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

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RATINGS: 1771   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.


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3.8
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (783) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Nice stout....dark bubbly pour. Nose was chocolate, soy sauce, and some vanilla. Taste was much sweeter than expected...almost milk stout. But good flavor overall. Go Sri Lanka.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (855) - Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with rich tan head. Aroma is extremely chocolate, roasty, dark fruits, vanilla, sweet. Taste is very vanilla, sweet, smooth, tobacco finish, full bodied. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Wasn't expecting much here but it really blew me away. Pours a dark dark brown to black with a light brown head. Aromas of alcohol, dark fruits, chocolate, raisins. Taste is sweet with a slight smokey bacon like flavor. Medium thick feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass. A: Pours a creamy liquid which is black as oil. Forms a medium creamy beige head. Medium retention and some thin, spotty and molasses lacings. Some brown particles cab be seen in the bottom of chocolate S: Great smell of roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, flowery hops and some earthy notes in the end. Alcohol is perfectly hidden T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. In overall, taste is crispy and dry. Good medium bitterness M: Heavy and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Roasty and earthy aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Excellent Foreign Stout. Big surprise [ BA Review @ 5/10/2014 ]

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it taste like Caribbean guenons kind of a smokey sweat. Pap. She gives a 3.1 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1534) - FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Black color with a lasting frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and rye. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Medium body. A bit oily feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"poured near black with a big fluffy light brown head. nice to look at, nicer to smell. the aroma isnít over the top, butsubdued...still nice, though. chocolate malt balls, roasted coffee. you get a touch of smoke and maybe a hint of tobacco in the flavor too. ton of milky smooth chocolate. ridiculously smooth and deceptively lighter body for an 8% stout. one of the most drinkable stouts iíve ever had. this could be a daily drinker in the colder months."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (831) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured from can to glass. Opaque hue with creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is burnt sugar, coffee, soy, cola, toffee. Mouthfeel is decent with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout but not cloying with a nice astringentness to balance out. Overall this is a decent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a deep dark brown hue w/ big thick foamy tan head and thick lacing. Moderate to bold aromas of dark breads and licorice. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are licorice, dark roasted malt, dark breads, and coffee. Full bodied and very warm finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregorymconway (86) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Quicky dissipating tan head on top of a black, thick body. Alcohol is present on the nose, along with dark chocolate, espresso, toffee from the malts, roasty, caramel. Some malty sweetness, dark fruit. Full bodied taste, oily with some bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is overly present, but at 8.8% it is to be expected.


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