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

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RATINGS: 1747   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottled. A big black beer with a quickly dissipating off-white head. The aroma is quite sweet for a stout with some perfumy notes. The taste is also sweet but there are good licquorice notes. A very tasty clean beer. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.6 and 3.4. Average becomes 3.6

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8520) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8444) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2006
(bottle, best before Nov. 2005) Almost black coloured with a big brown foam. Roasted malt aroma with burnt caramel, dark cacao and dried plums. Bittersweet flavour, full bodied, smooth carbonated. Moderarately sweet initial taste with roasted malt, chocolate, crusts of german Schwarzbrot, caramel and liquorice. Warming alcohol in the bitter and nutty finish, thus it is quite well integrated. Very complex and quaffable Stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Dark black beer with a deep dark brown head. Aroma of dark licorice, leather and sweet dark fruit. Lots of plums and treacle. Heavy, rich dark chocolate and heavy char. Roasty flavour with a rich sweet dark chocolate flavour. Rich character and a lingering rich sweet raisiny character. Excellent example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8332) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8186) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Almost black pour with some browns. Nose is caramel and coffee malts. Taste is crisp, sweet cream and cocoa. Rated 1/8/01

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8076) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Can at Linger, Denver - 01/06/12. Black with a tan head. Roasted malts with a little dark fruit background and sweet smelling. Tastes sweet with a little chocolate and fruit allied to dark malt. Medium body, dry finish, very average.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8019) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2002
As black as night! Dry mouthfeel with liqourice tang. Good roast notes and not too sweet. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8009) - 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.


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