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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1782   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2603) - 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 (49) - 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 (6530) - 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 (558) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 2, 2001
Whoa, that’s dark. Black with creamy tan head. Chocolaty aroma with some mild coffee undertones. Roasty and light bodied with hints of coffee and chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2003
one of these beers... where i just say intresting. hard to describe any other way. just me going, "hmmm intresting" 10 times in a row....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Another big thank you from whichever one of you fellows gave me this beer...truly the beer clouds my judgement! It pours a black color with a hint of red in the light. The head was massive with tan and orange being the predominant colors. The aroma was there, but was pretty weak with faint chocolates, plastic, cocoa beans and caramel/vanilla. The flavor is very malty though somewhat mild bodied. It has a very watery texture with little carbonation and hints of chocolate. This was lacking something...particularly mouthfeel if i had to really choose!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavor is more of the same. Slightly bitter finish. Thinnish body for a stout. A nice beer and an excellent value, but somewhat overrated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice thick head. If someone asked me what kind of stout this was I would have said smoked. The flavors are dominated by charcoal and charred wood. It did not seem very complex but was definatly tasty and unexpected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2008 In short: A soft un-roasted "refreshing" Stout
How: In tasting sessions first. Then many bottles since Quebec SAQ started to import it. No change in appreciation
The look: Black body, small beige head.
In long: Black body, small off-white head. Coffee beans and vanilla taste with a black licorice after-taste. Not very sweet. Not much roasted or chocolate flavours in there. Body on the bit thin side for a stout. A touch of acidity bothers me and I got that from all bottles. 8% is very well hidden. A decent light stout but not the tasty after-meal stouts that I like. I’d even say that this stout is “refreshing” and that’s not the quality I’m looking for in an 8% stout. Seems to be the most popular beer from Sri Lanka. I always thought buddhists were the calmest most peaceful people on earth, maybe they are just hammered.


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