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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: 1784   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Light brown color with small tan head. aroma is light and sweet, with some chocolate notes. Flavor is good, not overwhelming. Chocolate, coffee and creams. Good overall

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2301) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
avoided rating since i really don’t enjoy the style. pours and drinks black. roasty, not smoky, a bit thin and flavorful. smoothish, the stout guys will really like this. peppry and barely bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2007
625 oz bottle from Peculier Pub, NYC. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is the same, but to me the alcohol was too noticeable and took away from the overall experience. Also a tad too thin for a stout, which needs to be a meal and an event in and of itself.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5630) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with a red hued edge and a large creamy beige head. Heavy roasted, with heavy salty baconish barbecue smokey notes. Heavy bodied with smooth mouthfeel and quite dry. Highly overrated i.m.o.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pforei (338) - USA - JAN 8, 2008
Dark brown color tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel and powdered chocolate aroma. Similar taste with the slightest note of milk. Alcohol is well hidden and doesn’t make an appearance until the finish which is also mildly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Picked this up to add a country but found it to be a very drinkable. Aroma was somewhat unpleasant and lacking of the more classic stouts. Flavor was much nicer than the aroma and it looked great. Perhaps a bit watery. An average stout at best.

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 (2228) - 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 (884) - 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 (13407) - 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.


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