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

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RATINGS: 1916   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle poured to glass. Pours black with a rich 3 fingered tan head. Smells of burnt malt grains and mild coffee notes. Tastes strongly like burnt molasses and expresso mixed together. Creamy in the mouth feel even though it appears watery. Slight lacing on the glass. Would have given a 5 for appearance had the lacing been a little better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2014
This used to be one of my favorite stouts and one that got me into stouts in the first place. Back then I would probably give it perfect marks but years later after tasting becoming a beer snob spending ungodly amounts of money on overpriced rare beer this just doesnít stand up anymore. Iím assuming the high rating is from high availability and people tasting a decent stout for the first time? If that is the case good for you and the good news is there are even better ones out there! Go find them!

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
nj_BierMaven (122) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
From a can, pours inky black with a solid beige head. Intense distribution of tiny bubbles. Malty toasty aroma. Roasted malt and coffee tones with uncommon dryness at this ABV. Expected a syrupy mouthful but no, there is a mystery here in combination of dryness, ABV and mouthfeel. Great stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
WOAH!! This stuff is UNDER-RATED. This stout is VERY good. Iím really suprised that a stout from Sri Lanka is freaking great. You all need to get this stuff. 2.99$ 22oz. at Binnyís.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brew_Cat (118) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 29, 2015
35cl bottle @home, bought at Beer Corner, Athens. This was part of my DIY beer&food pairing experiments. Todayís plate was pork steak marinaded in chilli, coriander, paprika spices, fresh tarragon and rosemary, olive oil and scotch ale, along with mashed potatoes and whole grain bread roasted in the remnants of the porkís juices. The pairing was one hell of a success! Couldnít even imagine how beautifully this stout would be paired with my food. Definitely one of the most tasteful stouts Iíve had so far. Pours opaque black with dark brown long lasting head. Fizzy carbonation, excellent lacing, full body with bitter-sweet finish and smooth sweet aftertaste. Heavy in alcohol content and strong malty character. Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel. brown sugar and hints of chocolate. Resin and pine hops. Hints of licorice, raisin and dried fruits melting sweetly in your mouth. The food and beer pairing created complex layers of several sweet tastes, and made me smile like a five-year old. Great stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2009
very nice well balanced stout. nice head. mocha pruney aroma. oily feel in mouth. nice little bite and chocolate taste at end. good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 27, 2006
Pours a dark brown almost black with a thick dark brown head. Aroma of Coffee and malt. Tast contains malt and some sweetness. Overall a very good beer. Thaks to Mr. Manning for sending this one my way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toffsbury (116) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
Roasty, full bodied... lovely nearly-opaque blackness with a touch of red at the edges. Bitterness and coffee notes in the taste. From a bottle in Ontario, "best before December 2011". According to the ingredients list, thereís no water. No wonder itís so intense.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UkrainPubCrawler (116) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A good solid stout with a dark color. Nice aroma and well balanced flavor. Itís worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2005
This was a very very nice stout specimine. Big beautiful litght brown head on a nice dark brown pour. Bitter sweet chocolate and a subtle roasted coffee flavor. Nothing outstanding, but nicely balanced with some sweet darker fruits. Just a very stable stout.


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