty flavor. Plus, this thing looks great in a mug! I like it!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2002
a descent stout. Tasted alot like a porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2005
Poured black with a fuge, foamy head. Very smooth, almost a bit watery and light-medium in body for 8%, the taste is very pleasant, coffee and chocolate. A subdued stout, not a standout, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Very nice stout. Perfect color, carbonation and head. Taste is roasty, dry and very pleasing. Label states 8% abv. I had a hard time believing this beer was that strong. If so, it is well concealed. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Has a rather pungent aroma with a whiff of molasses. Pours very dark and has a nice head. Not bad but pretty heavy. It’s nice to enjoy but wouldn’t want to drink it all the time

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (158) - - JUN 14, 2014
17 oz can. Pours opaque black with a tan head. Coffee and molasses aroma with some fruit. A bit nutty, coffee, cocoa. Easy drinking for such a high ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agent_511 (157) - - FEB 25, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a thick mousse like tan head. Presents with an aroma of mocha espresso and cherries and a hint of licorice. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, cherries, and a very slight bitter finish. This is a fantastic beer. I have fallen in love.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 12 oz can courtesy of BadNewsBears. Pours almost black with a big tan head. Full , almost syrupy body with a big taste of sticky chocolate covered caramel and bit of a gingery spice. Reminds me of a thicker Sam Smith Imperial.


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