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

bottled
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on tap
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1406) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Very dark pour with a huge head. Light grain aroma. Good mouth, nice and creamy like milk. Taste has a slight raisin flavor running through it. I found some metallic tastes too, but that could have been from the can. Pretty complex but light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jahshuwuh (359) - USA - SEP 1, 2012
Earthy burnt smell. Very little mocha aftertaste a little chocolate. Slight bitter but smooth and dry. Need to try again, can't quite peg it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Pours black with a lasing tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee grounds, and a little alcohol. Taste is pretty standard stout - coffee, chocolate, roast. Finishes with an alcohol sting. A little thin on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (2843) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
14-DEC-2012, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Restrained roasted aroma. Taste is roast, chocolate, prunes. Finish is bitter. Soft carbonation, sweet, medium body. OK drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2370) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2013
Bottled. Pours black in color with a tan head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolatey notes, sweetish syrup and some wooden notes in aroma. Quite smooth even if sligthly thick mouthfeel and feels a bit raw. Coffee liqour, burnt wood, roasted malty notes in taste. A bit harsh though on the whole. Sweet sugary notes, some coffee and wood in finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fletchwadd (48) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pours out super dark almost black leaving dark tan head. Aroma is of a roasted malt and coco. Taste is of a coffee and leaving almost a tangy aftertaste. Decent brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6069) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, cream and some berries. Flavour of roasted malts, red berries, some herbal bitterness and yeast. Some honey-like sweetness as well. Medium bodied, thin but smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and slightly roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (338) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
330mL can poured into a 12oz snifter. Very abundant tropical fruit flavors jump out of this and hit the nose immediately. Underneath that, there’s some caramel and lactose nose with a very mellow smokiness. It’s a black-dark opaque beer with, initially a thick foamy head, which sticks around for a while, but ultimately reduces to literally nothing - needless to say, this beer doesn’t lace. It’s medium-heavy on the sweetness with a very light hop-like bitterness. Oranges and cream comes to mind on the tongue. There’s very little to no carbonation on this light bodied beer (relative to other heavy stouts, I guess) which is smooth, creamy, and very clean; although it does finish with a bit of milk chocolate and a very mellow hop bittering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (539) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Couleur noir avec un mince col brun résistant. Nez intense de malt grillé,pain grillé,café. En bouche un mélange un peu amère de malt grillé pain grillé café un peu de chocolat et de resine. Une stout mis complexe qui se boit bien, mais elle n’est pas dans mes top, un peu surévalué!


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