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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
11.5oz bottle, no date. Pours a deep brown with a medium, quickly fading light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, molasses, coffeee, dark fruits, and alcohol. I think I’m picking up some oats as well. Taste is pretty much the same with the addition of some smokiness, and the alcohol is fairly well hidden. Full bodied, though not syrupy, and light carbonation. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2947) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2006
Belle couleur nour avec un gros collet beige. Arome de malte roti avec un soupson de cacao. Goût de café moyen, pas trop fort. Assé bien.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
almostfrozen (26) - USA - MAY 20, 2006
Big choclatey head, very dark, great aroma. Flavor is a bit burnt, very strongly like coffee. Tastes nice, not overpowering. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wanderingman (54) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
330ml Bottle: Well here we have a perfect example of a beer that delivers exactly what it promises. Pours almost black with a dark tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste of coffee and chocolate that lingers to toffee. Its a shame that I don’t care more for stouts. I was forced to down the last 1/4 of the bottle in one gulp.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2006
62,5 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Very dark muddy brown colour with a little head. Smooth aroma of alcohol, roastedness and hints of chocolate. Nice smooth but alcoholic flavour very light roastedness and ends up with a dry touch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
330ml Bottle: Wow, what a stunning find in the singles aisle at the LCBO. The label advertises chocolate, coffee, and toffee, and it actually delivers on all counts. Aroma of deep chocolate and molasses, pours pitch black with an oatmeal-like head that leaves quickly. Hits immediately with chocolate and coffee, lingers to a bitter toffee on the back of the mouth. Hints of licorice afterwards. So much going on, but so well done I’d do it again in a second. Strong on alcohol, but at 8% I expected it to be stronger. Excellent stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1855) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2006 This is my first beer from Sri lanka. The stout was a perfect one to try. The head poured to a tan and the color was a deep ebony.This is a good one. The aroma was inviting and of nuts and coffee. The stout had a medium body with delicious malts flavors. This was a special experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (7123) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2006
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée à la LCBO d’Ottawa (ONT). Arôme: Odeur de café. Apparence: Le couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux beige avec une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de cacao. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture sèche. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #479)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2201) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 6, 2006
Extremely creamy and adherent head, optimal persistence. Black intense color, impenetrable and decidedly dense. Optimal and typical aspect. Strong and decided scent: burnt malt/wood, liquorice, coffee and alcohol notes. Powerful and solid taste with rumors of torrefy coffee, withered grape and licorice. Alcoholic and decidedly powerful with a much bitter final of good persistence.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
12 oz (maybe 330 ml) bottle, thanks to slob! Pours ebony color with faint brick highlights when held to light and a small beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma of raisins and prunes, roastiness, sour milk, chocolate, a bit of ash and floral notes. Sweet, roasty flavors, coffee and dark fruits, fudge, alcohol, dry and tart notes leading to a lingering bitter finish. Full body, smooth in the mouth with gentle carbonation.


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