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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1832   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.


polaxis' rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
polaxis (73) - - FEB 10, 2014
330 ml bottle, at home @10°C Pitch black colour. Large and thick brown head. Excellent aroma of various types of wood, chocolate and tobacco. Full and rich flavour with roastiness , hops and sweetness are perfectly and smoothly balanced. Really, really excellent beer. Very recommendable!


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simmo (25) - - JUL 2, 2015
An instant favourite! Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and toffee. Pours near black with a foamy beige head that lasts. Some lacing. Feels very slick and slightly sticky with soft carbonation. The flavour is amazing! Medium sweet and light butter taste with coffee, toffee and caramel flavours coming through. I stumbled across this gem, very glad I did!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (959) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black body, with a medium, dense, dark beige head.
Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits.
Tastes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, some liquorice, dark fruits, some fruity hops.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with a
Finishes smooth, roasty, quite dry, with coffee, cocoa, some liquorice, some wood.

Tasty. Straight, greatly balanced and well hidden ABV. Very solid, classic Foreign Stout, with very nice coffee notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (822) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
330ml bottle at home shared with Saeglopur. BB 02/2016. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells caramel, malty roast, coffee, light smoke and earthy notes, light fruits. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roasted, smoke notes, earthy, spices, caramel, light ash, coffee, citric notes, lightly alcoholic, spices. finishes with some ash and roasty bitterness. quite nice, just a tad bit alcoholic, but overall quite complex, lovely taste and nice creamy mouthfeel, great coffee notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
einherjar (145) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2015
Black color, small to medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, liqueur. Taste sweet coffee, roasted malt, earthy, a bit of alcohol hint. Smoky aftertaste. Very good strong stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1411) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Tap. Pours an opaque dark black with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste are nice. Malty, chocolate but not too bittersweet.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andreasnatanael (8) - - JUN 14, 2015 does not count
Pint fra flaske. Moderat maltduft, med tydelig kaffe, brændt malt, nøddet, kandissødme, humlen er let til stede ved grapefrugt og urter, også nogen jordet gærduft. Skummende, meget cremet, råhvid skumkrone, som er længe om at forsvinde og efterlader gode blonder. Næsten kulsort krop. Smagen stemmer okay i overenstemmelse med duften. Startende nogen sødme og nogen bitterhed. Afslutningsvis nogen sødme og moderat bitterhed, samt startende surhed. Let til medium krop med tør tekstur, blød kulsyre og moderat alkoholisk. En dejlig traditionel eksport stout, med gode kaffenoter og brændte malte.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (657) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Can. Black. Not too much head. Super boozey nose. Somewhat thinnish body. Very apparent ABV -- tastes barrel aged? A bit unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rotin (200) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2015
Can 0,5l from Sri Lanka, many thanks to my sister Eva. Black colored beer. Aroma of apples, plum jam, plum liquer, many tones of chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol. Similar taste- fruitiness, chocolate, roasted grains, alcohol, sweet, full bodied.
Really not bad, but it isn’t exactly my style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ascelja (196) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2015
Can 0,5l. Black coloured body, high brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, plums, plum jam, apples, licorice, raisins, liqueur, really sour (burned sourness). Taste is sweet and little bit bitter, but sourness dissapeared (or it’s too sweet, I can’t recognize sourness). Full body, medium carbonation.
Interesting foreign stout, but little unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutgap (49) - Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2015
11.2 z to glass,short lived small light brown head with a few legs , black in color with ample amount of floaties, even after gently opening this bottle conditioned beer.Aroma of alcohol,burnt, cherries,& chocolate.Medium mouth feel but a bit thin for a Foreign Stout, a bit sweet but not over the top, good bitter finish of average length. A good beer, just not a good Foreign.


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