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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12274) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2007 Pours almost completely black with a big creamy brown head that doesnt go away easily :o) Slightly coffee aroma and a lot of roasted malts. Actually the aroma seems kind of sweet, with a feeling og dark syrup or dark sugars. The beer starts sweet with coffee flavours and an apparent freshness seldom seen in such a stout. The pang comes later, when the sweetness resides and the roasty malts come to the forefront.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12252) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
This brew is black with a thick and rocky tan head that fizzes away rather quickly. Thick patches of lacing. The aroma is big on roasted malt, with some semi-sweet chocolate in the background. Rich body with a tasty blend of mocha, malt and plum flavors. Frankly I am surprised they make them this good in Sri Lanka. The finish is dry and roasty, with a coffee aftertaste. Proof you cant judge a book by the cover.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12037) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle shared at Haket, Goteberg. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast malt, dark fruit and vanilla. Same aspects in flavour. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
EBF2008, aroma licorice, medium strength, nice, black with brown head, think flavor of english licorice, very faint banana, other flavors too, nice brew. overall it’s not extreme, but very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
650ml bottle. A nice Foreign extra stout. It pours a dar brownish black with a foamy tan head. It is big and roasty with a nice sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11681) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, cola, taste is sweet chocolate, light roast malts, chewy toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11653) - Troms, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
330ml bottle bought at GBBF and consumed at a hotel room in Earls Court. Opaque, and dark as the night. Huge, brownish bubbling head with satisfying duration, leaving nice laceworks on the glass. Woody, dark malts in aroma. Complex flavoured with initial spicy, roasted malt followed by sweet prunes and finishing with a dry bitter touch. Maybe a bit overpowering in the mouth (08.08.2008)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11613) - Sborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
Bottled: Almost black as a moonless winternight in Scandinavia. Huge light brown head that last long. Aroma is a palate of impressions. Sweet roastyness is the dominant impression, but coffee comes to mind as well. Flavour is very coffeeish and roasty. Pleasant bitterness imediately on the tongue and palate. Alcahol is nicely hidden but a little delicious alcaholburnt is present on the tongue. This is a nice surprise, that I will revisit whenever available.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (11587) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2012
Black with a lasting tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, licorice, biscuit and raw grain. Sweet malty flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11516) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Nice head with bubbles in foam. Malty sweet, vanila, milk, good hops. Very drinkable and serviceable stout. This would be a standard beer for me if always available, which reflects that big stouts get higher ratings on complexity and thickness, but this is nice.


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