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


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RATINGS: 1848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 10, 2006
Big bottle. Nice thick black colour.Great light brown foam. Yummy aroma of dark chocolate and coffee. Creamy lovely flavour of roasted malts, chocolate and with a some bitterness. Nice long aftertaste. A grea great stout! And that 8% alc. sure warms you up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10215) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
It’s with excitement that I pour this one, that I have wanted to find for such a long time. It’s 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. It’s a delcious beer, and I have a flock of them in my cellar for maturing, and I look forward to following them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10159) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), listed at 8.8% ABV, pours solid black with a medium tan head. Aroma is quite chocolatey, light roast, slight metallic notes and subtle coffee. Flavour of chocolate, metallic bitter coffee, low roast, with more cocoa notes coming in toward the finish. Very thin palate for a stout (especially one at near-9%). Drinkable and nothing offensive, but misses the mark in terms of body and complexity. Muffled flavours that make it seem like this isn’t the intended flavour profile. I don’t understand the high rating on this one at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9999) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
Black with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, licorice, biscuit and raw grain. Sweet malty flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9841) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a light tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9824) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9792) - 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.

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