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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1749   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Itís with excitement that I pour this one, that I have wanted to find for such a long time. Itís pitch black with a very big, creamy, nougat colored and stable head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavour has ligth sweetness, lots of chocolate and some dark fruits. The sweetness is nicely balanced by a light bitterness, and the overall impression is very, very nice. Itís a delcious beer, and I have a flock of them in my cellar for maturing, and I look forward to following them.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9871) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head, Bitter unsweetened chocolate aroma with herbal notes. In mouth, sweetish chocolate with nice bittering hops, lingering and restrained. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Bought at LCBO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Bottle pored a translucent brownish black with a small, lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee,roasted malt, and some hints of chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coffee, some fruitiness, and a bit of smoke with a smooth, ligering mildly bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small bit of dark brown at the bottom of the glass with a tall frothy tan head, quite fizzy. Ends with excellent spotty lacing. Dark roasted caramel malt and toffee initial aromas with a big coffee push and some vanilla notes. Faint floral hop, raisins, neat the end. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee with a hoppy body(fruit) and dark molasses and alcohol lingering. Full bodied and dark, somewhat dry and astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9429) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2002
dark black colour, creamy dark head which quickly disappears; complex aroma of black chocolate, plum and raisins, tart, some acidity, lot of character, nice bitter and slightly fruity finish

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9271) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Sweden) (6:5:8:4:15=3.8)
Jet black, beige head. Soft sweet creamy gentle coffee aroma. Pleasant carbonation, very soft creamy coffee palate. A touch sweet, but a really good rich burntness. Both quite heavy, but also refreshing - doesnít feel like an 8% beer at all. Some bite to the hops to accompany the burntness. Finish is cocoa-like, and with some hoppy tingle. Very tasty stout.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (4:4:6:4:12=3.0)
Sour aroma. Tasted good though. Marduk should rerate!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9064) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle...This beer rocks!... Very dark ale with a mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head. Ink-blot lacing. Aroma and flavor of dried plum, molasses and chocolate. A touch of cola in there too. Full-bodied and silky smooth with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, chocolatey finish. Really nice, world class beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2008
Nice stout. Very black pour with a brown head. Aroma is super chocolatey and dark dried fruits as well. Flavor is full of chocolate and moderately sweet. Some molasses on the tongue too. A slight hint of bitterness if very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Can @ home. Black appearance with a big, fluffy, dark brown head. Somewhat boozy, roasty, dark malty, very aromatic and powerful nose. Boozy, very roasty, dark burnt malty, powerful flavor with a very roasty and fairly boozy finish. I donít enjoy it very much but I can see how it can be appreciated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (8770) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle: Very dark, almost black coloured, mid-sized brown rocky head, sticking to the glass; sweetish malty nose, traces of liquorice and cacao; quite malty, dry coffeish flavour; medium to full bodied; long, dry malty and chocolatey-bitter finish; strong complex stout, well hidden alcohol, very pleasant and warming !


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