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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1741   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brian2000 (14) - CANADA - MAY 5, 2008
Pitch black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. Medium carbonation. Taste of chocolate and coffee with a bit of a sour aftertaste. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
joet (2137) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Attending to body this one is sure to be disappointing but if just forget about that and open yourself up to this one, it’s a wonderful experience. Besides the wimpy body evident in the lackluster head and watery, particulate feel, you have something more like a dense tea an honest stout. Obviously strong with exotic dark oxidized flavors A bit moldy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
espenra (861) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
33cl bottle from Barley Wine. It poured a dark black colour with a medium big beige creamy head that settled down slowly in the glass. The aroma smells of dark roasted malt, coffee and ammonia caramel. The aroma is bitter and a bit flat and tastes of roasted malts, coffee, caramel and hints of alcohol. It has a short aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Dark maroon with thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Caramel and malt flavor with some hops. Good stuff, although maybe a bit lighter than it ought to be.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjrice997 (10) - , New York, USA - DEC 27, 2008
The initial flavor has a delicious maltiness, but the finish is weak, with mostly carbonation resonating on your tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2009
Bottle - Opaque black. Tan head which dissipated half way through. Sweet, roasty malts, slightly smoky with a bit of coffee and molasses. Not very hoppy making it a bit on the sweet side for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thenumber1g (72) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2009
I drank a bottle at the Flying Saucer, it was surprisingly good! Good thick stout with a bold taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2009
(bottle). Pours a black color. Medium size tan head. Burnt malt aroma. Burnt malt and coffee taste. Smooth finish. Soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Black as the night, with a brown head. Smells like cherries. Has a sweet malty taste, with a warm, bitter, alcohol tasting finish. Good stout, but nothing I’d go out of my way to get again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
garmonbozia (424) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Poured very dark with tan head. Taste was very dry. It did have a funky yeast taste to it. Very toasty aftertaste. Nice and smooth finish


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