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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1732   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 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 I’d say it’s a good stout, though I can’t 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 (2249) - 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 (1666) - , 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 (1281) - 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 (2146) - 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 can’t 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
March Madness 2011 Aroma - very light hop aroma Appearance - DARK, creamy, solid head Taste - STRONG stoudt Palate - FULL bodied Overall - WOW, a BIG stout

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1495) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 14, 2012
Aroma of chocolate, toffee, butter nips and waffle cone. Appearance is black with tan head. Flavor is messy; chocolate waffle cone with bitter, dark chocolate finish. Palate is bubbly with tight carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1391) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tasted from 12.7oz bottle into rocks glass. It poured an opaque black color with persistent thin brown foam and a little lace. True-to-style aromas and flavors of a foreign stout, stuck me as an underattenuated Baltic Porter. Caramelly, bready, tart, grainy, toasty and very roasty. Some distinctly fruity English ale yeast esters. Medium body and low-medium carbonation, mouthfeel a tad too syrupy, lasting bittersweet aftertaste. It grew harsher as it warmed, but not too bad. This bottle stated 8.8% alcohol, and you could definitely feel it. My first beer from Sri Lanka, and I’m always excited to discover new stouts.


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