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


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RATINGS: 1808   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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. I’m sure that Arthur C. Clarke was a fan of this one (RIP).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
d07c0m (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
Colour of black liquorice with a head the colour of milk chocolate shavings. Aroma is of a chocolate milk that has been made with 60% cocoa chocolate Light hop bitterness which is overpowered by the chocolate and coffee malt flavors which give it a sticky sweet and extremely drinkable character. Alcohol is present and warming but not too strong to lose points. Incredibly drinkable beer and goes down like bittersweet candy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (90) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartazo (89) - Esztergom, HUNGARY - MAY 11, 2010
0,33 literes kiszerelés. Nahát, az első nekem is ízlő barna! A hátsó címkén Michael Jackson ajánlása még nagyon reklámszagúnak tűnt, de tényleg nem volt rossz. Kiöntéskör már megtetszett a hab alján látható csodálatos lefelé áramló, gyöngyöző jelenség. Teljesen átlátszatlan, fekete testre ült. A pohár alján élesztődarabkák rakódtak le. A habja egyébként magas, tartós és szép barna színű (ilyen hajszínt szeretne a barátnőm :)). Illatában ott a kávé a karamell és a csokoládé. Izében pedig a fű, kávé és ahogy a Michael is írja: mokka. Tetszik ez a régen hallott szó. Én az antibarnasörös, kellemesen csalatkoztam ebben az oroszlánban! (A végén kiderült: nem is biztos, hogy élesztő volt a pohár alján lévő képződmény, mert barna és könnyen oldódó volt)

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