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

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RATINGS: 1896   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours black with a huge light brown rocky and frothy light brown head. The lacing is very good leaving a nice lace down the whole glass, with a head that is mostly lasting. The aroma is of coffee and it is grainy, there is also hints of burbon too. The initial taste is very sweet without much bitterness. The malts shine through, they are nutty, coffee and chocolate. I can also taste brown sugar and it is also a little spicy. There is a alcohol taste to this. There isnt much hop flavor in this one. The bitterness and malt flavor lastes for a little while. The body is medium to full, with a creamy texture, and soft carbonation. In the finish there is also a alcohol burn that is quite heavy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkofron (155) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy brown head. Hints of coffee and unsweetened dark chocolate. Medium body. Very nice beer. Iím sad that I only had one. Thanks to the mad_scotsman for this bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. Pouirs black with a varying colored head from chocolate to light tan. Some mild lacing on the glass. Aroma is a bit light, roasted malt, a bit of caramel maybe and a light choclate. The taste is a bit less than the aroma, still decent. Roasted malt, caramel, and a hint of chocolate. Devent mouthfeel. Finishes a bit bitter and oak flavored. Nice warmth not too overstated. Overall a decent stout, not great, but not bad either.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Deep, nearly opaque, rich brown. Thick, foamy cocoa colored head that lasts. Chocolatety aroma. First taste gives me a toasty molasses that remains in your mouth just the right amount of time. As stouts go, itís perfect. Itís not so bogged down with earthy flavors as some others, but definitely moreso than some more pedestrian stouts out there. I daresay itís "The bomb".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Very normal chocolatey, somewhat nutty stout. Great tasting. Too sweet to enjoy on most occasions, but that just makes it special I guess. Rich.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Amazing chocolaty flavor, very smooth. Aroma definitely represents the alcohol strength in the beer. Beautiful pour, overall one of my favorite beers ever.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lowg (148) - Scarborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2009
330ml bottle, LCBO. Pours almost completely black. Aroma of dark chocolate and fruits. Nice roasty taste to begin with and a rich well rounded finish, though on some sips the alcohol was a tad overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Black as the night, with a brown head. Smells like cherries. Has a sweet malty taste, with a warm, bitter, alcohol tasting finish. Good stout, but nothing Iíd go out of my way to get again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerm719 (148) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Bit of head. Medium black color. Creamy lactose body. Light roasted notes. Mild earthy euro hops. Short finish. Creamy balance. Meh- itsís OK

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Bottle. An opaque deep red beer with a thin dark brown head. It looks delicious and the aroma enhances that - an amazing creamy milk chocolate and roasted coffee aroma greets you with some smoke and raisin added. The flavor is actually less distinct than the aroma but good qualities of the chocolate and coffee malt remain strong. Bitter finish but bery balanced and easy palate.


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