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

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RATINGS: 1810   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9952) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (9698) - 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 don’t enjoy it very much but I can see how it can be appreciated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Sampled from bottle thanks to Kermis @ Deanso. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige head that leaves nice lacing. Smell malts, roastyness, earthy. Taste malts, earthy, roasted malts, dark malts, slightly fruits. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9432) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
330ml Flasche. Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack nach dunkler Schokolade, Karamell, Kaffee.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9160) - Bochum, Porúří, 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 !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Can. Yes, it comes in a can now too. Pours the darkest brune almost completely black with ruby cola highlights topped by a massive, mocha brown head that sticks around with excellent retention. Not much lace. Aroma of raisins, milk chocolate, roasted malt, burnt cherries. Taste is sweet raisins, roasted malt, burnt wood, light olives. Suddy, dry, palate. Will need to retry out of the bottle.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9097) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
Black with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, licorice, biscuit and raw grain. Sweet malty flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
This brew is black with a thick and rocky tan head that fizzes away rather quickly. Thick patches of lacing. The aroma is big on roasted malt, with some semi-sweet chocolate in the background. Rich body with a tasty blend of mocha, malt and plum flavors. Frankly I am surprised they make them this good in Sri Lanka. The finish is dry and roasty, with a coffee aftertaste. Proof you can’t judge a book by the cover.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8890) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
330ml bottle bought at GBBF and consumed at a hotel room in Earls Court. Opaque, and dark as the night. Huge, brownish bubbling head with satisfying duration, leaving nice laceworks on the glass. Woody, dark malts in aroma. Complex flavoured with initial spicy, roasted malt followed by sweet prunes and finishing with a dry bitter touch. Maybe a bit overpowering in the mouth (08.08.2008)


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