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

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RATINGS: 1707   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.


KajII's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (774) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2012
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with an average (1-2 finger) chocolate shake brown creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film and medium collar that pretty much lasted throughout and had good sticky lacing. The aroma was of a roasted dark malt, mild resin hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, dried dark fruit (prunes) and a nice mild alcohol tinge. The taste was very malty and just a tad sweet with a hint of chocolate early on, then progressed with a mild bitterness, a touch of dark fruit and a bold coffee note towards the finish. The flavor hung on for a decent duration after the swallow with a smooth choco-coffee taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the end. Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin oily texture and a medium carbonation. Overall this was a nice a roasty brew, although I did find it to be just a little thin for a stout it did possess very nice taste and a great drinkability...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap at the Mayor of Oldtown. Appearance: ok lacing, grown head, black to dark brown color. Aroma: bourbon, chocolate, light roast, light alcohol, molasses. Palate: full body, soft carbonation, slightest bitter on back end, creamy/oily. Taste: great full sweetness to lightest bitterness on end. Overall, very well balance, but not that complicated. Very impressive import.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brynner737 (1) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Perhaps the best overall balanced stout I’ve had. Certainly up there with the best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
Aroma: prunes, dark ripe fruit, caramel, molasses. Appearance: dark brown/black, beige medium frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: coffee, alcohol, black fruits, heavy body, low carbonation, average-long finish. Overall: what a surprise, great Stout, delicious taste and palate. Bottle from Drinks of the World Bern HB, Switzerland.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopmelt (106) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (453) - 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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilverfoX (71) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (1949) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (417) - 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

3.5
   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


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