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

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RATINGS: 1904   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2002
Aroma has cake dough and pineapple. Sweet, full bodied beer with just a hint of sourness. Strong roasted malt and tropical fruit flavors (pineapple and mango). A tasty tropical treat!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a big creamy to rocky light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/some molasses/chocolate, oatmeal, slight acidity. Taste is dark malt-some molasses/chocolate, acidic, some dark fruit. Smooth, nice for style. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Pours almost completely black with a big creamy brown head that doesn’t go away easily :o) Slightly coffee aroma and a lot of roasted malts. Actually the aroma seems kind of sweet, with a feeling og dark syrup or dark sugars. The beer starts sweet with coffee flavours and an apparent freshness seldom seen in such a stout. The pang comes later, when the sweetness resides and the roasty malts come to the forefront.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11840) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
EBF2008, aroma licorice, medium strength, nice, black with brown head, think flavor of english licorice, very faint banana, other flavors too, nice brew. overall it’s not extreme, but very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11790) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. It pours pretty much black, with a thick beige head. The nose is smoke, coffee, roasted malt and charcoal. The taste is roasted malt, caramel, smoke, charcoal, chocolate, coffee, ash, some bitterness and a touch of alcohol warmth, with a nice bite in the finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Flavoursome, well balanced and hides the alcohol well. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11689) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark reddish tinted brown. Huge frothy head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is fruity with roasted malt notes. Taste is roasted malts and lots of caramel. Some slight nutty notes as well. Full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
Bottled: Almost black as a moonless winternight in Scandinavia. Huge light brown head that last long. Aroma is a palate of impressions. Sweet roastyness is the dominant impression, but coffee comes to mind as well. Flavour is very coffeeish and roasty. Pleasant bitterness imediately on the tongue and palate. Alcahol is nicely hidden but a little delicious alcaholburnt is present on the tongue. This is a nice surprise, that I will revisit whenever available.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 8/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ido’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor with dark fruits, some chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

(6/21/08) Bottle at my hostel in Leipzig. Black color with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and notes of cocoa. Sweet flavor of roasted chocolate, malt and some caramel. Medium-bodied. A very nice stout. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7


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