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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1743   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5260) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2008
bottle. This beer pours a dark dark brown almost black body. The aroma is extremely roasty - as is the taste. Pretty good for 8% as well. Nice stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle. Really dark color. Aroma is very roasty and coffee dominated. Taste is black chocolat,coffee and licorice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Boring but good...no complexity to it but very smooth and could easily drink a few.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neonblack (3) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 6, 2010 does not count
Has a dark brown color, not much quick disappearing foam of a white-lightbrown color. Has a slight malty/smoky taste, the alcohol is hardly noticable. Overall Iíd say itís a good stout, though I canít really compare since it was my first one :)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2266) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee with a chocolate licorice overlay. Roasted malt is also on the palate which makes it quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle at WOB, pours black with tan head. Mild aroma of coffee and chocolate. Med sweet, med bitterness, smooth almost velvety feel associated with the average carbonation level. Finish is a touch bitter, but otherwise clean, surpising that no alcohol makes its way through. Its an okay beer, I think very much overated.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2010
12oz can. Very interesting stout, would love to find some fresh on draft as opposed to out of the can for comparison. Dark black pour with a tan head. Very complex flavors of chocolate, coffee and licorice with an overall bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle with new label ;-P Pitch black colour with fine head. Flavour is overall bitter coffee and sweet chocolate and vanilla.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (1301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2010
625mL pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and alcohol. Taste similar to aroma, nutty with molasses, has bitter alcohol finish. Nothing extraordinary, except maybe that its from Sri Lanka, but very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2232) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown/black with a modest tan head the retreats quickly lacing the glass on the way down. Smell of dried fruit, and a bit of cocoa, some phenolic or higher alcohol in there to. Tastes of bitter roasted chocolate and coffee with a bit of dark fruit, then ends with some roast bitterness and a bit of alcohol or maybe fusel, its muted but there and I canít put my finger on it. Medium to thin body with a creamy/oily mouthfeel. Lingering roast bitterness after each sip. Good stout, a bit to vinous for my taste.


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