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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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2005
From a 625 ml bottle purchased for $2.99 at "Kellers IGA" in Cin., Ohio - This one poured a midnight black with a tall, fine-bubbled, thick tan head of foam and coffee-molassess-alcohol aroma. Tastewise, its a wonderful stout, with a spicey, bitter coffee-cum-cocoa richness and a full, lasting palate. Its just plain GOOD!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
To me this is what a stout should go along the lines of, now i know i havnt tried a vast amount of them due to where i live. Aroma is a nice balance of coffee bitterness with some fruit and nut milk chocolateness. Taste is also great with the alcohol making a good show of warmingness, not in taste thankfully. Excellent beer that i would love to try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2005
bottle pours pitch black with little head. aroma of coffe, subtle chocolate and molasses. taste is malt coffee and a light aftertaste of chocolate. really good especially for the price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 17, 2005
(625 ml bottle) Pours a very dark brown crowned with a very solid tan head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar, coffee, molasses, chocolate. Lacing is beautiful. Mouthfeel is rich, thick, smooth and wonderful. Taste is dark rich coffee, roasted maltiness and semi-sweet, semi-bitter chocolate. This is just an outstanding stout to look at and drink. (Thanks to checkout clerk at Downeast Beverage for pointing it out).

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
This beer only offers a very mild roasted nut aroma. It pours as thick as molasses and has the color of night in a dense forest. The head is huge and brown in color. This beer offers a mild smooth chocolate taste that fades a tad bitter. It is a shame that a beer can have such magnificent color and only produce a mild aroma and taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2005
bottle, pours black/brown with big light brown head. aroma sweet but slightly sour, in a good way. some plum flavors with some roasted flavors a hint of bitter chocolate and some toffee. very nice body, full and creamy. nice amount of carbination and it goes down nice and smooth, just like a good stout should. i wasnt shure about this beer the first few sips but by the end of the bottle i wished i had more. a geat value to, i got a big bottle of this at RSVP in portland maine for 2 dollars and change

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a nice chocolate brown head. Aroma of unsweetened bakers chocolate with a hint of dark roasted malt. Mouth nicely balanced between chocolate and hops. Creamy texture. Medium to full bodied. Pleasant finish, slightly sweet and syrupy. I bought this in a mix a six. This one really surprised me. A very good stout. I may have to pick up some more

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13081) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
Deep black stout with a thick creamy moka head, Bitter unsweetened chocolate aroma with herbal notes. In mouth, sweetish chocolate with nice bittering hops, lingering and restrained. Rich and creamy mouthfeel. Bought at LCBO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a nice medium dark foamy head with quite good retention. Aroma of deep chocolate and roasted malt is clearly detectable and quite enjoyable. Taste is also distinguishable by the high-level of chocolate malt with a nice dose of sweetness. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. Great foreign stout and even more surprising coming out of Sri Lanka.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby-black with a nice tan head. The aroma is roasty chocolate, smooth cream, and some hops in the background. This has a nice, well-rounded stout flavor: roasted malt with chocolate notes, subtle but assertive hops, and smooth body. Quite well balanced, too. Its amazing that something like this would come from Sri Lanka. Kudos to them.


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