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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1832   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottled. Holy goodness, this is one rich and robust beer. Sweet aromas of dark chocolate and almonds fill the air as this pours a rich and deep brown with substantial creamy head. Very nicely carbonated to mix with the robust malt/chocalate/nutty flavors that draw down the gullet leaving a very nice afterbirth. This is one stout not to be missed!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Found this at Thomas Liquors in St. Paul. Big bottle for $1.99. Couldn’t believe it. Grabbed two. This is a really good stout. Sri Lanka...who’d a thunk it? Bitter chocolate smoothed by roasty and smoky goodness. A very solid stout. Creamy mouthfeel.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours dark rich mocha color with about three fingers of head that dissipate to none after seven minutes or so. For me, this is how a stout should me. Strong mocha chocolate flavor up front that finishes clean. Palate stout enough for stout but clean enough to not linger. Really really am impressed with this stout and will definately buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NonOperational (55) - ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 A delicious and memorably rich stout. Syrupy texture with a good brown head. Taste is full of subtle complexities, on the savory side but just steering clear of the soy sauce / oxo realm. Reminded me a bit of Anchor Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeachtwig (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Dark colour with tan head. Wonderfult aroma with licroiose, chocolate and coffee. After the promising aroma the taste is a bit dissapointing. I sense some licroise and chocolate but I expected more body. Overall a nice stout, but could have been better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Pours a thick black fluid that generates an enormous fluffy head that lingers for quite a while. The head is the color of creamy hot chocolate! The aroma is dominated by malts with hints of coffee and cocoa. The bitterness of coffee is extremely present in the flavor! The flavor and mouthfeel are BIG! The after taste shows a trace of the 8% abv. Man, this is great stuff. Who knew they could brew this well in Sri Lanka?!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
330ml Bottle: Well here we have a perfect example of a beer that delivers exactly what it promises. Pours almost black with a dark tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste of coffee and chocolate that lingers to toffee. Its a shame that I don’t care more for stouts. I was forced to down the last 1/4 of the bottle in one gulp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2006
Pours black with a quickly diminishing light brown head. Lovely smooth roasted flavours, licorice, chocolate etc. Nothing to really grab you by the bollards, but this is a very fine stout. Lengthy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dorstig (51) - Oegstgeest, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
Pours brownish/blaclk with a beige head which leaves a nice lacing. Aroma’s of chocolat, nuts, coffee, dried fruits. Light/medium body with mild carbonation. Dry, salty with enough malt to balance it out in a nice dry warming finish. Excellent stuff and an almost unsurpassed price/quality value. Will buy and drink this again with pleasure!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dink (50) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2011
Bottle consumed a few months after best before date. Pour is almost opaque black, small tan head and lots of lacing left on the glass. The big nose of roast and coffee that has been enjoyed with ’fresh’ bottles is kind of absent here. Earthy aroma., smoke, and like a smoked oysters? Flavour is pretty similar as aroma with a little leather, slight metallic edge, with some good bitterness present. Also getting some sweet alcohol like a port or something? I kinda really like this.


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