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

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RATINGS: 1929   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (16449) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)
Black opaque. Creamy coffee brown head with bubbles. Caramel, roasted malt aroma. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, like drinking velvet. Slightly alcoholic aftertaste, otherwise ABV is not noticed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16232) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Can @ AirBNB Palace. Black pour with a big tan head. Nice roasty, graham cracker, and dark chocolate. A touch of vanilla, light ash, and coffee. Not bad. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some graham cracker sweetness, ash, and a touch of vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (16128) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
dense, rocky head. Sweet, fruity nose. Complex, malty - vanilla and coffee; creamy palate; light notes of raisins and plums. Exquisite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16037) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15737) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
62,5 cl. bottle: Black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Aroma is roasted malts & dark fruits (raisin). Chocolate, coffee & caramel roast. Medium, soft & smooth palate. Great!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15454) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Almost black pour with some browns. Nose is caramel and coffee malts. Taste is crisp, sweet cream and cocoa. Rated 1/8/01

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), listed at 8.8% ABV, pours solid black with a medium tan head. Aroma is quite chocolatey, light roast, slight metallic notes and subtle coffee. Flavour of chocolate, metallic bitter coffee, low roast, with more cocoa notes coming in toward the finish. Very thin palate for a stout (especially one at near-9%). Drinkable and nothing offensive, but misses the mark in terms of body and complexity. Muffled flavours that make it seem like this isnt the intended flavour profile. I dont understand the high rating on this one at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Bottle. Black and thick, big light brown head (hm, that came out a bit dodgy). Full, sweet flavour, some coffee. Salty liquorice aftertaste. Thick syrupy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
Bottle at Home - shared with Mette - before going to a "Caviar & Champagne" dinnerarrangement. Black - light brown head. Roasted, coffee, high chokolate, sweetness, light hoppy, a bit of vegetable in the aroma. Nice but not fantastic...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Sweden) (6:5:8:4:15=3.8)
Jet black, beige head. Soft sweet creamy gentle coffee aroma. Pleasant carbonation, very soft creamy coffee palate. A touch sweet, but a really good rich burntness. Both quite heavy, but also refreshing - doesnt feel like an 8% beer at all. Some bite to the hops to accompany the burntness. Finish is cocoa-like, and with some hoppy tingle. Very tasty stout.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (4:4:6:4:12=3.0)
Sour aroma. Tasted good though. Marduk should rerate!


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