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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1933   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NaturalIce (149) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Amazing chocolaty flavor, very smooth. Aroma definitely represents the alcohol strength in the beer. Beautiful pour, overall one of my favorite beers ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Surprinsingly good stout. Strong chocolate taste. Pours dark black colour with generous creamy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Dark small foam. Excellent color deep dark black. Dry, Sweet stout with a chocolate roasty taste. Very smooth not too deep in body. Excellent stout. One of the best I have ever had!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
Darn good stout...surprised by the "low" overall rating. I took this on MJs recommendation, boy was he right on!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2005
330ml bottle. Roasty, bittersweet chocolate aroma, fairly complex with hints of smoke and prune alongside faint brown sugar, wood, dried flowers and dark bread. Solid black color with a fine, subsiding head and a good amount of lacing. Flavor profile is grainy and roasty to start, becoming nicely fruity and sweeter and seeing an influx of semi-sweet chocolate and toffeeish flavors before the long, mildly alcoholic, drying, earthy and fully malty finish. Very smooth and slick on the palate with a low amount of effervescence and a full body. Highly enjoyable; recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3386) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2005
bottle. Lion is black as night with a tan head. Theres a huge espresso aroma with some milky malts. The flavor is of thick roasty coffee and is balanced perfectly with a sweet milk/caramel aspect. This beer is amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
From a bottle this beer pours a nice opaque brown with a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Caramel and bourbon with a touch of smokiness on the nose. Chocolate nuttiness with tones of fruity prune and a touch of bitter smokiness in the finish. Goes down nicely with well blended alcohol and lingering nice bitterness. This one will definitely sneek up on you with the 8% ABV and smoothness. A good stout with great character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2005
(BJCP Class) Wow what a great beer from Sri Lanka. A strong Fruitiness to start of this beer almost like a Strong Ale type flavor. Good strong head with a great Dark brown color. Great Roastiness semi dry with a smokiness that is awesome. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1473) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Did I get a bottle of something else? Kept rolling it in my hands, making sure that indeed was from Sri Lanka - check. One of those times my expectations were not met. Not saying that here was anything at all bad about this, and in some erspects thats VERY gopod. Still, found it not to be dense nor very complex, just wasy drinking, which at 8% says something. Perhaps my tongue is tired. I know Im tired and so is this description.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark brown with a reddish hue. Beautiful, creamy, light brown head that leaves a neat lacework. Roasted, lightly burned aroma. Solid body with roasted coffee notes. Dry, lightly bitter finish. A very good stout. 221005

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