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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: 1808   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 (2862) - 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 (6738) - 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 (707) - 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 (891) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Dark brown color with a medium brown colored foam collar. Aromas of malt, roasted malt and caramel. Flavors of vanilla coffe, malt, chocolate and caramel. Couleur brun-foncé, moyen col de mousse de couleur brune. Arômes de malt, malt torréfié et caramel. Saveurs de café à la vanille, malt, chocolat et caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2332) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a huge head that fades over time and lasts with a nice light coffee color. Taste is chocolate, coffee notes. Crisp and slight hoppy like a porter but definitely a stout at the finish. Pretty goo surprisingly but I dont get the 99 rating as well

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!


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