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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13146) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark reddish tinted brown. Huge frothy head, good retention and lacing. Aroma is fruity with roasted malt notes. Taste is roasted malts and lots of caramel. Some slight nutty notes as well. Full bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (13073) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2009
Black with a firm and lasting light brown head. Caramel and butterscotch aroma with a hint of licorice, all coming together nicely. Sweet with caramel and licorice flavour and a touch of ash

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (12925) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2006
Bottle. Black colour with a creamy head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, nuts and notes of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12878) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
A very dark stout with a medium head. Good tasting stout with chocolate and coffee undertones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12788) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2002
Aroma has cake dough and pineapple. Sweet, full bodied beer with just a hint of sourness. Strong roasted malt and tropical fruit flavors (pineapple and mango). A tasty tropical treat!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12532) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Re-rate 8/8/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Idos place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, licorice and chocolate. Sweet roasty flavor with dark fruits, some chocolate and a bit of alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6

(6/21/08) Bottle at my hostel in Leipzig. Black color with a big brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and notes of cocoa. Sweet flavor of roasted chocolate, malt and some caramel. Medium-bodied. A very nice stout. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small bit of dark brown at the bottom of the glass with a tall frothy tan head, quite fizzy. Ends with excellent spotty lacing. Dark roasted caramel malt and toffee initial aromas with a big coffee push and some vanilla notes. Faint floral hop, raisins, neat the end. Flavor is dark chocolate and coffee with a hoppy body(fruit) and dark molasses and alcohol lingering. Full bodied and dark, somewhat dry and astringent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (12398) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with a medium creamy light tan head that lasts awhile. Good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a roasted malt with coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is a very rich roasted malt with chocolate and caramel. Easy to drink as it hides the alcohol well. A very good stout from Lion.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a big creamy to rocky light brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/some molasses/chocolate, oatmeal, slight acidity. Taste is dark malt-some molasses/chocolate, acidic, some dark fruit. Smooth, nice for style. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12273) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2002
dark black colour, creamy dark head which quickly disappears; complex aroma of black chocolate, plum and raisins, tart, some acidity, lot of character, nice bitter and slightly fruity finish


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