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


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RATINGS: 1923   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
625 ML bottle. Poured almost black with a large creamy light brown head that quickly reduced in size and had excellent lacing. Picked up molasses, dark chocolate, and toasted grains in its aroma. This beer is smooth, initial flavor is slightly sweet, toasted, coffee, dark chocolate, some raisin even a touch of wine. Did I mention smooth. Body was full with a creamy almost syrupy texture and soft carbonation. The finish was long and wonderful, as it warmed the alcohol became a bit more evident. if it has a drawback it is its sweetness, if you drink more than 16 oz, or two glasses at a time it can leave that sryupy taste in your mouth. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3269) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
Dark black color, with a thick frothy tan-colored head, with a sweet roasted malt, black malt, burnt toast, with a good chocolatey-mocha, when its warm the coffee aroma is emerging, follws through on a full-bodied, with a sweet bitter chocolate charecter, note of roasted malt, burnt toast, hint of vanilla and fruitiness, leading towards a sweet roastiness bitterness, with an alcoholic warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2005
Packed with crystal/chocolate malt flavour. Coffee, chocolate. raisen, are just some of the many flavours that come through and give a long finnish. They serve it in my local Sri Lankan curry house, its fantastic with their spicy food. At 8% its a bit of a killer because all you want to do is drink it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is a sweet malt, grape, and coffee. The chocolate comes up front in the flavor also traces of malts, mocha, coffee, and raisen. Great beer, with a creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Pours a black color with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty with hints of coffee beans, yeast, tootsie rolls and caramel. Tastes more like a porter than a stout. Flavor is rich in malts with hints of tootsie rolls,fresh coffee and chocolate chips. Very good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alabamajohn (67) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Roasted malty coffee aroma. Tastes like mocha java chips. Slightly bitter finish. Silky smooth and not too heavy. Difficult to have only one at a time. This must be the best beer in Sri Lanka.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Not a whole lot of aroma, but like others said, slight coffee smell. Pours to a big head, foamy head. Big flavors. Chocolate, coffee, carmel, and a hint of malt. Pleasent finish; not overpowering, but definately there. This is a very well-rounded complex beer. Not as heavy as an imperial stout, but bigger than many Stouts Ive tried. Definately a treat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Pours deep black with a tiny head. Worried this may have been slightly infected. Aroma is coffee, a little dark fruit. Flavor is a touch roasty but not very much so, nothing special really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Moderately thick, opaque and black in color with a big fluffy and jiggly tan head. Aroma mildly entices with chocolate chip pancakes, Symphony chocolate bars, caramel and Tootsie Rolls. More free flowing flavor and palate feel than anticipated. Rich mocha frappachino and titillating semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Chocolate mousse with instant coffee grains in the graham cracker crust. Sleek, far reaching, medium bodied and easy going on the palate. Modest heartiness. Finish is encapsulating and thirst inducing, trailing with iced mocha similarities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Bottled, labeled Lion dark beer. Pours dark brown, with a reddish shine, and a tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts. Taste is sweet roasted, notes of coggee. Medium roasted aftertaste

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