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


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RATINGS: 1748   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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   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 isn’t 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 mom’s 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 I’ve come). What the fuck beer, what the fuck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gschrade (586) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 20, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Taste boozy, chocolate, coffee. I didn't care for this. I wouldn't drink it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (120) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle found at Auchan Kirchberg. Deep black colour, lasting head. First taste is fruit like sweetnees, followed by coffee notes and a typical stout finish lasting nicely. A good surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lisowczyk (45) - POLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Butelka 0,33l Barwa czarna, pływają jasne drobinki. Piana niska, o brązowej barwie, kremowej konsystencji, drobnoziarnista, oblepia szkło. Zapach gorzka czekolada, kawa, odrobina owoców i alkoholu w stylu wiśni w likierze. Smak nuty owocowe (wiśni, śliwki), oraz palony słód z odrobiną popiołu. Lekka kawa i czekolada. Spora goryczka o charakterze palonym. Całość aksamitna, rozgrzewająca, alkohol wyczuwalny w minimalnie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (232) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is sweet, nutty, boozy. Taste is bready, malty. Taste us missing something. I find this to be just average at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Beige head. Dark brown body. Roasted malts aroma, a bit metallic. Very pleasant body, smooth. Hot cocoa with a touch of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma of chocolate and pepper, taste is chocolate, some peppers,mild to moderate chalky, pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet, treacly, rummy, dark fruit aroma. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Tons of dark fruit - figs, sticky raisins... Lots of rum, coke, toffee... Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czlowiekwiadro (206) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
przyjemny, kremowy zapach, sporo kawy, karmel, lekka wędzoność. pachnie trochę jak kawowy jogurt. kolor mocno ciemny, prawie czarny, piana dość trwała, bura. w smaku pełne, gorzkie, palone, lekko słodkie, trochę podobne do alkoholowych pralin w czekoladzie. nie czuć dużej ilości alkoholu. ciekawe zdecydowanie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (613) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Saveur-Biere - Color: opaque dark black beer with small carbonation and small heavy brown foam. Smell: dark malt, caramel and whisky barrel. Taste: heavy on mouth with sugar taste and dark malt. Aftertaste : sugar cane with caramel and malt good balance of whisky barrel. Really aromatic stout, amazing beer! You have to taste it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (375) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from Tesco’s (7.7% not the 8.8 listed here). Nose is strongly metallic, some coco, lactose and coffee giving a latte note beneath the metal. Taste is lactose, leading to malt, latte, soft chocolate in a rich smooth finish which hits a slightly thin bump near the end. Mouthfeel is good. It’s a decent high strength stout with a poor nose, but this is a style that in the hands of American’s produces some of the world’s best beers.

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