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


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RATINGS: 1848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 10, 2012
330ml bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Appearance: Pours an opaque black with a small frothy dark brown head. Aroma: Coffee, toffee, caramel, hay, and this weird skunky smell. Hoping this bottle isnít off. Palate: Thick, creamy, fizzy, slightly astringent aftertaste. Taste: Sweet start and then WET BASEMENT WHAT THE FUCK. Lots of good flavours here, but WET BASEMENT. Stagnant water! Reminds me of living in my momís basement as a teenager. It would flood (a little) two or three times each year, and though my room was raised off the ground, that smell was inescapable. This beer reminds me of sitting in that basement, playing Final Fantasy IX, drinking some Warsteiner (oh how far Iíve come). What the fuck beer, what the fuck.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Color is black, it smells wonderful of smoke, mocha and a little chocolate. The taste is gentle and carefully spread it a smoky flavor of coffee, chocolate and light English licorice in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (631) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Solid beer...sweet chocolate coffee and malt...very smooth sipper...alcohol very well hidden..pretty solid brew...i would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (489) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Opaque deep black with brown accents, ample tan head. Lacto, light chocolate, earthy roasted coffee notes. Light bitterness, quite sweet. Long, moderately oily finish. Quite heavy body, somewhat upfront alcohol. Chewy. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maszkaron79 (10) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Jedna z największych niespodzianek piwnych tego roku. Lankijskie, mocne piwo o zadziwiającym, bogatym kawowo-czekolandowym aromacie i smaku. Trunek nie jest ani za słodki, ani zbyt wytrawny. W dodatku cały czas czuć na drugim planie suszone śliwki, ktůre genialnie wkomponują się w całokształt smakowy piwa. Nie dziwi mnie rekomendacja M. Jacksona na kontretykiecie. Zadziwiająco dobra pozycja ze Sri Lanki.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5573) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
33cl Can, brought from Sri Lanka, thanks Thijs! Been on my wish list for a while. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, coffee and cream, some chocolate. Flavour is of roasted malts, some coffee and cream, liquorice, light minty (like Zwitserse kruisjes drop), some plain chocolate, bitter finish, hint of metal. Medium bodied at best. Not as great as I hoped, but nice though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kto (285) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 29, 2015
pours almost opaque black with a steady deep cocoa head and a nice lacing. aroma of roasted malts, leather, coffee, plum brandy. flavour roasted grains, bitter chocolate, coffee, cherries, salt. full body. alcohol is well hidden. some sediment flecks at the bottom.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brew_Cat (55) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 29, 2015
35cl bottle @home, bought at Beer Corner, Athens. This was part of my DIY beer&food pairing experiments. Todayís plate was pork steak marinaded in chilli, coriander, paprika spices, fresh tarragon and rosemary, olive oil and scotch ale, along with mashed potatoes and whole grain bread roasted in the remnants of the porkís juices. The pairing was one hell of a success! Couldnít even imagine how beautifully this stout would be paired with my food. Definitely one of the most tasteful stouts Iíve had so far. Pours opaque black with dark brown long lasting head. Fizzy carbonation, excellent lacing, full body with bitter-sweet finish and smooth sweet aftertaste. Heavy in alcohol content and strong malty character. Aromas of roasted coffee, caramel. brown sugar and hints of chocolate. Resin and pine hops. Hints of licorice, raisin and dried fruits melting sweetly in your mouth. The food and beer pairing created complex layers of several sweet tastes, and made me smile like a five-year old. Great stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2015
1/12/2011 10:02:07 PM Stout in a can from the Cracked Kettle. Nice dark brown pour with frothy tan malt. Nose of chocolate and malt. Really nice. Thick, creamy texture. Taste is also of chocolate, malts and coffee. Surprisingly good. Thanks Jeff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (133) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2015
I believe this is the first beer Iíve tried from Sri Lanka. Tap from Kottu house in New York. Poured quite black with a large tan head. Sweet malty roasted aroma with some hints of chocolate and coffee. Similar taste as well, a bit more coffee maybe. Very smooth compared to most "Foreign Stouts" which makes it quite drinkable for a coffee stout. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1064) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Big stouty brownish-black pour, opaque with a billowing espresso colored foamy head, ridiculous retention and lacing. Nose is roasty, cocoa, coffee, butterscotch. Mouth is medium-full, creamy, bittersweet, roasty character with chocolate, coffee, dates, toasted spices, touch of soot near a relatively dry finish. Never had a beer from Sri Lanka, but so far weíre batting .1000 -- this one is at least a base hit.

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