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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1784   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thenumber1g (72) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
I drank a bottle at the Flying Saucer, it was surprisingly good! Good thick stout with a bold taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 Amazing! Sri Lanka! Man, the only thing out of Sri Lanka i ever liked had i short skirt on! But this dark STRONG shit is right on. This may be the BEST Stout today! Congrats!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Good Dark beer. Great after taste.The texture is not too heavy good to the palate. Reminds me of Scotch Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
The aroma forced the score to be so low. It smelled like a stale bottle left open overnight. The first gulp was bitter like a coffee flavour, then went down a fruity/chocolatey taste after that. Good beer, especially the last drink, but the aroma threw me off. Maybe my sense of smell was off at the time.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Roasted malty coffee aroma. Tastes like mocha java chips. Slightly bitter finish. Silky smooth and not too heavy. Difficult to have only one at a time. This must be the best beer in Sri Lanka.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2005
Pours a very opaque black color, presents a good head but the head dicipated a bit quickly (perhaps due to the alcohol content). This one hides the alcohol well and has a good chololate and coffee flavor with other notes such as toffee, also has a good roasted character to it. This one just didn’t WOW me, sorta "been here done that" type of thing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - FEB 14, 2008
A vigorous aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cherry, coffee and roasted malt. Poured pitch black with a huge creamy, long lasting tan head. Left a lot of lacing. Flavor of Sweet Milk Chocolate, Sweet Cherry, light touch of vanilla, strong black coffee, bitter black chocolate,with a hint of smoke and roasted malt. Excellent flavor! Full body, a thick, creamy, yet chewy texture. A bit above average carbonation. A pleasant, short, sharp finish. A excellent stout! I served this in a pint at 45 degrees. This has it all in a stout. If you like them thick, sweet and yet bitter, black and rich this is the stout for you! I am very impressed with this stout and this definitely gets added to my favorite rotation. THe only problem I could see with this brew is that one is enough, but is that a problem? :)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
12 oz bottle compliments of darn1207 who was cool enough to put one aside during this years St Pats acknowledgment. Ink-black pour with attractive 1/2 ovalteen head, settling in the time I’ve written this to pencil thin. Dave Frishberg’s ’Where you at?’ in the background as I take my first sip... Great nose before beautiful creamy mouthfeel. A bit too cold still, but initial taste impressive. Malty yet exquisitely balanced. Dry. Aftertaste trails a little metallic flat, but that’s just another excuse for another sip. As it warms, alcohol more apparent (i guess duh). Liking this beer. Track three: ’You say you care’ -- this guy swings his ass off. Picking up now sour cherry -- wasn’t expecting that. Really dry -- moreso than any other stout I can remember.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
Pours a thick, jet black with a massive coffee and cream head that bubbles away slowly leaving intricate lace patterns on the glass. This is a beer best poured slowly with an un-tilted glass or it will not produce much head. Nose is extremely sweet and rich. On the nose are coffee, burnt coffee bean, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream, caramel, brown sugar, and soya sauce. Mouthfeel is thick and with medium carbonation. The taste is strong in every respect. Sweetened coffee, and dark chocolate are most evident at first, as well as roasted malts and Russian black bread. There is also a distinct dark fruit, almost sherry note of black cherries and raisins, as well as some whisky and soya sauce. Further tasting reveals a fair bit of wood smoke and some nuttiness, strengthening the whisky note. Finish is long, dry and sour, leaving grapes, cherry, dark chocolate, and coffee beans lingering on the palate for a good while. Its only weakness is that there is a strong booziness to this beer, thanks in part to its high alcohol content, but it is easily compensated for by its rich taste. It’s interesting to note that when finishing a glass, I frequently notice small, brown spots sticking the bottom which look a lot like chocolate. Either way, this is a delicious and dark stout at an incredible price, and the stout that got me into stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
edward_violet (63) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Lovely brew. I mean it. Pours a very dark reddish-brown, head is pretty dark for just foam. Aroma of chocolate, dark roasted malts. Taste of the same... hearty. If I can describe a beer as hearty, here I am. Sweet and bitter balanced beautifully. Some soy sauce, raisin, woodiness... alcohol is definitely there. Aftertaste slighly more bitter. Will buy again, probably often. May replace Guinness in my fridge.


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