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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


SturmWulf's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - FEB 14, 2008
A vigorous aroma of chocolate, vanilla, cherry, coffee and roasted malt. Poured pitch black with a huge creamy, long lasting tan head. Left a lot of lacing. Flavor of Sweet Milk Chocolate, Sweet Cherry, light touch of vanilla, strong black coffee, bitter black chocolate,with a hint of smoke and roasted malt. Excellent flavor! Full body, a thick, creamy, yet chewy texture. A bit above average carbonation. A pleasant, short, sharp finish. A excellent stout! I served this in a pint at 45 degrees. This has it all in a stout. If you like them thick, sweet and yet bitter, black and rich this is the stout for you! I am very impressed with this stout and this definitely gets added to my favorite rotation. THe only problem I could see with this brew is that one is enough, but is that a problem? :)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (123) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Has an interesting roasted plum aroma that is fairly unusual. The sweetness and alcohol are pretty apparent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2015
625ml bottle(s) in Sri Lanka. Costs as little as 90p at the state run liquor stores. Thick syrupy dark black pour with thick sticky brown head. Aroma is strong roasted Malts, soy and coffee. Good texture and a great alternative to all the horrible malt liquors in Sri Lanka which taste like paint stripper. Drunk side by side, sando stout is pretty similar, perhaps better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PMgep (136) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2015
Old rating. Gift from a friend. This is quite a nice stout. Dark beautiful colour, nice roasted aroma.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deansmithrn (4) - Richmond, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015 does not count
Quality export stout: oil black, mild mocha/raisin aroma, & sessionably smooth despite its strong alcohol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Guinn’s house thanks to Casey. I believe he brought it back from the UK around 2006. Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is roasted malts, some burnt toast. Smooth beer. Creamy and nice. Very fortunate to have tried this. Thanks so much, Casey!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2015
An instant favourite! Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and toffee. Pours near black with a foamy beige head that lasts. Some lacing. Feels very slick and slightly sticky with soft carbonation. The flavour is amazing! Medium sweet and light butter taste with coffee, toffee and caramel flavours coming through. I stumbled across this gem, very glad I did!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1043) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black body, with a medium, dense, dark beige head.
Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits.
Tastes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, some liquorice, dark fruits, some fruity hops.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with a
Finishes smooth, roasty, quite dry, with coffee, cocoa, some liquorice, some wood.

Tasty. Straight, greatly balanced and well hidden ABV. Very solid, classic Foreign Stout, with very nice coffee notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 30, 2015
330ml bottle at home shared with Saeglopur. BB 02/2016. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells caramel, malty roast, coffee, light smoke and earthy notes, light fruits. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roasted, smoke notes, earthy, spices, caramel, light ash, coffee, citric notes, lightly alcoholic, spices. finishes with some ash and roasty bitterness. quite nice, just a tad bit alcoholic, but overall quite complex, lovely taste and nice creamy mouthfeel, great coffee notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
einherjar (165) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2015
Black color, small to medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, liqueur. Taste sweet coffee, roasted malt, earthy, a bit of alcohol hint. Smoky aftertaste. Very good strong stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1435) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Tap. Pours an opaque dark black with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste are nice. Malty, chocolate but not too bittersweet.


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