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


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RATINGS: 1937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (2005) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAR 24, 2006
Thin tan coloured head, dark brown body. Looks good. Soft nose of chocolate and roasted malts; very nicely done. Nose carries through to the palate very well with chocolate and roast. Shows good balance and palate weight (the latter thanks to the 8%) although a fraction hot at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
A very robust stout. But while you can certainly tell it has a bit of alcohol, everything actually goes together quite well. Has a rather creamy thickness with a finishing bitterness balanced with sweetness. So, a great beer from some random country, whoda thunk it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
330ml bottle

Poured very dark. Opaque. Bubbly brown head. Aroma was sweet and alcoholic. Flavor started with roasty coffee with sweet undertones. As it warmed all I could taste was sweetness, and alcohol both were very overpowering. Thin mouthfeel, and light bodied. I couldnt finish this, and it wasnt what I was expecting from reading all the reviews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 Pours black. Held it up to a light and still couldnt see through it. Has a large deep tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is of roasted malts and coffee with some chocolate and spices. Alcohol was also there though not overly noticeable. The taste isnt as intense as I was expecting. Body is rather light and easy to drink. Flavor is of chocolate and coffee with plenty of malts as well. Finishes with a dry hop bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden in this brew. A good stout, tasty and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2006 Amazing! Sri Lanka! Man, the only thing out of Sri Lanka i ever liked had i short skirt on! But this dark STRONG shit is right on. This may be the BEST Stout today! Congrats!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2006
Appearance was probably the highlight of this beer, it looked amazing in the glass, just the right color and a nice big head that went away slowly. Aromas were chocolate and malt mostly. Taste was pretty much just chocolate, and a lot of bittersweet chocolate at that! Theres a slight hop finish at the end of this beer. Its not a bad brew, but I have stouts that I enjoy much much more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LolaLovesBeer (17) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Pours black with a barley their tan head. I agree with an earlier reviewer that the aroma is a bit off, I cant quite put my finger on it but it isnt pleasant. The body is light and easy to drink. I like the taste, it has hints of chocolate and fruit and its a little bit smoky. Overall , Id say its pretty darn tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 14, 2006
There is an aroma of chocolate, coffee, and mocha. The beer pours a rich black with a huge, foamy, tan head. The flavor is of chocolate, coffee, and mocha with a velvety smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Great aroma, chocolate and coffee, caramel, noble hops, fruity esters, a bit of alcohol. Nearly black, dense creamy tan head. Chocolate and caramel sweetness balanced by spicy hops, slightly bitter roasty finish, a touch of alcohol. Creamy full body, medium-low carbonation. A great foreign stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours a very black (and thin) color with rich chocolately head that dissipated. Alcohol aroma was immediately released in the pour. Mostly malty nose. Light fruit hints, and some more malt. Relatively thin body for the high alcohol, then again it is not an Imperial Stout (as I originally suspected) and is justifiably runny or thin bodied. The malty body is not as well balanced as it should be. This is more evident the further I get into the glass. But shit yeah! - thats a lot of alcohol.

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