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


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RATINGS: 1916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Dark beer, light brown head. Thick but not heavy. Smooth and alcohol well-hidden. Caramel flavors and somewhat spicy. Not bad but a little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2008
bottle. This beer pours a dark dark brown almost black body. The aroma is extremely roasty - as is the taste. Pretty good for 8% as well. Nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2008
Bottle. Really dark color. Aroma is very roasty and coffee dominated. Taste is black chocolat,coffee and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Boring but good...no complexity to it but very smooth and could easily drink a few.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cheeblee (1) - , North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2008 does not count
Bottle. Nice, dark stout with tan, creamy head that did not explode out of the glass. Coffee and roasted malts. Felt smooth and creamy. Great initial flavor, but there was a thin, but decidedly metallic after taste. This faded as I drank it, but the memory was still there. Too bad as it was a very good stout up until that point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2008
bottle thanks to mmm/beer. Pours black with a large tan head but little lacing. Smell is funky phenol, burnt malt and soy. taste is phenol and malt with no coffee or chocolate noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium-to-thin and disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is of malt, caramel, sugar, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste is toasted malt, with caramel, strong chocolate, raisins, and slight alcohol. Very smooth mouthfeel, makes this one go down easy. A little too light, but still a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4519) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Draft at Amsterdam 106 in NYC. Sweet, roasty with some rolling alcohol notes. Decent; cola, metallic and thin. Nice flavor with some chocolate and mild coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Flavour of burn malts and barley, some coffee taste. Very strong flavour, very strong beer. Good head, good beer to go with strong Sri Lankan spicey food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (327) - AUSTRIA - SEP 18, 2009
33cl bottle bought in Germany: Initial aroma is more chocolate than roasted malt, sweet fruity notes of figs and plums escape from the glass, paired with boozy vapours. Deep deep brown, close to black in appearance with a nice espresso rim. The flavour is definitely roasty, as port-esque as the aroma and still - disappointingly light, with an almost annoying acidity. The mouthfeel is even on the lighter side of medium; makes me assume that the gravity of this brew is boosted by the flavourless adjuncts listed on the label. Dry, cocoa powder impression on the palate, a pronounced bitterness and lovely lingering alcohol in the throat. I’m in two minds about this.

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