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


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RATINGS: 1704   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 (329) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (104) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours near black, big thick khaki head. Aroma milk chocolate, coffee, alcohol, bready caramel malt. Taste roast malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, bready malt, slight sweetness, alcohol and noble hops. Mouthfeel is full, rich, low carbonation, alcohol astringency present, semisweet finish. Overall very tasty, complex yet balanced, excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdan (251) - USA - APR 12, 2014
Dark with nice crema. Aroma dark fruits, roasted malt. Taste sweet roasted malt, smoked tone, Full body, text smooth, finish with sweet roasted notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 10, 2014
Bue à la pression. Couleur noire profond, mousse marron claire. On retrouve le café, le chocolat et une pointe de sucre candi. Ronde et équilibrée.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilverfoX (67) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
faint chocolatey malty aromas from a frothy fizzy head that soon vanishes, is a very thick muddy brown colour that doesnt allow any light through. medium sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, very fizzy. no aftertaste. i didnt find it as good as everyone else seems to rated it, very much like coke really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (1907) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
330 ml. Tiefschwarz im Glas mit beigem Schaum. Das Bier riecht röstig-trocken und sehr intensiv. Toll dickflüssig-malzig. Leicht röstig und nicht zu süß. Sehr intensiv und trotzdem süffig. Weich-mild. Der Nachgeschmack ist leicht Stout-typisch säuerlich, trocken-malzig, intensiv-dickflüssig, leicht erdig.
Ein tolles Foreign-Stout. --> 13/12/12/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (408) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 6, 2014
Slightly hazy brown, brown head Caramel, winey, riped fruit Sweet malts, caramel, honey, riped fruit but without getting sticky Oily texture

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paul_the_frog (33) - FRANCE - MAR 23, 2014
Smooth, chocolate but not sweet. Don( know what I wold eat with it ? a stew with cocoa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, pours black with a thin tan head. Tastes bitter with chocolate, malt and hints of fruit. Nicely balanced. Good Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Copey13 (2) - Yonago City, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
A nice dark, malty taste, strong without being overpowering. A lot more caramel than coffee, which I prefer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
circinus (159) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from Gastown. Black with a thin beige head. Alcohol, vineous, dark fruit. Medium kropp, low carbonation, fruity finish.

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