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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1908   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
gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 First rating
Rating added 1/26/2006
Black and strong. Very good taste, almost like a meal when you drink it. No alcohol in the taste, typical stout like smell. Some yeast sediment in the bottom. This one I can really recommend to people who likes stout!
8/5/9/5/17=4.4

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33 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft!
BB Dec 2008
On October 11, 2008
Pitch black color, light brown head. Acidic and buttery, strawberry yoghurt scent, weird. Some smoke, alcohol and roasted also. Salty, rosted, grainy, dry, coffee taste. Dry mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Not sure it’s quite OK this bottle.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

Medium way rating, since I think my first is probably too high and my second might be a faulty bottle: 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

3.9
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Beer had a nice dark tan head that hangs around for a while. Great roasted , chocolate malt and coffee aroma. Very good dark malt flavors with a slighty dry bittersweet finish. Very full body that helps hide the alcohol content. A very good Imperial type stout. I would’ve never guessed a beer this good would’ve been from Sri Lanka!

3.8
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 pours black, small off-white head, aroma of chocolate and molasses, flavor is chocolatey, smooth, sweet, a tad bitter, but not over the top.

3.9
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Bottle on 05/07/2011. Dark black body with a medium creamy tan head. Big molasses and roast aroma. Sweet molasses, roast, caramel and fruit flavor with some bitterness in the finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 7/5/8/3/15 - 3.8 01/18/2006 - Dark black color with a thin off-white head. Strong molassas aroma. Light molassas flavor with a slightly astringent touch. 8/5/7/3/16 - 3.9

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agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Thanks to lamas for the bottle. 330 ml bottle. Pours opaque black with thin tan head that left a thin ring with lacing. Heavy chocolate nose with black licorice notes. Smooth, creamy, malty, chocolatey. Just the slightest bit of warming alcohol. Very nice.

4.1
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"Who would have thought Sri Lanka made good beer. Pour a pitch black. Head was average with same lacing. Smell of coffee and chocolate. Thick smoot creamy mouthfeel. Very rich taste with a burnt flavor finish. Awsome beer."

4.2
balesjas (41) - Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Very nice. Chocolatey, coffeeish, a very good stout. Well balanced, not too bitter, not too sweet.

4
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Near black pour with some crimson highlights. Soft nose incorporates caramel with sweet chocolates and a hint of raisen. There is a real ’malted’ chocolate feel. The body presents more astrigent dark fruits, blended well with bitter chocolate and espresso. Slightly bitter finish gives a nice contrast to the sweet body. Some time in the bottle may help the body incorporate the flavors even more. Good stuff.

4.1
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Poured a deep brown with no head. In the first whiff there was a strong presence of alcohol, but it diminished. There was something else on the nose I couldn’t quite figure out. It almost smelled like oyster sauce or something in Chinese food. It reminded me of Chinatown. There was also lost of mocha and chocolate in the aroma. The mouthfeel was full and slick. No surprise, there was lots of mocha and chocolate on the tongue. There was also a touch of alcohol, some dark fruits, and alcohol. The beer had a nice lingering finish, with a good hop bite. I was truly surprised by this beer. I thought it was going to be awful.

4.2
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Gassy sweet malt aroma, chocolately with some Twizzlers and rotten strawberry. Malted milk and dusty leather. Dark black clear with medium thick tan creamy lacing head. Heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Alcohol warming and a bit of carbonic burn. Starts with heavy, thick chocolately malt. Sweet and cloying, with dusty undertones and carbonic acidity. Alcohol vapors and roasted, burnt coffee bitters. Good tangy bitterness comes in to finish, with nutty bitter hops killing off some of the sweets. After stays long on the tongue, with smooth sweet bitterness and a hint of oily resinous hops. Still a little rough overall, but darn good.


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