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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1929   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dowdfather (8) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2004 does not count
Great balanced carmely choclate flavor. There is a certain temp. it hits about 10-15 min. in and it is at its best. Nice creamy head that holds. Beautiful dark color. One of my favorites thus far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Pours very dark with a big fluffy tan head and great lacing. Smoky/roasty malt nose with notes of oxidation. Very smooth caramel and roast flavor with a nice hop bittternesss in the finish. It hides the 8% abv. very well. Not great but not bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Poured jet black with a light brown head that left a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is rather weak for a stout, with notes of chocolate and some roastedness. Taste is slightly sweet in the very beginning with some subtle chocolatiness, but then moves to a mocha flavor and an intense bitterness that lingers stubbornly throughout the entire palate. Makes me want to wash my mouth out with something. I had high hopes for this, and overall Im not impressed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Appearance: A deep dark brown color with a full, foamy, tan head (low retention. Aroma is dull and muted: Roasty and chocolaty with a light hop presence. Metallic notes. Flavor: sweet start with a dominant roasted taste, chocolaty, and a lightly dry and metallic finish. Palate: medium bodied and creamy with low co2. This beer seems to have under utilized the assets of the ingredients. Not a bad beer, but not well balanced and not memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
Very dark with a mild aroma-smoky caramel molasses notes and faintly vinous with a long lasting collar of lacing. Medium to full bodied, creamy with a lovely semisweet chocolate flavor and coffee, BBQ and bacon rind notes. Not skimpy at all but very drinkable with an ABV that will sneak up on you. I’ll be buying this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Very nice stout which I could drink all day every day without a problem. Lots of mocha in the aroma in flavor. Black of course with a brown head and good lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5472) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
(Dutch ratebeermeeting) Aroma of roasted malt. Bit like meat or a smoked beer. Black coloured with a decent brown head. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, mocca, meat and bitterness. Very smooth, very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6816) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2004
Can they brew beer in Sri Lanka?!! Yes they can! Deep black color, medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice, bacon or meat. Taste is bitter, roasted malty. Bitter palate. Simple stout, but nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2004
dark, black with tan head. some lacing. flavors include mocha, molases and plum. full bodied and quite sticky. nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2004
10.22.04 625ml bottle. Totally black beer with thick, fluffy, biege head that lasts and clings. Maybe the best looking stout Ive poured. Big chocolate and coffee aromas; rich smelling and deep. Slight aromas of olivey brine and far-off lamp oil smoke. Less attenuated flavors than I expected: charcoal, chocolate dusted truffle, coffee finish. Palate begins damp and easy but expands to a creamy goodness that coats and fills the whole mouth. Very nice, a world class stout to be sure. Definitely the best beer Ive had from Sri Lanka.

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