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

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RATINGS: 1898   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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3.7
Capa (3330) - 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.

4.4
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!

3.5
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! There’s a slight hop finish at the end of this beer. It’s not a bad brew, but I have stouts that I enjoy much much more.

3.8
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 can’t quite put my finger on it but it isn’t pleasant. The body is light and easy to drink. I like the taste, it has hints of chocolate and fruit and it’s a little bit smoky. Overall , I’d say its pretty darn tasty!

3.7
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.

4
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!

3
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! - that’s a lot of alcohol.

4
pintbypint (3713) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2006
330ml brown bottle. Opaque black colour, deep shade of tan head, foams up quick then settles to a fine layer of tight bubbles. Slightly oily appearance. Sharp scent, somewhat fruity, and coffeeish, trace alcohol. Medium body, very light and gentle carbonation. Flavour of dark roasted coffee, some sweetness - brown sugar and chocolate notes. Dry finish, lingering roasty coffee bean taste with back of the throat bitterness. Quite a nice stout.

4.2
verge (32) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
Like the last comment, I cant beleive this is from Sri Lanka. It was spawned when European Tea Harvesters in Sri Lanka in the later 19th century yearned for a british brew. Very dark pour with a brown lingering head. Aromas of coffee and molasses. Creamy mouthfeel with a bitter/chocholate finish. I love this stuff for the price and availablity.

3.6
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2006
I’m not even sure if I could pinpoint Sri Lanka on a map. Is it perhaps on the 41st Parallel? No? Darn. But they do come in at that spot on this count-up. This beer is sure to please the 20+ million people of Sri Lanka. It pleases me even though the body seems a bit thin…..but that’s comparatively speaking.


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