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


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RATINGS: 1860   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (641) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 This beer has been sampled several more times and re-rated downward. BB date 3-05. Huge dense head.Beer was dark as strong coffee. It was very soft and the mocha,chocolate notes were too subtle for my taste. Doesn't taste like an 8% beer,more like a 4.5-5%. Mouthfeel was a bit thin. I like my strong stouts to taste just like that,strong with inyerface huge mocha,coffee,chocolate. Good,but.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
Close to black. Nice brown foamy head, creamy and sticky. Boring ashes and powdery roasted malts aroma. Cane sugar and brown sugar dancing together among a flour meadow. Well hidden alcohol, Iíve got to give it that. I just fail to understand the interest, a ton of flour flavours in there and I donít dig that. Extremely cerealic taste, both bready and licorice reminiscent, yet fortunately not too sweet despite vanilla and rough chocolate bar hints. Well aired body, moderately carbonated, smooth palate. I didnít quite find the deep fruitiness I was expecting, itís a style I donít quite get yet, but Iím hard on stouts, I dislike the sweet ones and I canít stand the roasty/acidic ones either. For now, Iíll keep my cereals for breakfast thank you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4914) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2005
(330ml bottle) Purchased from the LCBO Ottawa for CDN$1.85. Labelled as Sinha Stout with the same picture and layout. Very cool to finally get this beer again. Pours a foamy, brown head with an opaque body - a tad thin. The nose reeks of a rusted tin, you really have to get in there with your nose to reach the molasses and coffee. The gritty texture amplifies the coffee trigger while the sweet caramel and molasses swirl your mouth. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 Pours black with a creamy tan head. Lasting, some lacing. Aroma is Chocolate, molases, and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, molases, some chocolate, but not much bitterness. Texture is smooth, soft carbonation, alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2006
A rather odd beer. Nose of (I kid you not) black olives. All in all, a pretty decent beer, but it doesnít make my list of top ten stouts by a long shot. I can say that it is without a doubt the best beer I have ever had from Sri Lanka. Take that how you will. Worth giving it a spin if youíre looking to try something new.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Pours a very dark brown color, almost black. Medium-3sized tan head. The aroma starts with coffee but also has a sour undertone to it. Kind of funky. Flavor is sweet chocolate, not bad stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13341) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is licorice and rosted coffee. Flavour is the same.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2006
Brown, black beer. Beige head, medium lasting. Aroma is burnt, perhaps notes of metal, iron. Smoked notes. Has a nice sweet, burnt flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b33r (772) - 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

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